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ProAmpac's Compostable Product is Pioneering Sustainable Packaging Innovations with BioPreferred and BPI Certifications

Jun 23, 2023 Press Releases
ProAmpac's Compostable Product is Pioneering Sustainable Packaging Innovations with BioPreferred and BPI Certifications Group Image

CINCINNATI (June 23, 2023) – ProAmpac, a leader in flexible packaging and material science, announces the USDA BioPreferred® certification of its new ProActive Compostable CPM-2000 product (CPM-2000). This certification solidifies CPM-2000 as a pioneering technology platform in helping to close the circular economy loop. In addition, the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) awarded CPM-2000 with industrial compostable certification, underscoring its groundbreaking achievement in sustainability.

"The circularity of ProActive Compostable CPM-2000 is crucial, being both compostable and bio-sourced, supporting every stage of the circular economy," says Charles Golub, ProAmpac's food and beverage market manager. "It offers brands an excellent opportunity to communicate the genuine circularity of our packaging to consumers. By selecting ProAmpac, brands can initiate fact-based conversations with their customers about commercially available packaging products that contribute to a more environmentally conscious future," Golub added.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) website, the BioPreferred Program aims to promote the purchase and use of biobased products. With an increasing focus on sustainable purchasing options, the USDA seeks to facilitate consumer identification of biobased products. The USDA Certified Biobased Product label, prominently displayed on certified products, offers consumers valuable information regarding the product's biobased content. Products and packages that bear this label have undergone third-party testing at independent laboratories and have earned USDA certification and approval to display the label.

“ProAmpac's compostable CPM-2000, which is also USDA certified 100% biobased material, is a groundbreaking solution for sustainable packaging. Currently, being commercially run on high-speed packing lines, CPM-2000 offers very high oxygen and moisture barrier for product protection and has excellent seal characteristics,” states Ray Recchia, innovation manager for sustainable paper packaging for ProAmpac.

“With its BPI and BioPreferred certifications, CPM-2000 sets a new standard for eco-conscious packaging solutions, demonstrating ProAmpac's commitment to innovation and sustainability,” says Recchia.

ProAmpac remains at the forefront of flexible packaging and material science. With its ProActive Sustainability suite of products, ProAmpac continuously develops solutions that prioritize sustainability without compromising product performance or consumer convenience.

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About ProAmpac
ProAmpac is a leading global flexible packaging company with a comprehensive product offering, providing creative packaging solutions, industry-leading customer service and award-winning innovation to a diverse global marketplace. ProAmpac’s approach to sustainability – ProActive Sustainability® – provides innovative sustainable flexible packaging products to help our customers achieve their sustainability goals. We are guided in our work by five core values that are the basis for our success: Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, Involvement and Impact. Cincinnati-based ProAmpac is owned by Pritzker Private Capital along with management and co-investors. For more information, visit or contact

About Pritzker Private Capital
Pritzker Private Capital partners with middle-market companies based in North America with leading positions in the manufactured products and services sectors. The firm's differentiated, long duration capital base allows for efficient decision-making, broad flexibility with transaction structure and investment horizon, and alignment with all stakeholders. Pritzker Private Capital builds businesses for the long term and is an ideal partner for entrepreneur- and family-owned companies. Pritzker Private Capital is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). For more information, visit


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