MOSCOW (MRC) -- Berry Superfos has launched some of its top-selling thermoformed and injection stretch blow moulded food packs manufactured in recycled PET (rPET), said Packagingnews.
RPET is now available in the following Berry Superfos thermoformed pots and containers ranges: CombiPac; CombiRound; SuperLight; Spoon-in-lid and DeliPac; and the company’s injection stretch blow moulded PET range.
Roland Lingman, director sales and marketing at Berry Superfos Nordic said: “In Europe, PET is one of the most commonly used types of plastic packaging material and, fortunately, also widely recycled. Its stiffness and high transparency are valuable assets. Plus, it has good barrier protection properties. All these qualities remain intact in our rPET packaging solutions, and therefore they are suitable for many different types of food products."
The introduction of the rPET containers ties in with Berry Global’s Impact 2025. One of the Impact 2025 targets is that 100% of the company’s fast-moving consumer products will be reusable, recyclable and/or compostable by 2025. The current total is 86%.
We remind, HPC Industries LLC and Macquarie Group's Commodities and Global Markets group (Macquarie) have formed a joint venture to produce recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET). Under the name Circularix, the venture's plans include building and operating five recycling facilities across the U.S. with a total annual production capacity of more than 275 million pounds of rPET resin. The first facility, located in Hatfield, PA, is expected to be operational by December 2022.