17.05.2022

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IN.PACK Machinery joins R-Cycle – setting new standards for plastic recycling through digital product passports

IN.PACK Machinerey, a leading producer of flexible packaging machinery with a sustainability proposition, joins the R-Cycle community to help the packaging industry in its journey towards a circular economy.

R-Cycle has the goal of setting an open standard for the tracing of recyclable packaging across the value chain. The technology allows for the recording of all recycling-relevant information from the production process in a standardized digital product passport, which is applied to the packaging, and is made available to the recycling industry through a data platform. The data from the product passport are retrievable via an appropriate marker (e.g. digital watermarks) on the packaging.  This allows waste sorting systems to correctly identify fully recyclable packaging and deliver high-quality recycled materials, which can go back to the market, contributing to the climate neutrality goals described in the EU’s European Green Deal.

Pietro Santoro, CEO of IN.PACK Machinery, said: “We are excited to join R-Cycle, an initiative which is backed by leading players in the industry and has the potential to make a real impact on recycling technologies, which are key to a circular economy. IN.PACK companies have been pioneers in developing machines offering the best processing capabilities on bio-compostable and recycled polymers, and we recently expanded to cellulose and paper. We always believed sustainability is a complex endeavour which requires technically-viable solutions involving different materials and different technologies, and R-Cycle goes fully in this direction”.

IN.PACK Machinery, comprising of Amutec, Mobert and SCAE, is a leading designer and manufacturer of a full range of machinery for flexible packaging (Bag on Roll, Loose Bag, Pouch, Wicket and Wire Welding machineries). IN.PACK is committed to allowing its customers across different end-markets and applications to achieve their ambitions in sustainability through a diverse suite of different solutions and materials, and has installed over 5,000 machines worldwide.

Dr. Benedikt Brenken, Director R-Cycle, said: “We are pleased to have gained another strong partner for R-Cycle. IN.PACK masters the entire product range in the field of flexible packaging equipment and can support us with valuable know-how to drive the circular economy in these important applications.”