Hoffmann Neopac just lately launched a brand new vary of post-consumer recycled (PCR) caps appropriate for all kinds of the corporate’s tube options within the private care and sweetness markets.
At its inception, the brand new collection will embrace recycled high-density polyethylene (rHDPE) screw caps from 19-40 millimetres in diameter, a flip-top cap 35mm in diameter, and an octagonal cap for pattern tubes. Every is absolutely recyclable in present HDPE streams.
Recycled and recyclable supplies
The vary presents a remarkably excessive content material in PCR materials – roughly 70%. Mixed with Neopac’s varied eco-designed tubes, the result’s a functionality to create packaging options comprised of as much as 77% recycled materials.
In response to Neopac, the brand new rHDPE caps adjust to the Worldwide Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC+) necessities, and may include food-grade mild statements from authorities entities just like the European Meals Security Authority (EFSA) and US Meals & Drug Administration (FDA).
Neopac’s new rHDPE caps also can assist model house owners save on prolonged producer duty (EPR) charges in markets the place they’re must be paid. The rHDPE caps are produced utilizing 50% inexperienced electrical energy in Neopac’s Switzerland and Hungary manufacturing amenities.
“As tube producers have continued to make progress towards true circularity, caps have all the time offered a big sustainability hurdle,” mentioned Cornelia Schmid, Head of Advertising for Neopac. “Rooted in analysis and supplies science, our new rHDPE caps, which include 70% PCR materials, characterize a considerable step in the appropriate route, and we stay up for including to the collection within the coming months.”
The rHDPE are the newest in Neopac’s portfolio of EcoDesign packaging options. Earlier this 12 months, the corporate launched Eco-Stripped Tube, which mixes a considerably diminished sleeve wall thickness with a comparable supplies discount within the shoulder and cap. The result’s a 30% discount in total virgin supplies with out sacrificing product safety, haptics or aesthetics.
In response to Neopac, 4 Eco-Stripped Tubes will be made with the quantity of supplies it takes to provide three standard tubes of the identical measurement. Trimmed-down tubes due to this fact assist to considerably cut back the carbon footprint of packaging options.
Different options in Neopac’s EcoDesign portfolio contains Polyfoil MMB, whose mono-material barrier brings vastly improved recyclability; Sugarcane Tube, made out of renewable uncooked supplies; and PICEA wooden tube, comprised of 95% renewable materials within the tube physique and shoulder – together with 10% of spruce wooden from wooden waste in sawmills.