Tetra Pak Launches First Bio-Based Cap for Gable Top Packages

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Tetra Pak Launches First Bio-Based Cap for Gable Top Packages

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 9:15am

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, March 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Tetra Pak®, the world leader in food processing and packaging solutions, today announces the launch of the world’s first bio-based opening for gable top packages.

Manufactured using high density polyethylene (HDPE) derived from sugar cane, the bio-based version of TwistCap OSO 34 marks another step forward in Tetra Pak’s ambition to make fully renewable packages. In 2013, the company delivered 1.1 billion bio-caps globally, an increase of more than 80% over the previous year.

80% of the material in a one-litre Tetra Rex® carton is paperboard, which is made from wood, a renewable resource. By introducing the new bio-based cap, the content of renewable material in the package increases by an additional 4%, helping to further improve the environmental performance of the package without compromising its functionality or recyclability.

“Launches of bio-based caps have been appreciated by customers like Valio, the Finnish dairy who is the first to use the new version of TwistCap OSO 34 for its products,” said Christina Chester, Product Director at Tetra Pak. “We are glad that customers see value in our efforts to help them boost their environmental profile.”

Tetra Pak customers using the standard TwistCap OSO 34 can easily transfer to the bio-based version without the need for any additional investment or modification to their existing filling machines.



Tetra Pak is the world's leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. With more than 23,000 employees based in over 80 countries, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business.  Our motto, “PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™," reflects our vision to make food safe and available, everywhere.

More information about Tetra Pak is available at www.tetrapak.com





Simona Gatta
Tetra Pak
Rob Arnott
+44 20 7331 5361
Cohn & Wolfe for Tetra Pak
Keywords: Environment & Climate Change | Tetra Pak | bio-based | gable top | hdpe | high density polyethylene

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