October 16, 2014
Tetra Pak launched the industry’s first carton made entirely from plant based, renewable packaging materials. The new Tetra Rex® carton is the first of its kind 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 paperboard certified by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC™). The new package will be commercially available in early 2015. Tetra Rex® has been developed in partnership with Braskem, one of the world’s leading biopolymers producers.
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.
About the new launch, Charles Brand, VP Marketing & Product Management at Tetra Pak said, “Together with suppliers, customers and other stakeholders, we are leading the industry towards 100% renewable packaging.”