Captured carbon becomes PET feedstock / Partnership leverages LanzaTech process
Plastipak Packaging, a domestically based unit of the US company Plastipak (Plymouth, Michigan; has announced that its partnership with compatriot bio-tech firm LanzaTech (Chicago, Georgia; has successfully developed the world’s first PET resin made from captured carbon emissions.

The resulting PPK Natura brand resin is said to be suitable for use with food, personal care items, and pharmaceuticals and non-packaging applications, and it reportedly retains the properties of virgin fossil PET while carrying a lower carbon footprint.

PPK Natura leverages LanzaTech’s CCT technology, which the company said employs proprietary bacteria to consume pollution and convert it into what the company calls CarbonSmart MEG chemicals. PET resin comprises 30% monoethylene glycol (MEG) by weight, a material traditionally derived from petroleum. The CarbonSmart MEG chemicals can be turned into a range of products, according to their manufacturer.

Related: Plastipak expands PET reclaim plant in Luxembourg

The resulting resin is said to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Packaging made from this material can be fully recycled at the end of its life, keeping the carbon in a circular material cycle, according to their supplier.

LanzaTech said Swiss retailer Migros and its unit Mibelle are the first to use this PET resin in in-house brand packaging that includes PET bottles for smoothies and containers for household cleaners. The US resin technology has also partnered with French food producer Danone (Paris;
02.06.2023 [252846-0]
Published on 02.06.2023
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