PACCOR, the packaging solutions supplier, announced its new biobased polypropylene (Bio-PP) products for Orkla, a leading supplier of customer goods to the grocery, specialised retail, pharmacy, and bakery sectors in the Nordic region.
According to PACCOR, the material is made from renewable resources and follows the ISCC certified mass balance principle, a chemical industry standard for tracing sustainability properties of circular and bio-based materials in the value chain.
The company stated that it has already started testing with the Bio-PP material in partnership with Orkla in its Finnish production site in Hämeenlinna. The PACCOR production site in Ravensburg, Germany, has ISCC certification as well.
After conducting several tests, the company announced that it has manufactured a recyclable transparent bowl for frozen ready means from Bio-PP.
Andreas Schütte, CEO of PACCOR, comments: “We are pleased that we are now able to switch production from virgin fossil to biobased PP. PACCOR is an industry frontrunner in sustainability. Our goal is to accelerate circularity and bioeconomy in plastics.”
The company claims that it is one of the first rigid plastic manufacturers to produce Bio-PP products. The new containers and products show PACCOR’s continuing innovations in sustainable solutions for packaging across several industries. Back in 2019, PACCOR launched its lighter bottle closures which are reported to use 13% less plastic material than previous versions.
Elna Hallgard, Development Manager Packaging at Orkla, adds: “Our collaboration with PACCOR is a good example of how a pioneering material can be implemented in food applications and can help to meet consumer demand for more sustainable products.”
The company says it plans to offer its new biocomposite to business partners around the world, following a successful pilot programme. It added that the new innovation is in concordance with PACCOR’s CARE strategy to help improve and accelerate decarbonisation efforts along the value chain.