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Now Plastics Introduces 60 to 90 Percent PCR PET Films

EAST LONGMEADOW, MA | Now Plastics, one of the largest suppliers of films and aluminum foil, is now offering post-consumer recycled (PCR) PET films made from 60 to 90 percent PCR PET resin.

This line of products uses an extremely high content of recycled PET materials which have been fully sanitized and reconfigured into film grade resin, making it environmentally sensitive and 100 percent compliant with sustainability requirements. The resins used to produce PET films are manufactured from recycled postconsumer 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.”

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