Klöckner Pentaplast’s line of SmartCycle post-consumer recycled (PCR) content polyester films have been granted a “Certificate of Verification” by NSF International, an independent, third party, not-for-profit organization. The certificate verifies the recycled content claims of the SmartCycle polyester films produced in North America.
The NSF audit was conducted in accordance with the international guidelines for making environmental claims found in NSF 427 Recycled Content, ISO 14021, environmental labels and declarations – self-declared environmental claims and 16 CFR Part 260, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s guides for the use of environmental marketing claims. The verification process consisted of an off-site review of documentation and on-site audits of the North American-based facilities in Gordonsville, Va., Beaver, W. Va., and Montreal, Canada.
Through its own 100,000 square foot bottle recycling facility in Montreal, Klöckner Pentaplast recovers used plastic bottles to transform potential waste into a valuable new use with its SmartCycle packaging films. By using post-consumer recycled content from beverage bottles, SmartCycle films save natural resources and energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, keep waste out of landfills, and help spur bottle collection.
SmartCycle films provide a plastic packaging option to consumer product companies and retailers while building long-term value by helping them move toward sustainable packaging goals. The films are engineered for thermoform, food, and box packaging applications with guaranteed PCR content range of 25% to 100%, heat-seal (25% and 50% PCR), and RF-seal (35% PCR) formulations.
Food-grade SmartCycle films comply with all FDA regulations for direct food contact, and all applicable EU regulations and directives for food contact.