SWEDEN – Tetra Pak, the Swedish multinational food processing and packaging solutions company, has announced a significant expansion of its homogenizer portfolio with the introduction of machines crafted with Outokumpu Circle Green stainless steel.  

This material, recognized for its reduced carbon footprint compared to traditional stainless-steel options, marks a significant stride in Tetra Pak’s sustainability efforts. 

The incorporation of Circle Green stainless steel aligns with Tetra Pak’s commitment to sustainability and will be available as an option for all homogenizer models in Europe starting June, with a global rollout planned later this year.  

This move underscores Tetra Pak’s dedication to leveraging innovative materials to reduce environmental impact across its product range. 

The steel industry, accounting for approximately 7 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, necessitates innovation in materials to mitigate overall greenhouse gas emissions.  

Tetra Pak’s introduction of homogenizers crafted with Circle Green stainless steel aims to address this need, offering a tangible solution to reduce emissions in the food and beverage industry. 

Homogenization is a critical process in the production of various food and beverage products, from dairy beverages to table sauces.  

Tetra Pak’s new homogenizers aim to provide manufacturers with an avenue to decrease their Scope 3 emissions, thereby facilitating progress towards net-zero emissions goals. 

Niklas Wass, executive vice president for Stainless Europe at Outokumpu, said: “Low-emission stainless steel is at the heart of sustainability solutions across the world. It plays a pivotal role in accelerating the green transition, and the food and beverage industry is a good example of where low-emission steel can have a significant impact.” 

Depending on the model, the utilization of Circle Green stainless steel can lead to substantial reductions in CO₂ emissions, ranging from 160kg to 1370kg per machine. This represents a significant environmental benefit for F&B manufacturers striving to minimize their carbon footprint. 

The collaboration with Outokumpu marks the beginning of a partnership aimed at exploring further applications of Circle Green across Tetra Pak’s equipment portfolio. 

This collaboration underscores both companies’ commitment to developing sustainable solutions that support decarbonization efforts across the value chain. 

Fiona Liebehenz, vice president of Key Components Plant Solutions and Channel Management at Tetra Pak, highlighted the company’s dedication to innovation and sustainability, emphasizing the incorporation of Circle Green into their product portfolio as a crucial step in reducing upstream emissions while aiding customers in minimizing their environmental impact. 


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