NOVA Chemicals Commercializes First SYNDIGO™ FDA-Compliant Mechanically Recycled Polyethylene

·       First NOVA Chemicals mechanically recycled food-contact resin in SYNDIGO portfolio

·       Low-emission recycled solution allows converters and brand owners to incorporate recycled polyethylene into food packaging

Calgary, AB (March 7, 2023) – NOVA Chemicals Corporation (“NOVA Chemicals”), a leading supplier of polyethylene (PE) for food packaging, announced today that it delivered a commercialized FDA-compliant high-density recycled polyethylene (rPE) resin to market. The new grade is its first mechanically recycled food-contact resin and is part of the Company’s recently announced SYNDIGO rPE portfolio

The resin, SYNDIGO rPE-0860-FC, is a lower-emission option compared to virgin polyethylene and enables converters and brand owners to incorporate rPE into food packaging products. It is sourced from natural high-density polyethylene (HDPE) milk jugs and is ideal for various types of flexible and rigid food packaging.

“Adding the first food-contact rPE to the SYNDIGO portfolio increases rPE usage and underscores our commitment to eliminating plastic waste and reducing the carbon footprint of plastic packaging,” said Alan Schrob, NOVA Chemicals director of mechanical recycling. “Achieving the high level of performance needed for use in food contact puts this recycled resin in a field with few others and allows our customers to target the most demanding applications.”

SYNDIGO rPE-0860-FC resin is an ideal option for converters and brand owners who are transitioning towards more sustainable products and packaging. Three additional resins are commercially available in the SYNDIGO portfolio, which can be used in a variety of non-food contact applications from e-commerce mailers to shrink to industrial films.

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About NOVA Chemicals Corporation

NOVA Chemicals is guided by a singular purpose to shape a world where the plastic products vital to our health and happiness are better tomorrow than they are today. We have a bold ambition to create a plastics circular economy and work collaboratively toward a low carbon, zero plastic waste future. NOVA Chemicals’ portfolio of virgin and recycled resins, along with best-in-class technical expertise, is what sets us apart; our customers use our products to create easy-to-recycle and recycled content films, packaging, and products. Our employees work to ensure health, safety, security, and environmental stewardship through our commitment to Sustainability and Responsible Care®.

NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has 2,400 employees worldwide and is wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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UPDATED: October 20, 2022

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UPDATED: October 20, 2022


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