Modulpac has been working actively for several years to replace fossil plastics with other alternatives as this is the only way forward.
Since last spring, Modulpac has manufactured closures in a PCR material that is based solely on recycled plastic closures. We have now evaluated the closures together with a small number of customers and everything has gone well beyond expectations and there are already several closures on the market. For example, we have produced outer parts for child resistant closures and flip top caps with sensitive hinges with good results. We therefore want to scale this up and take it one step further.
We’re therefore expanding our Closure 2 Closure® project together with NET Test Institute in Norway. Both parties are passionate about the sustainable use of plastic and see this as an important step in our development. Initially, our goal and hope are that we will be able to have our closures UN-approved in Closure 2 Closure® material and be able to market 100% plastic recycled and UN-approved caps.
Rune Fink at NET is very committed to use more recycled plastic and participates in the International Committee "ISO/TC122/SC3/WG8", as an expert in the field. Rune says that work is being done actively both with the new edition of ISO16103 (Transport packaging for dangerous goods — Recycled plastics material) and also with changes to the UN regulations for the transport of dangerous goods.
If you are interested in receiving samples of our new Closure 2 Closure® material, please contact us at Modulpac. If you have any questions about tests or anything else about the material, please contact Rune Fink at NET.