Innovation Insight – Sihl

Certified sustainability at Sihl

Your product in individualised packaging? Quickly available, ideally in your own design and in small quantities? With ARTYSIO, we not only offer flexible and individualised packaging solutions, but can also meet your sustainability requirements!

At Sihl, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Economy and ecology go hand in hand so that we actively contribute to a more liveable future. Environmental, social and corporate governance is our guiding principle and it sums up what we do. That is why we create products and solutions that make the best possible use of existing resources and whose sustainability has already been confirmed by various certificates.

In the area of PACKAGING, recyclability is a priority for us. Three years ago, the environmental services provider Interseroh launched its “Made for Recycling” assessment procedure and thereby set a groundbreaking standard for the recycling capability of packaging.

The renowned company was commissioned to put the flexible packaging film 5552 ARTYSIO PACKAGING 5552 NW P&P PP M FFS 74 W to the test on the basis of its scientific assessment methods. Interseroh developed this fundamental testing standard together with the bifa environmental institute and it was then certified by the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV.

The company’s assessment method measures packaging against a very high standard. Only packaging that scores at least 18 points from a total of 20 is awarded the “Made for Recycling” certificate. The seal of quality is thus a meaningful indicator of the sustainability of an item of packaging. The assessment process determines whether the packaging can be easily allocated to the right capture system, how the packaging behaves during sorting and whether the packaging is suitable for material recycling. The more points the packaging scores on a scale of 0 to 20, the easier and better it is to recycle. In addition, the “Made for Recycling” service meets the requirements of the minimum standard for assessing the recyclability of packaging of the Central Agency Packing Register (ZSVR) that has been in force since 1 September 2019.

Our monomaterial for flexible packaging, 5552 ARTYSIO PACKAGING 5552 NW P&P PP M FFS 74 W, has undergone this rigorous testing process and has been awarded the certificate of recyclability!

5552 ARTYSIO PACKAGING is an aqueous inkjet printable, white PP-based film that is manufactured in compliance with GMP guidelines and therefore qualifies as flexible primary packaging for food & non-food applications. The design of the product and the very fast fixing of the water-based ink makes ARTYSIO Packaging 5552 particularly suitable for print&pack applications, where packaging is printed and filled inline in a single production step. The machinability of the monomaterial has been designed both for use on horizontal FFS systems for the filling of bulk goods and on vertical systems for the filling of free-flowing products, which hugely extends the usage possibilities of ARTYSIO Packaging 5552.

With a sealing and barrier coating, ARTYSIO Packaging 5552 has excellent sealing qualities for maximum product safety, very high sealed seam strength and superb machinability on production systems. ARTYSIO Packaging 5552’s “easy opening” function also makes it simple to open in a controlled way. The excellent water vapour and aroma barrier makes the product suitable as primary packaging for products such as cereals, chocolate products, confectionery or tea.

What more could you want? Benefit from our know-how, our partnerships and our ongoing support and contact us today at artysio@sihl.com or find out more at www.artysio-packaging.com!