Resource Efficient Innovations Database (REID)

Laundry Detergent Packaging

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Laundry Detergent Packaging
In Use – n/a

Packaging Reduction, Recycled content/recyclability

Product Categories
Household & Personal Care

Relevant Materials
Plastic – Flexible

Relevant Packaging Formats
Flexible & Films

Supply Chain Phase


Folmex met a need in the Mexican market for easy to open and high-gloss flexible packages for powder laundry detergent. The company developed a polyethylene-based, high-gloss package that delivers a gloss measurement typically achieved with oriented polypropylene (OPP).

Furthermore, the structure was downgauged by 21 percent, eliminating 111 tons (or 245,670 pounds) of material/year and saving 20 tons of CO2 that is directly attributable to the films’ extrusion process. The downgauging has also helped the brand owner increase its product-to-package ratio by 27 percent and decrease CO2 emissions from transportation by 22 percent.

Potential Benefits

Cost reduction; packaging reduction; carbon savings; carbon reduction

Intellectual Property


Consultant View


Contacts and Further Information

Folmex, Mexico;
P&G, Panama, Venezuela

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