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Longview, TX, January 15, 2021 – INDEVCO Plastics has innovated print-grade shrink
bundling film for multi-packs that delivers a circular plastics solution. Using 50% postconsumer recycled (PCR) resin, the collation shrink is fully recyclable at
store drop off locations across the US.

INDEVCO Plastics co-developed the film with Dow, a fellow member of the
Alliance to End Plastic Waste, for food and beverage manufacturers who bundle products in multiunit packages. Dow’s PCR resin, first introduced for shrink applications in North America in October, contains 70% certified PCR sourced from a reliable local US

“In our partnership with Dow,” explained Wayne Mashe, INDEVCO Plastics Divisional
General Manager, “we focused on the right resin selection, film thickness, and impact
on the waste stream. The result is a high-performing collation shrink that not only meets
the market requirements but also uses half the virgin resins and can be recycled and
repurposed into other products.”

The low-gauge, high-strength collation shrink film – available as plain or print-ready rolls
– passed an array of tests for mechanical, optical, and processing properties. The
unprinted film is devoid of ink, allowing the package design of products within to
advertise themselves, or the film can be printed by packaging converters.

According to Jay Bodine, INDEVCO Plastics Plant Manager, “We are proud to produce
this film in our Longview, Texas facility. The 50% recycled content allows us to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions during production and helps our customer’s customer, the
consumer, keep waste out of landfills and the environment. Both of these help our
customers contribute to a circular economy.”

In addition to PCR, INDEVCO Plastics can produce shrink bundling film using postindustrial recycled (PIR) resin from its own waste stream.

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About INDEVCO Plastics

INDEVCO Plastics produces a range of plastic film and bags for manufacturers and
converters: form-fill-seal (FFS) film, centerfold (C-fold) sheeting, heavy-duty open mouth
bags, stretch hood film, shrink bundling film, and sealant film. The flexible packaging
company serves the beverage, building material, chemical and petrochemical, industrial
salt, mineral, lawn and garden, material handling, and packaging converting markets.

INDEVCO Plastics is a division of INDEVCO North America and the multinational
INDEVCO Group, a signatory to the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) and the
Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC). INDEVCO companies are committed to
designing and developing sustainable plastic packaging for a circular economy.

Media Contact
Kelsey Russell
Communications Specialist
INDEVCO North America

Tel: 804-876-9170
[email protected]

Product Contact
Tom Pacholder
Divisional Sales Director
INDEVCO North America Plastics Division

Tel: 713-817-2826
[email protected]