Tetra Pak, the world leader in food processing and packaging solutions, unveils four new features for its carton packaging portfolio at Anuga FoodTec today, aimed at strengthening the environmental attributes of several of its leading products.
The features, a separable top for the Tetra Evero Aseptic and three renewable polyethylene (PE) caps made from plant-based sources, underscore Tetra Pak’s commitment to develop sustainable packaging solutions for environmentally conscious consumers. Tetra Pak’s ambition is to add further environmental innovations to its product portfolio and continue to help customers achieve sustainable profitable growth.
Speaking at Anuga FoodTec Dennis Jönsson, Tetra Pak President and CEO, said: “Today’s global consumer increasingly demands green packaging. Coupled with this, our customers seek products which support a sustainable business approach. Our new additions aim to help customers demonstrate their sustainable credentials to both consumers and their wider stakeholders.”
Green PE caps
In partnership with Braskem, Brazil’s largest petrochemical company, Tetra Pak was the first company in the global carton packaging industry to use green PE caps. Made from sugar cane derivatives, the new caps represent another step towards Tetra Pak’s ambition to offer packaging made entirely from renewable material.
Since July 2011, Nestlé Brazil has been packing two of its popular milk brands (Ninho and Molico) in Tetra Brik Aseptic packages using the green PE StreamCap 1000. This has provided Nestlé with the opportunity to increase the environmental performance of their products, something which consumers increasingly care about and expect when it comes to packaging.
Based on this successful trial, Tetra Pak today launches the green alternatives of another three caps, DreamCap 26, LightCap 30 and Helicap 27. The green caps will be distinguished from the original caps by a leaf logo which will be carried on the cap.
Tetra Evero Aseptic Separable Top
Following the successful launch of the Tetra Evero Aseptic, the world’s first aseptic carton bottle for white milk, Tetra Pak has pioneered another industry first by developing the additional functionality of a separable top.