Tetra Pak (Switzerland) has introduced a new version of its Aseptic 1000 Edge with Biobased LightCap 30. This is 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 biobased 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 four-star certification from Vinçotte, the Belgium-based accreditation agency that is world-recognized for assessing the renewable content of packaging products.
The new package also claims up to 17% lower carbon footprint than a standard package, according to an independent lifecycle analysis conducted by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute.
The new version of Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge with Biobased LightCap 30 package is available to customers globally. Switching to the new version requires no additional capital equipment investment.