Environment & Sustainability
Cup stock uses bio-based polyethylene
By Cindy Macdonald
Evergreen Packaging has introduced a new line of cup stock made with renewable materials, including bio-based polyethylene. The company says this cup stock is one of the first of its kind. It is suitable for both hot and cold applications.
The new cup stock uses sugarcane-based polyethylene supplied by Braskem. Combining renewable paperboard with a renewable sugarcane-based polyethylene coating offers customers a unique, innovative, fully renewable cup stock option.
“Our new cup stock reflects the company’s commitment to supporting our customer’s business goals,” said Chris Johns, managing director of global board sales. “It runs dependably and seamlessly like other forms of polyethylene coated stock. This allows our customers to offer a fully renewable cup without any change to their existing manufacturing process.”
The new offering reflects Evergreen Packaging’s continued commitment to the use of renewable resources and reinforces the company’s expertise in custom co-extrusion barrier technology.