Borealis and Menshen, a leading specialist for plastic closures and packaging systems, have collaborated on a series of 10 packaging closures based on Borcycle, an evolving recycling technology which transforms polyolefin-based waste streams into value-adding versatile solutions. Borcycle is used to manufacture a range of compounds made of recycled polyolefins (rPO) which are suitable for use in sophisticated rigid packaging applications. These packaging solutions are predominantly made for use in laundry and homecare and include also 2K closures.
Menshen employs a rigorous process to ensure that the quality of the post-consumer recycled (PCR) material selected for a closure is in perfect alignment with its required functionality. In the course of collaboration, Borealis and Menshen determined that Borcycle UG522MO, a polypropylene (PP) compound made of 50% PCR content, would be the ideal choice for the new closures.