沙烏地阿拉伯SABIC 與 CJ Cheiljedang 合作開發由 25% 經認證的可再生 PP

撰文者: 塑膠智庫 | 出刊日期:2024-02-15 | 文章編號:794RV2F249


全球化學品行業領導者 SABIC 宣布,CJ CheilJedang 公司的 Hetbahn「햇반」即食白米包裝碗的生產採用了其 TRUCIRCLE 系列經過認證的可再生聚丙烯 (PP) 樹脂的食品接觸級產品。總部位於韓國的全球食品公司。這些硬質碗是亞太地區首個在即食米包裝中使用經過認證的可再生 PP 的硬質碗。 


用於 CJ Hetbahn 飯碗的 TRUCIRCLE 產品組合經過認證的可再生等級符合食品接觸法規

SABIC 聚丙烯業務副總裁 Mohammed Al-Zahrani 表示世界各地的食品品牌越來越多地尋找能夠幫助他們減少碳足跡,同時又不影響其包裝的性能、便利性和食品安全的材料。我們非常高興有機會展示 SABIC 在用於硬質食品容器的可持續聚丙烯樹脂方面的豐富專業知識。 


SABIC TRUCIRCLE 產品組合中的 PP 聚合物經認證可再生含量為 25%

飯碗是透過片材擠出和熱成型製造的,雖然再生含量達到25%,但依舊可提供直接在杯子中微波加熱大米時所需的尺寸穩定性和耐熱性等關鍵屬性。除此之外,用過的碗還可以回到PP 回收流中,以恢復其材料價值並實現更循環的包裝產業。 


SABIC 的可再生聚合物源自生物基第二代來源,不與食品或飼料生產競爭

SABIC的材料製造符合國際永續發展與碳認證 (ISCC) PLUS 計畫的品質平衡會計建議,該計畫定義了一套透明的規則,用於追蹤從原料到最終應用的複雜供應鏈中的物料流。由此產生的經過認證的可再生化合物構成了SABIC TRUCIRCLE 產品組合和服務的一部分,其中還包括可回收性設計、機械回收產品、經過認證的循環聚合物以及將塑料回收到高品質應用中的閉環計劃,並有助於防止有價值的廢棄塑膠變成廢物。

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SABIC, a global leader in the chemicals industry, has announced that a food-contact grade of its TRUCIRCLE portfolio of certified renewable polypropylene (PP) resins is used in the production of Hetbahn ‘햇반’ instant white rice packaging bowls by CJ CheilJedang, a South Korea-based global food company. The rigid bowls are the first of their kind using certified renewable PP in a ready-to-eat-rice packaging in Asia Pacific and align with CJ’s strong ‘Nature to Nature’ sustainability roadmap.
Mohammed Al-Zahrani, vice president of SABIC’s Polypropylene Business, comments, “Food brands around the world are increasingly looking for materials that will help them reduce their carbon footprint without compromising the performance, convenience and food safety of their packaging. We are very pleased about this opportunity to demonstrate SABIC’s vast expertise in sustainable PP resins for rigid food containers. Our certified renewable grade from our TRUCIRCLE portfolio used in CJ’s Hetbahn rice bowls meet the food-contact regulations, and offers the same ease of processing and high end-use quality as competitive all-virgin polymers.”
The Hetbahn brand, which is one of the top brands in cooked rice and now expanding its product portfolio to include porridge, frozen rice, cooked rice with soup etc., was originally launched in 1996 and means freshly harvested and cooked rice and has changed consumers’ perception of Korean rice meal culture. The rice grain is polished in a strict raw material process, cooked the same day and packed in a sterile environment so that the delicious taste of the rice can be preserved.

The rice bowls are manufactured by sheet extrusion and subsequent thermoforming. The PP polymer from SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE portfolio has a certified renewable content of 25% and provides the critical attributes of dimensional stability and heat resistance required when microwaving the rice directly in the cup. In addition to this, the used bowls can be returned the rigid PP recycling stream to recover their material value and enable a more circular packaging industry. CJ has already started to introduce the new Hetbahn rice bowls in E-Mart stores, one of the largest grocery chains in South Korea.

Grace Kim, senior vice president of Global Packaging R&D at CJ, adds, “We are excited to launch our very first ISCC PLUS certified food packaging with renewable PP from SABIC. It marks a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to reduce the carbon footprint and minimize the use of fossil based feedstock in our packaging. Maintaining high standards of quality and safety is a top priority for our company while continuously delivering more environmentally friendly and sustainable packaging. We hope our initiative will inspire the global market by demonstrating the possibilities of renewable circular materials and creating the momentum toward achieving a circular economy.”
SABIC’s renewable polymers are derived from bio-based, second-generation sources not competing with food or feed production. They are manufactured in line with the mass balance accounting recommendations of the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS program, which defines a of transparent rules for tracking the material flow across complex supply chains from the feedstock to final applications.
The resulting certified renewable compounds form part of SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE portfolio and services, which also comprise design for recyclability, mechanically recycled products, certified circular polymers and closed loop initiatives to recycle plastic back high quality applications and help prevent valuable used plastics from becoming waste.

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