Borealis has confirmed collaboration with Paccor and Froneri to enable the first polypropylene ice cream brand packing material with renewable feedstock derived from waste and residue streams. These mono materials used in packaging are 100% recyclable. This partnership is to showcase the Borealis EverMinds spirit of acting to enhance the movement of plastics’ circularity.
Borealis, a global leader in renewable chemicals and materials solutions, has announced its partnership with Froneri (Finland), an ice cream company, and Paccor (Germany), a packaging specialist, to support the transformation of Aino, an ice cream brand, to a biodegradable offering.
It has enabled Aino packaging tubs and lids to be molded in Bornewables polypropylene made from sustainable livestock. It has been certified by the mass balance accounting under the International Sustainability and carbon certification plus scheme. This new partnership between all three Borealis, Froneri, and Paccor is setting an example for implementing creative and responsible packaging to further the transformation of the plastic industry to move towards a circular economy.
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Policies for carbon emission
The new Aino ice cream container, according to Peter Voortmans, Borealis’ global commercial director of consumer products, is an ideal example of what can be accomplished through partnership to revolutionize the plastics sector on its path to carbon neutrality.
He said that they were proud of their contribution towards the success of this joint project that confirmed how the Bornewables polymers made with high-quality materials perfectly fit in the packaging solutions.
This sustainable content is certified by a mass balance under ISCC Plus, allowing easy traceability from the manufacturing process to the ultimate application. The brand owners can also note down the certified sustainable content with a label or molded-in info on the packaging helping consumers make a proper choice.
Froneri is the first ice cream company to get the ISCC Plus certification in the packaging market. It is planning to extend the Bornewables polymers to multiple brands across Europe.
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The Finnish inspiration
Aino ice cream made in Finland is linked with the quality, trust ability, and environmental sensitivity of products where the values of living together with nature are deeply rooted in the people’s DNA. These values have been an inspiration for renewable-based packing.
Charlotta Lindberg, senior brand manager at Froneri, told Borealis that sustainability is crucial for them with the factory and production connected to it. Their ice cream factory in Turenki is working to make continuous improvements and become more renewable, for example, switching to sustainable energy to make win-based electricity and carbon-neutral heating.
Borealis’ bornewables are used for safe food-contact packaging
Bornewables PP by Paccor injection molded the new Aino ice cream packaging tubs and lids in an integrated process with in-mold labeling embellishment, making this revolutionary monomaterial packaging 100% recyclable. The renewable material is a highly efficient drop-in solution for the partners’ production and packaging lines, requiring no additional adjustments. Simultaneously, it aids in the reduction of their carbon footprint.
The Bornewables material satisfies all functional requirements for durable and safe food-contact packaging that can be frozen while also meeting rising customer demands to reduce packaging’s climate effect and the possibility of fossil depletion.