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SPC & How2Recycle Welcome TOPAS Advanced Polymers

This Press Release was originally issued by How2Recycle.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, OCTOBER 10th, 2016 — TOPAS Advanced Polymers is the latest company to join the only standardized on-package recycling labeling program, How2Recycle. TOPAS Advanced Polymers, a manufacturer of plastic resins used in packaging, healthcare, optical and other applications, joins over 55 other member companies using the How2Recycle label to communicate packaging recyclability information to consumers.

“Sustainability is one of the key ways our products prove their value, and we are proud to support efforts such as the How2Recycle label that directly improve bottom-line recycling and sustainability results,” said Timothy Kneale, president of TOPAS Advanced Polymers, Inc.

“We are happy to welcome TOPAS to How2Recycle, since they’re a material manufacturer that looks thoughtfully at recyclability,” says Kelly Cramer, Senior Manager at Sustainable Packaging Coalition. “We’re looking forward to following their work as they collaborate with converters to develop full body shrink sleeves that do not interfere with technical recyclability of packaging.”

TOPAS Advanced Polymers has also joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, a membership organization dedicated to a more robust environmental vision for packaging.

Companies interested in joining the How2Recycle program can visit or contact how2recycle [at] (subject: How%20to%20join%20How2Recycle%3F, body: .

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The How2Recycle Label is a U.S.-based standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public. How2Recycle is a project of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition®, a membership-based group that brings together business, educational institutions, and government agencies to collectively broaden the understanding of packaging sustainability and develop meaningful improvements for packaging solutions. For more How2Recycle information, follow us on Twitter @How2Recycle or go to our website at You can also follow the SPC on Twitter at @SPCspotlight or on the web at

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About TOPAS Advanced Polymers and Polyplastics

TOPAS Advanced Polymers is the world’s leading maker of COC (cyclic olefin copolymer), a glass-clear and extremely pure plastic for healthcare, optics, packaging, and electronics applications. From insulin delivery, to food contact films, to tablet and smartphone components, TOPAS® COC is the high performance material of choice. The broad global regulatory compliance of TOPAS COC can make your next development a simpler task. 

TOPAS Advanced Polymers is a business of Polyplastics Co., Ltd., a global leader in the development and production of engineering thermoplastic solutions. Along with COC, the company’s broad product portfolio includes POM, PPS, PBT, and LCP plastics. The company has the largest global market share of POM, LCP and COC. With more than 50 years of experience, the company is backed by a strong global network of R&D, production, and sales resources capable of creating advanced solutions for an ever-changing global marketplace.

TOPAS® is a registered trademark of TOPAS Advanced Polymers GmbH in Germany, the United States, and other countries for its family of cyclic olefin copolymer resins.