OCTAL has set a new benchmark for packaging with DPETTM - the world’s first green plastic sheet. In addition to massive resources saving in production the carbon footprint is 25 % lower than that of any comparable PET sheet. This means a quantum leap has been achieved in sustainability. The product earned unstinted praise from the prestigious Sustainability Consortium in the USA. Leading global companies such as Greiner Packaging have also expressed their delight with the development.
Jarek Zasadzinski, CEO of Greiner Packaging UK: “OCTAL has brought about a true revolution with its new DPETTM plastic sheet. All our expectations have been exceeded. There is no doubt about it; they have successfully opened up a completely new path”. Mike Faupel, Operations Director of the Sustainability Consortium: “With DPETTM OCTAL has stepped out into completely uncharted territory. They presented values are excellent; the company is thus playing a crucial pioneering role in the packaging industry. An important benchmark has been set.” These are two examples from a chorus of praise. They show very clearly how OCTAL has succeeded in winning over industry with DPETTM, the first green plastic sheet.
Impressive resources savings
A completely new production method is used in the manufacture of DPETTM. Five energy intensive phases have been scrapped altogether. The result is massive resources savings. 67 % less electricity and 20 % less gas are needed. But the decisive criterion is the lower carbon footprint achieved measured against all other comparable plastics. According to the experts from Renewable Choice Energy and Intertek Expert Services the DPETTM carbon footprint is around 25 % lower.
Nicholas Barakat, CEO of OCTAL: “We have invested a great deal of money, time and energy in developing this direct-to-sheet process. This is why we are now in a position to offer the first green plastic sheet, which is also the best available in terms of quality. We intend to develop our environmental pioneering role even further and we are investing 600 million euros to do just this over the next five years.”