Verso un packaging rinnovabile al 100%

Towards 100% renewable packaging material

Even more paperboard-based packages

One step of our sustainability roadmap is to develop a package in which the weight of the paperboard compared to other materials is even greater. Our packaging material is about to become even lighter and easier to transport,  while providing perfect preservation of the product at room temperature. More renewable, more ustainable, closer to the needs of businesses and consumers. 

Increase of % of cellulose fibers on carton bricks
Increase of % of bio-based polymers on carton bricks

Aseptic carton bricks with only bio-based polymers

We provide our customers with aseptic carton packaging already containing a significant percentage of bio-based sugar cane polymers, cutting the use of plastics both in the packaging structure and in the cap. Our R&D works hard to increase even more the use of bio-based polymers, to completely eliminate plastic polymers and fossil-based plastic from our aseptic carton packages.

Use of alternative materials

Although the primary material in our packages is paper, it's important to note the presence of a thin aluminum layer in our aseptic carton packages. This aluminum layer plays a crucial role in protecting the contents from the effects of oxygen and light, it helps preserving nutritional value and flavor for extended periods (even without the need for refrigeration). While acknowledging the essential role of aluminum layer, it is imperative to recognize the associated environmental and social challenges. To address these challenges, ongoing research, innovation and collaborative efforts with various stakeholders are essential. IPI has already taken proactive steps in this direction and is proud to be a certified member of the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI). Our commitment extends beyond certifications, as we continue to focus on innovation through ongoing research in finding alternative pioneering alu-free packaging solutions and to embrace more advanced and sustainable materials, thereby contributing to a more environmentally conscious future. Thanks to the dedicated efforts in recent years, IPI is on the verge of introducing the new generation of fiber-based barriers that will soon replace aluminum in aseptic carton packaging.


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