The resins used to produce PET films are manufactured from recycled post-consumer grade PET bottles using state of the art technology and are fully approved by the FDA and EU for use in food contact and other product applications. They exhibit the same performance specifications of other PET films, offering high impact strength and extremely effective barrier properties against water, carbon dioxide, oxygen and nitrogen.
According to Now Plastics CEO, Larry Silverstein, “As both regulators and consumers demand that industry reduce its carbon footprint, the advantages of converting post-consumer waste into reusable products are clear. By using these very high PCR content films in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, businesses can deliver on corporate sustainability goals. Moreover, as governments announce new tariffs on packaging made with solely virgin resins, these PCR films will allow our converter customers, and ultimately consumers, to avoid these new costs and achieve the lowest packaging cost possible.”
Source: Packaging World - Packaging news, trends & innovations