Pregis and NOVA Chemicals Deliver a Sustainable Packaging Solution Designed for Food Applications
Pregis®, a leading manufacturer of flexible and protective packaging, partnered with NOVA Chemicals Corporation (“NOVA Chemicals”) to co-develop a sustainable packaging solution for food-safe applications used in stand-up pouches (SUPs), fitment pouches, and lay-flat bags.
The Pregis film structure, manufactured with Nova Chemical’s SYNDIGO™ rPE-0860-FC recycled polyethylene resin, delivers on the market need for high-quality, food-safe recycled content solutions without compromising on performance. This solution goes beyond the FDA-LNO (letter of non-objection) to provide packaging converters, and consumer packaged goods companies, with a mechanically recycled content film that offers unmatched safety and quality. The outcome of this joint development effort is a sustainable solution that delivers on film clarity, printability, and processing performance.
“Pregis and NOVA share an unwavering commitment to supporting our planet – and we know our customers are aspiring to do the same. This partnership demonstrates our dedication to enabling a circular economy with an emphasis on product safety and manufacturing quality. As a result, our customers and supply chain partners are confident in our offering of food contact rPE containing films,” said Jonathan Quinn, Director of Market Development and Sustainability at Pregis Performance Flexibles.
Pregis has invested north of $100 million to build state of the art blown film extrusion operations with the goal of solving the customer needs of today – and tomorrow. The food-safe recycled content polyethylene film is a welcome addition to the Pregis Performance Flexibles Renew™ Series of sustainable high performance films.
“We have a long history as a supplier to Pregis and see them as an ideal partner in delivering solutions that support the growing brand owner demand for high quality, food-safe recycled content,” said Alan Schrob, Director of Mechanical Recycling at NOVA Chemicals. “We’re proud to bring our first mechanically recycled food-contact grade resin to market through this fantastic partnership.”
Pregis and NOVA Chemicals are committed to addressing the changing demands of consumers while minimizing their environmental impact. Through their joint efforts in creating sustainable packaging solutions for food, brand owners and retailers can now choose alternatives that actively promote a circular economy for plastics.
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Pregis LLC is a customer-driven solutions provider of innovative flexible packaging, protective packaging materials, equipment systems and surface protection. As a material neutral company, Pregis works with its customers to find the right solution to solve their business challenges. Pregis is dedicated to minimizing impact on the environment by developing products which protect against damage, are designed for circularity, and preserve natural resources. The company serves a wide variety of consumer and industrial market segments including food, pharmaceutical, healthcare, medical devices, agricultural, e-commerce, retail, automotive, transportation, furniture, electronics, building, construction, and military/aerospace. For more information, visit www.pregis.com and www.pregiseu.com.
About NOVA Chemicals Corporation
NOVA Chemicals is guided by a singular purpose to shape a world where the plastic products vital to our health and happiness are better tomorrow than they are today. We have a bold ambition to create a plastics circular economy and work collaboratively toward a low carbon, zero plastic waste future. NOVA Chemicals’ portfolio of virgin and recycled resins, along with best-in-class technical expertise, is what sets us apart; our customers use our products to create easy-to-recycle and recycled content films, packaging, and products. Our employees work to ensure health, safety, security, and environmental stewardship through our commitment to Sustainability and Responsible Care®.
NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has 2,400 employees worldwide and is wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Learn more at www.novachem.com