Tetra Pak now using bio-based LDPE in all of its cartons in Brazil

Published: May 2, 2014 9:46 am ET
Updated: May 2, 2014 12:19 pm ET

Image By: Tetra Pak Two layers of a bio-based LDPE go into Tetra Pak's new cartons in Brazil.

Related to this story

Topics Sustainability Beverage (juice, refrigerated) Beverage (juice, shelf stable) Packaging
Companies & Associations

Tetra Pak Inc. is using bio-based low density polyethylene in all its containers in Brazil, and plans to increase the bio-based content of its packaging even further.

The LDPE — supplied by Brazil’s Braskem SA — is used in combination with paperboard cartons, increasing the content of renewable materials to as much as 82 percent, the Lausanne, Switzerland-based company said.

It began using the bio-based LDPE in packaging for Coca-Cola Co.’s Del Valle juice beverages in February, and following success with that pilot project is extending it to all 150 customers of Tetra Pak Brazil.

“We are particularly proud to be the first in the industry to use bio-based LDPE in carton packages,” said Charles Brand, vice president for marketing and product management in an April 28 news release. “We believe that the best way to protect the sustainable future of the packaging industry and meet the global challenge of a growing scarcity of fossil fuel-based raw materials is to further increase the use of renewable resources.”

Future developments will push the use of renewable materials even further.

“We have set an ambition to develop a 100% renewable package, building from an average of 70% today,” Brand said. “This launch is an important step in that direction.”


Comments

Tetra Pak now using bio-based LDPE in all of its cartons in Brazil

Published: May 2, 2014 9:46 am ET
Updated: May 2, 2014 12:19 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Plastics recycling is in full swing behind the scenes at NPE 2015

March 26, 2015 11:00 am ET

Paul Benvenuti walks the NPE 2015 show floor in Orlando with purpose. Keep up or be left behind, because this man has a job to do this week, and he's ...    More

Image

NPE nudges attendees to recycle

March 24, 2015 1:47 pm ET

A public awareness campaign developed by Keep America Beautiful is receiving prominent display at NPE 2015 as part of the show's overall effort to...    More

Image

SPI launching recycling summit

March 23, 2015 5:10 pm ET

The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. announced Monday at NPE 2015 that the plastics trade association will return to Orlando in 2016 for a brand ...    More

Image

Designing a new image for plastics and recycling

March 23, 2015 2:36 pm ET

New York has its fashion week, and so does Paris and Milan. But they're no competition for Orlando this week as student designers who helped kick off ...    More

Image

DuPont exec: Still lots of lightweighting needed in the auto industry

March 23, 2015 6:00 am ET

In that role, Jeffrey Sternberg is responsible for bringing the breadth of DuPont advanced materials — as well as renewably sourced materials an...    More

Market Reports

Flexible Packaging Trends in North America

North America represents about 30 percent of the global consumption of flexible packaging. Annual growth in this region is forecast at 4 percent during the next 5 years.

For more insight on growth opportunities, drivers of growth and the outlook for 2015, download this report.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 billion plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events