Our Kingsport Mill is running again, using recycled fiber from a corrugated recycling partnership established with a regional grocery store chain and attracting customers from across the corrugated industry. After a successful two-year conversion project and the production of the mill’s first roll of 100-percent recycled containerboard in January, Domtar hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony in May to celebrate the Kingsport Mill’s grand reopening. Local and state officials and employees joined together to mark this important milestone. The Kingsport Mill’s production has continued apace through the summer, thanks in part to a new corrugated recycling partnership established with Food City. The mill will collect and recycle old corrugated containers from the chain’s 140 stores and use them to produce 100-percent recycled performance linerboard and medium.
New Solution is a 2-in-1 Dispensing System that Delivers Maximum Performance, Convenience and Recyclability
Aptar Food + Beverage leveraged the benefits of two high-performance products, PolkaLite, a lighter version of the Polka closure (-1.3g), and the award-winning SimpliCycle recyclable valve to bring to manufacturers and consumers the highest levels of performance, convenience and sustainability in a closure that is reliable throughout the product life cycle.
Achieve sustainable targets
PolkaLite is a recyclable closure designed to use less raw materials. It not only helps brands in complying with packaging regulations and potentially achieve eco-taxes reduction, but it also appeals to environmentally conscious consumers who are committed to using products that are recyclable.
PolkaLite, when paired with SimpliCycle, is a dispensing solution that is recyclable at the end of use, without compromising on performance. SimpliCycle, recently awarded the Best CSR/Sustainability Initiative at the World Food Innovation Awards ceremony in March 2021, is easily separated from the PET recycling stream and has the ability of being recycled with both PE and PP.
No compromise on performance
PolkaLite is designed to provide enhanced capping performance thanks to its optimum thread profile and the durable outer shape with less conicity.
Consumers also benefit from a robust hinge and upgraded finger recess for a smoother grip plus the domed body deck and lower spout to avoid self-opening.
The SimpliCycle valve size (.500”) allows usage for chunks and thicker sauces, pastes and other ingredients. When used with acid-, oil- and fat-based products, the slitting of the valve remains consistent, making it ready-to-use in inverted dispensing systems, and reducing risk of leakage.
Convenience for manufacturers and consumers
This ready-to-use solution is easy to deploy for manufacturers. By fitting different food products, even with chunks or with high level of viscosities, PolkaLite combined with SimpliCycle is easy to scale and supports manufacturer expansion in an e-commerce environment*.
Besides easy-to-open and close, this 2-in-1 solution also allows consumers to dispense precise doses of products time after time. A clean cut-off and tight valve minimizes stringing, spurts and drops. In addition, a smooth and straight flow reduces the chance of leaks; altogether, providing a much more hygienic and pleasant experience.
PolkaLite and SimpliCycle, a 2-in-1 solution with added value for a superior and recyclable closure choice
*Liner is not recyclable
**Final package needs to pass ISTA-6 protocol to comply