Tetra Pak to produce all packaging in Brazil from ethanol-based LDPE

April 29, 2014 |

In Brazil, Tetra Pak® announced that all of the packages it produces in Brazil are now using bio-based low-density polyethylene (LDPE). ​​Combined with paperboard, the use of bio-based LDPE made from sugar cane increases the content of materials from renewable sources to as much as 82% in a Tetra Brik® Aseptic​ 1000ml Base package.​​

In February Coca-Cola Brazil became the first company to use the new packages for its Del Valle juice beverages, previously sold in regular cartons. Following that success, the pilot is now being extended to include all 150 customers that source from Tetra Pak Brazil — a total of more than 13 billion packs every year.​​

Produced by Braskem, one of the world’s leading biopolymers producers, bio-based LDPE used in Tetra Pak cartons has the same physical and chemical properties as the traditional fossil-fuel derived polyethylene. No modification of the machine is needed for customers to switch to the new packaging materials. Tetra Pak has initially prioritised the Brazilian market but intends to expand the offer to more markets in future.​​

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