Spectra give Pure Lakes a biopolymer solution
Spectra recently provided new environmentally friendly bottles for natural skin care brand Pure Lakes.
Made from 100% biopolymer PET, Pure Lakes new bottles take advantage of Spectra's popular tubular design. In addition, the new bottles were 2 pass printed in multiple variants for their extensive range of personal care products.
The new packs, blow moulded in 50ml (Ref: 1003), 100ml (Ref: 1004) and 250ml (Ref: 1002) capacity options, were complemented with shallow screw caps from Spectra's extensive standard closure ranges.
Alex Beveridge, Field Sales Representative at Spectra commented, “We've seen increasing numbers of customers looking for more responsible ways to package their products and Pure Lakes environmental credentials have proved an excellent fit for this genuinely sustainable material.”
He went on to add; “Biopolymer is seen by many as the natural environmental alternative to conventional plastics because there is no recognisable difference in performance or appearance to the end result, a compelling proposition for Pure Lakes”.
Indeed, Spectra’s Biopolymer offers all the premium look advantages of conventional polymers, yet provides a truly sustainable alternative without compromising the quality of the finished pack. It means customers can have luxurious high end packaging that’s also kinder to the environment.
Acquired by Gareth and Claire McKeever in 2016 from Sandra and Iain Blackburn who founded the company in 2007, the eco-friendly skin care brand produces a range of products made from natural ingredients that are kind to your skin and environmentally friendly.
Their product offerings include soaps, bath products, lotions, face creams, shampoos and conditioners, that are sold direct to hotels as well as consumers online and through local retailers.
Gareth McKeever Owner of Pure Lakes said, “It would have proved difficult to move the business forward in the direction we wanted without the support, advice and flexibility Spectra provided. We were looking for an environmental solution for our new ranges and they stepped up to the plate with packaging that adds value to our product ranges. We are delighted with the results.”
Spectra’s biopolymer materials are produced using ethanol from the waste of sugarcane as opposed to conventional polymers, which traditionally contain fossil-based raw materials such as oil or natural gas.
The renewable sugarcane captures CO2 from the atmosphere, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Unlike regular biopolymers, which can't be recycled without damaging the recycling chain, Spectra's biopolymers are totally recyclable and provide a genuine direct replacement for standard plastics, perfect for a truly sustainable packaging solution.
Customers concerned about compromising the end result can rest assured that biopolymers maintain exactly the same chemical properties as conventional oil based polymers, which means there is no difference in performance or appearance to the end result.