04 October 2016

NSF International grants Klöckner Pentaplast’s SmartCycle® line “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. The certificate verifies the recycled content claims of kp’s line of SmartCycle® polyester films produced in North America and allows customers who use these films to be confident that the PCR-content claim is true and valid. With over 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, Environmental labels and declarations - Self-declared environmental claims and 16 CFR Part 260, the US 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 our Gordonsville, Beaver and Montreal facilities. 

SmartCycle® Films 
Through its own 100 square foot bottle recycling facility in Montreal, Klöckner Pentaplast has recovered over 48 million 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 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. SmartCycle® films are certified to meet US domestic packaging regulations. SmartCycle® films 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.”


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, 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 5,900 people committed to serving customers worldwide in over 60 locations.

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