O₂X™ enables the possibility of combining similar substrate layers into a mono-material packaging product. Mono-material packaging is recyclable as all layers are made of the same type of plastic, which makes sorting easier and leads to cleaner recycling streams. Types of substrate used are typically polyethylene or polypropylene and it can be 2 ply or 3 ply combination.
In accordance with the test results the potential recyclate yield of the packaging material amounts to 100%. According to the CHI standard the recyclability of the packaging material amounts to: 95 % (AT, DE).
Most of the conventional packaging using 4 or more type of material to produce packaging to achieve the desirable barrier properties. With its outstanding barrier properties, O₂X™ enables companies to use lesser type of material to achieve the same results.
Packaging with O₂X™ coating can be recycle and reproduce to a different dimension of product without affecting the quality.
In order to recycle plastics, it must be able to separate and sorted, as different types of plastic have different melting points and properties. Hence, using O₂X™ for plastic packaging can ease the recycling process as mono-material packaging is possible.