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Bockatech and Westfall Technik solidify EcoCore licence deal
The new deal will see Westfall promoting Bockatech's EcoCore foamtech to key prospects in the United States, with options to extend the partnership to toolmaking and mass production for the nominated applications.
Talking about why Westfall chose to work with Bockatech's innovative technology, Jim Berklas, Chief Growth Officer at Westfall, said: "EcoCore is a very versatile technology with many high value applications in food service, food retail, industrial chemicals and healthcare.
"We work with some of the best-known brands in the world and are always on the lookout for new technologies that will give them a significant competitive advantage.
"The ability of EcoCore to create thermal barriers to protect consumers from hot as well as cold food, lightweight single use packaging and create more sustainable low-cost reusables, gives brands the opportunity to stand out from the crowd."
Optimised for use with Borealis polypropylene, Bockatech EcoCore creates packaging with skin-foam-skin walls instantly — increasing strength, reducing material use, cutting cycle times and boosting thermal protection.
The platform technology has a wide variety of packaging applications including food service (e.g. to-go cups), food retail (e.g. microwave meals and noodle pots), healthcare (e.g. medicine and sharps containers) and industrial (e.g. pails, tubs and paint containers).
Speaking about EcoCore and its ability to help brands address both the sustainability demands of consumers as well as governments, Chris Bocking, CEO at Bockatech, said: "With growing consumer concern and legislation about sustainability, technologies that help brands tackle the issue and comply with laws across all territories are essential.
"EcoCore is helping brands transition to lightweight single use packaging that can be recycled. And, explore new opportunities for low cost reusables.
"This has the potential to cut the amount of packaging made and create a step change reduction in key environmental impacts such as greenhouse gas production and ocean pollution."