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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.  

Design Guide – Critical Guidance Recipients

  • Polymer and Blends
  • Barrier Layers and Coatings
  • Additives
  • Labels – Sleeve
  • Labels and Adhesives – Pressure Sensitive and Others
  • Direct Printed Labels
  • Tubes
  • Attachments

Critical Guidance Recognition 

Company  Innovation Product  Recognition Letter Date
     
Eastman Chemical Company  EastarTM polyester EB001  5-Nov-15
Auriga Polymers Inc. (Indorama Ventures )  PolyClear® EBM PET 5507 resin  13-May-15
DAK Americas LLC  ArrayTM EBM PET 5862 resin  21-Oct-14
Auriga Polymers Inc. (Indorama Ventures )  PolyClear® EBM PET 5506 resin  23-Jun-14
Eastman Chemical Company  AspiraTM One PET resin  12-Jul-12
DAK America LLC  ArrayTM EBM 5861 PET resin  22-Jun-12
DAK America LLC  ArrayTM EBM 5860 PET resin  22-Jun-12
Auriga Polymers Inc. (Indorama Ventures )  PolyClear® EBM PET 5505 resin April 8, 2010 and February 3, 2011 
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation  BK6180 PET resin  17-Apr-09
Eastman Chemical Company  ParaStarTM 7000 PET resin  16-Oct-08
Wellman, Incorporated (DAK America LLC)  PermaClear® Ti842 PET resin  16-Oct-08

Applications Guidance Recognition 

Company  Innovation Product  Recognition Letter Date
     
The Procter & Gamble Company  Febreze® 2 L Fabric Refresher container made of recycled HDPE resin  25-Apr-12
Auriga Polymers Inc. (Indorama Ventures )  Extrusion blow molded bottle made of Polyclear® EBM PET 5505 resin  21-Oct-11

Critical Guidance Recognition

Applications Guidance Recognition 

Company  Innovation Product  Recognition Letter Date
     
Naked Juice Company Naked Juice Company  Naked Juice multilayer high density polyethylene container containing an ethylene vinyl alcohol barrier layer and tie layers.  10-Jun-09

Critical Guidance Recognition

Company  Innovation Product  Recognition Letter Date
     
Milliken & Company Millad® NX™ 8000 clarifier for polypropylene 29-Jul-19
PolyOne ColorMatrix SmartHeat RHC reheat additive for PET bottles 25-Jun-19
PolyOne ColorMatrix Oxygen scavenger: HyCat liquid catalyst additive at 0.10 % use concentration in PET, Ultimate UV390TM additive at 0.15% use concentration in PET, and the combination of HyCat at 0.10% and Ultimate UV390TM at 0.16% use concentrations in PET.  3-Mar-11

Critical Guidance Recognition 

     
Company  Innovation Product  Recognition Letter Date
INX International Ink Co. Genesis GS™ washable shrink sleeve label inks, all colors with and without white backing and with inside overprint varnish on Bonpet® BR1 crystallizable film 19-Mar-20
MultiColor Corp. Multi-Color™ washable ink system on Bonset America’s Bonpet Renew™ Shrink Film made from Eastman Chemical’s Embrace Encore™ resin 14-Feb-20
Far Eastern New Century Corporation TopGreen® copolyester heat shrinkable film substrate 12-Feb-20
Eastman Chemical Company Bonset America’s Bonpet Renew™ crystallizable shrink film, made with Eastman Chemical’s Embrace Encore™ resin, and printed with Sun Chemical’s SunSpectro® SolvaWash GR washable ink system 6-Feb-20
Klöckner Pentaplast Pentalabel® SmartCycle™ polyester shrink sleeve label film substrate 5-Feb-20
American Fuji Seal Inc. RecShrink polyester sleeve label and washable ink system 6-Oct-19
Fort Dearborn Company Recycle Friendly washable ink system printed on SKC EcolabelTM sleeve labels 13-Jun-19
Eastman Chemical Company  Eastman Embrace Encore® clear crystallizable polyester film substrate resin and Eastman Embrace Float® white floatable polyester film substrate resin for shrink sleeve labels  17-Dec-18
Taghleef Industries Inc. and Brook & Whittle Limited  TDS65 45 micron floatable sleeve label gravure printed by Brook & Whittle Ltd.’s CMYK process with 2 spot colors backed by white.   17-Mar-17
UPM Raflatac  RAFSHRINK PO MDO 40 LS undecorated sleeve label and UPM Raflatac RAFSHRINK PO TDO 45 HS undecorated sleeve label  5-Dec-16
MultiColor Corp.  Multi-Color recycLABELTM Clear (HSLPE10002) shrink sleeve label with white, yellow, magenta, cyan, and black decoration 12-Oct-16
SKC Incorporated  SKC EcolabelTM film used with MCC DNX53TM inks  29-Jul-16
Klöckner Pentaplast Pentalabel® ClearFloatTM LC8CF and TC8CF (previously referenced as LC8CV and TC8CV) series of films for sleeve labels  July 27, 2017 
Klöckner Pentaplast Pentalabel® ClearFloatTM LC8CF and TC8CF (previously referenced as LC8CV and TC8CV) series of films for sleeve labels  June 26, 2015 
Sleever International  LDPET shrink sleeve label  20-Oct-14
UPM Raflatac  RafShrink PO MDO 40 and RafShrink PO MDO 40 HS undecorated sleeve labels  24-Jun-14
American Fuji Seal  Alpha shrink film FVH2-05 and non-bleeding ink system IA1-L  23-May-14
Avery Dennison Corporation  CleanFlakeTM roll fed sleeve label  21-May-14
Polysack Flexible Packaging Ltd PolyphaneTM FitSleeve label with 527 ink system  13-May-14

Critical Guidance Recognition 

Company  Innovation Product  Recognition Letter Date
     
Golden Manufacturers Pte Limited  BOPP film pressure sensitive labels with wash-off acrylic emulsion adhesive for FIJI Water bottles and for generic unprinted clear and white label substrate  25-Mar-20
Green Bay Packaging  GreenCycle™ 2.4 mil white top-coated BOPP pressure sensitive label substrate and 1.85 Mil Clear BOPP pressure sensitive label substrate, both with 776S acrylic emulsion adhesive  18-Mar-20
Avery Dennison  CleanFlakeTM Pressure Sensitive Label Construction with either clear or white biaxially oriented polypropylene facestock and SR3010 emulsion acrylic adhesive with 40% or less surface coverage of the bottle.  20-Dec-17
MultiColor Corp.  Multi-Color recycLABELTM Clear (PSPL78411), Multi- Color recycLABELTM Clear (PSPL78413), Multi-Color recycLABELTM White (PSPL78412), and Multi-Color recycLABELTM White (PSPL78414) pressure sensitive labels with white, black, yellow, red, and blue decoration covering 40% or less of the area of a PET bottle. 20-Jun-16
UPM Raflatac  Clear or white BOPP undecorated pressure sensitive labels comprised of RW85C acrylic emulsion adhesive covering 40% or less of the area of a bottle 20-Jun-16
CCL Label GmbH  LD-PSL (Low Density – Pressure Sensitive Label) System. Both transparent and an opaque white label solutions. 10-Dec-15
The Kennedy Group  PureVueTM white or clear recyclable pressure sensitive labels 9-May-14
Spear Incorporated (MultiColor Corporation) Spear®RC clear #11581 and Spear®RC white #11582 pressure sensitive labels made with clear and white BOPP and an acrylic emulsion adhesive 21-Nov-13

Critical Guidance Recognition

Company  Innovation Product  Recognition Letter Date
     
Procter & Gamble Company PET dip-tube aerosol container with all-polymer valve 17-Dec-2019

Design Guide – Responsible Innovation Acknowledgement