Elle & Vire, the French cream brand of Elvir, has selected the HeliCap 23 cap solution for its cream products that are sold in Tetra Brik aseptic 1L Slim carton packages
Food packaging and processing firm Tetra Pak and Savencia Fromage & Dairy subsidiary Elvir have unveiled a new cap that is produced using certified recycled polymers.
Tetra Pak and Elvir are working together to reduce their dependency on virgin and fossil-based resources. The new solution is said to be crucial step in both firms’ progress towards circularity.
Elle & Vire, the French cream brand of Elvir, has selected the HeliCap 23 cap solution for its cream products that are sold in Tetra Brik aseptic 1L Slim carton packages.
With enhanced ease of opening for consumers, the HeliCap 23 cap consists of a clearly visible tamper evidence ring to reassure that the product hasn’t been opened before.
Tetra Pak France and Benelux managing director Chakib Kara said: “We are extremely proud of the work being done alongside Elle & Vire. Both teams are inspired and motivated by a shared commitment – to develop more sustainable food systems.
“Together, we are contributing to making recycling more economically viable, while addressing increasing consumer preference for responsible companies.”
Tetra Pak’s Châteaubriant plant at Loire-Atlantique in France will manufacture the one-step resealable screwcap.
According to the company, the new caps using attributed recycled polymers are produced under the RSB chain of custody attribution method.
The method involves the production of plastics using a mix of recycled and non-recycled materials, and the corresponding mass of recycled materials are tracked across the Tetra Pak supply chain.
In June last year, Tetra Pak announced an investment of €100m to expand the cap production facility in Châteaubriant.