Klӧckner Pentaplast receives ISCC Plus certification supporting production of recycled content medical device packaging films
London, UK – September 2023 – Klöckner Pentaplast (kp), a global leader in recycled content products and high-barrier protective packaging, has announced it has received ISCC Plus certification through the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) at three of its manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe. This certification allows kp to utilize any chemically recycled raw material using mass balance and will directly support kp’s use of chemically recycled polymers, like Eastman’s Eastar™ Renew resin powered by their advanced molecular recycling capabilities.
Successful ISCC Plus certification has been achieved at kp’s manufacturing sites in Montabaur Germany, and both Gordonsville, and Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA. The certifications are integral and will allow kp to utilize chemically recycled polymers, such as Eastman’s medical grade Eastar Renew resin in the production of select Pentamed® Medical Device films.
Tom Priewe, Product Manager for Medical Device Films explains: “By utilizing chemically recycled polymers like Renew for our medical device films, we are not only reducing the burden on virgin raw materials, we are also supporting the successful diversion of waste that would otherwise be landfilled or incinerated.” He continues: “kp is thoroughly committed to expanding its medical device films presence globally, by offering new, novel products to the market.”
Kirstin Hedin, Vice President of Product Line Management & Marketing said, “This is a significant step forward in our commitment to produce more certified, recycled content films. The investment also responds to continued demand for sustainable options from our medical device film customer base. Our commitment to sustainability focuses on incorporating more recycled content into our recipes along with designing products for recyclability. We will continue to develop solutions that drive circularity by collaborating with key supplier partners.”
Media Contacts:Jeff ColeDirector of Marketing Communications, PHDjeff.email@example.com / 540-859-3059
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 30 plants in 18 countries and employs over 5,600 people committed to serving customers worldwide in over 60 locations.