19 March 2018

Klöckner Pentaplast to Present at SPC Impact 2018

Klöckner Pentaplast will present a session entitled “Creating End Markets for Recycled Materials” at SPC IMPACT 2018, to be held April 24 - 26, 2018, at the Park Central Hotel in San Francisco, California. SPC Impact is a three-day event where attendees connect through thought-provoking presentations, engaging panels and interactive sessions.

Dr. Maurizio Carano, Product Marketing Director for kp Food and Consumer Products (FCP), will host the session on creating end markets for recycled materials on April 26, 2018, at 1:15 PM. In his session Dr. Carano will present an approach to ‘designed for sustainability’ and how businesses can create and expand markets for recycled materials. The content is supported by Klöckner Pentaplast’s Specialty Division Label Films innovation, Pentalabel® ClearFloat®, a high-performing floatable label film that meets the Design for Recycling Guidelines as set by the Association of Postconsumer Plastics Recyclers, providing a higher yield of PET container recycling. Attendees will look at what is required to ensure a packaging solution can not only fulfill classic value chain challenges, but also re-enter the same value chain in its post-consumption life. “Many innovations have resulted in plastic packaging being used again after the end of its ‘first life’,” Dr. Carano stated. “In fact, PET has distinctive attributes in that it can be recycled back into food grade packaging over and over again”, he continued. 

kp Food and Consumer Products 
kp Food and Consumer Products strives to deliver solutions to improve safe delivery and shelf life performance for food and consumer products, reduce waste and improve quality of life. kp FCP develops solutions based on market and customer needs, leveraging on a world class innovation team and unique industrial capabilities. kp FCP manufactures full solutions for the packaging business and offers a full range of applications.


About Klöckner Pentaplast 

Focused on delivering its vision: The Sustainable Protection of Everyday Needs, kp is a global leader in rigid and flexible packaging, and specialty film solutions, serving the pharmaceutical, medical device, and protein markets, amongst others. With a broad and innovative portfolio of packaging and product films and services, kp plays an integral role in the customer value chain by safeguarding product integrity, protecting brand reputation and improving sustainability. kp’s “Investing in Better” sustainability strategy solidifies its commitment to achieving ten clear targets for long-term improvement by increasing recycling and recyclability of products, cutting carbon emissions and continuous improvement in employee engagement, safety, and diversity, equity and inclusion. kp has earned a gold rating from EcoVadis, the leading platform for environmental, social, and ethical performance ratings, putting kp in the top 3% of companies rated in the manufacturing of plastics products sector. Founded in 1965 kp has 31 plants in 18 countries and employs over 5,700 people committed to serving customers worldwide in over 60 locations. 

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