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Klöckner Pentaplast’s SmartCycle films granted NSF International “Certificate of Verification”

Klöckner Pentaplast’s line of SmartCycle post-consumer recycled (PCR) content polyester films produced in North America has been granted a “Certificate of Verification” by NSF International, an independent, third party, not-for-profit organization that verified the recycled content claims of the line.

The verification allows customers who use these films to be confident that the PCR-content claim is true and valid.

With more than 20 years of polyester production experience, Klöckner Pentaplast is a leading global producer of rigid polyester films and is the exclusive global supplier of SmartCycle packaging films.

The NSF audit was conducted in accordance with the international guidelines for making environmental claims found in ISO 14021:2001, Environmental labels and declarations - Self-declared environmental claims (Type II environmental labeling) and 16 CFR, 260, the US Federal Trade Commission’s Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims.

Through its own bottle recycling facility, Klöckner Pentaplast has recovered more than 11.6 billion plastic bottles to transform into its SmartCycle packaging films. By using post-consumer recycled content from beverage bottles, the films save natural resources and energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, keep waste out of landfills, and help spur bottle collection.

The films provide a plastic packaging option to consumer product companies and retailers while building long-term value by helping them move toward their sustainable packaging goals.
Because the SmartCycle logo can be included on the plastic containers using this film, consumers can make educated choices on their purchases.

SmartCycle films are engineered for thermoform, food, and box packaging applications with guaranteed PCR content range of 25% to 100%, as well as 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, as well as all applicable EU regulations and directives for food contact. The films are certified to meet US domestic packaging regulations, and are also California RPPC, RoHS, and CONEG heavy metals compliant.

“SmartCycle post-consumer-recycled (PCR) content films were developed to help meet customers’ sustainable packaging goals,” notes Patty Enneking, Klöckner Pentaplast’s Group Director of Global Sustainability and Environmental Affairs. “The NSF verification provides our customers with the confidence to know that our SmartCycle films contain the post-consumer recycled (PCR) content they require.”

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