PET film company Evertis and chemical company Indorama Ventures are collaborating to make PET thermoforms more circular.
The partnership aims to use flake from recycled PET thermoforms to produce PET film suitable for food packaging trays, a press release noted, calling the joint venture “an important step in diverting PET trays from landfill or incineration.”
Indorama Ventures is commercially producing RPET flakes from post-consumer thermoforms at its Verdun facility in France after six years of testing and development. That will increase the amount of RPET available and help bolster the use of PCR in thermoforms and films, the press release stated, because the technology has the potential to divert more than 50 million post-consumer PET thermoforms from landfill or incineration each year.
Marta Matos Gil, chief sustainability officer at Evertis, said in the press release that the partnership helps Evertis meet sustainability goals and boost product innovation, which is “crucial in the current market, where our clients face new packaging regulations and consumers are concerned about the environmental impact of the products they buy.”
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