CEO, Doug Knox, explains that a linear approach to reducing plastic use and replacing plastics all together is within grasp of widespread commercialisation, thanks to the years of expertise from credible South African sources: Seal Chemistry, Barkev and Sloop.
This trio is leading the way globally because they’ve realised that the vast array of plastics and compounded laminate constructions are impossible to separate within existing recycling chains, and that recycling plastics is more costly than actually manufacturing plastics from crude oil sources.
Doug emphasises that these are the simple stark truths that need to be fully understood and addressed by the entire plastics value chain.
Barkev’s Kevin Allan has decades of first-hand knowledge and experience with regards to printing applications. His pioneering knowledge of the application of coatings via ‘reverse-gravure’ methodologies is especially useful. These applications result in a pinhole-free coating on the substrate, forming a unified coating film.
With ‘Evolutionised Packaging®’, they represent a giant leap forward in eliminating or significantly reducing plastics within FMCG packaging.
Sloop Consultancy’s Eddie van Os brings an impressive array of experience from his time serving Polyco, the polyolefin producer responsibility organisation, and within the supply chain structures one of the largest multinational FMCG product companies on the planet.
A company that is deeply committed to implementing packaging changes from the highest echelons. As such, Eddie brings both an intimate knowledge and wealth of understanding of the necessary procedures and protocols within the dictates of the FMCG packaging production and recycling industries.
Seal Chemistry is deploying these two immense assets to help achieve its goal of ‘making packaging the solution – not the problem®’ through *Upcycled Packaging Solutions®.
*Upcycled Packaging is:
- Reducing waste impact and/or pollution in any form
- Being totally fit for purpose
- Ensuring that FMCG packaging also factors in the safest Covid-19 protocols
- Improving economic viability by way of costs and/or production processes
- Where possible, having the identifiable distinction of being differentiated from the pack, encompassing all the above