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Mono-Material Packaging by SCG and Cargill

SCG Chemicals, a corporate member of the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, collaborates with Cargill to develop Mono-Material Packaging for Plant-Based Meat under PlantEverTM Brand in December 2021.

Normally, the flexible packaging we see in daily life is composed of various materials with different properties laminated together with an adhesive layer. Consequently, this type of packaging will be a combination of Multi-Material with an unalike melting temperature and is very hard to separate each layer in the waste management system. As a result, the recycling rate for multi-material packaging is very limited.

SCG Chemicals develops high-density polyethylene (HDPE) resin for producing Machine Direction Orientation Polyethylene (MDOPE) film with high heat resistance property to serve as a printing layer in flexible packaging, for the ability to produce Mono-material packaging with comparable performance.

This collaboration between SCG Chemicals and Cargill Meats Thailand is a huge footstep in featuring green packaging with sustainable products to encourage customers to enter into a sustainable consumption economy.

Mr. Watcharapon Prasopkiatpoka, Managing Director of Cargill Protein Southeast Asia, said, “ Cargill is ambitious to achieve its food production goals to nourish the world in a safe, responsible, and sustainable way. We have continually improved our processes and applied technology to enhance our product line and distribution to be more efficient and sustainable. Our steps are to reduce the usage of single-use plastic and collaborate with suppliers and partners to develop sustainable packaging. I’m very pleased with the success of this project which helps support Cargill’s sustainability goals around the world. It also supports the PlantEver™ brand’s goal to provide alternative protein products to consumers who care about the health and environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. “

Ms. Rungtip Jongsuebchoke, Food and Beverage Business Director of SCG Chemicals added “SCG Chemicals is striving for creating a sustainable world through products innovation and solutions. Our offering of Mono-Material under the SCG GREEN POLYMERTM brand is one of our main support to drive company growth. The vital part of our development is through collaboration, which can barely be accomplished without key business partners like Cargill, and we are very open to new opportunities to collaborate with brand owners and converters in our sustainability path.”

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