- LOOP(TM) BRANDED PET RESIN MEETS REQUIREMENTS AND STANDARDS OUTLINED BY THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPEAN PHARMACOPEIA
Loop Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOOP) (the Company or Loop), a clean technology company whose mission is to accelerate a circular plastics economy by manufacturing 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic and polyester fiber, today announced that its Loop™ branded PET resin has been tested and is compliant for use in packaging applications in the pharmaceutical industry.
The rigorous requirements and standards outlined by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP <661.1>, Plastic Materials of Construction) and the European Pharmacopeia (Ph.Eur. 3.1.15, Polyethylene Terephthalate for Containers for Preparations not for Parenteral Uses) ensure that materials used in pharmaceutical packaging maintain the highest levels of integrity and do not compromise the safety and efficacy of the enclosed products. Test results executed by a worldwide leader in laboratory testing services confirm that Loop’s PET resin has successfully met these requirements, opening new possibilities for sustainable packaging solutions in the pharmaceutical industry.
The pharmaceutical industry is increasingly recognizing the importance of adopting sustainable practices and materials to reduce its environmental impact. Loop’s 100% recycled virgin quality PET can help support pharmaceutical companies with a sustainable packaging alternative and address the growing demand for environmentally responsible choices in the industry.
In addition to pharmaceutical packaging applications, Loop™ branded PET resin is also suitable for use in food-grade packaging, cosmetic packaging and polyester fiber textile applications.
“Our Infinite Loop™ technology upcycles the lowest quality PET and polyester fiber waste into 100% recycled PET resin of the highest purity, meeting the strict standards of the pharmaceutical industry”, said Adel Essaddam, Vice President of Science and Innovation. “Loop™ PET resin creates circularity for low value waste while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and can save up to 360,000 tonnes of CO2 per year compared to virgin PET made from fossil fuels1”, he added.
Daniel Solomita, Founder and CEO of Loop Industries, commented “This validation further reaffirms the quality and purity of our 100% recycled virgin quality PET and we are proud to offer a sustainable packaging solution that meets the demanding standards of the pharmaceutical industry.”
1 Source: Life Cycle Assessment of Loop GEN II Infinite Loop™ France done by Franklin Associates, a division of ERG, compares kg for kg Loop PET vs. Virgin PET. CO2 savings are based on a 70,000 tonne Loop facility and are compared to the production of virgin PET made from fossil fuels and the avoided incineration of waste used as a feedstock.
About Loop Industries
Loop Industries is a technology company whose mission is to accelerate the world’s shift toward sustainable PET plastic and polyester fiber and away from our dependence on fossil fuels. Loop Industries owns patented and proprietary technology that depolymerizes no and low-value waste PET plastic and polyester fiber, including plastic bottles and packaging, carpets and textiles of any color, transparency or condition and even ocean plastics that have been degraded by the sun and salt, to its base building blocks (monomers). The monomers are filtered, purified and polymerized to create virgin-quality Loop™ branded PET resin suitable for use in food-grade packaging and polyester fiber, thus enabling our customers to meet their sustainability objectives. Loop™ PET plastic and polyester fiber can be recycled infinitely without degradation of quality, successfully closing the plastic loop. Loop Industries is contributing to the global movement towards a circular economy by reducing plastic waste and recovering waste plastic for a sustainable future.
Common shares of the Company are listed on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “LOOP.”
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