Improving the environmental impact of beverage packaging is one of PepsiCo’s top priorities. Plastics Forming Enterprises has been a key partner in assessing the recycling characteristics and compatibility of our packaging and providing consulting services globally. PFE has deep subject matter expertise in plastics recycling, consulting and processing, as well as possessing pilot scale testing equipment, making them a trusted and valued technology partner.
At Invema , through our 26 year history, we have strived to do things rights, not cutting any corners, so when we decided to venture into producing Food Grade PET Resin and Sheet from the PET Bottles we collected, we were fortunate to have met in Kristi and Lou Tacito from PFE. We met Kristi and Lou in 2014, from the very beginning they guided us through all the challenges and choices in Recycling PET Bottles, and today, we are happy to say, that we are largest and most efficient Pet Bottle Recycler in Central American and the Caribbean , supplying our Recycled PET Resin and Sheet to the most recognized Brands in the worlds, THANKS PFE!!
Plastics Forming Enterprises has provided Avery Dennison with comprehensive and reliable plastic testing services. Their connection to the APR and knowledge of their test protocols has helped tremendously as we've worked to gain product recognition. They are fast, reliable and easy to work with!
Plastics Forming Enterprises has been an important part of our development process. Not only have they provided all the testing resources we have needed to keep things moving forward, but also the time and knowledge when questions arise. The team is always professional and maintains our trust when it comes to confidentiality. We will continue to use PFE for our testing needs and would recommend them to anyone.
As a vendor/working partner, PFE has been one of the most reliable, knowledgeable and supportive companies we work with. The staff is pleasant, courteous and professional even when the client may not be which in my opinion says a lot about the company and its people.
PFE is a leading authority on plastics recyclability in the world. Their highly experienced staff is exceptionally positioned to provide meaningful insights on the complexity of the most cutting-edge questions in recyclability today. We have worked with PFE as a lab partner on several projects and would recommend them to any company seeking to learn more about plastic packaging recyclability without qualification. PFE brings trust, precision and a vigorous science-based approach to challenging grey areas, and pushes the industry forward as a direct result.
PFE provides solutions as a one-stop service and excellent about performing APR test with service-minded and quick response to customers.
PFE helps us a lot in testing many of our sustainable packages, including the first-of-its-kind recyclable tube. I am very impressed by their professionalism as well as their extensive understanding of and deep involvement in the plastic recycling industry. If somebody asked me for a lab to do the plastic recyclability test, I would recommend PFE, and I did.
Indorama has been working with PFE for many years. We have received responsive, knowledgeable, and solid reliable services working with this diverse team. PFE has a unique expertise to work interactively towards the best outcome for the recycling industry.
In this ever-evolving world of package design and recyclability, PFE is the clear leader in approval testing. With a single set of tests, PFE was able aide us in obtaining APR Critical Guidance Approval and provide us the framework for RECYCLASS Technology Approval.
Kristi is the real deal – trusted subject matter expert, creative problem solver, and committed to customer service. I value the contributions that she, Lou, and the whole PFE team have made to the world of plastics recycling and I look forward to working with them on more good things to come.
I have been working with Lou Tacito and his team at PFE for over 15 years. Every time our company needs a sound technical advice on plastics processing, or when we look for a comprehensive testing program, we always reach out to PFE for assistance. We have done numerous projects and studies with PFE on a variety of specific topics, and they always treat every task and every technical challenge with professionalism and attention to detail.
Reliable, dependable and cost effective; Lou, Kristi and team have been a valued resource for material testing and development for Southeastern Container for the past 15 plus years.
Great experience working with PFE, very experienced team in plastics recycling processes and technologies, design for recyclability and testing, excellent training skills and advisory. Their knowledge on the plastics packaging fully integrated supply chain helps to make business connections according to their client’s needs and to grow your networking. Their professionalism is not apart from their hospitality and provided attention is always personalized. Moreover, project management and punctual follow-up allow us to reach defined goals satisfactory in the time frame.
As we continue on our journey to Sustainable labeling, PFE has been a trusted partner and resource to help facilitate our growth. We have collaborated on many projects to test new label and ink concepts through the recycling process, and their testing, expertise and support along the way has been invaluable to Brook & Whittle.
PFE has been instrumental in providing guidance and testing for our SimpliCycleTM valves allowing us to feel confident we have a more sustainable product offering that will be well received by our customers and the recycling community.
PFE has been an active participant in APR for many years. Their experience with plastics recycling is much appreciated by our members and staff.
Golden Manufacturers Pte Limited is been very thankful to Plastic Forming Enterprises LLC for providing the support in achieving the APR’s Critical Guidance Recognition on our pressure sensitive labels innovation through their profound technical expertise, timely laboratory evaluations and accurate data interpretation & presentation. To date, PFE is our preferred choice of laboratory and technical support for PET Recycling compatibility projects.
PFE has been an excellent customer to work with over the last few years. We have found them to be professional, detailed in their correspondence and prompt to respond when questions arise.
The PFE team provides insight, data and a window into the complex interactions of materials. The multigenerational knowledge of the team is so important to solving technical challenges and helping us ask the right questions. It is always a pleasure to work with PFE.
PFE has played an Integral part in Essel Propack, a Global Tube Supplier in many market segments, being able to offer our Customers Sustainable Packaging material options, recognized by APR. In our Relationship with PFE, they have and continue to fully support us in gaining the knowledge needed to achieve success, their complete team is amazing to work with!
The PFE team is professional and highly responsive, and the company has been an outstanding partner for GreenMantra over the past decade as we brought our novel polymer additives to market. PFE has provided invaluable guidance in helping us design appropriate testing protocols as we approached new market spaces, and their reputation allows our customers to be confident in the data that we present.
Working with the team at PFE has always been a pleasure. Their expertise regarding recycling and the evaluation of products for their recyclability has always been on point and informative. Kristi and Lou are always willing to engage and educate the masses at numerous recycling events which further demonstrates their in-depth knowledge and also their overall concern for the sustainability of the plastics industry going forward. PFE is very often Eastman’s go to source for issues regarding recycling, testing, typical industry practices and operator and equipment contacts. They are an outstanding member of the recycling community and we always appreciate their help, guidance and services.
Over the years I've known and worked with PFE, have always considered them TRUSTWORTHY, FRIENDLY AND PROFESSIONAL, a reference in the plastics recycling industry.
Plastic Forming Enterprises has been an integral part of the Recycling Community for many years. KW has worked with them over the years to answer a vast array of technical questions around package design and material compatibility. They have an outstanding team.
MSS has been working with Kristi Hansen and her team for many years and they have been invaluable in assisting us to be at the forefront of the latest trends in the plastics packaging and recycling industry.