Tetra Pak Launches Industry’s First Package Made Entirely From Plant Based, Renewable Packaging Materials

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Tetra Pak Launches Industry’s First Package Made Entirely From Plant Based, Renewable Packaging Materials

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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 3:00am

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, October 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak, the world leader in food processing and packaging solutions, today announces the launch of the industry’s first carton made entirely from plant based, renewable packaging materials. The new Tetra Rex® carton will be the first in the market to have bio-based low-density polyethylene (LDPE) films and bio-based high-density polyethylene (HDPE) caps, both derived from sugar cane, in addition to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC ™) certified paperboard.

“Environment excellence is one of Tetra Pak’s strategic priorities and a driver of our product development activities,” said Charles Brand, VP Marketing & Product Management at Tetra Pak. “Together with suppliers, customers and other stakeholders, we are leading the industry towards 100% renewable packaging. We believe that increasing the renewable content of our packages is not only good for the environment, but also offers our customers a competitive advantage in the overall environmental profile of their products.”

Developed in partnership with Braskem, one of the world’s leading biopolymers producers, the new Tetra Rex package will be commercially available in early 2015. Tetra Pak customers using the standard 1 litre Tetra Rex with TwistCap OSO 34 can easily transfer to the new 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                                                                                                      Paul Codd

Tetra Pak                                                                                                        Cohn & Wolfe for Tetra Pak

Tel: +39 059 89 8872                                                                                      Tel: +44 (0) 207 331 5366

simona.gatta@tetrapak.com                                                                              paul.codd@cohnwolfe.com


Keywords: Environment & Climate Change | FSC | Tetra Pak | bio-based | braskem | low-density polyethylene | renewable materials | renewable packaging | sugar cane | tetra rex

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