Borealis collaborates with Paccor and Froneri

Launched Bornewables polypropylene made from sustainable livestock

Froneri Finland has adopted Bornewables polypropylene from Borealis for packaging Aino ice cream. Photo credit: Borealis Group
Froneri Finland has adopted Bornewables polypropylene from Borealis for packaging Aino ice cream. Photo credit: Borealis Group

Borealis has confirmed collaboration with Paccor and Froneri to enable the first polypropylene ice cream brand packing material with renewable feedstock derived from waste and residue streams. These mono materials used in packaging are 100% recyclable. This partnership is to showcase the Borealis EverMinds spirit of acting to enhance the movement of plastics’ circularity.

Borealis, a global leader in renewable chemicals and materials solutions, has announced its partnership with Froneri (Finland), an ice cream company, and Paccor (Germany), a packaging specialist, to support the transformation of Aino, an ice cream brand, to a biodegradable offering.

It has enabled Aino packaging tubs and lids to be molded in Bornewables polypropylene made from sustainable livestock. It has been certified by the mass balance accounting under the International Sustainability and carbon certification plus scheme. This new partnership between all three Borealis, Froneri, and Paccor is setting an example for implementing creative and responsible packaging to further the transformation of the plastic industry to move towards a circular economy.

(Courtesy of Borealis)

Policies for carbon emission

The new Aino ice cream container, according to Peter Voortmans, Borealis’ global commercial director of consumer products, is an ideal example of what can be accomplished through partnership to revolutionize the plastics sector on its path to carbon neutrality.

He said that they were proud of their contribution towards the success of this joint project that confirmed how the Bornewables polymers made with high-quality materials perfectly fit in the packaging solutions. 

This sustainable content is certified by a mass balance under ISCC Plus, allowing easy traceability from the manufacturing process to the ultimate application. The brand owners can also note down the certified sustainable content with a label or molded-in info on the packaging helping consumers make a proper choice. 

Froneri is the first ice cream company to get the ISCC Plus certification in the packaging market. It is planning to extend the Bornewables polymers to multiple brands across Europe.

(Courtesy of Borealis)

The Finnish inspiration

Aino ice cream made in Finland is linked with the quality, trust ability, and environmental sensitivity of products where the values of living together with nature are deeply rooted in the people’s DNA. These values have been an inspiration for renewable-based packing.

Charlotta Lindberg, senior brand manager at Froneri, told Borealis that sustainability is crucial for them with the factory and production connected to it. Their ice cream factory in Turenki is working to make continuous improvements and become more renewable, for example, switching to sustainable energy to make win-based electricity and carbon-neutral heating.

Borealis’ bornewables are used for safe food-contact packaging

Bornewables PP by Paccor injection molded the new Aino ice cream packaging tubs and lids in an integrated process with in-mold labeling embellishment, making this revolutionary monomaterial packaging 100% recyclable. The renewable material is a highly efficient drop-in solution for the partners’ production and packaging lines, requiring no additional adjustments. Simultaneously, it aids in the reduction of their carbon footprint.

The Bornewables material satisfies all functional requirements for durable and safe food-contact packaging that can be frozen while also meeting rising customer demands to reduce packaging’s climate effect and the possibility of fossil depletion.

The impact, resilience, and growth of responsible packaging in a wide region are daily chronicled by Packaging South Asia.

A multi-channel B2B publication and digital platform such as Packaging South Asia is always aware of the prospect of new beginnings and renewal. Its 16-year-old print monthly, based in New Delhi, India has demonstrated its commitment to progress and growth. The Indian and Asian packaging industries have shown resilience in the face of ongoing challenges over the past three years.

As we present our publishing plan for 2023, India’s real GDP growth for the financial year ending 31 March 2023 will reach 6.3%. Packaging industry growth has exceeded GDP growth even when allowing for inflation in the past three years.

The capacity for flexible film manufacturing in India increased by 33% over the past three years. With orders in place, we expect another 33% capacity addition from 2023 to 2025. Capacities in monocartons, corrugation, aseptic liquid packaging, and labels have grown similarly. The numbers are positive for most of the economies in the region – our platform increasingly reaches and influences these.

Even given the disruptions of supply chains, raw material prices, and the challenge of responsible and sustainable packaging, packaging in all its creative forms and purposes has significant headroom to grow in India and Asia. Our context and coverage engulf the entire packaging supply chain – from concept to shelf and further – to waste collection and recycling. We target brand owners, product managers, raw material suppliers, packaging designers and converters, and recyclers.

In an admittedly fragmented and textured terrain, this is the right time to plan your participation and marketing support communication – in our impactful and highly targeted business platform. Tell us what you need. Speak and write to our editorial and advertising teams! For advertisement , for editorial and for subscriptions

– Naresh Khanna

Subscribe Now
unnamed 1


Subscribe to our Newsletter


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here