The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council is pleased to welcome PAXXUS, a manufacturer of flexible packaging materials, as the newest member. PAXXUS is a leading supplier of engineered flexible materials for the global healthcare market and dedicated to supporting the complex regulatory requirements of the medical device, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, and life sciences industries.
“PAXXUS is already well-established in the healthcare and packaging communities,” said Peylina Chu, Executive Director of HPRC. “This involvement will enable them to bring new ideas and innovation to HPRC. As a member of HPRC, their dedication to responsible manufacturing and sustainability will help further our mission where healthcare plastics are safely and effectively recycled and widely accepted as a valuable resource.”
As a vertically integrated manufacturer, PAXXUS provides tailored material structures to meet stringent packaging requirements. Through constant innovation, PAXXUS has been recognized and awarded for cutting-edge advancements in chevron pouch films compatible with Tyvek®, clear high-barrier films, peelable solutions, chemically resistant materials, and sustainable offerings. Recently, the company was awarded a Flexible Packaging Association gold award for technical innovation and a silver award in packaging excellence for StreamOne® R, a recycle-ready, high-barrier film designed for high heat sterilization.
“Our commitment to responsible manufacturing and sustainable packaging solutions is a promise to our customers, our partners, our employees, and our children for generations to come,” shared Dhuanne Dodrill, CEO of PAXXUS. “The work that HPRC is doing is so very important to creating sustainable practices in the healthcare plastics industry while also ensuring that patient safety is not compromised. We are delighted to be a part of HPRC and look forward to contributing to a truly sustainable future.”
HPRC is currently engaged in multiple initiatives aimed at enabling recycling of healthcare plastics, including research into advanced recycling technologies to recycle mixed stream healthcare plastics, a study of reverse logistics processes for collecting, segregating, and preparing healthcare plastic waste for transport, and focused outreach and engagement with recyclers.
HPRC is a private technical coalition of industry peers across healthcare, recycling and waste management industries seeking to improve recyclability of plastic products within healthcare. HPRC is made up of brand leading and globally recognized members including Amcor, Baxter, BD, Boston Scientific, DuPont, Eastman Chemical Company, Gore Medical, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Nelipak Healthcare Packaging, ThermoFisher Scientific, Ravago Recycling Group, Remington Medical, Sartorius, Sonoco Healthcare, Sterimed, Westfall Technik Inc., and PAXXUS. The council convenes biannually at meetings hosted by an HPRC member that regularly include stakeholder engagement events and facility tours to further learning and knowledge sharing opportunities through first-hand demonstration of best practices in sustainable product and packaging design and recycling processes. For more information, visit www.hprc.org and follow HPRC on LinkedIn.