Sustainable plastics = recycling of plastics. That’s our stance. And we are so determined to keep PET soda bottles, water bottles and thermoform packaging from plastic trays, blisters and clamshells out of our landfills, that we built our own in-house recycling facility. Today we’re recycling over 1 billion bottles and thermoforms a year, extruding them into EcoStar® light-gauge recycled PET roll stock, for not only our own use, but for use by other eco-conscious brand owners and thermoformers across the globe.
EcoStar PET Rollstock
Say yes to no waste. We are.
In addition to our post-consumer material lines, we also offer 100% recyclable, heat-sealable rigid PET material, print grade rollstock and bioPET extruded rollstock for thermoforming, all manufactured in the USA. From stock and custom blisters, clamshell packaging for cosmetics, hardware and household goods to non-sterile medical device trays and food-grade disposable plastic food packaging, our lines of EcoStar thin gauge PET extruded rollstock are perfectly blended for superior optical clarity, strength and performance.
Post-Consumer PET Rollstock
With up to 100% post-consumer, curbside collected, recycled content from PET bottles and thermoforms, our EcoStar FDA LNO food-grade recycled roll-stock and non-food grade extruded materials lead the pack in sustainable plastic packaging solutions. From disposable party platters and retail clamshells to custom packaging protecting world-leading brands, our EcoStar materials are specifically developed to be eco-friendly with superior clarity and consistency. For more information visit www.ecostarplastics.com.
Heat Sealable Extruded PET
With sealing characteristics similar to PVC and PETG, this innovative extruded material can seal to itself and is 100% recyclable. Our Heat Sealable (HS) line is available in our patented BioAPET formula with up to 30% material from renewable sources, APET and rPET blends. The unique EcoStar HS material uses less energy to seal with a shorter dwell time while having optimum clarity and high impact strength. For more information, call EcoStar at 800.480.8940.
Print-Grade PET Roll Stock
For rollstock perfectly suited for strong visual printing applications, EcoStar PG (Print-Grade) PET is the perfect thermoforming material to deliver high shelf impact. For more information email us at email@example.com.
Eliminating landfill waste
Placon diverts over 120,000 pounds of plastic PET water and soda bottles from landfills every day, with over 1 billion plastic bottles and thermoforms recycled and converted into our EcoStar line of food and non-food grade rollstock every year.Learn about Placon’s closed loop vision.Read more
Reducing resource dependence
EcoStar was founded with the belief that the recycling of existing plastic PET packaging, thereby conserving natural resources, is the most responsible solution for the preservation of resources and reduction of PET containers as landfill waste. At full capacity, EcoStar will process 36 million pounds of clean PET bottle and thermoform flake, the equivalent of saving 75,000 barrels of oil.