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At the heart of Silgan Dispensing’s LifeCycleTM technology is a patented plastic spring that enables the removal of non-recyclable materials and metal found in more conventional dispensing solutions. By using these innovative springs, the dispenser can be made almost entirely of a single polyolefin, making the pump or sprayer ultimately more compatible with today’s recycling streams.
Silgan’s SP05TM R trigger sprayer combines exceptional performance, ultimate versatility, and enhanced sustainability in a pleasing and ergonomic design. This new sprayer is highly compatible with a broad array of formulas and can be made with a child resistant feature if desired.
“With SP05TM R, we took everything that was great about the original and made it even more sustainable. We understand that sustainability continues to be a top expectation when it comes to packaging for many consumers. With this new plastic spring, the trigger sprayer along with the bottle can be placed in the recycling bin, eliminating the prior need to separate the two components before disposing,” said Ferro.
SP05TM R is recognized by RecyClass as being compatible with both the HDPE and PET recycling streams. Results were based on third-party laboratory testing using the Recyclability Evaluation Protocol for HDPE. RecyClass recognition applies when a clear PP trigger is used as well as when other conditions are met. The compatibility with PET recycling has been assessed by a third-party certification body recognized by RecyClass and confirmed the separability behavior of this PP trigger during the PET recycling process. Finally, SP05TM R is also compatible with the PP recycling stream as its design is in line with the mono-material approach enabling high recycling rates and high quality recyclate.