M&H is able to offer a range of different materials to meet increased demand for environmentally-responsive products. These include:
- PCR (Post Consumer Regrind)
- PLA (Polylactic Acid)
- Sugarcane Polymer
- Eco-friendly Printing
PCR (Post Consumer Regrind)
- PCR is plastic products that have been recycled, which means they have been reprocessed to be re-used in new manufacturing
- PCR conserves energy and non-renewable resources as recycling replaces the need for primary extraction and the manufacture of new plastics
- M&H offers a range of PCR material for use in the production of plastic bottles and jars at levels of between 25% - 100% in PET and HDPE
- PCR tubes are available for use with PE starting at 25% PCR material
PLA (Polylactic Acid)
- PLA is a compostable polymer derived from renewable sources such as corn starch
- M&H has trialled PLA in various manufacturing processes and the results to date have been promising although there are some limitations on what can be produced
- M&H would be happy to develop this further in partnership with a customer – please contact our Sales Team to discuss
- Polymer made using bio-oil derived from sugar cane rather than traditional oil
- RPC M&H Plastics Beccles is currently producing sugarcane flexible tubes and developing bottles along with RPC M&H Plastics Winchester for the packaging market
- Retains same properties of traditional oil-based polymers
- 100% renewable
- Possible to achieve negative carbon footprint
- Investigating Polyethylene Furanoate (PEF) source, Bio-polymer equivalent to PET
- Sugarcane Closures also available.
Printing adds very little gram weight to the product. In addition label materials are sometimes inconsistent with the bottle which can hinder recycling.
M&H operates an Integrated Management System which embraces Quality Management, Environmental Management and Health & Safety Management.