Tetra Pak Develops a new Renewable Aseptic Carton Using a Bio-Based Plastic Film and Cap

tetrapak-recyclableTetra Pak, founded in 1951 and headquartered in Switzerland, has launched a new version of Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge with Bio-based LightCap 30. The new aseptic carton, the first of the class in the world, is accredited with the highest class of Vinçotte certification for its use of renewable materials. The new carton is manufactured using bio-based plastic film and cap.The polymer used in the film and cap is derived from sugarcane.

According to an independent lifecycle analysis conducted by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, the new carton reduces 17% carbon footprint in comparison to the standard package.

Vinçotte, the Belgium-based accreditation agency, is a world-recognised agency for assessing the renewable content of packaging products.

Philippe Dewolfs, President of the Certification Committee from Vincotte commented “Increasing the use of renewable materials, defined as natural resources that can be replenished over time, plays an increasingly important role in mitigating resource scarcity and climate change. This is the only aseptic carton package we have certified so far and it has qualified for four-star certification.”

Charles Brand, Executive Vice President, Product Management, and Commercial Operations at Tetra Pak said: “There is a growing trend that consumers want to do more for the planet, and they want brand owners to help. With the authentic certification from Vinçotte, our new package gives customers credible information to communicate with consumers and helps them differentiate their products.

“Our ultimate goal is to produce all of our packages using only sustainably-managed renewable materials. Launching the new Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge with Bio-based LightCap 30 package is a significant milestone for us on that journey.”

Tetra Pak is a processing and packaging solutions for safe food. Tetra Pak is one of three companies in the Tetra Laval Group – a private group that started in Sweden.

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