PERRYSBURG, Ohio, Oct. 9 Consumers are increasinglylooking for ways to "go green" and reduce their environmental impact. To helpmeet this demand, Rexam Prescription Products has become the first packagingcompany to develop and market a liquid prescription oval made with 100 percentpost-consumer recycled PET resin.
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This package -- available in two, three, four, six, eight, 12 and 16 oz.sizes -- can be recycled again and again, further reducing resourceconsumption and environmental impact.
Rexam's new recycled oval meets the same government standards as itscurrent virgin PET line, including United States Pharmacopeia (USP)requirements for light transmission and moisture permeation, the ConsumerProduct Safety Commission's (CSPC) child-resistant and senior-friendlyprotocol requirements and FDA resin standards.
"Pharmacists and consumers have shown a preference for packaging usingrecycled material," said Pat O'Connell, vice president of sales, RexamPrescription Products. "Our new recycled ovals will provide differentiation,allowing pharmacies to market themselves as environmentally friendly. This isanother example of how we anticipate the needs of customers and create anddeliver a full package solution that helps build their business."
This package will be available in November in retail pharmaciesnationwide. Pharmacists will be able to purchase Rexam's new recycled ovalsthrough the pharmaceutical wholesale distribution network.
Rexam's vision is to be the leading global consumer packaging company. Weare the leading global beverage can maker, and a major global player in rigidplastic packaging. We are business partners to some of the world's most famousand successful consumer brands as well as young, entrepreneurial start-ups. Weoffer a broad range of packaging services and solutions for differentindustries, using different materials and technologies. Three thingscharacterise us -- leadership in our industry, our commitment to innovationand our passion to deliver exceptional value. Rexam's sales from ongoingoperations are approximately 3.6 billion pounds Sterling. We employ some22,300 people in more than 20 countries and are a member of the FTSE 100.Rexam's ordinary shares are listed with the UK Listing Authority and trade onthe London Stock Exchange under the symbol REX. For further information, visitRexam's website at www.rexam.com
Contact: Nicole FlussiRexam Plastic Packaging +1 567-336-8411
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