Sabic is highlighting its contribution to the sustainability goals of Elopak, the Norwegian company famous for its aseptic cartons, among a series of videos called Stories of Possible.
Elopak has set itself a deadline of 2020 to achieve “absolute sustainability”, which will include attaining: 100% use of renewable materials and energy sources, 100% carbon neutral products and operations, 100% recyclable finished cartons and raw materials and 100% use of materials for production, so nothing goes to landfill.
Elopak's Pure-Pak carton made with 100% renewable materials is predominantly made with FSC-certified paperboard. Sabic said the inner layer of the carton uses its LDPE nExCoat 5, certified under the ISCC Plus certification scheme, an independent system for the chemical industry to prove sustainability of bio-based products.
Sabic said: “The certified renewable Sabic LDPE nExCoat5 is produced by Sabic's proprietary high pressure Clean Tubular Reactor technology with additional proprietary patented technology, which results in a resin which outperforms traditional autoclave grades. This material solution is capable of replacing grades with melt indices ranging from 4 to 8, helping Elopak reduce inventory costs and simplify production processes. In addition, Sabic LDPE nExCoat 5 has a 15-20% lower carbon footprint when compared to standard market grades.”