Recycled plastic reloaded

43i_0713AkzoNobel is extending its range of packaging which contains post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics. It is introducing custom-moulded tester pots for its Cuprinol Garden Shades range, manufactured by RPC Containers UKSC and RPC Containers Market Rasen. The container is blow moulded in 100%-recycled HDPE, a first for RPC UKSC, while the cap and applicator brush stem are injection-moulded using 50% recycled PP. The intention is to increase the amount of recycled material in the cap as the manufacturing process is further refined. The launch of the PCR tester pots follows the successful introduction in 2011 of injection-moulded PP paint cans containing 25% PCR from RPC Oakham for Akzo’s Dulux Colours ranges. The cans were selected for a Green Apple Gold Award from the Green Organisation.

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