NOVA Chemicals and Tetra Pak collaborate to make the world’s first aseptic carton bottle available for enriched dairy products

Calgary, Alberta, Canada (April 7, 2016) SURPASS® HPs667-AB polyethylene resin (“HPs667-AB resin”) from NOVA Chemicals Corporation (NOVA Chemicals) can now be found in the Tetra Evero® Aseptic, the world’s first aseptic carton bottle for ambient white milk. The oxygen barrier properties of the HPs667-AB resin have made it possible for Tetra Pak to expand beyond ambient white milk to enriched dairy alternatives, flavoured milk, toddler and baby milk in the award-winning carton bottle.

“The first generation of the Tetra Evero Aseptic package focused on ambient white milk, but the ambition was to extend to a range of liquids that could be stored at room temperature throughout the supply chain and in retail outlets” said Tunc Turkmen, Product Director Tetra Evero Aseptic at Tetra Pak. “To develop this, Tetra Pak searched for a new polyethylene with the exceptional oxygen barrier properties that the Tetra Evero Aseptic package required. Using NOVA Chemicals’ HPs667-AB resin, we are able to expand into some of the best performing categories in the global dairy market, such as flavored and vitamin fortified milk” concludes Turkmen.

Experts from NOVA Chemicals’ Centre for Performance Applications and Centre for Applied Research worked closely with the Tetra Pak team to qualify HPs667-AB resin to meet the Tetro Evero Aseptic performance requirements. In addition, the NOVA Chemicals team helped Tetra Pak ensure that the barrier properties were retained throughout a complex, unique production process and the use of pigmented resins.

“By collaborating with Tetra Pak throughout the project, together we ultimately brought a better-performing product to market.” said Mike Cappelli, Market Manager for food packaging at NOVA Chemicals Polyethylene Business. “This project is a great example of the product innovation and collaborative applications development work we do that helps our customers succeed in the marketplace.”

HPs667-AB resin offers unmatched barrier and stiffness performance, which helps converters and brand owners improve the sustainability of packaged goods in a wide range of applications, including cereal, crackers, dairy and other liquids. It is the newest resin in a family of high-performance barrier polyethylenes that originated with SURPASS HPs167-AB resin. To learn more about the Tetra Evero Aseptic carton bottle, visit For more information about HPs667-AB resin and the Tetra Evero Aseptic carton bottle, visit the 2016 TAPPI PLACE conference, taking place April 11-13 in Ft. Worth, Texas. NOVA Chemicals and Tetra Pak will be co-presenting on April 13, sharing information about the project and product. 


About NOVA Chemicals

NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals and plastic resins that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees work to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

About NOVA Chemicals Polyethylene Business

The NOVA Chemicals polyethylene business enables its customers’ success with a portfolio of more than 125 specialized SURPASS®, SCLAIR® and NOVAPOL® resins. Each new NOVA Chemicals resin is developed to meet customer requirements, from drop-in consistency to step-out performance attributes. Our customer-centric approach is driven by our brand promises of Focused Expertise, Applied Innovation, Proactive Service and Reliable Supply.


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