Tetra Pak, Vernon Hills, Ill., launched a new version of Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge with Bio-based LightCap 30. This is said to be the first aseptic carton package in the world to receive the highest class of Vinçotte certification for its use of renewable materials.
The new package is manufactured using a bio-based plastic film and cap made from polymers derived from sugar cane. Combined with the paperboard, this lifts the share of materials from renewable sources in the package to above 80%, the threshold for 4-star certification from Vinçotte, a Belgium-based accreditation agency.
The new package also boasts up to 17% lower carbon footprint than a standard package, according to an independent lifecycle analysis conducted by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute.
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