CLAYTON, MO.(Sept. 22, 1:30 p.m. ET) — Spartech Packaging Technologies recently licensed Sustainable Minds LLC's on-demand software, which it will use to quantify environmental emissions associated with the production and manufacturing of its products.
Spartech will use life cycle assessment to develop a Corporate Sustainability Report, due out early next year.
Spartech Packaging Technologies designs and develops rigid packaging.
“One of our goals is to improve the sustainability of our products without compromising container integrity and performance. We also wanted to use a set of data that is widely adopted across all industries and academia to ensure transparency and impartiality in how the data is calculated,” said Jeffrey Best, director of marketing for the Spartech Corp. unit, in a news release.
Spartech and Sustainable Minds collaborated to locate lifecycle analysis reports for thermoplastics, additives, and concentrates used in plastics processing.
In cases where there were no reports available for specialized polymers, Sustainable Minds created custom data for each individual molecule used in the polymer.
By mid-October, the Sustainable Minds database will contain life cycle inventories for more than 50 thermoplastics and 25 additives, Spartech said in a news release.
Spartech is based in Clayton; Sustainable Minds is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass.