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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Letter of No Objection for Revolution’s proprietary recycling method to produce post-consumer recycled linear low-density polyethylene (PCR-LLDPE) for contact applications. Food. PCR produced by Revolution’s process can be used at content levels up to 100% in the manufacture of food contact articles for all types of foods under almost any use condition such as defined by the FDA. This is a first-of-its-kind step for the recycling and consumer packaging industries.
A significant breakthrough in flexible plastic recycling and a potential solution to consumer packaging sustainability
Revolution’s FDA LNO announcement represents a significant step forward in addressing the growing global need for flexible film recycling and durable consumer packaging. In recent years, consumer awareness and demand for recycled content has increased dramatically, as organizations such as the US Plastics Pact have set ambitious goals to achieve up to 30% recycled content in plastic packaging by 2025. for recyclers to meet quality standards and food contact requirements set by consumer packaging applications. Revolution’s advances in flexible film recycling promise to fill this gap by providing the broadest possible applications yet for the use of LLDPE PCR in flexible films.
A technical breakthrough based on decades of expertise in recycling flexible plastics
The development of a method to meet PCR food contact quality represents the culmination of a long-term development project undertaken by the Revolution team. Revolution has used its more than 25 years of flexible film recycling experience to develop new proprietary processes, testing methods and quality control measures to meet the stringent requirements specified by the FDA. “This was a focused, multi-year project to improve our process, and it really paid off in showing what can be done with recycled content. We believe this is just the beginning of tremendous growth and application development for PCR in flexible films,” said Scott Coleman, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Growth at Revolution. .
Revolution expects further approvals and advancements based on this first benchmark, paving the way for further innovations in PCR production. The company is currently expanding its capacity and speeding up its processes to meet market demand. “We are committed to redefining what is possible for flexible film recycling, and the FDA LNO is just the next step in our progression toward even more flexible film solutions that provide true sustainability for our customers and to the consumer packaging industry as a whole,” said Revolution CEO Sean Whiteley.
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