Intertape Polymer Group Inc. Celebrates a Milestone in Sustainable Product Design and Innovation, Unveiling Several New Cradle to Cradle Certified® Product Family Certifications

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SARASOTA, Florida., October 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (IPG), a leading manufacturer of tapes, films and protective packaging, today announced that it has increased the number of products that have achieved Cradle certification to twelve. to Cradle®, ranging from bronze to gold, as part of the company’s overall commitment to circularity. The Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard is one of the world’s most trusted science-based frameworks for designing and manufacturing safer, more circular products, and with these recent additions, IPG reinforces its commitment to holding the most certifications Cradle to Cradle Certified in the packaging. industry.

To achieve Cradle to Cradle certification, each product has been assessed in five sustainability performance categories according to the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard. These include: material health, material reuse, use of renewable energy, water management and social responsibility. Unlike many single-attribute certifications available, Cradle to Cradle Certified is a multi-attribute metric that assesses all aspects of product design and manufacturing, signaling that a company has taken extra steps to meet the highest standards. higher in durability.

IPG’s approach to product performance balances innovation, material health and regulatory requirements, along with Cradle to Cradle principles. The company considers customer needs based on their associated end market. To earn certifications from the independent, not-for-profit Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, IPG worked closely with raw material suppliers to evaluate new and existing products for material health. This assessment involved a thorough evaluation including an inventory of all hardware components, to identify opportunities for improvement.

“Redesigning products is not an easy undertaking, but understanding what needs to change is the first step. Finding alternative materials can be long and difficult,” said Jay Bolus, Vice President of Sustainability for IPG. “We looked at key areas where IPG could have a positive environmental impact, to better align with the circular economy. Our current processes and products have been developed over decades and will not change overnight. We are committed to taking actions that accelerate our sustainable transformation and proud to share our progress.”

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute awards certifications based on increasing levels of achievement (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum) based on a product’s performance in each of the five certification categories. The lowest score in any quality category establishes the overall product score. Certified products must demonstrate continuous improvement every two years.

Certified products include:

* Curby Mailer™ – (C2C® SILVER Certified)
* Curby® Cushioning Solutions – (C2C® SILVER Certified)
* Water Activated Tape – (C2C® BRONZE Certified)
* PaperSpace X-Fill™- (C2C® GOLD certified)
* Acrylic Cardboard Sealing Tape – (C2C® BRONZE Certified)
* Hot melt tape for sealing cartons – (C2C® BRONZE certified)
* StretchFLEX® and SuperFLEX® stretch film – (C2C® SILVER Certified)
* Exlfilmplus® Shrink Film – (C2C® SILVER Certified)
* Polyethylene Tape – (C2C® BRONZE Certified)
* NovaShield® structural membrane – (C2C® BRONZE certified)
* Flat Back Tape – (C2C® BRONZE Certified)
* Masking Tape – (C2C® BRONZE Certified)

“IPG continues to set an incredible example of how the packaging industry can move towards a safe and then circular business model,” said William McDonough, pioneer of Cradle to Cradle Design™ concepts and co-founder of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. “Using the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard as a framework, IPG is leading the packaging industry towards greater transparency, ensuring that the impact of their products on people and the planet is positive.

Exhibit at PACK EXPO International at Chicago, IL of October 23-26, IPG will be showcasing the Cradle to Cradle certified products of its Curby® line, as well as many new product launches, at booth #S-2814, located in the South Hall. To learn more about IPG’s sustainability commitments and achievements, visit https://www.itape.com/en/sustainability.

To learn more about Cradle to Cradle Certified and the path to certification, visit the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute at http://www.c2ccertified.org and MBDC at https://mbdc.com.

ABOUT THE INTERTAPE POLYMERS GROUP

Intertape Polymer Group Inc. is a recognized leader in the development, manufacture and sale of a variety of paper and film based pressure sensitive and water activated tapes, stretch and shrink films, protective packaging, woven and non-woven products and packaging machinery. for industrial and commercial use. Based at Sarasota, FloridaIPG employs approximately 4,200 people and operates at 34 sites, including 22 manufacturing plants in North Americafive in Asia and two in Europe. For more information about the company, visit https://www.itape.com.

ABOUT THE CRADLE TO CRADLE PRODUCT INNOVATION INSTITUTE

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is dedicated to powering the circular economy through products, materials, systems, and business models that positively impact people and the planet. Through the Cradle to Cradle Certified® product program, the Institute sets the global standard for safe, circular and responsibly produced products. For more than a decade, leading brands, designers, retailers and manufacturers across the value chain have relied on the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard to innovate and optimize materials, products and systems for immediate and positive impacts. long-term. Cradle to Cradle certification has long been considered the world’s most trusted and advanced scientific standard for designing and manufacturing products that maximize the health and well-being of people and our planet, providing a framework for comprehensive and holistic assessment across different sustainability performance categories. The Institute also propels the global transition to a circular economy through partnerships and collaborative initiatives that provide businesses, governments and other stakeholders with the technical frameworks and knowledge they need to transform the way products are designed and manufactured. The Institute has its headquarters at San Francisco and amsterdam, NL Cradle to Cradle Certified® is a registered trademark of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

ABOUT MBDC

MBDC is a firm founded in 1995 by a world-renowned architect William McDonough and chemist Dr. Michael Braungart. MBDC is the origin of the Cradle to Cradle Design™️ framework and the Cradle to Cradle Certified® product program, which eventually formed the basis of the non-profit Cradle to Cradle Institute which now administers the program independently. MBDC drives companies to create a world of good by evaluating product designs and integrating the framework into corporate strategy, communications, operations and supply chains. Using the inventory, assessment and optimization process, MBDC provides unique technical expertise to develop sustainable circular economy solutions around material health, material reuse, energy use renewables, water management and social equity. MBDC partners with its customers to provide scientific assessments and drive design innovation to create a world of good. Cradle to Cradle® is a registered trademark of MBDC, LLC.

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