PACCOR, a leading global player in the packaging industry, is ready to produce 100% biobased polypropylene (Bio-PP) products for its customer Orkla, a leading supplier of branded consumer goods to the grocery, out-of home, specialized retail, pharmacy, and bakery sectors in the Nordics. In alignment with PACCOR’s CARE strategy the company managed to improve and accelerate decarbonization efforts along the value chain.
PACCOR started the testing with the 100% Bio-PP together with Orkla in its Finnish production site in Hämeenlinna. The material is composed from renewable resources and follows the ISCC certified mass balance principle – a chemical industry standard for managing and tracing sustainability characteristics of circular and/or bio-based materials in a complex value chain. In addition to the site in Finland, the PACCOR production site in Ravensburg, Germany, also has ISCC certification.
“We are pleased that we are now able to switch production from virgin fossil to biobased PP,” explains Andreas Schütte, CEO of PACCOR. “PACCOR is an industry frontrunner in sustainability. Our goal is to accelerate circularity and bioeconomy in plastics.”
PACCOR is one of the first rigid plastic manufacturer to produce bio-PP products. In this case it is a completely recyclable transparent bowl for frozen ready meals. After successful pilot programs, PACCOR is now looking forward to offering its new biocomposite to business partners around the world.
“Our collaboration with PACCOR is a good example of how a pioneering material can be implemented in food applications and can help to meet consumer demand for more sustainable products,” says Elna Hallgard, Development Manager Packaging at Orkla.
At PACCOR we create innovative and sustainable packaging solutions for the consumer, food, and foodservice market. Our overall goal is to protect what is worth being protected: our planet, our partners’ products, and our employees. We have high expertise in developing and providing valuable rigid plastic packaging products. Our solutions meet current market trends by constantly thinking outside the box. With more than 3,700 dedicated employees in 18 countries, PACCOR is a global player in the packaging industry. Everything we do contributes to the protection and hygienic safety of valuable products. PACCOR leads the transition towards a circular economy. Because we believe this is the best way to achieve real change in the industry and to create shared value for all our stakeholders and society. More: https://www.paccor.com/
Orkla is a leading supplier of branded consumer goods and concept solutions to the consumer, out-of-home and bakery markets in the Nordics, Baltics and selected markets in Central Europe and India. Orkla is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and its headquarters is in Oslo. In 2018, the Group had a turnover of NOK 41 billion, and approximately 18,500 employees as of 31 December 2018.