Mars Food announced it will begin to use recyclable mono-polypropylene plastic (PP) for its microwavable rice pouches in 2021. The project will bring to market the industry’s first food-safe, mono-material microwavable rice pouch. Launching with an initial pilot in the first half of 2021, the business has ambitions to further scale the technology across its portfolio beginning at the back half of the year. The use of high performing mono-PP material will allow Mars Food to retain the shape, shelf life, functionality and high safety standards needed for its brands’ packaging, while ensuring pouches can be mechanically and chemically recycled where infrastructure exists, and designed for future recycling where it doesn’t yet. The breakthrough is a result of a three-year partnership between Mars Food and Amcor.
The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia supported by the Chilean Office of Indonesian Trade Promotion Center (ITPC), announced it has partnered with Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) to recently exhibit APP’s innovative food packaging and premium packaging boards at Espacio Food & Service 2017.
The ITPC is a non-profit government organization under the Directorate General for National Export Development of Indonesia and the Espacio Food & Service event is known as one of the most influential food industry get-togethers in Chile and throughout Latin America.
“This show was a great opportunity for us to demonstrate that Indonesian companies such as APP can take its rightful place on the world stage, delivering true innovation and industry market demand solutions,” said Ambassador Philemon Arobaya, Indonesian Ambassador to Chile. “Indonesia has so much to offer the world, and we are proud to bring just a small piece of it to Latin America.”
The three-day show was attended by more than 20,000 visitors eager to learn of the latest developments in the food service industry. The Indonesian Embassy, ITPC and APP booth featured Foopak and SinarKraft, APP’S latest food packaging product lines, and Sinarvanda, a new premium line of packaging boards. These products are being offered in Chile and other Latin American markets through APP’s strategic partners, Perez Trading and PapeleraDimar.
“We are honored that the Indonesian government featured our products at this prominent food industry event,” said Anthony Atamimi, Latin America director for Charta Global. “In partnership with the Indonesian Government, we were able to demonstrate the high-quality paperboard and packaging products needed to support the growing Chilean market place.”