Key consumer benefit: Lightweight packaging
Nestlé is committed to reducing the environmental impact of packaging without jeopardising the safety, quality or consumer acceptance of its products.
Nestlé is constantly reducing the weight and volume of packaging materials, and uses recycled materials wherever possible. Over the long term the company is also committed to research and development that will enable it to use materials from sustainably-managed renewable resources.
Lightweight packaging brings a number of challenges, such as how to provide strength in thin walled PET containers. Nestlé scientists have invented PLOC (Packaging Low Weight Ovoid Container), a new one-piece packaging concept for 'on-the-go' consumption. PLOC was invented at PTC Vittel our R&D Centre focused on Water with world class expertise & equipment in PET technology. PTC Lisieux has adapted the PLOC development to create pouches for Nestlé Chilled Dairy products. The new pouches weigh less than half of regular pouches, and being made of PET they can be recycled.