Tetra Pak is now moving over to using bio-based polyethylene in its packaging produced in Brazil. This means that Tetra Pak’s aseptic carton packaging which now consists of 82 percent bio-based materials. The goal is 100 percent.
Already in February, Coca-Cola , Tetra Pak’s first customer in Brazil to use bio-based polyethylene coating on the carton. As a pilot product was used biopolyeten in packs of Del Valle juice. Was a success and Tetra Pak is now following this up with that completely to biopolyten . In total there are about 13 billion packs per year to about 150 customers in Brazil.
– We Are Particularly proud to be the first in the industry to use bio -based LDPE into carton packages , said Charles Brand, Vice President Marketing & Product Management at Tetra Pak.
– 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. We have set an ambition to developping a 100% renewable package, building from an average of 70 % today . This launch is an important step in that direction .
The bio-based polyethylene produced by Braskem in Brazil and as a source of sugar cane . It is a low density polyteten , LDPE, which has the same properties as its counterpart of fossil material ( petrochemical oil). Tetra Pak’s customers do not need to modify any settings on their machines because of the bio-based plastic. Tetra Pak plans to widen its offer bioplastbelagda cartons to more markets in the future.