Nuremberg / Halfing, Germany – Profol GmbH, a leading manufacturer of cast polypropylene (CPP) films, has been named a finalist for the coveted German Sustainability Award for its CPPeel® lidding solutions. CPP lids used on polypropylene food containers make the entire package easier to recycle.
The National German Sustainability Award was established in 2008 to encourage the acceptance of social and ecological responsibility and to identify role models in this area. The award is endorsed by the German Federal Government, local and business associations as well as numerous NGOs, among them UNESCO and UNICEF.
Profol was selected as one of the top three companies for the Special Prize Packaging category. Politicians, retailers and consumers agree that global plastic waste needs to be reduced. This award recognizes market-ready products that reduce, optimize or avoid packaging waste.
The 2020 German Sustainability Awards will be announced November 22, 2019 at a gala event held in Düsseldorf, Germany.
“We are honored to receive this recognition for our company’s efforts to produce sustainable packaging solutions,” said Philipp Schieferdecker,” Managing Director of Profol. “As our single-material CPPeel lidding film replaces aluminum lidding, consumers will not need to separate the lids from yogurt cups and other containers for recycling.”
About Profol CPPeel solutions:
CPPeel polypropylene lidding film is an alternative to lidding films containing aluminum, metallized PET or paper/polyethylene, and make food packaging easier to recycle. When polypropylene cups have any remnants of aluminum lids, they must be removed from the recycling stream. CPPeel lidding film used in conjunction with a cup made of polypropylene makes the entire packaging solution 100% recyclable according to the German Packaging law. Polypropylene lids also take less energy to manufacture and provide puncture resistance that helps lower food losses.
About the company:
Since its beginning in 1980 as Profol GmbH (Halfing, Germany), the company has specialized in the production of high-quality cast polyolefin films. As an environmentally friendly and versatile raw material, cast polypropylene (CPP) has increasingly replaced other plastic film products. Polypropylene is odorless, tasteless and does not react with skin and mucous membrane. Originally used mainly in the office supply industry, CPP is increasingly gaining acceptance in packaging, furniture and automotive industries.
Profol develops new product innovations based on CPP and other polyolefins, carries an extensive standard product line, and makes individual films to customer specifications. Profol supplies customers around the world through manufacturing sites in Europe, the Americas and Asia. With more than 26 production lines worldwide at its six production sites and approximately 500 employees, Profol has an annual capacity of over 120,000 metric tons of cast polyolefin film.
Profol actively promotes environmental protection and sustainability by striving to reduce the consumption of raw materials, producing with a minimum of energy (eg. through heat recovery) and using recyclable materials throughout the production process.