APR commends the following companies that have completed rigorous testing to ensure their products meet the APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability. APR Guidance Recognition is presented to those innovators that have developed new products and technology that are compatible with recycling. For those who have completed Critical or Applications Guidance, innovators can provide data to an APR review team for final approval. APR recognizes those who have met both the criteria of the APR Design® Guide, as well as the strictest criteria identified in the Guidance Documents. Critical Guidance Recognition is the most common form of APR recognition.
Consumer Brand Companies may seek Critical Guidance Recognition to support commercialization of a new technology, while other innovators may use APR Recognition in their sales and marketing programs. APR promotes recipients on our website, during The APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability On Site Training Program, press releases, industry meetings, as well as other conferences and workshops.
Critical Guidance Recognition Recipients
Plastipak Packaging, Inc The Kennedy Group Polysack Flexible Packaging Ltd Avery Dennison Corporation American Fuji Seal
Auriga Polymers, Inc. UPM Raflatac DAK Americas LLC Plastipak Packaging, Inc Sleever International
DAK America LLC Eastman Chemical Company
Auriga Polymers, Inc. ColorMatrix Corporation
Auriga Polymers, Inc.
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
Eastman Chemical Company Wellman, Incorporated
Applications Guidance Recognition Recipients
The Procter and Gamble Company
Auriga Polymers Inc
Responsible Innovation Recipients
Materials Found Conforming to the Thermoform Label Test
APR publishes the conclusions of petition submissions for labels and adhesives which conform to the guidance from the voluntary thermoform program protocol. The petitions do not apply to other APR programs.
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