Broadening the market potential of plastic recyclates and thereby furthering the uptake of recycled content across Europe is APK AG’s core objective. The innovative recycling company from Merseburg, Germany has tested the performance of its Newcycling® LDPE recyclates in shrink films during several projects undertaken over the course of this past year. Primary test results showed that the recyclates were able to deliver on the key functional issue of shrinkage. Film thickness was able to be maintained at the same level as with virgin plastics. Formulation of the shrink films and extrusion parameters remained close to the virgin feedstock version.
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