US-based packaging company Rieke, owned by TriMas Packaging, has made its fully recyclable Mono-2e dispenser pump commercially available to customers.
Rieke’s Mono-2e dispenser is suitable for the beauty and personal care markets among others.
The commercialisation comes after a successful test of the dispenser pump’s production robustness.
TriMas Packaging president Fabio Salik said: “Our goal was to deliver a dispensing pump designed to facilitate the recycling process, making it easy for consumers by eliminating the metal spring and reducing the number of materials used.
“We are also working on developing additional dispensing products made from a single material without compromising quality, aesthetics, performance or formula compatibility.
“We look forward to launching our newest pump, which is currently in the advanced testing stages, under the brand Singolo.”
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The Mono-2e pump features six parts, which are all made from one polymer.
The pump complies with Amazon International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) 6 standards and is designed to significantly reduce its carbon footprint and leakage during transport.
Last year, it was a finalist in the Sustainability Packaging Coalition Innovator Awards.
The single-polymer pump is being made available through TriMas Packaging’s locations in North America, Asia and Europe.
The product does not require further processes to separate different grades or varieties of polymer before entering the post-consumer resin stream.
In addition, the single polypropylene grade material used in Mono-2e allows it to be reused easily after recycling. This reduces additional process steps, investments and the product’s overall carbon footprint.
Earlier this month, Rieke invested in a manufacturing facility in New Albany, Ohio, which will feature advanced injection moulding and assembly capabilities.
Once operational, the 230,000ft² facility will manufacture foaming, traditional dispensers and the latest TriMas Packaging products for the beauty and personal care end markets.
The facility is currently in development and is expected to begin production next year.