The term “aseptic” is derived from the Greek word “septicos” which means the absence of putrefactive micro-organisms. Aseptic describes a product or method that is free of microbiological organisms, that would lead to spoilage, fermentation, or contamination.
Aseptic packages are made of several laminated layers, including paper, aluminum and low-density polyethylene.
The aseptic package itself is a unique, multi-layer lamination that combines the best attributes of paper, plastic and aluminum to form a singular, high-performance beverage container.
The post-consumption aseptic cartons value approximately 120 USD/ton. The recycled materials have the following values: recycled paper (120 USD/ton. – market value), aluminum (2500 USD/ton., according to the LME – London Metal Exchange) and paraffin (500 USD/ton. – market value of high purity paraffin for industrial applications).