A global supplier of rigid and flexible packaging to medical device and pharmaceutical OEMs, Klöckner Pentaplast (kp) reports that it has received ISCC Plus certification via the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) at three of its manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe. This certification allows kp to utilize any chemically recycled raw material validated through a mass balance approach. It will directly support use of chemically recycled polymers, such as Eastman’s Eastar Renew resin, in the production of select Pentamed medical device films.
Certification has been granted to kp’s manufacturing sites in Montabaur Germany, and at the Gordonsville and Rural Retreat facilities in Virginia.
“By utilizing chemically recycled polymers like Renew for our medical device films, we are not only reducing the burden on virgin raw materials, we are also supporting the successful diversion of waste that would otherwise be landfilled or incinerated,” said Tom Priewe, kp product manager for medical device films. “Kp is thoroughly committed to expanding its medical device films presence globally by offering new, novel products to the market.”
“Our commitment to sustainability focuses on incorporating more recycled content into our recipes along with designing products for recyclability,” added Kirstin Hedin, vice president of product line management and marketing. “We will continue to develop solutions that drive circularity by collaborating with key supplier partners.”
ISCC is a globally applicable sustainability certification system and covers all sustainable feedstocks, including agricultural and forestry biomass, biogenic wastes and residues, circular materials, and renewables. The system has been developed through an open multi-stakeholder process and is governed by an association with more than 230 members, including research institutes and NGOs. As a no-deforestation standard with a strong commitment to protect forests, high-carbon stock lands, and biodiversity, ISCC posted on its website that it strives for a world where biomass and other raw materials are produced in an environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable manner.