May 20, 2019 0

Henkel’s new recyclable material

Henkel is introducing an innovative solution for black plastic packaging that is fully recyclable in efforts to be more environmentally aware.

Recycling facilities use near infra-red (NIR) technology to identify the material used and sort it accordingly. Black plastic packaging is unidentifiable by these optical sensors, making it more difficult to recycle.

However, Henkel’s innovative new material uses an alternative carbon-free black colour. It will be introduced for black bottles of toilet cleaning products in Germany in May. This will follow further Henkel products in the course of this year.

Vineet Varman, Head of International Packaging Development for Special Detergents at Henkel Laundry & Home Care said: “Recognising that black bottles are one of the central challenges when it comes to the recyclability of used packaging, we want to be part of the solution.”

More information on Henkel’s commitment to sustainable packaging can be found at

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