Participating in the PET Thermoform Label and Adhesive Evaluation Program
APR, the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers, promotes development of the plastics recycling industry by providing leadership for long-term industry growth and vitality. APR strives to expand the post-consumer plastics recycling industry through a cooperative effort aimed at identifying and eliminating barriers to successful commercial recycling by:
In accordance with APR’s intention, the PET Thermoform Program offers a voluntary program to makers of PET thermoform labels and adhesives to assess the effects of materials decisions on the recyclability of PET thermoforms and receive publicity for successful evaluations.
Read the Protocol for Evaluating PET Thermoform Labels and Adhesives for Compatibility with PET Recycling, the PET Thermoform Program Operating Procedures and the PET Thermoform Program Petitioner Agreement.
Register the intention to test a label and adhesive system. Click here for registration form. There is no fee needed to register. The fee will be required when data are submitted for evaluation.
Conduct testing with an accepted laboratory. Each discrete label and adhesive combination is considered a separate petition and data set.