Post-Consumer Resin Closures
for Industrial Markets

Rethink – Reduce – Recycle
Sustainability is at the core of BERICAP’s business strategy

We are aware of the negative environmental impacts of plastics. However, giving them up is not a solution. Plastics make a valuable contribution to modern life, and replacing them with alternative materials would actually increase adverse environmental impacts in several key areas.
 
We believe that a circular economy for bottles and closures is needed to
  • maximize the benefits of plastics
  • minimized the negative environmental impacts

BERICAP is committed to supporting this transition by working in partnership with experts worldwide to:
  • Stop plastic waste leakage and prevent plastics ending up in the oceans and in natural environments
  • Participate in projects and processes to develop solutions that decouple plastics production from virgin fossil feedstocks
  • Promote recycling to derive maximum value from plastics, and to turn a waste into a resource

BERICAP has a 4-pillar sustainability strategy:

Product Development
  • Eco-friendly product design
  • Material reduction/Light-weighting
  • Designed for recycling

Global Production
  • Efficient, standardized global processes e.g. Source reduction 
  • Efficient production: State-of-the-art technology, Waste/scrap reduction
Circular Economy
  • Recycling technologies
  • Alternative/recycled materials: rHDPE/rPP, Bioresins
  • Co-operation projects
Sustainability Initiatives
  • Circular Plastics Alliance
  • Ecovadis
  • CDP

Sustainability starts with product development

Smart product design with
light-weighting

BERICAP has been driving projects across all product categories aiming to reduce the weight of closure and neck materials for more than two decades.
On the left, an illustration showing the evolution of BERICAP’s 38mm INDUSTRIAL closure.


Circularity is always the goal

BERICAP offers post-consumer resin (PCR) industrial closures for appropriate applications with customer approval.
To gain a better understanding of PCR quality grades and the current state of the art in PCR technology we have to differentiate between the 2 main recycling principles:

1. MECHANICAL RECYCLING
Mechanical recycling is a method by which waste materials are recycled into ‘new’ (secondary) raw materials without changing the basic structure of the material.
Post-consumer resin (PCR) can be created from plastic consumer packaging items in a mechanical recycling process.

2. CHEMICAL RECYCLING
Chemical recycling is a process of turning mixed plastic polymers (from post-consumer waste) back into individual monomers – thereby creating new feedstock from plastic waste.
- This process involves breaking down the chemical building blocks that make up the plastic.
- These fundamental building blocks can be re-polymerized endlessly, giving them the qualities of brand-new, or virgin, resin.
- A variety of processes are used for chemical recycling.

We are ready to meet your PCR needs

BERICAP offers rHDPE closures for industrial markets apart from food-grade or dangerous goods packaging.
  • BERICAP-approved PCR contains 50% post-consumer recyclate.
  • We are ready to support customers in the PCR closure approval and supply process.
  • Visual appearance of PCR closures matches to closures made from virgin resin.
  • Closure customization with brand embossments or top plate digital prints is possible.
  • Colour availability: black. Other colors are subject to verification and feasibility.

Improve the carbon footprint of your products with BERICAP PCR closures

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