RPC Group has inked a three-deal deal with Norwegian dairy company Tine to supply a range of packaging such as containers, pots and bottles.
The agreement involves three businesses within the RPC Group: RPC Superfos (injection moulding and thermoforming), RPC Bebo (thermoforming) and RPC Kambo (injection moulding and blow moulding).
UK-headquartered RPC said the deal will allow Tine to create and develop solutions involving various production methods and materials, delivering “superior packaging product development for an optimal end-user experience”.
Sindre Møgster-Walthinsen, Tine senior category manager, said: “Based on our positive experience with the RPC companies, we decided to enter a cooperation agreement because we expect it to result in a range of important advantages. As a leading dairy company operating in a competitive environment, we have to stay on top of development.
“Our packaging must be functional, sustainable and competitive − and always attractive in the eyes of the end-user. With this new setup, we will obtain improved working processes and an increased number of innovative packaging solutions in line with current market demands.”
Møgster-Walthinsen added: “Our goal is to choose the right type of plastic material for the packaging of our products and to use an optimal amount of virgin material.
“We look forward to innovative solutions with oxygen and light barrier protection consisting of one single type of material. In future, plastic packaging must be adapted for a circular economy with increased recycling and reuse.
“It is vital for us that RPC understands our customers and end-users. We also value sound knowledge about the carbon footprint and recycling when cooperating with our suppliers. From our point of view, it is important that suppliers like RPC have the broadest understanding of packaging materials.”
Last week, RPC Group launched a new vending cup recycling initiative, enabling vending suppliers and operators to deliver used cups to the firm’s facility in Dumfries, Scotland, where they will be recycled.
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