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NEXTLOOPP partnering with L’Oréal to close the loop on Polypropylene

NEXTLOOPP has added Global beauty leader, L’Oréal, to their 47 strong project to create food-grade PPristine and *INRT-grade recycled Polypropylene (rPP) from post-consumer packaging waste.

NEXTLOOPP is an award-winning project launched by Nextek Ltd in October 2020. They recently hit the headlines with the outstanding results of their innovative tracer-based sorting trials and recently commenced production trials of food-grade compliant rPP making over 60 different products from NEXTLOOPP’s four grades of PPristine food compliant and INRT rPP grade resins.

Using a combination of cutting-edge technologies, developed by Nextek Ltd, to first separate food-grade PP from the rest, and then decontaminate the polymer to ensure compliance with food-grade standards in the UK, EU and the USA, NEXT LOOPP is able to identify and sort any number of pack variants from shower gel bottles to yoghurt pots in any plastic type. 

Delphine Trillat, Materials Science Domain  leader at L’Oréal, said: “We have been working for many years to develop packaging made from high quality post-consumer recycled polymers. Today, we are pleased to join the NEXTLOOPP Project Team in order to join efforts and boost the circular pathway for food-grade rPP packaging, with such a promising technology for the years to come. 

Professor Edward Kosior, founder and CEO of Nextek Ltd and NEXTLOOPP said: “With L’Oréal joining our dynamic project we believe we have an excellent balance of expertise to drive our groundbreaking project forward. Thanks to L’Oréal’s long term commitment to sustainable packaging, it is the ideal participant to trial our high purity recycled Polypropylene resins. We look forward to closing the PP loop with them.”

*INRT Grade PP – This innovative high-quality polymer has been developed specifically for packaging that requires no odour and no migration challenges.

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