Post Consumer Recycled Plastic
Post-consumer resin, or PCR, is the technical term for recycled plastic. PCR presents a new opportunity for companies looking for a more sustainable packaging option to offer their environmentally-conscious customer base.
Essentially, spent plastic waste collected at local recycling centers is sorted, sterilized and repurposed into new packaging options specific to your unique needs. ERF’s PCR is primary sourced in Taiwan to reduce transport and lessen our carbon footprint.
Using the post-consumer recycled plastic to prolong the life of plastic raw material, and achieve the goals of waste reduction and plastic recycling.
Post-consumer plastics eliminate the use of virgin plastics, which is especially important as recycling rates are decreasing. Virgin plastics are manufactured from petroleum, a fossil fuel which is decreasing in availability.
Because PCR is never completely free of inclusions (visual imperfections), we strongly recommend that customers using PCR choose dark colors (amber, dark green, cobalt blue, etc.) or opaque colors instead of light transparent colors.
We suggest using PCR under 30%. We also recommend that our customers conduct their own compatibility tests with PCR bottles prior to packaging their products in bottles with any level of PCR.
Because post-consumer plastic comes from a wide variety of collection points, and these collection points typically collect a wide variety of bottles, even the most rigorous processing and pelletizing can not eliminate all particulates. The most common complaints about PCR are occasional black flecks in the finished bottles. PCR is generally a little grey than virgin resin.
All forms of PCR are also subject to some normal color variations from batch to batch, so customers must be willing to accept a slightly wider variation in the color of their finished package. And color variation of different orders, We are not able to provide color variation range board too.
To use PCR made component for metallization, color spray, ink printing may cause bad adhesion result, better not to make decoration.
We have produced PCR plastic for PP bottle, PETG bottle, PET jar and PET bottle, caps, dropper, dispensers.
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