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Amcor has broken new ground in the Argentine dairy market

March 12/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Packaging supplier Amcor has broken new ground in the Argentine dairy market by developing the first fresh milk bottle made of transparent post-consumer recycled (PCR) PET resin, said Canplastics.

The custom-designed one-litre container for leading dairy maker Mastellone Hnos SA, headquartered in Buenos Aires, supports the positioning of the La Serenisima Original milk brand as a natural product while also delivering optimum shelf life and increased sustainability benefits.

Latin American dairy companies are increasingly using clear PET bottles to showcase freshness and premium quality. The cold-fill bottle contains 20 per cent PCR content. "In a market that has remained stagnant for several years, weve broken the rules by developing an entirely new format offering for fresh milk, Martin Darmandrail, Amcors specialty containers director for Argentina, said. Weve shaken things up with a unique fresh milk package with the durability, freshness, performance, and sustainability benefits of PET."

The container includes a 38-mm finish and a HDPE screw cap from Bericap North America. A key technical challenge was limiting light exposure and preventing damage to the product. To preserve the contents, a special barrier was developed to help extend shelf life. The project builds on Amcors existing partnership with Mastellone Hnos in October 2019, Amcor Rigid Packagings LATAM team worked with the brand to launch a shelf-stable, ultra-high temperature (UHT) white milk in aseptic, white-coloured PET bottles.

In the midst of todays hygiene concerns, Amcor officials said, capped and sealed PET bottles keep beverages protected from pathogens, Amcor officials said. Theyre also sealed to combat contamination and are re-sealable.

In Argentina, the new fresh milk product will be available in select metropolitan areas with broader distribution later.

As per MRC, Amcor retained the highest sustainability rating in the packaging sector and the second highest score possible from MSCI ESG. In 2020, Amcor a leading packaging company received a rating of AA in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment. This rating is the highest in the packaging industry and is the second highest rating available. 2020 is the 4th year in a row that Amcor has achieved an AA rating - MSCI describes AA rated companies as a company leading its industry in managing the most significant ESG risks and opportunities.

According to ICIS-MRC Price Report, March formular prices of Russian PET were in the range of Rb90,000-105,000/tonne CPT Moscow, including VAT.

Amcor works with leading companies around the world to protect their products differentiate brands, besides improving value chains through a range of flexible and rigid packaging including specialty cartons, closures, and services. The company is focused on making packaging that is increasingly light-weighted, recyclable and reusable, and is made by using a rising amount of recycled content. Presently, Amcor has operations at 250 locations in 40-plus countries.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:APET-granulate, PET-granulate, packaging, PET bottles, PET films, PET preforms, AMCOR.
Category:General News
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