As we reported in an article in this space late last month, Nestlé, the largest fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) company in the world, plans to work with Cardia Bioplastics and that company's bioplastics to reduce the environmental impact of as-yet unidentified packaging. The scale of the agreement also is not being made public. Cardia recently announced plans to expand its production site in China.
It took a week but we finally caught up with the busy Anne Roulin, Nestlé's global director of packaging. In answer to questions from Plasticstoday.com, Roulin told us that her company is testing the materials in a range of applications but mainly in rigid plastics packaging. She would not offer further details on the scale of the agreement except to confirm that there is a signed one between the companies.