Renewable Biomaterial Helped Utensil Maker Set the Table for Success
New FC Grade Offered Documented Low-Carbon Statement
Orthex Group, a leading producer of kitchen products, knew being first to market with bio-based utensils could help cement the Nordic company as a sustainability frontrunner and provide a serious competitive advantage. Orthex turned to Nexeo Plastics to help identify a renewable material that would comply with strict food-contact regulations without sacrificing processing performance. Even more challenging, Orthex wanted the utensils to have consistent colorability performance — to be green in all senses of the word and stand out from the market’s traditionally black offerings.
By partnering with Nexeo Plastics, Orthex was first to market with utensils made from a 50% plant-based renewable material fully documented for food contact and low-carbon production. (Download to read the full case study)