Borealis and ITC Packaging have jointly developed a number of formats for new and more sustainable rigid packaging that are suitable for contact with food. The partners used resins from the Borcycle™ C and Bornewables™ ranges to enhance a number of iconic food packaging formats found on European supermarket shelves, primarily in the ice cream and ready-to-eat segments.
These formats contain chemically recycled polypropylene (rPP) and renewable-based PP and were introduced in record time throughout 2022. The launches underline the effectiveness of value chain collaboration in the spirit of EverMinds™, the platform for Borealis created to accelerate action on the circularity of plastics.
The quality of Borcycle C guarantees the high purity and safety required for the applications that come into food contact, since they are obtained through the process of chemical recycling, which converts hard-to-recycle plastic waste into virgin quality materials. lBornewables grades are made up of raw materials from renewable sources derived from waste streams and plant debris.
Since both Borcycle C and Bornewables are made from sustainable raw materials with ISCC PLUS certification (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) produced according to the mass balance method, its use allows manufacturers and brands reduce CO2 footprint of their packaging formats. As these grades are virgin grade resins that offer the same high purity and performance as polyolefins made from fossil fuel based feedstocks, they offer the added benefit of not requiring grade revalidation as they can be used as drop-in solutions. ”.