01 January 2015 | News | By Bureau Report
Tetra Pak received two awards at the World Beverage Innovation Awards ceremony in Nuremberg, Germany. Tetra Top with Separable Top was awarded Best Carton and Tetra Pak’s bio based caps won the Best Closure category.
Within the Best Carton category, the judges recognised the benefits Tetra Top with Separable Top brings to consumers, the convenience of a bottle, the environmental profile of a carton and its contemporary look and feel.
Designed to facilitate sorting and recycling, the plastic top can be easily separated from the sleeve with a press of the thumb, thanks to the pre-cut perforation on the outer layer of the cardboard.
In the Best Closure category, Tetra Pak’s bio-based caps were highlighted for their innovative use of high density polyethylene (HDPE) derived from sugarcane, instead of traditional fossil fuels.
Global delivery of these renewable caps is expected to reach 1.7 billion, a 45% increase over the previous year. The success of these bio-based caps is seen as a major step towards the company’s ambition of developing the industry’s first fully renewable package.