X-CYCLE  

The future of packaging  

Recyclable
Barrier Packaging

Innovative Solutions for a Truly Circular Economy

The Europe-wide EU Strategy for Plastics in the Circular Economy, developed to transform the way plastic products are designed, produced, used and recycled, sets a clear goal: all plastic packaging should be recyclable by 2030.

At Hatzopoulos, we always focus on improving packaging design and on innovating to make our plastic products more environmental-friendly and easier to recycle. In response to the requirements set by the European Commission as well as our customers globally, we have developed a series of films that are recycle-ready: X-CYCLE.

Design
for recycling

Flexible packaging is the best packaging choice when it comes to product protection, food waste reduction, consumer convenience and sustainability. However, today, most multi-material film structures that provide a broad range of protective and functional properties are not recyclable through the current recycling infrastructure. Our X-CYCLE solutions are the recyclable films designed and launched by A.Hatzopoulos S.A. to fill this exact gap.

Consisting of three main categories: X-CYCLE PP, X-CYCLE POLY and X-CYCLE PE, these fully recyclable solutions are mono-material / homogeneous composites, suitable for recycling through the available corresponding recycling streams.

I

X-CYCLE PP

Barrier laminates, designed for recycling through the PP recycling stream

II

X-CYCLE PE

Barrier laminates, designed for recycling through the PE recycling stream

III

X-CYCLE POLY

Barrier laminates, designed for recycling through the MIXED POLYOLEFINS recycling stream

RESOURCE
EFFICIENCY

  • Lighter than conventional laminates of the same thickness
  • Higher product-to-package ratio
  • Better environmental metrics

13% REDUCTION OF PACKAGING MATERIAL FOR 1KG COFFEE

HIGH
BARRIER

  • High-barrier properties against humidity / oxygen
  • Optional integration of barrier properties against light
  • Optional integration of barrier properties against mineral oils
  • Solutions suitable for packaging of an array of products, contributing to their shelf-life extension

SHELF 
APPEAL

  • Suitable for high-quality printing – up to 10 colors 
  • Optional transparency to enable product visibility
  • High resistance to puncture
  • Adjustable pack stiffness

HIGH
PERFORMANCE

  • Excellent tearing properties for a smooth, safe and easy pack opening to maximize consumer convenience
  • Very good mechanical properties for high performance at various high-speed packaging machines
  • Films compatible with zippers and common degassing valves
  • Hermetic sealing achieved at lower temperatures
  • Contribution to less energy consumption

At A. Hatzopoulos S.A. we are dedicated in achieving the sustainability goals set by our company, as well as our partners globally. With the common vision for a better future planet, we innovate continuously for the development of the next generation of flexible packaging. X-CYCLE is our complete range of recycle-ready packaging solutions that make reality our approach to a truly circular economy.