Volume 95 Issue 11 | p. 12 | News of The Week
Issue Date: March 13, 2017 | Web Date: March 9, 2017

Nestlé, Danone look to renewable bottles

The companies hope to crack the biobased polyester problem by working with start-up Origin Materials
Department: Business
Keywords: biobased chemicals, PET, polyester, bioplastics, bottled water

Nestlé Waters and Danone are the latest beverage makers to investigate biobased polyethylene terephthalate (PET). They are teaming up with the California-based start-up Origin Materials to form the NaturALL Bottle Alliance, which hopes to have water bottles made from renewable PET on store shelves by 2020.

PET is typically made from the petrochemicals ethylene glycol and purified terephthalic acid (PTA). Since 2009, Coca-Cola has been using biobased ethylene glycol in its . . .

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