The updated Tetra Rex carton has bio-based low-density polyethylene (LDPE) films and bio-based high-density polyethylene (HDPE) caps - both derived from sugar cane, in addition to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paperboard.
Suitable for chilled products, the package is easy to distribute and pour, and utilizes a blank-fed solutions that enables businesses to shift volumes in mere minutes.
The Tetra Rex gable top carton package comes in four formats: Base and Base Plus, Max, Mid and Slim. The gable top package is available with or without an opening device, and both are easy to pour from. Volumes range from 237 ml. portion packs to 2000 ml. family packs.
Developed in partnership with Braskem, one of the world’s leading biopolymers producers, the new Tetra Rex package will be commercially available in early 2015. Tetra Pak customers using the standard 1 litre Tetra Rex with TwistCap OSO 34 can easily transfer to the new version without the need for any additional investment or modification to their existing filling machines.
“Environment excellence is one of Tetra Pak’s strategic priorities and a driver of our product development activities,” said Charles Brand, VP Marketing & Product Management at Tetra Pak. “Together with suppliers, customers and other stakeholders, we are leading the industry towards 100% renewable packaging.
“We believe that increasing the renewable content of our packages is not only good for the environment, but also offers our customers a competitive advantage in the overall environmental profile of their products.”