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Sustainable Packaging Solutions

RPC M&H Plastics is able to offer a range of different materials to meet increased demand for environmentally-responsive products. These include:

  • PCR (Post Consumer Regrind)
  • PLA (Polylactic Acid)
  • Sugarcane Polymer
  • Eco-friendly Printing

The company is committed to minimising energy use throughout all its activities, including investing in low-energy technology for manufacturing systems and working in partnership with customers delivering first-class products which are kinder to the planet.

PCR (Post Consumer Regrind)

  • PCR is plastic products that have been recycled, which means they have been reprocessed to be re-used in new manufacturing
  • PCR conserves energy and non-renewable resources as recycling replaces the need for primary extraction and the manufacture of new plastics
  • RPC M&H Plastics offers a range of PCR material for use in the production of plastic bottles and jars at levels of between 25% – 100% in PET and HDPE
  • PCR tubes are available for use with PE starting at 25% PCR material

PLA (Polylactic Acid)

  • PLA is a compostable polymer derived from renewable sources such as corn starch
  • RPC M&H Plastics has trialled PLA in various manufacturing processes and the results to date have been promising although there are some limitations on what can be produced
  • We would be happy to develop this further in partnership with a customer – please contact our Sales Team to discuss

Sugarcane polymer

  • Polymer made using bio-oil derived from sugar cane rather than traditional oil
  • RPC M&H Plastics Beccles is currently producing sugarcane flexible tubes and developing bottles along with RPC M&H Plastics Winchester for the packaging market
  • Retains same properties of traditional oil-based polymers
  • 100% renewable
  • Possible to achieve negative carbon footprint
  • Investigating Polyethylene Furanoate (PEF) source, Bio-polymer equivalent to PET
  • Sugarcane Closures also available.

Eco-friendly printing

Printing adds very little gram weight to the product. In addition label materials are sometimes inconsistent with the bottle which can hinder recycling.

RPC M&H Plastics operates an Integrated Management System which embraces Quality Management, Environmental Management and Health & Safety Management.

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