IK pro uniform labelling of the recyclate content

IK pro uniform labelling of the recyclate content


According to the IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen the revised DIN 6120 standard offers the possibility of doing this.

The IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V. had initiated the revision of the DIN 6120 standard "Labelling of packaging materials and packaging means - Plastic packaging materials and packaging means". Manufacturers of plastic packaging now have the option of uniformly marking the proportion of recycled material used. "For us, the initiative to revise the standard is a logical consequence of the wide range of activities for a higher use of recycled materials in plastic packaging," comments IK speaker Dr. Fang Luan (photo). In the course of the new version, among other things, the specification for the labelling of plastic recyclates with the indication of the percentage of recycled material, for example for PET (REC50), has been introduced.


  • IK (13.5.2019)
  • Photo: IK

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