Ampacet introduces ReVive Compatibilizer

ReVive Compatibilizer, a blend of functional additives, can reduce the amount of material sent to landfills by allowing post-industrial and post-consumer barrier films to be reprocessed back into the polyolefin recyling stream. ReVive is part of Ampacets R3 Sustainable Solutions, a portfolio of innovative masterbatches supporting the global circular economy.

"ReVive helps to minimize the environmental impact of barrier film packaging, and can held CPG brands use more recycled materials in their packaging to achieve sustainability goals," says Doreen Becker, Ampacet Sustainability Director. Ampacet ReVive gives film producers the opportunity to meet Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) test protocols which enable CPG brands to apply for Sustainable Plastics Coalition?s (SPC) How2Recycle designations. Film producers also can reduce costs by reducing their use of virgin resin.

Ampacet ReviVe maintains good flow properties with letdown ratios of 3-5% of the total film structure in recycled materials containing Nylon and/or EVOH which leads to improved processing. Independent tests demonstrated that Ampacet ReVive improves optical properties: adding 5% to a PE/Nylon blend reduces haze from 55% to 18% and increases gloss from 18 to 43 gloss units, compared with a PE/PA recycle stream with aand without ReVive. This improves flow and mechanical properties, resulting in improved gloss and lower haze.

» Publication Date: 13/01/2020

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This project has received funding from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 745828