Henkel and cyclos-HTP Institute (CHI), a company specialized in the classification, assessment, and certification of recyclability of packaging and goods, have announced a strategic partnership. The companies intend to make the creation of sustainable packaging and consumer goods solutions as accessible and simplified as possible for all stakeholders along the value chain. This includes access to in-house testing and certification, joint material science R&D, as well as consultation on sustainable packaging design. This is in line with Henkel’s strategy for a holistic approach to sustainability and circular economy across the entire packaging and consumer goods value chain.

“As a leader in bonding, sealing, and coating, we see it as our responsibility to drive sustainability, both upstream and downstream, across the value chain,” said Csaba Szendrei, corporate senior vice president and global head of Henkel´s Packaging and Consumer Goods Division. “This important partnership with CHI is laying the cornerstone for our vision of a 360° packaging and consumer goods competence center. It also allows us to accelerate our development cycles, and integrate recyclability assessment even earlier in the design process.”

Established in 2014, CHI is an independent European institute for recyclability testing and certification. Building on its broadly accepted CHI-standards, it will continue to act as a neutral testing and certification body, offering its services to a larger base.

“Recycling is an important element in the sustainable use of resources. Its viability must be tested early in the design process to produce the desired outcome at the end of a package or product’s life,” said Joachim Christiani, Ph.D., CHI managing director. “Our strategic partnership with Henkel is an important milestone to make this an attainable reality for the entire value chain. We are looking forward to embarking on this journey with Henkel to make a lasting impact on sustainability for packaging and consumer goods.”

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