New York-based UltrePET has received a letter of non-objection from the Health Products and Food Branch of Health Canada, whch approved the use of up to 100% of its PET recycled resins in the manufacturing of containers intended for packaging food and beverages.
UltrePET has held similar approvals from the US Food and Drug Administration for its post-consumer PET products for the past five years.
UltrePET President Scott Mellen said that the company has an important presence in Canada through the plastics recycling subsidiary, Novapet, located in Nova Scotia.
“This Canadian approval will position us to expand our food container end markets and allow us to provide a complete sustainability solution to our strategic customers in the food and beverage industry,” he added.
UltrePET specialises in recycled resins serving the FDA bottle market, sheet applications, engineering resin markets and strapping.