Nieuws

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.

HEMA’s Recycle-ready packaging for Coffee receives SILVER “Packaging Innovation Award” 2020

HEMA’s Recycle-ready packaging for Coffee receives SILVER “Packaging Innovation Award” 2020
A.Hatzopoulos S.A. has partnered with HEMA for their new sustainable coffee packaging launch in 2020. In response to the retailer’s eco vision, we undertook the challenge to redesign the conventional packaging film for recyclability and to bring on HEMA’s coffee shelves the new sustainable packs within only few months’ time.

Lincoln & York’s recyclable coffee packaging receives GOLD “Packaging Innovation Award 2020”

Lincoln & York’s recyclable coffee packaging receives GOLD “Packaging Innovation Award 2020”
At A. Hatzopoulos S.A. we are dedicated in achieving the sustainability goals set by our company, as well as our partners globally. Last year we launched X-CYCLE: our new range of recyclable packaging solutions, which makes reality our approach towards a truly circular economy. We are proud to have now taken this breakthrough technology one step further, by bringing to the UK market a complete all-PE recyclable coffee packaging range, in partnership with the coffee roaster Lincoln & York. Lincoln & York's recyclable coffee packaging solutions, developed by A. Hatzopoulos S.A., have won the GOLD prize at this year’s "Packaging Innovation Awards 2020".

Certified FlexoExpert

Certified FlexoExpert
As an international supplier of flexo printed films, with an integrated, full-service pre-press and plate-making department, we decided to participate in the FlexoExpert Certification Program last year and make sure that we are providing consistent high quality flexo, in line with our corporate philosophy.

CEFLEX | Guidelines & Recommendations

CEFLEX | Guidelines & Recommendations
Flexible packaging is an important part of our modern world. Mainly made of plastic films, it helps ensure products reach consumers safe and fresh, preserving nutrients, taste, and quality. Being very light and thin, flexible packaging materials reduce the impact of transportation, reduce waste of the goods they protect and usually use far less material than alternative packaging options.

Minimising product and packaging waste with low weight and volume is key in a circular economy. But an equally important objective is to design flexible packaging so that it will be correctly disposed of, collected, and efficiently sorted into suitable material fractions for recycling. These sorted materials must be recyclable into ‘new’ ones that can be used in market applications, displacing virgin material.
To Top