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APR acknowledges recycle-readiness of AmPrima PE Plus heat resistance
Source:Adsale Plastics Network    Editor:JK    Date:02.Sep.2020

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) has notified Amcor that the AmPrima PE Plus recycle ready solution with heat-resistance has met APR’s responsible innovation requirements for moulded parts and films over three mils in thickness.


Amcor’s AmPrima recycle ready solutions offer a more sustainable choice for flexible packaging without compromising performance. AmPrima PE Plus with heat resistance was developed to meet more critical requirements for demanding applications such as flow-wraps, pouches with spouts, lidding and more.


AmPrima PE Plus solutions meet all the performance expectations of non-recyclable laminates and satisfy customers’ needs for more complex options for strength, stiffness, clarity, higher line speeds, fitments, graphics and print finishes in a recycle-ready format.


AmPrima recycle ready solutions offer a sustainable choice for flexible packaging.

“The review committee commends Amcor for its efforts in providing a comprehensive submission, including additional data from testing per the APR PE film benchmark test,” wrote APR President Stephan Alexander in a letter to Amcor highlighting the acknowledgment dated July 17.


The APR Responsible Innovation program is part of an overall effort to improve the quality of recycled packaging by helping innovators gauge the recycling consequences of products.


Available in a wide variety of formats, including pouches, flat-bottom, roll stock and lidding, AmPrima products are designed to be compatible with PE film recycling streams in the U.S.


“AmPrima products can deliver as much as a 60% reduction in non-renewable energy use over equivalent non-recyclable options. It also offers as much as a 46% reduction in carbon footprint and an 18% reduction in water consumption,” said Amcor Flexibles North America Sustainability Director Fabio Peyer.


The acknowledgement from APR comes on the heels of the June release of a pilot test report by the Materials Recovery for the Future (MRFF) consortium, which successfully demonstrated the ability to collect, separate and prepare flexible plastic packaging for reuse in a large, single-stream materials recovery facility, effectively keeping it out of landfills and the environment.



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