Products from polyolefin recycler ImerPlast UK can help packaging producers and brands to achieve the 30% recycled content or even exceed it so they are exempt from the new plastics tax.
Paint pots, for example, typically use around only 25% of recycled resin with virgin material. But in August, Crown Paints launched the first 100% recycled polymer paint pot, moulded by Emballator, using ImerPlast IM30.
ImerPlast contains a mineral-based compatibilising agent which builds networks between HDPE and PP during the compounding process.
The resulting compound behaves consistently, acts like a single polymer and has controlled mechanical properties similar to virgin HDPE or PP. The company says it has superior mechanical and impact properties to even the most heavily sorted, single-source polymers.