Sustainability is an integral part of Weener Plastics’ strategy. Innovative technologies, low-carbon materials and smart product designs are essential drivers in our approach to minimizing environmental impact. Weener Plastics (WP) also recognizes that convenience and quality are fundamental and should not be compromised. Respecting sustainability as well as functionality, WP’s Innovation & Development team has developed an unprecedented solution: the world’s first 100% recyclable valve.
Numerous brand owners and packaging professionals will be aware of the fact that silicone valves provide excellent functionality in caps and closures. However, the recyclability of these valves is generally compromised. Several alternatives have been launched on the market, but none have managed to replace the traditional silicone valve. For example, floating silicone valves are not recyclable and prevent brand owners and private labels from claiming their products can be recycled 100%. Valves made of TPE are not 100% recyclable, or don’t offer the same performance as tried and tested options. For years, there has been an urgent need for a good alternative.
Following extensive research, trials, laboratory tests, and (internal and external) consumer reviews, WP’s Innovation & Development team has created the perfect solution: a 100% recyclable valve that offers fully controlled, clean dispensing. WP’s fully recyclable valve is made of a specially developed material. This enables full recycling with polyolefin waste streams – regardless of the bottle material. A renowned independent research institute has confirmed the 100% recyclability of this new valve.
This recyclable valve is functional in every way. It offers a fully controlled and clean dispense of any quantity the consumer may require. The dosing behaviour can also be adjusted, depending on preference. What’s more, valve dimensions are exactly the same as those of WP’s familiar silicone valve: the new valve fits in all of WP’s existing MaxiDose valve closures. Furthermore, the valve is also perfectly suitable for customized designs.
WP’s new valve is highly versatile and compatible with a wide range of applications such as food, home care and personal care. When used to dispense oily or fatty formulations, this recyclable valve also performs better than any other solution – in fact it’s even suitable for olive oil. Especially when controlled dispensing is essential, for example with concentrated formulations, this valve provides the ideal solution.
The 100% recyclable valve is one of WP’s green initiatives. These are part of the circular economy programs WP has initiated. The Innovation & Development team converts sustainability challenges into new opportunities to stimulate circularity. WP’s new developments enable customers and consumers to contribute to a more sustainable future.
Weener Plastics releases 100% recyclable mono-material aerosol spray cap with insert
Focusing on sustainability as well as functionality, Weener Plastics has developed a revolutionary spray system for aerosol spray caps with an insert: the Ultimate Spray System. This excellent performance and sustainability are the result of the material used for the insert as well as the smart design of the spray cap.
WP’s Proenfar receives EcoVadis Platinum award
EcoVadis has awarded Proenfar, Weener Plastics' (WP) Group member in Colombia, a Platinum rating. This is the highest rating for sustainable leadership given by assessment leader EcoVadis, who have clearly recognized Proenfar’s long-running commitment to sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Weener Plastics launches sustainable PE CosmoTop tube closure
Weener Plastics (WP) is launching its brand-new range of CosmoTop tube closures, which combine convenience, high quality and sustainability, and have been specially developed for the Personal Care and Cosmetics market. The new range is made of polyethylene in order to realize a mono-material packaging solution in combination with HDPE tubes, thereby achieving 100% recyclability.
EcoVadis awards Weener Plastics silver sustainability rating
Weener Plastics (WP) has been awarded a ‘Silver’ rating by EcoVadis, leading international provider of universal sustainability ratings with a special focus on sustainable supplier management. WP improved its score on all four Environmental, Social and Governance themes once again bringing the company into the top 7% of EcoVadis-rated companies for its industry.
WP endorses the UN Global Compact
As a company that operates on the global market and employs more than 4,700 people worldwide, WP has a powerful awareness of its social responsibility. To empower this, WP has become a Signatory partner of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world's largest voluntary initiative to implement universal sustainability principles.
Functional, sustainable and cost-attractive: SealPack roll-on
The new proprietary SealPack product technology launched by Weener Plastics, is smart in every way. Choosing an easily customizable roll-on packaging has never been easier as SealPack has a smart, standardized, and affordable tool concept that offers great flexibility for bespoke designs.
WP's Carl aerosol spray actuator is finalist at the 2021 ADF Paris Packaging Innovation Awards
The ADF Innovation Awards aim to identify and celebrate the world's best innovations in aerosol and dispensing systems that have been launched into the market in the past year. One of the four finalists is WP's aerosol spray actuator, Carl.
WP publishes its first sustainability & CSR report
Weener Plastics has published its first Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Report. The report clearly states the targets we have set ourselves in our journey towards a circular economy. It also offers examples of products and business changes that demonstrate our strong progress towards our targets and the business processes that we will utilize.
Weener Plastic Ibérica has been ISCC Plus certified
Weener Plastics (WP) has now received the ISCC Plus mass balance certification for its site in Maçanet de la Selva, Spain. This means this site can now offer its customers high-performance plastics made from renewable attributed raw materials in the same good quality as fossil-based plastics.
Weener Plastics receives ISCC Plus accreditation
Weener Plastics believes in a circular economy and is committed to reducing the use of fossil feedstock. The company has received the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) Plus accreditation for its use of sustainable raw materials.
Carl, a dual spray actuator for optimal freshness in shoes
Need to freshen up shoes after intensive activity? Weener Plastics (WP) has developed Carl, a smart shoe deo spray concept with two sprays circulating in opposite directions. In addition, Carl is a very sustainable solution. It has been especially designed to be produced from Post Consumer Recycled polypropylene.
Weener Plastics joins the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier network
Global packaging manufacturer Weener Plastics has become an official participant in the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS). The company is experienced in designing, developing and manufacturing rigid plastic packaging that meet demanding e-commerce delivery circumstances. Accordingly, Weener Plastics is pleased to be qualified as a member for Amazon's Frustration-Free Packaging Programs.
New Guhl packaging helps Kao reach sustainability goals
Sustainability is the most important topic in the plastics industry. Brand owners and plastic packaging manufacturers are eager to reduce the environmental footprint of plastic packaging. Kao has great ambitions in this area. The Japanese personal care manufacturer is introducing rPET bottles for its renowned hair care brand Guhl, manufactured by Weener Plastics.
Weener Plastics’ Eco Green Tube - Making the difference
The inventive development team at Weener Plastics (WP) in Brazil developed the Eco Green Tube, an environmentally-friendly, mono-material squeeze tube for Personal Care solutions. Sustainability was the key challenge for the development of this standard 40 mm tube, being the first real “green tube” in the market. With a production base in Brazil, the Latin-American market is targeted.
Weener Plastics thinks green, serving up sustainable solutions for environmentally conscious customers
As pressure to ‘think green’ escalates through the roof, sustainability continues to be an integral part of Weener Plastics’s strategy. Boasting unrivalled technological competences, the company develops packaging components for the personal care, food & beverage, and home care markets, working incessantly towards minimising its carbon footprint. Ilona Vermeer underscores the importance of sustainability solutions for Weener, explaining how it is determined to make the plastics packaging industry circular in the next years.
Weener Plastics' e-commerce-ready laundry detergent closure for Henkel
Henkel and Weener Plastics have teamed up to translate a challenging new laundry detergent closure design into reality. The result is an appealing, functional dispensing closure that perfectly complements the newly designed bottle and has the ultimate mix of characteristics: a sustainable system with excellent pouring behavior, suitable for e-commerce use and optimal efficiency in manufacturing and logistics.
Weener Plastics' attractive spray cap for new Nivea deodorant packaging
For many years, Nivea has been Beiersdorf’s loved and always reliable global skin care brand. Great care was taken in selecting a packaging supplier for their new female deodorant and anti-perspirant range. Weener Plastics (WP) was chosen to design, develop and manufacture the new twist-lock spray cap, including development and manufacturing of the tooling.
Weener Plastics to acquire Proenfar
Weener Plastics (WP) Group acquires Latin American packaging solutions provider Proenfar from Altra Investments. The agreement was signed on 23 April 2018. With this acquisition, plastic packaging supplier WP continues its expansion in emerging markets and strengthens its product portfolio. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.
Weener Plastics acquires Artpack in Russia
Plastic packaging supplier Weener Plastics (WP) Group, headquartered in the Netherlands, has acquired bottle manufacturer Artpack Ltd in Russia. The transaction closed on 20 February 2018 for an undisclosed amount. This acquisition fits perfectly within WP’s global expansion strategy.
Weener Plastics adopts pioneering approach with PCR
Driven by innovation and the ambition to push boundaries, Weener Plastics (WP) has initiated a variety of circular economy programs. One of these initiatives is the introduction of non-food standard caps and closures made from up to 100% Post Consumer Recycled (PCR) polypropylene.
Multiple awards for Nivea packaging with Weener Dispensing closure
Nivea Hand Care’s alluring packaging isn’t just pleasing to look at. Picking it up is almost irresistible – and delivers a pleasant consumer experience. That is why the appealing packaging has received several awards in 2017, such as the Red Dot Design Award for Communication Design and the German Packaging Prize. A welcome compliment for the hinged dispensing closure produced by Weener Plastics, which is functional, convenient, reliable and attractive.
Weener Plastics acquires Orange Products Brazil
Weener Plastics (WP), headquartered in The Netherlands, has acquired the shares and operations of Orange Products Plasticos Ltda in Brazil (OPB) from Orange Products Inc (OPI) and C-Pack, its current shareholders. The transaction was closed on 11 October 2017 for an undisclosed amount. This acquisition is in line with WP's M&A strategy.
Successful launch for premium cosmetics with CosmoTop tube closures
Visual quality, sustainability and convenient handling is why renowned brand owners have chosen Weener's new CosmoTop tube closures. The alluring dispensing closures combine weight reduction with proven consumer benefits whilst giving the package an attractive look. CosmoTop lines stand for upmarket tube closures and benefit from two lid design options.
Weener Plastics presents new corporate identity, HQ and name
Weener Plastics is strengthening its well-established position as a strong, competent and reliable full service global supplier of innovative plastic packaging solutions. Therefore, it is implementing a new corporate identity, the HQ is being relocated and several name changes are being executed.
- Jo Webb
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