The Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge carton will launch in Spring 2012

The Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge carton will launch in Spring 2012

Tetra Pak is to launch a revamped version of its beverage carton globally, which it claims improves functionality and has a "better environmental profile".

The Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge carton combines a "more convenient" 'LightCap 30' sloping screwcap with a more distinctive shape, the Swiss packaging giant said today (12 October). Tetra Pak said the 1 litre carton, which will launch in Spring 2012, will also reduce costs, given the minimal use of raw materials in producing the packaging.

The carton, which will be targeted at in-home use, will be available with High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) closures made from sugar cane, increasing renewable content of the package.

The packaging will be used for long shelf-life beverages including milks, juices, nectars, still drinks and wines without the need of preservatives.

The Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge will be expanded to include a range of package sizes later next year, the company said. A 50cl version will be available from 2013.