Castrol partners with Pulpex in lubricants packaging solution

Castrol has announced that it will work with Pulpex, an innovator in paper packaging to design paper bottles for use with Castrol’s products.

Pulpex forms bottles from wood pulp using 100% renewable feed stocks from responsibly managed forests. Its paper bottle offers a lower carbon footprint up to 30% less than PET and glass.

Last month Castrol launched its PATH360 strategy, which aims to deliver a more sustainable future by saving waste, reducing carbon and improving lives. One of Castrol’s aims is to reduce by half its plastic footprint by 2030, and this partnership forms part of its plastic footprint reduction plan, said Castrol in a statement.

“Castrol is committed to examining the lifecycle of its existing and new products to see how they can be improved, extended, reused or recycled”, said A.S. Ramchander, Castrol’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We’re very excited to be working with Pulpex to explore how their technology, initially designed for the FMCG category, can be developed for lubricants as a replacement for our existing high-density polyethylene (HDPE) bottles.

Our initial work in adapting the Pulpex 100% PET-free bottle technology for use in oil packaging has been extremely positive. Collaborating with innovation partners such as Pulpex is critical to developing novel solutions in this challenging category and we are delighted to be working with them to achieve our sustainability ambition.”

Ramchander concluded by saying, “Our research has shown that our customers and consumers are looking for more sustainable solutions. This technology, if successfully scaled, could help towards reducing Castrol’s plastic footprint.”