GPA Offers Plastic & Synthetic Film Recycling Guide

GPA is pleased to announce a new tool designed to help customers navigate the many options they have when selecting a synthetic film: GPA’s Plastic & Synthetic Film Recycling Guide. This guide features the resin identification coding system, which was introduced to meet the need for a nationwide, uniform system of identifying plastics for both manufacturers and recyclers. 

GPA created the guide to help their customers gain a clearer understanding of the different types of plastics that exist and the various levels of recyclability. It details thedifferent names of each product, the types of printable substrates and consumer products that are created from each, as well as the physical properties andcharacteristics of each type of plastic to help customers make sustainable choices for their applications. 

The guide is printed on Ultra Digital® 12 Mil Synthetic Paper for added durability, which is also classified as a #5 plastic. To request your free copy of GPA’s Plastic & Synthetic Films Recycling Guide, contact GPA at 800-395-9000 or at

About GPA

GPA is the premier source for specialty substrates and solutions for offset and digital printing. Products include coated and uncoated papers, pressure sensitive and specialty papers, synthetic films and substrates exclusively engineered for HP Indigopresses. GPA is an HP Indigo Preferred Partner and a Diamond Partner of Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative). For more information on GPA or the products it offers, visit or contact GPA Customer Service at 800-395-9000.



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