'Designing our packages to reduce the amount of raw materials used and incorporating recycled and renewable content
in our bottles to help drive a circular economy for our packaging is an important part of our commitment to doing business the right way,' said Sneha Shah, Group Director, Packaging Innovation, Coca-Cola North America.
For instance, non-renewable fossil raw materials can replace bio-renewable catalysts in various applications as they increase the renewable content
by upto 100 percent.
The LBI-Neste project produced several million lb of bio-based plastics with over 30% renewable content
, said to be approved for use in food packaging and marketed as Circulen and Circulen Plus, the new family of LBI "circular economy" products.
An independent third party tested the polymer products using carbon tracers and confirmed they contained over 30% renewable content
Dryflex Green TPEs with low emission values include a 65 durometer A compound with a renewable content
of 40%, which is said to show a very low amount of VOC (82 [miro]g/g) and fog (142 [micro]g/g) in the thermodesorption test according to VDA 278.
Rogers explained that currently, the company uses 75 per cent of renewable content
in its products.
With this new plant coming on stream, ethoxylation will no longer be the limitation of renewable content
for surfactants or their downstream applications.
Fuchs is well known for his work with the Bio Renewable Content
(BRC) program, which allows ink manufacturers to calculate and specify the bio-renewable content of their product on their packaging.
Surfactants, more specifically ethoxylates, are used in a range of industries, from personal care and home care to lubricants and crop care with all industries facing increasing consumer demand for products with higher bio-based renewable content
while maintaining high performance.
The goal of using rapidly renewable content
is to reduce the number and quantity of products made from fossil-fuel derivatives.
Hexpol says it is helping manufacturers to open up previously unreachable design solutions to the bio-based thermoplastic market by covering a wider range of hardnesses, including softer grades from 20 Shore A through to 55 Shore D, while incorporating high levels of renewable content
to over 90 percent.