Product News: Chemicals & Chemical Processing

PET Films are made from 100% PCR beverage bottles.

Press Release Summary:

Nov 15, 2012 - Suited for face-seal, tray, and trapped blister thermoformed applications, Pentaform®SmartCycle® TH-ES100 PET films help consumer product companies and retailers meet sustainability goals via plastic packaging option. Films are made from 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) beverage bottles and optimized for clarity as well as processing on standard thermoforming and form/fill/seal equipment.

Klockner Pentaplast of America, Inc. - Gordonsville, VA

Original Press Release

Pentaform®SmartCycle® 100% Post-Consumer-Recycled Content Films Now Available from Klöckner Pentaplast

Press release date: Oct 31, 2012

Gordonsville, Virginia – The Pentaform®SmartCycle® film product line has been extended to include Pentaform® SmartCycle® PET films consisting of 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content. Unlike standard PCR films available in the market today which combine PCR content and virgin resin, Pentaform®SmartCycle® TH-ES100 films are made from 100% PCR from beverage bottles. Pentaform®SmartCycle® films are designed to help customers meet their sustainability goals for visual packaging applications. Ideal for face-seal, tray, and trapped blister thermoformed applications, Pentaform®SmartCycle® films offer exceptional clarity and processability on standard thermoforming and form/fill/seal equipment. With over 20 years of polyester production experience, Klöckner Pentaplast is a leading global producer of rigid polyester films and is the exclusive global supplier of SmartCycle® packaging films.

SmartCycle® Films
Through its own bottle recycling facility, Klöckner Pentaplast has recovered over 11.6 billion plastic bottles to transform potential waste into a valuable new use with its SmartCycle® packaging films. By using post-consumer recycled content from beverage bottles, SmartCycle® films save natural resources and energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, keep waste out of landfills, and help spur bottle collection.

SmartCycle® films provide a plastic packaging option to consumer product companies and retailers while building long-term value by helping them move toward their sustainable packaging goals.

Because the SmartCycle® logo can be included on the plastic containers using this film, consumers can make educated choices on their purchases. SmartCycle® films are engineered for thermoform, food, and box packaging applications with guaranteed PCR content range of 25% to 100%, as well as heat-seal (25% and 50% PCR) and RF-seal (35% PCR) formulations.

Food-grade SmartCycle® films comply with all FDA regulations for direct food contact, as well as all applicable EU regulations and directives for food contact. SmartCycle® films are certified to meet US domestic packaging regulations. SmartCycle® films are also California RPPC, RoHS, and CONEG heavy metals compliant.

kp engaged NSF International to provide independent, third-party verification of post-consumer recycled content claims for the entire line of SmartCycle® rigid polyethylene terephthalate (PET) films according to the requirements of ISO 14021 Environmental labels and declarations – Self-declared environmental claims (Type II environmental labeling) – and 16 CFR Part 260 Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims.

“Pentaform® SmartCycle® 100% post-consumer-recycled content films were developed to help meet customers’ sustainable packaging goals,” notes Peter Gianniny, Klöckner Pentaplast’s thermoforming packaging films business manager for the Americas. “The expansion of our Pentaform® SmartCycle® thermoform packaging film range to include these unique films continues to provide our customers with the broadest selection of high-performance films available in the global marketplace today.”

About the Klöckner Pentaplast Group
The Klöckner Pentaplast Group is the world’s leading producer of films for pharmaceutical, medical device, food, electronics, and general-purpose thermoform packaging, as well as printing and specialty applications. Founded in 1965 in Montabaur, Germany, Klöckner Pentaplast has grown from its initial facility to 17 current production operations in 11 countries. The Klöckner Pentaplast Group is wholly owned by the Strategic Value Partners Investor Group.

The company has sales of over Euros1 billion ($1.4 billion) and employs more than 3,000 people committed to serving customers worldwide. For more information, visit our web site at

Contact for Corporate, The Americas, and Asia:
Nancy E. Ryan
Group Director, Corporate Communications
Klöckner Pentaplast Group
+1.540.832.1419 Fax