AptarGroup to partner with PureCycle on UPRP launch
AptarGroup announced that it has partnered with PureCycle Technologies, to prepare for the introduction of PureCycle's Ultra-Pure Recycled Polypropylene, or UPRP, into dispensing applications. PureCycle's ground-breaking, patented recycling process, developed and licensed by Procter & Gamble, separates color, odor and any other contaminants from plastic waste feedstock to transform it into UPRP resin with virgin-like properties. This process fully closes the loop in the reuse of recycled plastics while making recycled plastics more accessible at scale to companies desiring to use a sustainable, recycled resin. Over the next three years, Aptar will collaborate with and provide critical feedback to PureCycle regarding the transformation process of its UPRP. In addition to providing detailed feedback into how the resin performs during the transformation process, Aptar will play a role in helping PureCycle prepare for the food grade requirements in Europe.