Silgan Dispensing launches recyclable trigger sprayer to bring enhanced sustainability to market

Published: 22-Jun-2022

The new trigger sprayer, SP05 R, is the company’s second product to feature its LifeCycle Technology

Silgan Dispensing, a global leader in the design, development and distribution of highly engineered pumps and sprayers in the home, health and beauty markets, today announces the launch of SP05 R trigger sprayer, its latest product made with LifeCycle Technology.

SP05 R builds upon the company’s broad portfolio of trigger sprayers. It’s also the second product utilising Silgan Dispensing’s LifeCycle Technology – a revolutionary plastic spring portfolio aimed at enhancing sustainability and improving recyclability for dispensing solutions. In September, the company announced its first product incorporating the technology, Pearl 2, a next-generation airless system.

At the heart of Silgan Dispensing’s LifeCycle technology is a patented plastic spring that enables the removal of non-recyclable materials and metal found in more conventional dispensing solutions. By using these innovative springs, the dispenser can be made almost entirely of a single polyolefin, making the pump or sprayer ultimately more compatible with today’s recycling streams.

“We believe LifeCycle technology has the potential to be used in a variety dispensing solutions, and SP05 R is a great example of that,” said John Ferro, vice president of marketing and innovation at Silgan Dispensing. “With SP05 R, brand owners can feel confident that they are providing their consumers exceptional quality and improved sustainability.”

SP05 R

The SP05 R trigger sprayer combines exceptional performance, ultimate versatility, and enhanced sustainability in a pleasing and ergonomic design. This new sprayer is highly compatible with a broad array of formulas and can be made with a child resistant feature if desired. Available with either a spray or foaming nozzle, SP05 R is a highly customisable dispensing solution making it the ideal choice for brands in the home, garden, auto, laundry, and air care markets.

“With SP05 R, we took everything that was great about the original and made it even more sustainable. We understand that sustainability continues to be a top expectation when it comes to packaging for many consumers. With this new plastic spring, the trigger sprayer along with the bottle can be placed in the recycling bin, eliminating the prior need to separate the two components before disposing,” said Ferro.

SP05 R is recognised by RecyClass as being compatible with both the HDPE and PET recycling streams. Results were based on third-party laboratory testing using the Recyclability Evaluation Protocol for HDPE. RecyClass recognition applies when a clear PP trigger is used as well as when other conditions are met. The compatibility with PET recycling has been assessed by a third-party certification body recognised by RecyClass and confirmed the separability behaviour of this PP trigger during the PET recycling process. Finally, SP05 R is also compatible with the PP recycling stream as its design is in line with the mono-material approach enabling high recycling rates and high quality recyclate.

Pearl 2

Announced at last year’s Luxe Pack Monaco, Pearl 2 will be available for purchase starting this July. In addition to being the company’s first product produced with LifeCycle technology, Pearl 2 received a AAA+ ‘Completely Recyclable’ rating by the Institute Cyclos-HTP for the material used in the polypropylene (PP) package. The certification affirms its recyclability in select Western European countries*. Pearl 2 also received an approval letter from RecyClass stating its compatibility with the HDPE recycling stream.

Both SP05 R and Pearl 2 will be available for demonstration at the PCD & ADF Expo, which is being held at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles on June 29 and 30. Silgan Dispensing will be exhibiting at booth K14, hall 7.2. All media and customers attending the event are welcome to the booth. For more information about Silgan Dispensing, please visit

*Select countries are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Sweden and United Kingdom.

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