REC-NIR-BLACK from Ampacet has been awarded a 2019 Plastics Recycling Award in the category of Product Technology Innovation of the Year. Pictured at the awards ceremony are, from left, Antonino Furfari, Managing Director, Plastics Recyclers Europe, Philippe Hugelé, Strategic Business Manager Europe, Ampacet Corporation and Brennan Lafferty, Vice President and Publisher of Crain Communications. photo courtesy of PRSE

Amsterdam, April 12, 2019 — Ampacet’s carbon black-free masterbatch range REC-NIR-BLACK has been named a Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2019 winner in the category of Product Technology Innovation of the Year. Award winners were announced April 11 during the Plastics Recycling Show in Amsterdam.

“We are honored to receive the Plastics Recycling Award,” says Philippe Hugele, Ampacet Strategic Business Manager, Europe. “These carbon black-free solutions are part of our sustainable development program and can help to significantly reduce the carbon footprint by giving black plastic packaging a second life.”

While most black packaging cannot be sorted by recycling companies and can only be disposed of in a landfill or used for energy recovery, packaging using Ampacet’s REC-NIR-BLACK carbon black-free masterbatch is near-infrared (NIR) transparent to allow scanning by NIR technology for automated sorting at recovery facilities.

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