Rieke Pioneers MonoTM-2e Pump Designed for Recyclability
Rieke, part of the TriMas Packaging group, has advanced its commitment to providing customers innovative solutions in sustainability with the commercialization of its patented MonoTM-2e pump, a dispenser pump that is ready to be recycled.
This innovation is the first fully-recyclable, mono-material pump on the market. After proving production and commercial robustness for nearly one year, Rieke’s Mono-2e is commercially available and ready for advanced design applications for its consumer packaged goods (CPG) customers, serving the beauty, personal care and other end markets with Love Beauty and Planet by Unilever.
The single-polymer pump was designed to facilitate the recycling process for dispensers, which was desired by both CPG customers and consumers. As a result, Rieke’s global design and engineering teams conceived the Mono-2e. As an industry innovator, Rieke developed its mono-material pump without compromising quality, formula compatibility, aesthetics or performance.
Today, Rieke’s unique dispenser made from a single type of polymer was the first commercial-ready option available to customers and is already well adopted in practice by a global CPG company as an integral part of the packaging for one of its major new brands.
This was a unique simplification in plastic, moving up to a model of circular economy where the focus is the optimization of the following stream at the end of lifecycle of the product. The full homogeneity of the recycled polymer increases the performance and quality, while it extends possible high-quality applications of following products molded in Postconsumer Resin.
The Rieke Mono-2e was recognized as a 2020 Finalist of the Sustainability Packaging Coalition Innovator Awards for this revolutionary single-polymer design, as the patented pump features six parts, all made from one material. It is 100 percent recyclable and designed to massively reduce its carbon footprint. It’s designed to be more easily recycled than ever before. This allows closures and dispensing systems manufacturer, Rieke, to use PCR with the ability to integrate up to 100 percent of Postconsumer Resin, Polypropylene or Polyethylene into caps or closures.
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