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Biodegradable solutions for packaging of liquid dairy products

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Envision Plastics Flagship Product, EcoPrime®, Can Now Be Used in Packaging for Fatty Foods and Spirits

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Envision Plastics is excited to announce that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a letter of no objection regarding the suitability of Envision’s flagship product, EcoPrime®, when used at levels up to 100% in HDPE packaging for fatty foods and spirits under FDA’s Conditions of Use A through H. The FDA letter makes EcoPrime® the only post-consumer recycled HDPE resin for which FDA has granted a favorable review for use in packaging all food types up to retort temperature conditions.

EcoPrime® is one of the only recycled and recyclable HDPE resins specifically manufactured for direct food contact at levels up to 100%. The FDA’s letter concludes that EcoPrime® may be used in the packaging of any food product, providing brand owners a recycled and recyclable solution for all their food packaging needs. EcoPrime® can be readily integrated into existing manufacturing processes for the packaging of food and beverages, as well as for beauty, cosmetic, and personal care products, while immediately elevating a brand’s integrity of its packaging and product.

Tamsin Ettefagh, Vice President of Sales & Procurement for Envision Plastics said, “I am thrilled at the opportunities the FDA’s letter of no objection provides, extending the use of this innovative product into new markets. Made from U.S. sourced recycled food packaging, integrating EcoPrime® not only provides your end consumers the products they love, but within packaging they can feel good about.”

About Envision Plastics
Envision Plastics was established in 2001. Since then, Envision has produced over 750 million pounds of recycled resin. In June 2014, Envision was acquired by Consolidated Container Company and continues to operate as a distinct business within the CCC family. Envision has achieved unrivaled product innovation that has led to the commercialization of flagship products EcoPrime®, PRISMA®, OceanBound Plastic and Deodorized Resin™. Envision Plastics is committed to delivering innovative, sustainable and reliable post-consumer resin solutions that meet and exceed the needs of retailers, consumers and packaging customers.

About Consolidated Container Company
CCC is a leading developer and manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging solutions in North America. CCC specializes in customized mid- and short-run packaging solutions, serving a diverse customer base in the dairy, household chemicals, food/nutraceuticals, industrial/specialty chemicals, water, and beverage/juice markets. CCC also operates a leading recycled and custom compounded post-consumer resin business, Envision Plastics. With 57 rigid plastic packaging manufacturing facilities, two recycled resins manufacturing facilities, and 2,300 employees, CCC has an integrated, nationwide network that consistently delivers reliable and cost-effective packaging and recycled resin solutions to meet the needs of a wide range of customers and markets. From its state-of-the art Studio PKG™, to the recycling technologies of Envision Plastics, to its experienced manufacturing teams across its network, CCC delivers high performance, cost-effective solutions to meet even the most challenging applications. www.cccllc.com

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research, technological development and demonstration (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° [606350].

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