A collaborative effort by four companies across the packaging value chain has resulted in the development of a new tube laminate made with over 40% ISCC certified renewable content.
The laminate, created by sustainable packaging expert Huhtamaki in partnership with LyondellBasell, Plastuni Lisses and Groupe Rocher, is suitable for use in product applications in the cosmetics, personal care, oral care, and food sectors.
The value chain partners contributed to the project according to the specific expertise of each: LyondellBasell as the resin supplier, Huhtamaki as the laminate manufacturer, Plastuni Lisses as the tube maker and the leading cosmetics, home care and apparel company Groupe Rocher as the brand owner.
The resins supplied by LyondellBasell were from the raw material producer’s portfolio of CirculenRenew polymers. These are produced with renewable feedstock from bio-based sources from waste and residues such as used cooking oil, using a mass balance approach and certified under the ISCC PLUS standard.
The new tube laminates, said Jens Pilzecker, Head of Global Tube Laminates at Huhtamaki Flexible Packaging make a real contribution to further enhancing the circularity of flexible packaging, while reducing CO2 by replacing fossil by renewables.
“Achieving this breakthrough was possible thanks to the great co-operation with our partners LyondellBasell, Plastuni Lisses and Groupe Rocher.“