CRATIV Engineered Packaging Commercializes Child-Resistant Packaging made from 50% Post-Consumer Recycled Materials
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Collaboration with Amcor Rigid Packaging expands sustainable packaging options
Denver, Colo., October 30, 2023 – CRATIV Engineered Packaging and Amcor Rigid Packaging are excited to announce the commercialization of a 50% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) (CRATIV PCR50TM) Polypropylene material. CRATIV PCR50TM is manufactured in Canada and was developed for a patented, child-resistant container line, designed to protect pre-roll, vape, edible and flower products servicing the hemp, CBD and cannabis markets. CRATIV products are certified to child-resistant packaging standards for Canada.
CRATIV, a leader in child-resistant, cannabis packaging in Canada offers a range of unique, consumer-friendly packaging solutions. The new CRATIV PCR50TM line enables brands, cultivators and distribution partners to find the perfect aesthetic and configuration to bring their products to market in a more sustainable packaging format while differentiating themselves through fully customizable and brandable cases in standard (black and slate) or custom colors. CRATIV PCR50TM products are made from a blend of food contact compliant recycled and virgin polypropylene.
Amcor brings together the best in packaging design, science, manufacturing and people to help customers’ business grow. Partnering with CRATIV in the development of the 50% PCR material blend demonstrates Amcor’s commitment to sustainability and innovation and showcases Amcor’s ability to dedicate industry leading experts to the identification of sustainable opportunities and creative solutions that are good for business and lead to better packaging for a better world. CRATIV PCR50TM offers cannabis brands and their consumers a more ecofriendly alternative to traditional plastics thanks to its utilization of post-consumer recycled content.
The cannabis industry is governed by packaging regulations similar to those of the pharmaceutical industry. Both industries require food-grade, child-resistant containers that were achieved with the CRATIV PCR50TM material. Cannabis regulatory bodies such as the Société Québécoise du cannabis (SQDC in Quebec) are strongly encouraging the use of PCR.
“We are excited to offer a PCR solution that meets current and future requirements for PCR content” said Bill Ludlow, Founder & CEO, CRATIV Packaging. “We had to develop a material blend that maintained the functionality and superior performance of our patented child-resistant design. We’re excited to add CRATIV PCR50TM packaging to the high-quality products our customers expect.”
“It was a pleasure for us to support the development of the PCR blend to meet the performance requirements for CRATIV’s child-resistant packaging design,” said Greg Rosati, VP of Marketing and Strategy-Specialty Containers, Amcor Rigid Packaging. “This project is in line with Amcor’s pledge that all our packaging be recyclable, reusable, or compostable by 2025. Our path to this future is by helping our customers like CRATIV solve their packaging challenges today.”
Amcor is a global leader in the development and production of responsible packaging solutions for various industries, including food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home and personal-care, and more. Collaborating with leading companies worldwide, Amcor protects products and consumers while differentiating brands and enhancing supply chains through a range of flexible and rigid packaging, specialty cartons, closures, and services. The company remains committed to creating increasingly lighter weight, recyclable, and reusable packaging with a growing percentage of recycled content. With a global workforce of 44,000 employees, Amcor generated $15 billion in annual sales in fiscal year 2022, operating across 220 locations in 43 countries, listed on NYSE: AMCR and ASX: AMC. www.amcor.com
CRATIV Engineered Packaging, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is a full-service provider of premium packaging solutions and services. CRATIV is committed to manufacturing environmentally responsible, child-resistant packaging solutions designed to meet the most demanding quality and regulatory standards. Proudly manufactured in North America, CRATIV designs were innovated for cannabis products and meet the same child-resistant certifications required for other industries. Join CRATIV in the movement for a more sustainable future.
Cannasupplies is a Proud Preferred Canadian Distributor of the CRATIV Product Series.
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