Packaging

Packaging plays a vital role in the food and beverage industry in ensuring products reach end consumers efficiently, safely and in a sustainable manner. It is used at every stage of the supply chain to transport goods through one process to another.

In recent months, the amount of packaging news across the world has grown as the sector seeks to innovate new solutions to packaging pollution. We hope to increase our ability to work in recyclable packaging over the coming years.

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Packaging in numbers

PET is the most popular type
of plastic globally

Asia Pacific is the fastest growing
region for paper packaging

The UK and EU introduced their first
plastic packaging tax in 2022

Packaging products
PET resin

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or PET resin is one of the world’s most popular plastic products that is a member of the polyester family.

PET preforms

An intermediate product that is later blown into PET packaging of various shapes and sizes.

Paper

Paper is growing in popularity as an alternative to plastic.

Recycled PET resin

PET can be recycled using mechanical, solvent-based or other chemical methods to provide a more eco-positive food and beverage packaging solution.

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