Carton Packaging - Tetra Pak Field Testing Paper Straws In Europe

Back to NAM Blog

Carton Packaging - Tetra Pak Field Testing Paper Straws In Europe

Carton Packaging - Tetra Pak Field Testing Paper Straws In Europe

Carton packaging giant Tetra Pak recently announced the company has begun field testing its paper straws for use with beverages among European customers.  In its announcement, Tetra Pak said it is the first company to offer paper straws for beverage cartons in this region.

 
Initially, the new paper straws will be available for use in Tetra Brik Aseptic 200 Base and Tetra Brik Aseptic 200 Base Crystal, two carton packages that are small in size and typically used in children's beverage and dairy products.  The new paper straws are produced using FSC-certified paper, and are recyclable along with cartons.
 
Tetra Pak President and Chief Executive Adolfo Orive said, "We are pleased to have developed a paper straw that is fully functional and meets internationally recognized food safety standards."  According to reports, Lisbon, Portugal is the facility where the paper straws are being produced.
 
Tetra Pak said that in addition to field testing of its paper straws, it has been evaluating technical advancements and exploring polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) and other biodegradable options with several technology leaders.  
 
Orive said Tetra Pak invites other suppliers and customers to join forces with the company in an effort to speed production in a timely manner, saying Tetra Pak has put its innovations into the public domain and would not apply for patent protection on the technical improvements that have been made on materials and equipment.
 
FSC certification indicates that products are sourced from responsibly managed forests and that a company operates in a manner that is environmentally, economically and socially responsible.  PHA is a polymer that is biodegradable and sourced from plant-based materials.
 
Markem-Imaje is a global leader in industrial coding and marking systems, providing innovative coding technologies to a variety of industries including beverage.  For marking of liquid cartons, metal, glass and rigid plastic used for milk, soft drinks, fruit juices, beer, wine, and other beverages, count on Markem-Imaje.

January 10, 2014
Markem-Imaje Announces Acquisition of CSAT

Markem-Imaje Announces Acquisition of CSAT
Back to top