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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.  

Click here to access specific details about recipients and the innovations.


Critical Guidance Recognition Recipients



Taghleef Industries Inc. and Brook & Whittle Limited     Klöckner Pentaplast Films . Avery Dennison Corporation


SKC, Inc.    Multi-Color Corporation    UPM Raflatac     Plastipak Packaging, Inc.    Plastipak Packaging, Inc.   Multi-Color Corporation  UPM Raflatac      


Auriga Polymers, Inc. (Indorama Ventures)     Klöckner Pentaplast Films    Eastman Chemical Company  CCL Label


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


Spear Incorporated


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


Naked Juice Company


Responsible Innovation Recipients


Berry Plastics


Dow Chemical Company 


Sun Chemical Corporation


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.

Click here for a full list of companies that have successfully completed this test.

Problem Containers

Report problem containers to help APR reduce contamination in the plastic recycling stream.

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