German packaging films producer Klöckner Pentaplast has extended its PentaformSmartCycle film product line with the addition of new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) films.

According to the company, the new PentaformSmartCycle TH-ES100 films are made from 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content from beverage bottles.

Klöckner Pentaplast Americas thermoforming packaging films business manager Peter Gianniny said Pentaform SmartCycle 100% post-consumer-recycled content films have been developed to help meet the sustainable packaging goals of its customers.

"The expansion of our Pentaform® SmartCycle® thermoform packaging film range to include these unique films continues to provide our customers with the broadest selection of high-performance films available in the global marketplace today," Gianniny said.

Designed to help customers meet their sustainability goals for visual packaging applications, the films are suitable for face-seal, tray and trapped blister thermoformed applications.

The films also offer clarity and processability on standard thermoforming and form / fill / seal equipment, said the company.

Engineered for thermoform, food and box packaging applications, SmartCycle films are claimed to save natural resources and energy, cut down greenhouse gas emissions, keep waste out of landfills and help drive bottle collection.

The films have PCR content range of 25% to 100%, as well as heat-seal (25% and 50% PCR) and RF-seal (35% PCR) formulations.

Klöckner claims that consumers can make informed decisions on their purchases, as the SmartCycle logo can be included on the plastic containers by using the films.

The films are manufactured to comply with all FDA regulations for direct food contact and are certified to meet US domestic packaging regulations.

Over 11.6 billion plastic bottles have been recovered by Klöckner to convert potential waste into a new use with its SmartCycle packaging films, through its own bottle recycling facility.