During the PET bottle recycling process, polyester shrink sleeve labels that remain with the bottle are ground into flake and sink along with the PET bottle flake. FENC TopGreen film creates negligible clumping and IV drop, both of which are detrimental to the value of recycled PET plastic. KPV will work with their customers and ink suppliers to promote the use of TopGreen film with releasable and non-staining ink systems, which is intended to provide a more complete recycling solution.
“Offering a more environmentally friendly, recyclable film to our label customers and brand owners is very important. We are pleased to announce APR’s recognition of FENC’s Top Green co-polyester heat shrinkable film,” says George Pinter, partner, Klear Plastic Ventures.
Far Eastern New Century (FENC) is a 70-year-old Taiwanese company with an international reputation for technology, quality and service. In addition to heat shrinkable film, FENC is one of the largest PET resin producers in the world. This includes a PET resin production site in Apple Grove, WV. FENC is also a large global recycler of PET bottles. FENC purchased its first US recycling plant in 2019 - Phoenix Technologies in Bowling Green, OH.
KPV distributes FENC TDO, heat shrinkable film in the US, Canada and other markets. The company also provides shrink sleeve film customers with local warehousing and logistics, slitting, short lead times and very competitive pricing.