PETRONAS Lubricants International rolls out ecological packaging made of recyclable cardboard, soft plastic and a built-in tap
London – 15 March 2023 - PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI) today launches PETRONAS Syntium Bag In Box (BIB) in Europe, marking a significant step forward in the company’s sustainability and circularity journey. The PETRONAS Syntium BIB will be available across Europe, offering a smart, environmentally friendly packaging solution within the various markets.
PETRONAS re-evaluated every part of the product packaging’s lifespan, from creation to depletion, to create a sustainable alternative. As a result, PETRONAS Syntium BIB carton pack is UN Mark Certified, complying with all transport regulations for the packaging and shipping of dangerous goods - an uncommon certification within the lubricant industry.
Manufacturing PETRONAS Syntium BIB involves fewer carbon emissions, less waste, and recycled materials, reducing up to 92% of plastics, using up to 85% less material when compared to traditional plastic bottles. The new, sustainable packaging is made up of two complementary components: a cardboard exterior, and soft plastic interior bag formulated for viscose products, which enable both product and packaging to work together securely and seamlessly.
The robust carboard box is 100% recyclable and features high quality printing so customers can easily differentiate between PETRONAS Syntium BIB products. The inner plastic bag is made of highly durable Nylon film LX, which has superior tensile, puncture, elongation, and heat seal strength compared to other sealant films. The bag’s integrated, ergonomic tap provides a strong aromatic barrier, as well as a clean pour, free from spillage and glugging, allowing for maximum product usage. The interior and exterior packaging come together to blend sustainability with convenience and durability, marking a significant shift in favour of ecological packaging within the lubricant industry.
At the workshop, the Bag-in-Box allows for easier display, use and storage, compared to traditional packaging: customized metal dispenser racks provide for a cleaner and organized display of the BIB, allowing the product to be dispensed from the inclined BIB into a pitcher by gravity. PETRONAS Syntium BIB is also more convenient to use than standard pails because of the integrated tap, which facilitates pouring and avoids dripping. The oil pitchers placed on the shelf below contribute to a smoother oil change and, as there are 6, one for each PETRONAS Syntium Bag-in-Box, they also prevent possible cross-contamination among products.
In addition to the ecological advantages, PETRONAS Syntium BIB also helps reduce the amount of space occupied in workshops thanks to these customised display options, helping to free up valuable space up to 9%.
Domenico Ciaglia, Regional Managing Director EMEA for PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI), says, “This is a pivotal step forward in PETRONAS Lubricants International goal to become more environmentally conscious across the entire business. Our planet and our consumers must come first, and we’re proud to continue to develop high quality products which align with both needs. Our consumers push us to innovate, and our planet motivates us to evolve our sustainable practices at every turn, whether with our products or our internal operations. We look forward to continuing to take these considerations on, and seeing what we can advance sustainably next.”
Pricing and availability
The new PETRONAS Syntium Bag in a Box range is available as of March 2023. Pricing varies by market.