Aptar unveils set of closures made of post-consumer resin

20 March 2018 (Last Updated March 20th, 2018 12:18)

Aptar Beauty + Home, a solution partner of packaging delivery systems and dispensing system to the Beauty, Personal Care and Home Care markets, has launched a set of closures made of post-consumer resin (PCR), as part of its commitment to sustainable materials.

Aptar unveils set of closures made of post-consumer resin
The launch is consistent with the company’s aim of replacing its standard fossil-based resins through the use of sustainable materials. Credit: AptarGroup, Inc.

Aptar Beauty + Home, a solution partner of packaging delivery systems and dispensing system to the Beauty, Personal Care and Home Care markets, has launched a set of closures made of post-consumer resin (PCR), as part of its commitment to sustainable materials.

The resin has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is blended with virgin polypropylene resin to create tube top, snap top and disc top closures.

The move comes as part of the company’s plan to replace its standard fossil-based resins by switching to sustainable materials.

The company is currently exploring PCR, post-industrial resins (PIR) and bio-based materials.

In a statement, Aptar said: “Aptar is constantly looking to replace standard fossil-based resins with sustainable resins and has made it an area of focus within the company’s Innovation Excellence organisation with the goal of increasing its offering of sustainable dispensing solutions for the market.”

“Aptar is constantly looking to replace standard fossil-based resins with sustainable resins and has made it an area of focus within the company’s Innovation Excellence organisation.”

In a bid to contribute to the creation of a sustainable economy, Aptar has set up a Sustainable Materials Task Force that focuses on incorporating customer, consumer and regulatory expectations for sustainable product offerings.

Aptar will use the Task Force in order to establish a network of sustainable material suppliers.

The move will also enable the company to improve the quality of its database and offer ready-to-use solutions.

Among the tests carried on PCR and other bio-based materials, the company’s GS and GSA dispensers containing actuator, closure and dip tube components qualified as sustainable solutions.

The dispensers completed a lifecycle assessment (LCA) and achieved an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD).