Aptar launches its first infant nutrition closure solution

Neo closure solution is composed of renewable feedstock material

Aptar's first infant nutrition closure solution
Aptar's first infant nutrition closure solution

Following the recent news on Aptar Freyung receiving ISCC PLUS*- Certification, enabling the use of renewable feedstock material for closures production, Aptar Food + Beverage is excited to announce that the Neo closure solution for the infant formula market is now available in renewable feedstock material based on the mass-balance approach. This polypropylene (PP) closure is made using sustainable renewable feedstock derived solely from vegetable oil waste and residue, such as used cooking oil and residues from oil processing.

There are many sustainability benefits found in using recycled and bio-based materials. First, the reduction of fossil-based resins in food-grade products can reduce the carbon footprint of a closure. Another benefit, from a technical and manufacturing perspective, is that new quality or filling line evaluations are not required. 

Aptar plans for increasing the recycled content by 2025

As the resin’s characteristics of fossil-based and renewable feedstock are the same, the closures keep the same level of safety and convenience. In addition, it can help infant nutrition brands to achieve their sustainability goals related to the reduction of CO2 emissions and the incorporation of recycled or bio-based content measured by the mass balance model.

Aptar continues to demonstrate its commitment to designing products and processes with people and the planet in mind. The company remains dedicated to developing and innovating solutions while addressing recyclability and reusability, resin conversion, and sustainable design.

Much of this work is aligned to that of partners, like the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and others, who have a vision of a more circular economy. Aptar is committed to driving a 10% increase in the recycled content of our dispensing solutions for the beauty, personal care, home care, food, and beverage markets by 2025.

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