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AN derived from petroleum; the Tenax carbon
fibre based on this material offers the
same performance attributes and processing
as equivalent fossil-based Tenax products.
Customers can easily use Tenax carbon
fibre made with bio-based or circular
materials to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
throughout the product life cycle.
Carbon fibre, a light and strong reinforcement
material, is used in a wide range of
markets, including aerospace, automotive
and sporting goods. With growing pressure
to reduce GHG emissions throughout the
product life cycle, the materials industry is
striving to reduce the environmental impact
of manufacturing processes involving
carbon fiber throughout the supply chain.
tiple sizes and configurations, and it can be
paired with both rigid and flexible containers.
It is suitable for products with a wide range
of viscosities, from honey to water. Notably,
this includes fat- and acid-based products
such as mayonnaise and ketchup.
Pharmaceutical blister packaging
with recycled content
PET blister film with PCR content allows
pharma companies to stay ahead of pending
sustainability legislation poised to affect
packaging in all industries. Perhaps most
notably, the EU's forthcoming Packaging
& Packaging Waste Regulation likely will
impose recyclability deadlines on all industries
and PCR content baselines for various
sectors. Similar movements are progressing
elsewhere, leading to demand for more
sustainable pharmaceutical packaging solutions
that do not compromise on material
quality, product protection or patient health.
Building and
Construction
Low-cost, efficient drainage using
recycled plastics
Clean product cutoff avoids drips, leaks or
spills during product use, and inverted storage
compatibility helps consumers use the entirety of
each package's contents.
Packaging
Aptar introduces fully recyclable
flow control dispensing solutions
Aptar Closures, a US-headquartered producer
of flow control dispensing solutions,
now offers a line of fully recyclable flow control
dispensing solutions suitable for a wide
range of products, most notably food and
beverage applications such as condiments
and sauces. The company's SimpliCycle
valve combines packaging sustainability
with a precise and hygienic dispensing performance.
Its outstanding flow control and
consistent flow rate ensure users get precise
amounts of product when and where
they please.
Made from low-density TPE, the valves
float during the recycling sorting process,
allowing easy separation from the PET
stream; from there, they are recycled in the
PP and PE stream. When assembled into a
compatible Aptar closure, SimpliCycle creates
a fully recyclable solution for use with
PET, PE or PP containers.
The SimpliCycle valve is available in mul12
January/February
2024
TekniPlex Healthcare, Alpek
introduce blister film with
recycled content
TekniPlex Healthcare has partnered with
petrochemical specialist Alpek Polyester
to introduce a pharmaceutical-grade PET
blister film made with recycled materials.
30% of the PET blister film is manufactured
using post-consumer recycled monomers.
When combined with TekniPlex's polyester
lidding, Teknilid Push, the film plus lidding
blister system is also fully recyclable in
the polyester recycling stream. TekniPlex
Healthcare debuted the new solution at
Pharmapack Paris, 24-25 January 2024. The
monomers are obtained through a chemical
recycling process in which the post-consumer
waste PET is depolymerised into its
constituent monomers. After repolymerisation,
the result is a recycled PET resin that is
essentially virgin material. The end product
from Alpek's polymer reactor is a sheet in
master reel made according to the melt-tosheet
process.
The new blister film meets all pharmaceutical
requirements for PET as outlined in the
European Pharmacopoeia Section 3.1.15 and
United States Pharmacopoeia Section 661.1.
Among other benefits, adopting the new
UK-based Dura Products has expanded its
range to include a 160mm drainer for applications
with shallow depth. The company,
specialised in the manufacture of sustainable
road kerbs and drainage solutions
made with recycled polymers, said the new
linear surface draining system is both lowcost
and efficient. The Durachannel 160 has
been designed to suit mainstream applications
such as forecourts, carparks, highways
and any surface or structure requiring
efficient linear drainage. The Durachannel is
made of around 70% recycled plastic, with
each unit containing a combination of 227
recycled bottles, caps and closures. The
system uses dual, heel-friendly slots across
the whole length of the channel line to facilitate
quick and safe drainage. Access and
outfall units enable easy jetting and general
maintenance, while its size at 500mm x
187mm x 160mm and weight at 4.5kg means
it can be lifted without machinery.
Dura Products also offers Durakerb, a
lightweight and recycled kerbing unit, and
Duradrain, a green combined kerbing and
drainage solution. In 2022, the company sold
over 100,000 units - over 50km - of Durakerb
and Duradrain, an increase of close to 70%
over the year before. This follows a sustained
period of growth in 2020, during which the
business grew by over 60%.
Low-cost and
efficient new linear
surface draining
system from Dura
Products

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