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What USP does for Sustainable flexible packaging

USP’s sustainable flexible packaging solutions are designed to deliver the highest efficiency, achieve the most dramatic reductions in waste and emissions and to create long-term value for our clients.

USP has developed and supplies many flexible packaging solutions designed to extend shelf life:
Controlled Respiration (CAP) for fresh produce.
  • OTR Specific Films
  • Laser Micro Perf
  • Macro Per
  • OTR /CO2 ratio (Dual OTR)

High Barrier / Dual High Barrier for meat/cheese

Active Packaging
  • O2 and H2O Absorption
  • Ethylene Absorption
  • Antimicrobial

Through the development and use of new materials and processes, USP has developed and supplied MANY products:

Thickness Reduction

  • Stronger Materials/Process Control

Clam Shell Replacement/Box Pouch
Use of Sustainable Materials

  • Paper
  • Cellophane
  • PLA (Corn Starch based)
  • Potato Starch (NuPlastiQ)

Include Recycle in Manufacturing. USP utilizes recycle whenever its use does NOT inhibit product quality or food safety.
  • Same or similar material considered waste.
  • Manages / Controls recycle in factory (FDA)
  • Use of New Materials to offset performance.

Post Consumer Recycle – PCR
  • PET clamshells, 95%
  • Cost Effective, well established.

Make it Recyclable

  • Design products OUT of a 7 (mixed) and into a category with a developed recycle stream.
  • HDPE SUP. Make it a 2. USP and Bassett Packaging Sales have partnered to create our NEW HiC2 pouch.
  • PE/PE laminations. Mmake it a 4.
  • Replace PET/PE with OPP/CPP. Make it a 5.

Recyclable Labeling
How 2 Recycle
Consortium with all the major players

  • Walmart, Sams, Target, Amazon…
  • McDonalds, Starbucks, General Mills, Kraft…

Collection spot at participating locations.
Recycle instruction labels printed on each pouch.

Degradable. USP offers the ability to incorporate the use of:
  • Biodegradable
  • Compostable
  • Recyclable Resins

Into all or most of our:
  • Pouches
  • Bags
  • Rollstock

Using BiologiQ Biopolymers NuPlastiQ GP and other current technologies.