Recycling of multilayer packaging film. The ultimate challenge?

by Wouter van den Berg, Yparex BV

The plastics industry is looking for ways to reduce waste by increasing the amount of recycled content in their products. And none more so than the producers of multilayer barrier packaging. Yparex BV has developed a wide range of solutions for recyclers and film manufacturers alike to upgrade multi-material film waste into high quality regranulate that allows it to be used again and again in (multilayer) film. This gives the packaging film players the opportunity to reduce waste, and thereby costs, in their process.

The presentation will show a multitude of examples of how Yparex™ compatibilizers can add value to your recycle streams and give you a better quality recyclate.

This facilitates the industry to show that flexible plastic packaging is and will be the most efficient and sustainable solution to package sensitive food stuffs and reduce the wasting of food.


About Wouter van den Berg

Dr. Wouter van den Berg received a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Nijmegen in 1996. He joined DSM, to work in a number of roles from Research Scientist, to Business Development Manager, Project Manager of the Carpet Recycling Project and finally Product Manager of the Yparex™ product line. In 2011, this product line was bought by what is now The Compound Company, a world-class European manufacturer of specialty compounds, tie resins, coupling agents and compatibilizers, supplying a global industry. Dr. van den Berg is currently the General Manager of the Yparex™ business unit of The Compound Company.

About Yparex BV

Yparex B.V. is a leading European supplier of extrudable tie-layer resins for a variety of high-tech applications, including multilayer barrier packaging film, medical film, multilayer pipe, architectural wall cladding, and wire & cable. Combining outstanding technical support, fast response times, innovative approaches to resin chemistry, and co-development opportunities, the company is an ideal partner for those seeking more efficient methods to bond dissimilar materials together across large surfaces. For more information, see

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