Film and sheet maker Revolution Co. said it has received a letter of no objection (LNO) from the Food and Drug Administration to use post-consumer recycled linear low density polyethylene resins in food contact applications, including in film packaging.
The Little Rock, Ark.-based company said the letter now allows for the "widest possible applications to date for the use of LLDPE PCR in flexible films," and said it's an attempt to meet aggressive targets for recycled content, like the 30 percent standard by 2025 set by the U.S. Plastic Pact.
Revolution said it developed a proprietary recycling process and said the resin can be used at up to 100 percent content levels in most use conditions defined by the FDA.
"This was a multi-year, targeted project to improve our process, and it has really paid off in showing what can be done with recycled content," said Scott Coleman, senior vice president of strategy and growth. "We feel this is just the beginning of tremendous growth and application development for PCR in flexible films."
The company said it expects additional approvals based on this LNO.