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SABIC's renewable PP materials used for UPM Raflatac label products
Source:Adsale Plastics Network    Editor:JK    Date:28.Apr.2020

UPM Raflatac has joined SABIC's TRUCIRCLE solutions for its new post-consumer recycled (PCR) Clear and White label products. The collaboration between UPM Raflatac and SABIC is a major step toward creating a circular economy.


Available globally, the UPM Raflatac PP PCR Clear and White label products are made with certified circular SABIC PP materials that use feedstock made from chemical recycling of mixed plastic waste to deliver virgin-quality resins.


With the same properties as standard PP films, these PP PCR films can be used in different label applications, including rigid food packaging while fulfilling strict food safety regulations.


UPM Raflatac's white label products are made with certified circular SABIC PP materials.

Customers and brand owners can achieve the same product performance and cut their footprint by decreasing the amount of virgin materials used at the same time.


“SABIC is continuing to reinvent and lead in sustainability. We are truly pioneering the way toward a circular economy for plastics," says Mark Vester, Circular Economy Leader at SABIC.


The new PP PCR Clear and White products are a continuation of the company's mission to use recycled or renewable raw materials. The first step was with UPM Raflatac Forest Film where fossil raw materials are replaced by renewable wood-based ones.


“We are happy to be involved in our industry's shift toward more circular solutions. This innovative product is the first of its kind available on the market," says Antti Jääskeläinen, Executive Vice President, UPM Raflatac.


The renewable SABIC PP materials are made from wood-based feedstock.

For its Forest Film, UPM has selected certified renewable SABIC PP materials made from bio-based feedstock from the TRUCIRCLE solution portfolio.


TRUCIRCLE is SABIC's complete portfolio of solutions that span design for recyclability, mechanically recycled products, certified circular products from feedstock recycling of plastic waste streams and certified renewables products from bio-based feedstock.


As per UPM Raflatac's standard procedure, the whole value chain of PP PCR films has ISCC PLUS certification. The widely recognized sustainability certification scheme verifies that the mass balance accounting follows predefined and transparent rules. In addition, it provides traceability along the supply chain, from the feedstock to the final product.



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