Hoffmann Neopac gains ISCC sustainability designation

ISCC is a certification system which evaluates supply chain practices concerning raw materials, including non-bio renewables and recycled carbon materials

Hoffmann Neopac has completed an audit conducted by the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) at its tube manufacturing facility in Debrecen, Hungary.

ISCC is a certification system which evaluates supply chain practices concerning raw materials, including non-bio renewables and recycled carbon materials. Part of Neopac’s distinction, the company says, is the ability to showcase the separate handling of recycled polyethylene (rPE), a key component in plastic tube solutions.

“Neopac is continuously striving to reach its full sustainability potential, including the materials we employ, the energy we use and, of course, the packaging solutions we provide,” said Krisztián Bíró, Head of Quality Management for Neopac. “For us, the most significant aspect of the ISCC PLUS designation is the proof of traceability it provides – a reassurance to our customers that the materials for their tube solutions are responsibly and sustainably sourced.”

ISCC will perform recertification annually, while the company aims to ensure the traceability of its materials on an ongoing basis. It says its put a high priority to sustainably manufacturing its packaging solutions, as well as to push recyclability and recycled content for all of its packaging products.

The company recently introduced a line of mono-material-barrier tube solutions, Polyfoil MMB. The product received technology approval from RecyClass, and recyclability grade A from SUEZ Circpack.

The company also supplies high-density polyethylene (HDPE) caps; recycled tubes with 64% PCR content; lightweight plastic tubes with 30% weight reduction in the tube body; and bio-based tubes such as the PICEA wood-based tube.

In the tin sector, Neopac says its achieved full packaging steel circularity in collaboration with its steel supplier. This has enabled the recent launch of RecyCan, which comprises 100% PCR steel.

In addition, this year Neopac installed a solar power system in its home country of Switzerland. The extensive green energy initiative with solar and hydroelectric power, which cost more than $2.2 m, will reportedly make the company electricity sustainable at each of its two manufacturing sites in Switzerland.

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