Recycled Packaging & Disposable Applicators Increasingly Available for Adhesive & Sealant Products
One example of this from a major adhesive & sealant manufacturer, Soudal, shows that the company has been working for years convert their packaging to PCR* recyclate (*PCR: Post Consumer Recycled). The company reports that as of 2023, more than 500 tons of PE raw material have been replaced with recyclate, and the transition continues.
Since 2022, for instance, the caps on Soudal PU foam cans have been completely converted to caps based on 100% recyclate. ‘Genius Gun’ foam adapters are also gradually being switched to 70% recycled material.
The company reports that cartridges for their silicone – available in many DIY stores – and other well-known products such as ‘Fix ALL’, have already been converted to cartridges based on recycled PE in various countries such as UK/BE/IRL/FR. This will soon also occur in DE/ IT/ HU/ RO and Cz. Soudal already produces more than 1,000,000 cartridges with recycled plastic every month. For Soudal adhesives, the buckets contain 75% PCR recyclate, a packaging solution that has been systematically used for several years.
Soudal is firmly on its way to maximizing the transition to circular packaging and, at the same time, many other initiatives have been taken to significantly reduce the company’s impact, including the use of more circular raw materials and continual investments in renewable energy for production.