US companies collaborate to find plant-based PET solution

05 June 2012 15:46  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Several US-based companies have formed a partnership to accelerate the production of 100% plant-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET) materials and fibre in their products, the companies said on Tuesday.

Coca-Cola, Ford Motor, HJ Heinz, NIKE and Procter & Gamble have formed the Plant PET Technology Collaborative.

PET is used for several products the companies produce, including plastic bottles, apparel, footwear, automotive fabric and carpet.

"The collaborative builds upon the success of The Coca-Cola Company’s PlantBottle packaging technology, which is partially made from plants and has demonstrated a lower environmental impact when compared to traditional PET plastic bottles," the companies said. "Currently, Heinz licenses the technology from Coca-Cola for select Heinz ketchup bottles in the U.S. and Canada."

By: Bobbie Clark
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