The Association of Plastic Recyclers
  • APR Design® Recognition Program
    APR Design® Recognition Program
Innovation CategoryRecognition DateRecognition LevelCompany NameInnovation Trade Name
Barrier materialsDecember 14, 2020Critical GuidancePolyplastics USA, Inc.High gloss HDPE container with 20% cyclic olefin copolymer (TOPAS® 8007F-600 COC) outer-layer
Barrier materialsMarch 22, 2021Critical Guidance and Applications GuidanceGlaxoSmithKline Consumer HealthcarePlatina 2515 HDPE tubes with 5% or less EVOH barrier addition, without closure, and with UV-cured printed decoration
Barrier materialsDecember 1, 2020Critical GuidanceEPL LimitedPlatina 250 HDPE tubes with 5% or less barrier addition decorated with UV-cured printing and with an HDPE closure for Platina tubes
Barrier materialsOctober 1, 2020

Updated March 4, 2021
Critical GuidanceKim Pack CompanyKim Pai Go Green 250 HDPE white sleeve and transparent sleeve direct decorated tube with 5% or less ethylene vinyl alcohol barrier layer and tie layer and with and without a PET shoulder insert
Barrier materialsAugust 24, 2020Critical GuidanceEssel Propack LimitedPlatina PRO 220 series and Platina PRO 250 series
Barrier materialsMarch 31, 2020Critical GuidanceEssel Propack LimitedPlatina 400 and GML 300 HDPE tubes
Barrier materialsJune 21, 2019

Updated March 2, 2020
Critical GuidanceInhance TechnologiesEnkase™ fluorination coating
Barrier materialsDecember 10, 2019Critical GuidanceLiving ProofHDPE bottle with 10% or less clear ethylene/propylene thermoplastic polyolefin outer layer
Barrier materialsDecember 6, 2019Critical GuidanceAlbea S.A.Greenleaf Generation 2
Barrier materialsSeptember 10, 2019Critical GuidanceEssel Propack LimitedPlatina 250 and Green GML 300 HDPE tubes
Barrier materialsJune 21, 2019Applications GuidanceInhance TechnologiesFluoroSeal® fluorination coating
Barrier materialsJune 10, 2009Applications GuidanceNaked Juice and PepsiCoMultilayer container consisting of homopolymer high density polyethylene, a specific ethylene vinyl alcohol barrier layer, and a specific material tie layer
Barrier, Label Inks, AttachmentsApril 28, 2020Critical GuidanceColgate-PalmoliveSamson Tube
Barrier, Label Inks, AttachmentsApril 9, 2019Critical GuidanceColgate-PalmoliveSamson Tube
Label InksJune 16, 2016Critical GuidancePlastipakFour color (white, cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) Direct Object Printing™ technology with up to and including 70% surface coverage on a pigmented high density polyethylene copolymer bottle
Label InksOctober 17, 2014Critical GuidancePlastipakTwo color Direct Object Printing™ technology with 0.6% and less surface coverage on a pigmented copolymer high density polyethylene bottle
PS Labels/adhesivesDecember 18, 2020Critical GuidanceAvery DennisonUndecorated clear and white PE substrate, clear and white PE/PP polyolefin blend substrate, and white BOPP substrate pressure sensitive labels with general purpose permanent acrylic adhesive for HDPE bottles
PS Labels/adhesivesDecember 17, 2020Critical GuidanceUPM RaflatacUndecorated PE and PP pressure sensitive labels with general purpose acrylic adhesive for HDPE bottles
PS Labels/adhesivesJuly 20, 2020Critical GuidanceAvery DennisonBOPP Film with Pressure Sensitive Acrylic Emulsion Adhesive for HDPE bottles, unprinted
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
Tube, Barrier materialSeptember 17, 2020Critical GuidanceBerry GlobalHDPE and LLDPE, 7.6% or less ethylene vinyl alcohol barrier layer and tie layer, direct printed
Tube, Barrier material, ClosureFebruary 26, 2021Critical GuidanceTUPACK Verpackungen GmbHDecorated HDPE blend tube, without and with less than 5% ethylene vinyl alcohol co-extruded barrier layer and maleated polyolefin tie layer, and low-melt flow index HDPE shoulder and HDPE closure

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