Norner offers services in recyclable packaging development, recycling pilot trials and material testing as well as RecyClass certification of recyclability
Norner has long experience in development and verification of new packaging concepts. This is enabled by our pilot lines which include:
Injection moulded prototypes in caps, thin wall and other packaging
Film multilayer extrusion and MDO pilots
Extrusion blow moulding
Recycling Pilot Centre
Norner has been working extensively with recycling technology, recycled materials and product development with such materials during the past years which makes us a partner with relevant expertise for your projects.
Our new Polymer Exploration Centre, has more than 4500 sqm of plastic laboratories for advanced testing and analysis as well as a high-tech plastic processing, recycling, application, and packaging centre. This includes facilities for:
Grinding and washing/rinsing of products
Extrusion of recycled materials with a high-quality twin screw Coperion ZSK26 with vacuum venting and various feeding alternatives
State of the art melt filter unit for cleaning the melt stream of recycled material
Odour and volatile reduction technologies
Other testing include: Filter-test, gels testing, composition and purity of polymer, additive analysis, migration, extraction and chromatography, T&O panel
A wide range of standard material testing and polymer analysis
Film extrusion, Blow moulding, Injection Moulding and Thermoforming
Prototype product testing and material performance
Plastics Recyclers Europe developed RecyClass as a standardised tool for several types of recyclability assessments of plastic packaging, answering the needs of the entire plastic value chain.
Design for Recycling Certification, which allows classifying qualitatively from A to F the technical recyclability of a final plastic packaging on the EU market.
Recyclability Rate Certification, which allows rating the effective recyclability of a final plastic packaging in a specific geographical area.
Letter of compatibility, which allows to evaluate the recyclability of semi-finished packaging qualitatively and based on the Design for Recycling Certification.
Laboratory Testing Protocols for testing of new and innovative materials to prove their recyclability.