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Monday, October 18 2021 - 11:00
AsiaNet
kpNext(TM) Klockner P entaplast Launches Its New Recylable Pet Blister Film
SUZHOU, China, Oct. 18, 2021/PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

Klockner Pentaplast (kp), a leading global manufacturer of high barrier 
protective packaging solutions with industry-leading use of recycled content 
material, has launched kpNext(TM), its first-to-market innovation in recyclable 
PET blister films. kpNext is the only PET recyclable blister that is completely 
compatible on pharmaceutical manufacturing form, fill and seal equipment.

kp has a rich history of innovative pharmaceutical blister packaging solutions 
and kpNext(TM) is the next step of that evolution. Not only is kpNext the only 
PET film designed to be a recyclable blister package, but it does not come at 
the expense of the manufacturing process. Pharmaceutical companies and 
converters can utilize kpNext on their existing form, fill and seal lines with 
no loss of line speed or a need to retool. It truly is the best of both worlds, 
a sustainable yet functional solution.

From consumers to global brands to governments, the demand for recyclable 
packaging has never been higher. kpNext answers those calls. It is produced 
from a globally recyclable material and is designed to  be recycled in the RIC 
(resin identification code) #1 PET stream.

Daniel Stagnaro, Head of Technology stated: "Current pharmaceutical blister 
packaging is classified as RIC #7, produced from a multi material structure, 
which is not recyclable and therefore is disposed in a landfill or incinerated. 
Major pharmaceutical companies have been challenging blister manufacturers for 
a solution that is responsible and recyclable. kp has answered those challenges 
with kpNext." 

kpNext is the culmination of three years' worth of research and development. 
Utilizing its kp i.center, an application development lab located in 
Charlottesville, VA, kp scientists, chemists and technical teams have worked on 
developing the technology to where it is today: A blister film designed to be 
fully recyclable and a plug & play solution on existing pharmaceutical lines. 

At launch, Dr. Jorg Schneewind, President of kp's PHD Division said: "kp Next 
is an example of excellence in product innovation because it has been designed 
to be recyclable and is a seamless transition, taking the burden off our 
customers to adapt to the sustainable film. Instead, the film adapted to the 
equipment. It's a true milestone for the industry and for kp - in our ability 
to support our customers in meeting their sustainability commitments."

"For over 55 years, kp has been at the forefront of sustainable packaging 
designs, championing the circular economy and closed-loop recycling while 
leading in innovative, recycled-content products," said Scott Tracey, CEO of 
Klockner Pentaplast. "As a company, we're committed to taking every opportunity 
to make packaging recyclable. A win-win for our long-term partners."  

kpNext(TM) - Tomorrow is finally here, and it's crystal clear.

About Klockner Pentaplast  

Focused on delivering its vision: The Sustainable Protection of Everyday Needs, 
kp is a global leader in rigid and flexible packaging, and specialty film 
solutions, serving the pharmaceutical, medical device, protein markets, amongst 
others. With a broad and innovative portfolio of packaging and product films 
and services, kp plays an integral role in the customer value chain by 
safeguarding product integrity, protecting brand reputation and improving 
sustainability. kp's "Investing in Better" sustainability strategy solidifies 
its commitment to achieving ten clear targets for long-term improvement. kp has 
earned a gold rating from EcoVadis, the leading platform for environmental, 
social, and ethical performance ratings, putting kp in the top 3% of companies 
rated in the manufacturing of plastics products sector. Founded in 1965, kp has 
31 plants in 18 countries and employs ca. 5,900 people committed to serving 
customers worldwide in over 60 locations. For more information visit 
www.kpfilms.com.

SOURCE  kpNext

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