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Klöckner Pentaplast (kp) has received ISCC Plus certification through the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) at three of its manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe. The certification allows kp to utilize any chemically recycled raw material using mass balance and will directly support kp’s use of chemically recycled polymers, like Eastman’s Eastar™ Renew resin, powered by its advanced molecular recycling capabilities, in the production of select Pentamed® medical device films. ISCC Plus certification has been achieved at kp’s manufacturing sites in Montabaur, Germany, and both Gordonsville, and Rural Retreat, Va.
Tom Priewe, product manager for medical device films, explains, “By utilizing chemically recycled polymers like Renew for our medical device films, we are not only reducing the burden on virgin raw materials, we are also supporting the successful diversion of waste that would otherwise be landfilled or incinerated. kp is thoroughly committed to expanding its medical device films presence globally by offering new, novel products to the market.”
Kirstin Hedin, vice president of product line management & marketing, adds, “This is a significant step forward in our commitment to produce more certified, recycled content films. The investment also responds to continued demand for sustainable options from our medical device film customer base. Our commitment to sustainability focuses on incorporating more recycled content into our recipes along with designing products for recyclability. We will continue to develop solutions that drive circularity by collaborating with key supplier partners.”