AptarGroup subsidiary and elastomeric flow solutions provider Aptar Food + Beverage has launched new recyclable valve technology.
SimpliCycle is made from a TPE material with a low density, which enables it to float making it easier to separate from the PET stream.
SimpliCycle valve can be recycled while maintaining all the benefits of Aptar’s standard and Swimming Silicone valves, including high repeatable performance and slit versatility.
The recycled valve can be applied in various markets including food, beverage, and other product applications.
Aptar product marketing director Susan DeGroot said: “Aptar is committed to providing recyclable flow control solutions to meet not only our corporate sustainability commitments, but also our customers’ sustainability goals.
“The real break-through is offering a recyclable valve solution that does not sacrifice performance. Our SimpliCycle TPE valve will continue to provide consistent, quality performance for consumers, who expect a high-level of cleanliness, control, and convenience throughout their dispensing experience.”
Earlier this month, Aptar Food + Beverage launched its SEAWELL Protective Packaging System in more than 3,800 store locations of leading retailers.
The new packaging solution has been designed to preserve seafood freshness and maintain optimal quality from sea to table.
In March this year, Aptar Food and Beverage unveiled an anti-pathogenic packaging solution InvisiShield that can be integrated into sealed packages to prevent the growth of bacteria, fungi or virus on the food product, as well as reduce contamination risks.
Aptar Food + Beverage provides food protection solutions and proprietary active packaging systems for seafood and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables.