Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 9 2016 - Page 18

RPC Promens RPC Promens delivers excellence in design and manufacturing in all the main plastics materials and processing technologies, including blow moulding and thermoforming, and we are the world’s leading specialist in rotational moulding. Bio Polymer ‘Mix’ Bottle Is A European First RPC Promens Consumer Nordics has developed a one litre milk bottle made entirely from a nonoil based bio polymer produced from sugar cane. Uniquely, an additional feature where we always seek to choose a “According to Euromonitor one of that is now being developed and solution with minimal impact on the the top ten global trends in 2016 is which is believed to be a first in environment,” comments Armina greener food,” explains senior sales the European market, will see the Nilsson, sustainability manager at manager Jan Weier. “Certainly there polymer mixed with a special mineral Skånemejerier. has been strong growth in organic filler. This reduces the amount of polymer required for each bottle without impacting on its strength and performance, which will further enhance its positive environmental “The new bottle from RPC Promens is ideal for our milk,” confirms Thore Bengtsson, the company’s strategic purchaser. “We have an excellent food products in recent years and this has now led to more attention being paid to how they are packed. By using this new material, we can offer our customers a renewable and profile. working relationship with the In its first commercial application, the the tight deadlines for this project was The 1 litre white blow moulded Modul new Modul bottle has been selected particularly beneficial.” bottle is available with a choice of by leading Swedish dairy company Skånemejerier for its range of nonhomogenised milk. “Sustainability is a vital consideration throughout all our operations including our packaging, 18 FDPP - company and their ability to handle RPC Promens says that as consumers have taken a greater interest in the types of foods they are buying, their focus has started to switch to the packaging as well. sustainable solution.” closures and features a four-sided label applied by RPC Promens. WRITTEN BY RPC Promens PHOTOGRAPHY BY RPC Promens