CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The National Association for PET Container Resources has set up a Canadian Affairs Council to promote PET recycling and the use of PET containers.
``We found the lack of a dedicated PET organization in Canada presented significant opportunities for many of our members who also have business interests north of the border,'' NAPCOR President Luke Schmidt said in a news release.
Two Canadian companies recently became the first to be part of NAPCOR. Twinpak Inc. is a major PET bottle manufacturer based in Montreal. Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. of Bolton, Ontario, makes injection molding systems for PET containers and other products. Dominique Potelle, Twinpak manager of sales and environmental affairs, is the council's first chair.
Schmidt said NAPCOR will provide services from its Charlotte headquarters while it studies staff needs for the Canadian council. The council's programs will be self-funded, he added.
NAPCOR hopes to partner with existing Canadian organizations, including the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, Soft Drink Recyclers Association, and the Recycling Council of Ontario, Schmidt said in a telephone interview.
NAPCOR has 29 members, including raw material suppliers, processors, machinery makers and recyclers.