HAWITA Flat film made with Sustane™

The HAWITA Group is a globally operating company with more than 400 employees, eight production sites and with more than 4,500 ha of moorland in Germany and the Baltic states.

The company has an 80 year history and today is one of the premium manufacturers of modern horticultural products across Europe.

The portfolio serves the “green sector” ranging from gardening enthusiasts to professional horticulturalists. With the name and motto: ‘Your plants in good hands’ HAWITA represents an innovative spirit, top products, customer orientation and complete logistics.

The Challenge

HAWITA was looking for a new flat film made with a high recycled plastic content to meet its sustainability targets. It was essential that the flat film enabled a high print quality and could be produced using the company’s existing machinery.

The Solution

RPC-bpi created a NorDiFill® flat film for HAWITA which contained 80% Sustane™ NOREC® – an innovative premium sustainable polymer made from a mixture of printed post-industrial and post-consumer plastic. Sustane™ delivers a high level of technical performance, which allows it to be used in a wide range of applications where previously prime polymer was used. The new product is called NorDiFill® ECO and contains 80% recycled plastic content.

Outcome

NorDiFill® ECO is a high quality and high performing flat film. It is comparable to virgin material and HAWITA is unable to detect any differences in its processing process and performance.

As a green producer HAWITA has to be seen to use green packaging and to be thinking of the future, but without any compromise to the quality of its products. With the creation of NorDiFill® ECO, incorporating Sustane™ NOREC®, the company has achieved the maximum recycling element without losing quality.

HAWITA is a very happy and satisfied customer and plan to switch their complete product range into bags made from NorDiFill® ECO flat film.

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