Terphane and Origin Materials announce partnership

Terphane, belonging to Tredegar Corporation and Origin Materials, with a mission to enable the world’s transition to sustainable materials, announced today a strategic partnership to produce sustainable, high-performance bio-polymer films.

As part of the partnership, Terphane signed a multi-year capacity reservation agreement to purchase the bio-polymer PEF for use in film applications, including food and beverage packaging and industrial applications.

“We are pleased to partner with Terphane, a trusted global leader in films with expansive customer and partner relationships,” said Rich Riley, Co-CEO of Origin Materials. “We are thrilled to work together to develop advanced, performance-enhanced products that help to enable a net zero material economy. This partnership represents further progress in Origin’s mission to enable the world’s transition to sustainable materials.”

According to Marcos Vieira, Global Director of R&D for Terphane, “The development of this film will be critical to our efforts to meet this new global demand for sustainable flexible packaging solutions. The film is partially made from PEF and has all the traditional properties of a regular PET film, including post-consumption recycling. In addition, PEF provides an excellent thermal resistance and superior barrier performance, extending the shelf life of the packaged products.” Initial tests in the US proved the material works well in extrusion lines.

Origin Materials’ patented technology platform represents a potential breakthrough in the commercialisation of cost-competitive and low-carbon PEF. Made from furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA), Origin PEF is a polymer with a combination of sustainability and performance characteristics for packaging including enhanced barrier properties.

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