Greif and IonKraft are pleased to announce a new pilot-project partnership. IonKraft is a barrier technology company specializing in plasma-based coatings. The collaboration aims to revolutionize the challenges of recyclability and sustainability in plastic jerrycan packaging that requires an additional barrier solution.
Industrial plastic packaging is highly recyclable, but certain applications that require barrier solutions can make recycling more challenging. IonKraft has developed a game-changing coating that uses a plasma-enhanced vapor deposition process. The resulting barrier is non-reactive, chemically inert, and 100% recyclable. Beyond recyclability, the IonKraft barrier technology offers a sustainable alternative to fluorination.
“We are excited to partner with the award-winning entrepreneurs at IonKraft and explore the potential use of their plasma-based coating technology for the commercial production of jerrycans,” said Ole Rosgaard, President and CEO at Greif. “This collaboration underscores our commitment to providing innovative and sustainable packaging solutions that meet our customers’ most demanding needs.”
“We are thrilled to work with Greif, a global leader in the packaging industry,” said Dr. Montgomery Jaritz, Co-Founder and Managing Director at IonKraft. “Together, we can make a significant impact on the recyclability of plastic packaging and contribute to a more sustainable future.”
IonKraft is a spin-off from the RWTH Aachen University in Germany, where the technology was developed at the Institute for Plastics Processing (IKV). IonKraft’s mission is to enable recyclable plastic packaging with the help of plasma coating technology. The young company produces plasma coating machines, which can apply their innovative and sustainable barrier coating on plastic containers on an industrial scale. IonKraft is co-funded by the EIC Accelerator Grant of the European Union. Additional information is available on the Company’s website at www.ionkraft.com.