Jokey and Bockatech cooperate on new reusable and recyclable food-service packaging
Jokey, a leading international provider of plastic packaging, and Bockatech, developer of EcoCore® foamtech for lightweight reusable and recyclable packaging, today announced a new agreement, through which Jokey will start by manufacturing reusable and recyclable polypropylene packaging for food service providers using Bockatech's technology. In the future, both parties to the collaboration plan for Jokey to launch additional products similar to those first manufactured. Commenting on why Jokey chose to use Bockatech EcoCore Christof Kölschbach, CSO at Jokey, said: “With using the EcoCore Technology, we have chosen a process that fits well with our existing injection moulding machines. Besides that, the technology also works with the plastics we deploy for our mouldings.” Optimised for use with polypropylene (PP), Bockatech EcoCore creates packaging with skin-foam-skin walls in seconds that reduce plastic. These reductions in material use and cycle time both cut costs and improve sustainability. "We create more sustainable packaging using the Jokey Eco Concept and EcoCore helps us with every part of this from light weighting and recyclability to reuse and even more recycled as well as renewable plastic use. The new service packaging will cut environmental impact and give packaging suppliers as well as service providers what they need to take new reuse opportunities. Through the cooperation with Bockatech, Jokey follows the path recognising the ongoing legislation to reduce the amount of service packaging placed on the market to increase sustainable approaches.” said Ramona Lob, Key Account Manager at Jokey. Talking about Jokey and new opportunities for more sustainable packaging, Henri Gaskjenn, CEO at Bockatech said: “The EU has already, and is continuing, to put in place legislation to reduce the amount of food-service packaging placed on the market and increase sustainability.