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Mono-material Olives Snack Pack

Mono-material Olives Snack Pack
"Made for Recycling"

Greek olives producer GAEA has partnered with A.Hatzopoulos S.A. for the launch of its first recyclable, mono-material olives snack pack destined for the European market. The previously conventional packaging film used for this product was completely redesigned, to meet the latest guidelines for recycling, while it maintains at the same time its high-barrier properties. The mono-material, all-PP packs have been certified by Interseroh and carry the “Made for Recycling” mark.

Certified Recyclability for your Flexible Packaging

Certified Recyclability for your Flexible Packaging
A 'How-to' Guide on the certification schemes and labels you can use to declare the recyclability of your flexible packaging!

Consumers today look for products with the lowest possible impact on the environment, with recyclability being one of the main attributes they seek from a product's packaging. Until recently, the end of a pack's life received minor attention. But the circular economy has changed that radically, highlighting the critical factor of the full life-cycle of a package and its importance when it comes to packaging development.

Health & Safety | ISO 45001 Certification

Health & Safety | ISO 45001 Certification
A. Hatzopoulos S.A. commits to implement the highest standards related to Occupational Health and Safety, in a manner that maximizes the prevention of incidents for its employees, its contractors and its visitors.

WorldStar President’s Award Winner 2021

WorldStar President’s Award Winner 2021
At the beginning of the year, we celebrated our 4th consecutive WorldStar Award, received for the recyclable packaging solutions we developed for our partner Lincoln & York in the UK. Now, we proudly announce that this recyclable coffee film range has also won the prestigious President’s Award, the highest category of the international packaging contest, rewarding the best of the best among all WorldStar Winners.

Polymer Supply Crisis

Polymer Supply Crisis
For several months now our industry is under pressure, confronted with serious raw material shortages, historically high prices and delivery delays in the production of plastic products globally. A perfect storm of combined events is reported to have led to this situation, caused mainly by supply/demand imbalance affecting both plastic films and additives.

X-CYCLE PE | Certified Recyclability

X-CYCLE PE | Certified Recyclability
A. Hatzopoulos S.A. has partnered with OPRL and RECOUP for the recyclability certification of its X-CYCLE PE films. Exclusively available to its members, the OPRL Certified as Recyclable scheme has been developed to provide a robust analysis of the design, materials and special features of a packaging and to give a clear statement on its recyclability in the UK.

Food Contact Materials | Legislation update

Food Contact Materials | Legislation update
15TH AMENDMENT OF REGULATION No.10/2011

The 15th amendment of Regulation no.10/2011 has entered into force. The amendment adds new substances to the positive list in Annex I, in addition to introducing several substantive changes to the Plastics Regulation.

In accordance with the transitional provision, plastic materials and articles that were placed on the EU market before March 23, 2021, and that comply with the Plastics Regulation as applicable before the entry into force of this amendment may continue to be placed on the EU market until September 23, 2022 and remain on the market until the exhaustion of stocks.

A bold €20M investment plan

A bold €20M investment plan
2020 was a year like no other that challenged us all in a variety of ways. COVID-19 has changed the world as we know it, the way we work and communicate, but the past months have also proven that we can work together efficiently, to accomplish successful projects even under the most demanding circumstances. Amid this period of unprecedented complexity and change, Hatzopoulos S.A. has stayed true to its ingrained philosophy for the continuous improvement of the products and services it provides to its partners. For this reason, we committed to a bold €20M plan of a series of strategic investments in new facilities, machinery and state-of-the-art equipment, to be implemented by the end of 2022.

​Worldstar Award 2021

​Worldstar Award 2021
Lincoln & York's Recyclable Coffee Packaging Range receives international recognition

The recyclable packaging solutions, developed by A. Hatzopoulos S.A. for the UK coffee roaster, have been awarded with the prestigious WorldStar Award 2021. In partnership with Lincoln & York, last year we brought to the UK market a complete all-PE recyclable coffee packaging range. Based on the X-CYCLE PE concept, the high-performance films were designed to preserve the coffee aroma & flavor and at the same time to be recyclable through the recycling stream in the UK for polyethylene. Having already received the 2020 GOLD Greek Packaging Award, this new recyclable coffee packaging range is now gaining the highest level of international recognition!

Recyclable Packaging Handbook

Recyclable Packaging Handbook
Your Guide to Recyclable Flexible Packaging

We are excited to present our just-released Handbook of Recyclable Flexible Packaging!

Summarising key knowledge and the industry guidelines on the topic of plastics recyclability, the Handbook is a practical guide for all Product & Packaging Development-, R&D-, Purchasing- and Sustainability Managers that are looking to evaluate and (re)design their flexible packaging for recycling.
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