TC Transcontinental Packaging (Montreal) has launched Integritite 30% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) collation shrink film. The new packaging can be found in the AHA Sparkling Water printed case wrap appearing on select Sam’s and BJ’s Club Store shelves this Fall in Ohio, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Indiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi and Delaware. Integritite PCR collation shrink film includes 30% post-consumer plastic resin that’s been transformed into a recyclable resource.
“Our R&D team has crafted a collation shrink film that is itself recyclable at store drop-off locations and contains PCR without sacrificing performance, strength and durability,” said Alex Hayden, Senior Vice President of R&D and Sustainability at TC Transcontinental Packaging. “We are proud to support The Coca-Cola Company in sourcing flexible packaging with recycled content, to contribute to the establishment of a circular economy for plastics, and to meet our shared Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment signatory vision of a future, whereby plastic never becomes waste.”
“It’s through collaboration with industry-leading technology partners that we’ve succeeded in developing this breakthrough recycled film,” added Dustin Dyer, Senior Vice President of Shrink & Extrusion at TC Transcontinental Packaging. “By incorporating 30% of PCR resin into our extruded shrink-film structures, we’ve introduced a film that’s close to par with virgin plastic resin performance, is recyclable at store drop-off locations, looks great on the shelf, and appeals to the consumer’s desire for a cleaner environment.”
Integritite PCR collation shrink film is one of the many PCR products available in TC Transcontinental Packaging’s sustainable product portfolio. The sector’s focus is on offering packaging products that contain recycled plastic and to accelerate their development to create a true circular economy for plastics that’s beneficial for the environment and for communities, said the company. Furthermore, to ensure the stable procurement of PCR and PIR (Post-Industrial-Recycled) resins, and to keep up with its 2025 sustainability objectives, TC Transcontinental Packaging created in February of this year a new Recycling Group to vertically integrate the recycling of plastics in its packaging production chain.