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Origin Materials and Bachmann Group to mass produce PET caps and closures

Origin’s cap production lines, the first of which is expected to come online during Q4 2024, are designed to mass produce caps and closures made with virgin or recycled PET. Origin’s sustainable PET caps and closures enhance recycling circularity, enable "mono-material” containers, cap tethering, lighter packaging, and improved product shelf life

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WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif., USA & HOCHDORF, Switzerland – Origin Materials, the world’s leading carbon negative materials company with a mission to enable the world’s transition to sustainable materials, and Bachmann Group (“Bachmann”), a leading packaging production and logistics company, announced a strategic partnership to mass produce PET caps and closures.

In Bachmann’s existing world-class European manufacturing facilities, Bachmann and Origin Materials will operate the lines to convert virgin and recycled PET into caps, including tethered caps, using high-speed equipment and automation. Origin’s caps are positioned to be the first commercially viable PET closures to reach the mass market.

“Today we are announcing our partnership with Bachmann Group, who will assist in the end-to-end operation and automation of our PET cap mass production lines,” said Origin Co-CEO and Co-Founder John Bissell. “Bachmann Group will help us produce billions of caps, taking pellet or flake all the way to finished closures. We share a commitment to sustainability and look forward to a productive partnership.”

Bissell added: “Bachmann Group, based in Switzerland, is a more than 50-year-old group of companies with deep expertise in logistics, quality assurance, and packaging production, including high-volume, sophisticated products like coffee capsules requiring high-precision manufacturing. They provide innovative technology services to some of the world’s leading food, beverage, and healthcare companies. We are thrilled with this partnership and look forward to bringing our sustainable PET caps and closures to the market starting later this year.”

Reto Bachmann, CEO of Bachmann Group, stated, “This development represents a significant change for the industry, marking a sustainability breakthrough that emphasizes our commitment to environmental stewardship. Our innovative approach enhances product quality and aligns with our goal of reducing environmental impact, revolutionizing the industry’s achievement in PET cap and closure production. This milestone showcases Bachmann Group’s exceptional expertise as a leading manufacturing company committed to providing innovative solutions that adhere to the highest standards of quality and sustainability. In line with our commitment to sustainability, we are proud to operate our facilities on 100% renewable energy, ensuring our production processes are as environmentally friendly as our products.”

Origin’s PET caps and closures are a transformative leap forward in packaging, improving recyclability including through cap tethering, enabling light-weighting, and extending product shelf-life while addressing a greater than $65 billion market. In conjunction with world-class partners like Bachmann Group, we are solving the most difficult sustainability challenges, in alignment with our core mission to help transition the world to sustainable materials.

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Origin’s PCO 1881-compatible caps, which can be made with virgin or recycled PET, will be available beginning in Q4 2024, with PCO 1881-compatible tethered caps and other cap types to follow afterward.

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