Sabic Certified Renewable Polymers Used in New More Sustainable Delizio Coffee Capsules

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, announced that Delica AG has introduced a new range of more sustainable coffee capsules based on SABIC’s certified renewable polymers for use in its proprietary Delizio capsule machines.

Delica is using certified renewable polypropylene (PP) resins in the coffee capsules. The bio-feedstock based “second generation” materials are part of SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE portfolio of circular products and services. The new capsules were introduced in the market in April and replace fossil-based virgin PP.

As part of its commitment to the Delizio coffee capsule project, SABIC supplies its certified renewable SABIC® PP materials to ALMA Packaging for conversion into a plastic film from which the capsules are thermoformed. Delica fills and closes the capsules, which are then sold to consumers through its parent company, Migros, Switzerland's largest retail and supermarket chain.

SABIC’s renewable PP materials are produced from tall oil, an animal-free and palm oil-free feedstock which is not in direct competition with human food production sources. SABIC’s certified renewable PP resins reportedly offer the same high quality and purity as virgin PP made from fossil fuel.

The sustainability value or contribution of SABIC's certified renewable polymers is validated using a mass balance approach under the widely recognized International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC PLUS) scheme.

The ISCC PLUS accreditation verifies that the mass balance accounting follows predefined and transparent rules. In addition, the certification also provides traceability throughout the partners’ entire supply chain from the feedstock to the final product.

Moreover, a cradle-to-gate lifecycle analysis has confirmed the sustainability value or contribution of SABIC’s certified renewable materials. From sourcing the raw feedstock to producing the polymers, each ton of the company’s bio-based PP and PE resin reduces CO2 emissions by an average of 4 kilograms as compared to fossil-based virgin alternatives, while at the same time cutting fossil depletion by up to 80 percent.

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