US-based Aptar Food and Beverage, a global leader in elastomeric flow solutions for more than 25 years, has recently announced its new SimpliCycle recyclable valve technology.
The SimpliCycle valve claims to offer recyclability while still maintaining all of the same advantages of Aptar’s standard and Swimming Silicone valves, including high repeatable performance and slit versatility to fit a wide variety of applications for food, beverage, and other product applications around the world.
“Aptar is committed to providing recyclable flow control solutions to meet our corporate sustainability commitments and our customers’ sustainability goals,” Susan DeGroot, director of product marketing, said. “The real break-through is offering a recyclable valve solution that does not sacrifice performance. Our SimpliCycle TPE valve will continue to provide consistent, quality performance for consumers, who expect a high level of cleanliness, control, and convenience throughout their dispensing experience.”
SimpliCycle TPE valve technology
Aptar’s SimpliCycle valve is made from a TPE (thermoplastic elastomers) material with a low density that allows it to float, so it is easily separated from the PET and then ultimately recycled within the PP or PE olefin stream.
According to the press release, maximum flow control combined with clean dispensing ensures consumers get precise amounts of product, when and where they want it – avoiding drips, leaks, or spills. SimpliCycle is an all-in-one solution delivering on both recyclability and the high-performance the world has come to expect with Aptar valve dispensing.
Aptar Food and Beverage is a part of AptarGroup and a leader in a broad range of food protection and proprietary active packaging systems for seafood and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. The company is headquartered in Crystal Lake, Illinois and has 14,000 employees in 20 countries, including India (with manufacturing plants at Mumbai and Hyderabad).