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ProAmpac Announces Partnership with University of Manchester’s Recon2

Oct 24, 2022

CINCINNATI, October 24, 2022 - ProAmpac, a leader in flexible packaging and material science, has partnered with the non-profit Recon², a University of Manchester, UK  spin-off company, in support of a patented technology quantifying recycled content in plastic products and packaging.

In response to new legislation to increase recycling efforts in the EU and UK, through this partnership, ProAmpac will work with researchers at the University of Manchester’s Innovation Factory and Recon2 to incorporate this breakthrough technology for quantifying recycled content into flexible packaging platforms.

In conjunction with OPRL, a standardized trust mark certification and labeling strategy will be used to inform customers about the post-consumer recyclate (PCR) levels. The core technology explored in this study will underpin this certification, resulting in increased customer confidence in meeting their sustainability goals.  

“In an effort to address recycled content that did not previously have quantifiable capabilities, we believe the Recon2 technology has the potential to provide a clear indication of the quantity of recycled content in packaging where today there is no method to quantify. This promotes accountability and transparency within the PCR supply chain and showcases ProAmpac’s dedication to the impact of our sustainability initiatives,” said ProAmpac’s Robert Crowe, Technical Director for Blown Films in Europe.

Dr. Thomas Bennett, Director at Recon2 and Research Fellow at Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub at the University of Manchester, stated, “We are excited to partner with ProAmpac as they participate in this breakthrough development. Their participation will help further this technology as we engage with the plastics and packaging sectors to create fit-for-purpose industry-specific innovations.”

ProAmpac has developed several university partnerships to help advance their world-class material science innovations, including Polytechnique Montréal, Clemson University, Rutgers, Dr. Kit Yam, and the Rochester Institute of Technology

To learn more about Recon² recycled content technology, contact Marketing@ProAmpac.com.

About ProAmpac
ProAmpac is a leading global flexible packaging company with a comprehensive product offering. We provide 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 ProAmpac.com or contact Media@ProAmpac.com.

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 PPCPartners.com.

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