Known for its durability and toughness, Polypropylene (PP) is used in a variety of APG's packaging solutions. This type of plastic is highly suitable for injection molding, and its capabilities for making thin layers of plastic means it's well suited for use in hinges for bottles and to create containers that need to withstand manipulation by the end user.
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is another popular choice for APG's cosmetic packaging. Its transparent and lightweight nature gives rise to packaging that harmoniously blends form and function. PET is also highly durable and provides an effective barrier against gas and moisture. As such, it protects the integrity of a product's formula.
Discussion on plastic diversity can only be complete by paying homage to the versatile High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE). This type of plastic is used for products spanning various industries, as its sturdiness and resistance make it a favored choice for packaging solutions that demand durability without compromising on aesthetic appeal. Meanwhile, the Polyethylene (PE) emerges as a quiet hero, with its ability to conform to the contours of various packaging designs while maintaining its integrity.
"We believe that understanding the distinct attributes of these plastics is integral to appreciating the innovation and sustainability that lies behind our cosmetic packaging solutions," says Hannah Palese, spokesperson for APG. "Each plastic type brings its own set of advantages to the table, allowing us to create recyclable packaging solutions that not only captivate the end-consumer but also provide optimal protection and functionality."
As consumers become increasingly conscious of their choices, APG remains committed to sustainability by offering easily recyclable packaging solutions to their customers. For instance, The Infinity Pump Series, made using PE and PET, is constructed without metal parts and is 100% recyclable. The carefully selected plastic materials cater to aesthetic and functional needs and align with APG's dedication to environmental responsibility.
In line with its commitment to the environment, APG also champions the use of mono-material packaging, which is made from a single type of plastic, allowing the packaging to be recycled without disassembly. This approach simplifies the recycling process by allowing the entire packaging unit to be recycled as a cohesive unit. In addition to plastic, APG also offer a vast range of packaging solutions made from sustainable materials, such as bamboo, sugarcane, and paper.