Coveris opens new ReCover recycling facility

Packaging manufacturer Coveris has opened a new ReCover plant, located at Coveris’ site in Louth, Lincolnshire (UK), that uses ground-breaking technology to recycle printed polyethylene (PE) films.
The ReCover Louth de-inking facility. Copyright: Coveris

The dedicated ReCover facility within Coveris Louth’s PE extrusion and conversion site, uses an de-inking recycling process where ink is removed from printed film packaging waste, which is then regranulated into high quality recycled PE resin, ReGen. Creating a new recycling infrastructure within the packaging industry, the two-year development of ReCover Louth’s capabilities produces a larger and more consistent supply of quality recycled resin, ReGen, for use in packaging film production.

The facility comprises a ReCover Lab, a fully equipped laboratory to support innovation, quality control and validation of ReGen recyclate and its use in the extrusion of Coveris’ recycled content films.

With the capacity to produce 5,000 tonnes of ReGen pellets annually, ReCover Louth uses printed waste feedstock from within the Coveris Group, its customers’ production waste and suitable post-industrial waste films from the industry. ReGen pellet will initially be used to fulfil requirements of recycled content within the Coveris Group and is compliant with the UK Plastic Packaging Tax, in addition to supporting UK Plastic Pact targets.


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