Albéa has just been granted recognition from the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) for its printed extruded tube with low melt flow HDPE Slim Cap.

After its recognition by RecyClass (Plastics Recyclers Europe) last year, the US version of the pioneering mono-material HDPE tube and flip top cap have been formally recognized by APR and is now officially declared compatible with established, at-scale HDPE bottles recycling stream.

Making all our tubes recycling-ready is the first step in our journey towards circularity”, said Gilles Swyngedauw, Vice-President CSR and Innovation at Albéa. “This official recognition will now accelerate the journey enabling brands to transition their portfolio and help them to deliver on their public sustainability commitments”.

The recognized tube is a mono-material, downgauged web with white masterbatch, assembled with an HDPE shoulder. The cap is a proprietary mono-material flip-top, convenience cap made of blow-molding HDPE grade. The cap is compatible with bestselling Greenleaf 2 plastic-barrier laminate tube.