Elopak will soon become among the first companies to launch beverage cartons with second-generation renewable coatings in the European market. The company is partnering with Sabic, reports Plastics Today.

Sabic is reported to be one the first petrochemicals companies that is able to produce renewable, second-generation polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) which, while using a renewable feedstock, is not in competition with the food chain. The products are certified under the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) Plus certification scheme and are made to the same specification as existing PE and PP products. Sabic developed its renewable polyolefin product range in 2014, in recognition of the growing importance consumers are placing on sustainable packaging, as well as the competitive nature of the industry.

"With renewable polymers from Sabic, we are able to supply packaging that is virtually 100% renewable," says Kristian Hall, Corporate Environment director for Elopak.

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