The project provides Aptar with the flexibility to access early production materials from Nextloopp pilot facilities, which can be evaluated using the company’s resin validation control process
AptarGroup has joined the multi-member project Nextloopp with an aim to create a circular pathway for recycled polypropylene (PP).
Nextloopp includes a diverse group of companies that focus on establishing a circular pathway for post-consumer PP packaging.
Aptar will work to validate the use of this technology, which consists of advanced decontamination and marking technology developed by Nextek.
The project provides Aptar with the flexibility to access early production materials from Nextloopp pilot facilities, which can be evaluated using the company’s resin validation control process.
The materials are said to hold the potential to secure food-grade approval, in addition to inert grades that can be used for cosmetic applications.
Aptar can also show an impact on the development of specific types of material, which are suitable for the company’s customers and support dossier preparation to regulatory agencies.
By the end of this year, the pilot material is expected to be delivered. The pilot project is anticipated to be completed in October next year.
Aptar, which includes recyclable plastic solutions, has developed a line of closures using post-consumer recycled resin for customers in North America and Europe.
In May this year, the company introduced its first fully recyclable mono-material pump, dubbed Future, for the beauty and personal care industries.
The company has produced the sustainable pump using polyethylene (PE) mono-material to support recycling.
Aptar said that its 10 European manufacturing sites received ISCC Plus certification, with more certifications are expected to receive in 2022.