Bioplastics: Coca-Cola develops bio bottles

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Bottles of Coca-Cola "biobased": the ethylene glycol of the new bottles of water Dasani will be derived from sugar and

This year, Coca-Cola will introduce bottles for its Dasani brand of water with up to 30% of Biobase content.

beverage bottles are typically produced from polyethylene terephthalate (PET), from itself the reaction between ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid. Ethylene glycol in
new Dasani bottles will be derived from sugar and molasses instead of oil and natural gas.

Next Coke, sugar and molasses should come from India and Brazil.

The long-term focus is on the development of plastic bottles produced from lignocellulosic materials. The purpose of Coca-Cola is to introduce bottles made of materials that are recyclable and renewable 100%.

One reason why the company wants to keep the PET recyclability.

According to "Bioplastics Magazine, 04 / 2009, Vol. 4, p 14 »


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