Nestlé specifies Tetra Pak’s bio-based plastic closures for milk brands

08/04/2011

The Brazlian business of Brand owner Nestlé announced it has specified the closures for some of its leading milk brands in the country. Last year carton packaging giant Tetra Pak announced it had a stable supply of bio-based polyethylene from Braskem, which it would use to mold closures for its packaging. Nestlé is the first customer to be publicly named, and Tetra Pak claims this is the first use of plant-based polyethylene in carton packaging.

Nestlé Brazil begins using the new closures this month for its Ninho, Ninho Levinho, Ninho Low Lactose and Molico brands. The Tetra Brik aseptic packages will be sealed with the closures molded from polyethylene whose ethylene Braskem derives from sugar cane. We have covered this development extensively; here a link some of our articles on this bioplastic. Nestlé has been operating in Brazil for 90 years and is the country's leading food company....
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