Nestlé to Utilize Bioplastics for Packing its Product

SpecialChem - Jun 27, 2011

Dr Anne Roulin, Global Head of Packaging and Design at Nestlé, explained why conventional plastics made from renewable resources could be the industry's next major trend. She said that bioplastics made from sugar cane and other plant based materials are demonstrating the kind of properties that could be used more widely across the Company's product portfolio. Dr Roulin went on to point out that a third generation of plastics made from non-food sources such as algae, cellulose, and waste products is also in the pipeline. However she added such materials are unlikely to be available on the scale required until at least 2015. She described how the use of a ground-breaking eco-design tool has enhanced the Company's ability...

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