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Definition and development of functional barriers for the use of recycled materials in multilayer food packaging

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PepsiCo, Suntory and Nestlé join recycling consortium / Technology scale-up to produce rPET bottles

PepsiCo, Suntory and Nestlé join recycling consortium / Technology scale-up to produce rPET bottlesThree companies have joined the consortium launched by recycling specialist Carbios (Saint-Beauzire / France; www.carbios.fr) and cosmetics company L?Oréal (Clichy / France; www.loreal.com) in 2017 ? see Plasteurope.com of 08.11.2017. The new members are Nestlé Waters (Paris / France; www.nestle-waters.com), PepsiCo (Harrison, New York / USA; www.pepsico.com) and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe, which is part of Suntory Holdings (Tokyo / Japan; www.suntory.com).

Terms of the current four-year agreement call for bringing Carbios? PET recycling technology to market in an effort to increase availability of plastics recyclate and thus help bottle manufacturers fulfil their circular economy commitments. The collaboration calls for technical milestones and support for the efficient supply of consumer grade 100% rPET globally.

Carbios? enzymatic recycling process breaks down polymers into monomers that, following a subsequent separation and purification process, can be reprocessed into high-quality PET ? see Plasteurope.com of 22.09.2016. The French recycling specialist recently achieved what it called a ?world-first? in using the technology to produce PET bottles entirely from recyclate. The process claimed to be suitable for handling all forms of PET polymer and polyester fibre requires only limited heat and no pressure of solvents, thereby improving its environmental impact, the company said.10.05.2019 Plasteurope.com [242397-0]

» Publication Date: 10/05/2019

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research, technological development and demonstration (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° [606572].

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