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New Films made from Post Consumer Waste recycled bottles.

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New Films made from Post Consumer Waste recycled bottles.
Mono and multi-layer polyester (PET) food packaging films and laminated films made from post consumer recycled PET.
In Use – Pentafood® and SmartCycle® products are commercially available from Klöckner Pentaplast.

Recycled content/recyclability

Product Categories

Relevant Materials
Plastic – rigid

Relevant Packaging Formats

Supply Chain Phase
Processing, Recovery


Klöckner Pentaplast Mono and multi-layer polyester (PET) rigid food packaging films are made from various guaranteed levels of post-consumer recycled PET plastic beverage bottles (i.e., soft drink, water, juice).  

These films are used for an array of rigid food packaging containers such as clamshells, trays, blisters, box and other thermoformed packaging applications. 

Their laminated films use the same SmartCycle® base films made from a minimum of 50% post-consumer beverage bottles.  The films are ideal for trays and other form-fill-seal applications.  They are engineered to enhance modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) and extend a product’s shelf life.  They also provide an excellent barrier for moisture, gases, and aromas while maintaining food safety and hygiene.  

Customers can choose from several convenience options such as permanent, peel, or easy-peel features.

All SmartCycle® films process well on current thermoforming and form-fill-seal machines.  These films comply with all applicable EU and US regulations and directives for food contact.  They are available in custom colors and with anti-fog, or improved denesting properties.

These products are marketed as Pentafood®  and SmartCycle® respectively by Klöckner Pentaplast.


Potential Benefits

Reduced landfill through recycling post consumer waste bottles. In addition, the packaging contains a higher proportion of recycled content.
The material has enhanced barrier properties against moisture, gases and aromas and can be used successfully as modified atmosphere packaging.

Intellectual Property

Klöckner Pentaplast is the exclusive global supplier of Pentafood® SmartCycle® packaging films.

Consultant View

In an age where the cost and availability of PET raw material is prohibitive, and reducing waste in the supply chain is a priority, a packaging item that is produced using recycled post consumer packaging can only be a benefit to the packaging industry.

Contacts and Further Information

Thomas Hünseler
Manager, kpE Communications
Klöckner Pentaplast
Klöckner Pentaplast GmbH & Co. KG
Sitz: Heiligenroth, Amtsgericht Montabaur HRA 4204
P.O. Box 1165, 56401 Montabaur
Industriestraße 3-5, 56412 Heiligenroth
Direct: +49 2602 915-315
Fax: +49 2602 915-197
Mobile: +49 151 151 28163


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