Envision Plastics, Reidsville, North Carolina, has announced the launch of a bottle using its OceanBound plastic at 100 percent content and as the sole colorant carrier. Envision's OceanBound plastic is made from recycled plastic collected from at-risk areas and is designed to stop plastic from reaching beaches and waterways.
The bottle is currently being used to package Primal Group's ViTA brand of natural, plant science-powered personal care products. The bottle is manufactured by Classic Containers, Ontario, California.
"Envision is proud of the work we are doing by collecting and recycling OceanBound plastic, but we are excited that it was able to displace 100 percent of the virgin resin in the bottle and colorant,” Dan Ferus, general manager of Envision Plastics, says. “We attribute the success to Vita's persistence, Classic Containers' willingness to work outside the box, Techmer's creativity and Envision's high quality standards. We hope that this is the first of many and invite all brands to find ways to add Envision's OceanBound Plastic into their products and packaging."
Envision says its OceanBound Plastic is a fully traceable resin designed to be further processed into natural and mixed color as well as the many proprietary products Envision offers including Prisma and Deodorized Resin. Envision’s product is fit for most high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic applications.
"Classic Containers was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Envision in the launch of the first 100 percent OceanBound resin bottle," Kevin Tibbets, executive director of sales for Classic Containers, says. "The material processed amazingly well without any concerns. Working with Envision and our customer to bring this bottle into the marketplace was a remarkable experience."