The Association of Plastic Recyclers
  • APR Design® for Recyclability Recognition Program
    APR Design® for Recyclability Recognition Program
Innovation Category Recognition Date Recognition Path Company Name Innovation Trade Name
AdditiveJune 22, 2021Critical GuidanceKraton Corporation CirKular+™ C2000 and CirKular+™ C3000 performance enhancing additives up to 5% loading
Barrier materialsJune 12, 2023Critical GuidanceColgate-Palmolive CP-NH-Lean and CP-HUH-Lean HDPE laminated tubes w/ <5% EVOH
Barrier materialsJune 12, 2023Critical GuidanceL’Occitane-En-Provence Hand Cream Tube 30ml made w/ ALBEA Greenleaf Gen2 and HDPE closure
Barrier materialsJune 6, 2023Critical GuidanceAvery Dennison Metallized decoration films w/ AD CleanFlake™ Technology
Barrier materialsMay 25, 2023Critical GuidanceKim Pack Company Kim Pai Go Green 300 HDPE tube w/ 5% or less EVOH
Barrier materialsApril 13, 2023Critical GuidanceShenzhen Beauty Star Extruded HDPE Tubes with or without EVOH (with less than 4.1% EVOH) and with or without HDPE Closures
Barrier materialsJanuary 13, 2023Critical GuidanceBP Polymers Kortrax® Barrier Resin
Barrier materialsNovember 2, 2022Critical GuidanceAmcor Flexibles China Ecocare HDPE 250/15 tubes w/ up to 5% EVOH
Barrier materialsOctober 21, 2022Critical GuidanceAlbea Extruded plastic tubes for Colgate Hello incorporating low melt flow HDPE resin in the tube body and shoulder and an NIR-sortable colorant for tubes pigmented black
Barrier materialsSeptember 22, 2022Critical GuidanceAlbea Timeless tubes
Barrier materialsAugust 30, 2022Critical Guidance & Bottle-to-BottleKim Pack Company Kim Pai Go Green 210 tubes
Barrier materialsAugust 17, 2022Critical GuidanceGlenroy Recyclable Standcap tubes
Barrier materialsAugust 15, 2022Critical Guidance & Bottle-to-BottleEPL Limited Platina Pro ME tubes
Barrier materialsAugust 15, 2022Critical Guidance & Bottle-to-BottleEPL Limited Platina Pro Vision tubes
Barrier materialsJanuary 12, 2022Critical GuidanceHoffmann Neopac AG Polyfoil® MMB Tubes with and without thin film metallization
Barrier materialsJanuary 5, 2022Critical Guidance & Bottle-to-BottleGlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Greenleaf Gen2 tubes with 5.5% EVOH barrier addition, low melt 1661 shoulder, without closure, and decorated with UV-cured printing
Barrier materialsJanuary 5, 2022Critical Guidance & Bottle-to-BottleAlbea S.A. Printed extruded HDPE tube with low melt flow HDPE flip-top cap
Barrier materialsSeptember 7, 2021Critical Guidance & Bottle-to-BottleSan Ying Packaging Ever Green 01 decorated HDPE tube with less than 1% vinyl alcohol-based coating barrier layer
Barrier materialsAugust 28, 2021Critical GuidanceRego Packaging (GZ) ECO ERA MONO PBL tube w/ < 5% vinyl alcohol-based barrier layer system and HDPE closure
Barrier materialsJune 28, 2021Critical GuidanceCCL Tube Eco Vision direct printed PE tube with 5% and less EVOH and HDPE closure
Barrier materialsJune 17, 2021Critical Guidance & Bottle-to-BottleKim Pack Company, Ltd. Kim Pai Go Green decorated HD-PBL 220/11 HDPE/LLDPE tube w/ 3.7% or less EVOH
Barrier materialsJune 17, 2021Critical Guidance & Bottle-to-BottleKim Pai Lamitube Company Limited Kim Pai Go Green decorated HD-PBL EV15-350 HDPE/LLDPE tube, w/ 3.4% or less EVOH
Barrier materialsDecember 14, 2020Critical Guidance & Bottle-to-BottlePolyplastics USA, Inc. High gloss HDPE container with 20% cyclic olefin copolymer (TOPAS® 8007F-600 COC) outer-layer
Barrier materialsMarch 22, 2021Critical Guidance & Bottle-to-BottleGlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Platina 2515 decorated HDPE tube w/ 5% or less EVOH
Barrier materialsDecember 1, 2020Critical GuidanceEPL Limited Platina 250 decorated HDPE tube w/ 5% or less EVOH and HDPE closure
Barrier materialsMay 7, 2021Critical Guidance & Bottle-to-BottleKim Pack Company, Ltd. Kim Pai Go Green 300, 350, and 380 HDPE decorated tube w/ 3.9% or less EVOH and PP closure
Barrier materialsOctober 1, 2020

Updated March 4, 2021
Critical Guidance & Bottle-to-BottleKim Pack Company, Ltd. Kim Pai Go Green 250 HDPE metallized and decorated tube w/ 4.4% or less EVOH and PP closure
Barrier materialsAugust 24, 2020Critical GuidanceEssel Propack Limited Platina PRO 220 series and Platina PRO 250 series
Barrier materialsMarch 31, 2020Critical GuidanceEssel Propack Limited Platina 400 and GML 300 HDPE tubes
Barrier materialsJune 21, 2019

Updated March 2, 2020
Critical Guidance & Bottle-to-BottleInhance Technologies Enkase™ fluorination coating
Barrier materialsDecember 10, 2019Critical GuidanceLiving Proof HDPE bottle with 10% or less clear ethylene/propylene thermoplastic polyolefin outer layer
Barrier materialsDecember 6, 2019Critical Guidance & Bottle-to-BottleAlbea S.A. Greenleaf Generation 2
Barrier materialsSeptember 10, 2019Critical GuidanceEssel Propack Limited Platina 250 and Green GML 300 HDPE tubes
Barrier materialsJune 21, 2019Applications GuidanceInhance Technologies FluoroSeal® fluorination coating
Barrier materialsJune 10, 2009Applications GuidanceNaked Juice and PepsiCo Multilayer container consisting of homopolymer HDPE, EVOH, and a material tie layer
Barrier, Label Inks, AttachmentsApril 28, 2020Critical GuidanceColgate-Palmolive Samson Tube
Barrier, Label Inks, AttachmentsApril 9, 2019Critical Guidance & Bottle-to-BottleColgate-Palmolive Samson Tube
Black and Dark ColorsNovember 1, 2022Preferred Design (MPG)Avient Corporation OnColor™ NIR Sortable Colorants
Closures & Dispensers March 28, 2023 Preferred Design (MPG)FusionPKG Atmos-One, All Polyolefin atmospheric pump
Closures & Dispensers August 10, 2021 Preferred Design (MPG)APackaging Group APG Infinity Fine Mist Sprayer
Closures & Dispensers August 10, 2021 Preferred Design (MPG)APackaging Group APG Infinity Trigger Sprayer
Closures & Dispensers August 22, 2023 Preferred Design (MPG)APackaging Group Infinity Foamer Pump
Closures & Dispensers August 22, 2023 Preferred Design (MPG)APackaging Group Infinity Lotion Pump Series 2
Closures & Dispensers August 22, 2023 Preferred Design (MPG)APackaging Group Infinity Mini-Trigger
Closures & Dispensers August 22, 2023 Preferred Design (MPG)APackaging Group Infinity Treatment Pump
Closures & Dispensers August 22, 2023 Preferred Design (MPG)APackaging Group Infinity Airless Pump
Closures & Dispensers August 22, 2023 Preferred Design (MPG)APackaging Group Infinity Dropper
Closures & Dispensers July 27, 2023 Preferred Design (MPG)Guangdong Neat Packaging All polyolefin foam pump
Closures & Dispensers July 27, 2023 Preferred Design (MPG)Majesty Packaging Systems Limited 2.0cc Whole Plastic Twist-lock pump V3
Closures & Dispensers July 27, 2023 Preferred Design (MPG)Majesty Packaging Systems Limited 2.0cc Whole Plastic Twist-lock pump V2
Closures & Dispensers July 27, 2023 Preferred Design (MPG)Majesty Packaging Systems Limited 1.2cc Whole Plastic Trigger Pump
Closures & Dispensers December 19, 2022 Preferred Design (MPG)Silgan Dispensing Systems SP05™R, SP05™R CR, and VersaPlast®R trigger sprayers
Closures & Dispensers November 2, 2022 Preferred Design (MPG)Tianzhou Packaging Gong 1 series 100% PP pump and Gong 1 series all polyolefin pump
Closures & Dispensers November 2, 2022 Preferred Design (MPG)Foshan ColorPump M20 all PP dispensing pump and M40 all PP dispensing pump
Closures & Dispensers November 2, 2022 Preferred Design (MPG)Guangzhou Sungoing Dual spring mono material airless pump
Closures & Dispensers November 2, 2022 Preferred Design (MPG)CLC Group Full Plastic series all polyolefin pumps for HDPE, PP and PET containers
Closures & Dispensers September 1, 2022Critical GuidanceSilgan Dispensing Systems ReVive™2cc and ReVive™4cc all-polyolefin dispensing pumps for HDPE and PET bottles
Closures & Dispensers August 9, 2022 Preferred Design (MPG)FusionPKG 100% polyolefin airless pump engine
Closures & Dispensers December 8, 2021 Preferred Design (MPG)Hana Innovation America HANA’s globally-patented ECOHELIX 100% polypropylene dispensing pumps for PET, HDPE and PP containers
Closures & Dispensers December 8, 2021 Preferred Design (MPG)APackaging Group APackaging Group’s Infinity Pump Series™ all-polyolefin lotion pumps for HDPE and PET bottles
Closures & Dispensers August 30, 2021 Preferred Design (MPG)Aptar Beauty + Home Aptar’s Future all-PE pump for HDPE and PET bottles
Closures & Dispensers August 10, 2021 Critical GuidanceAPackaging Group APG Infinity Pump Series Pump
Closures & Dispensers May 10, 2021 Critical GuidanceAptar SimpleCycle™ TPE valves with proper closures for PET, HDPE, and PP bottles
In-Mold LabelsNovember 1, 2022Critical GuidancePolyart Uncoated Polyart for IML and pressure sensitive labelling applications and Coated Polyart for pressure sensitive and non-pressure sensitive labelling applications
In-Mold LabelsJuly 18, 2021Critical Guidance & Bottle-to-BottleYupo Corporation YUPO® white polyolefin in-mold-label (IML) unprinted/undecorated substrates for HDPE bottles
Label InksJune 16, 2016Critical GuidancePlastipak Four color Direct Object Printing™ up to 70% coverage
Label InksOctober 17, 2014Critical GuidancePlastipak Two color Direct Object Printing™ with 0.6% and less surface coverage
PS Labels/adhesivesNovember 1, 2022Critical GuidancePolyart Uncoated Polyart for IML and pressure sensitive labelling applications and Coated Polyart for pressure sensitive and non-pressure sensitive labelling applications
PS Labels/adhesivesJanuary 4, 2023Critical GuidanceMactac White and clear BOPP film w/ Pressure Sensitive Hot Melt CHILL AT adhesive and Acrylic Emulsion ST95 Adhesive
PS Labels/adhesivesApril 6, 2022Critical GuidanceAvery Dennison CleanFlake™ Technology that enables recycling for General Purpose & Beverage applications on PET & HDPE
PS Labels/adhesivesMay 24, 2021Critical GuidanceGreen Bay Packaging GreenCycle™ 018CT, 26WCT, 023WT, and 024TL w/ 102 adhesive
PS Labels/adhesivesMay 21, 2021Critical GuidanceFLEXcon Company, Inc. optiFLEX® ecoFOCUS™ clear w/ V-127RE adhesive
PS Labels/adhesivesDecember 18, 2020Critical GuidanceAvery Dennison PE, PE/PP polyolefin blend, and BOPP substrates w/ GPP acrylic adhesive
PS Labels/adhesivesDecember 17, 2020Critical GuidanceUPM Raflatac PE and PP pressure sensitive labels with general purpose acrylic adhesive
PS Labels/adhesivesJuly 20, 2020Critical GuidanceAvery Dennison BOPP Film with Pressure Sensitive Acrylic Emulsion Adhesive
PS Labels/adhesives & Shrink LabelsOctober 12, 2020Critical GuidanceMulti-Color Corp. Polypropylene labels: gravure printed, wax coated substrate, heat transfer label; flexo printed, wax coated substrate, heat transfer label; gravure printed white in-mold label with EVA adhesive; flexo printed, clear pressure sensitive label with 10126 or 13733 acrylic adhesive; and flexo printed, white pressure sensitive label with 104495 acrylic adhesive plus a gravure printed, polyolefin shrink film label
Sleeve LabelsSeptember 15, 2023Critical GuidanceCCL Label Ecofloat™ printed polyolefin shrink sleeve
Sleeve LabelsSeptember 24, 2021Critical GuidanceAmerican Fuji Seal American Fuji Seal’s Alpha PO shrink film (FVX2-05) and solvent based ink system for shrink sleeve labels on HDPE bottles
Sleeve LabelsJune 27, 2021Critical GuidanceTaghleef Industires Taghleef Industries’ undecorated Shape360® TDS shrink sleeve film substrate for HDPE bottles
Sleeve LabelsJune 25, 2021Critical GuidanceHenan Yinjinda New Material Co., Ltd. (China) YMR PETG or YBRS hybrid films (PETG/OPS co-extruded and bi-axially oriented) shrink sleeve substrates for HDPE bottles
Tube, ClosureMay 10, 2022Critical GuidanceHuhtamaki blueloop® tube HD 220 laminate tube with HDPE shoulder and cap (tube by Zalesi)
Tube, ClosureFebruary 1, 2022Critical GuidanceLa Cazadora RECYTUBE
Tube, Barrier materialSeptember 17, 2020Critical GuidanceBerry Global HDPE and LLDPE, 7.6% or less ethylene vinyl alcohol barrier layer and tie layer, direct printed
Tube, Barrier material, ClosureFebruary 26, 2021Critical GuidanceTUPACK Verpackungen GmbH Decorated tube, without and with < 5% EVOH and maleated polyolefin tie layer and HDPE closure
Tube, Barrier material, Label, ClosureOctober 5, 2021Critical GuidanceShenzhen Beauty Star Beauty Star 3% and less EVOH decorated HDPE tube and HDPE closure

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