- New multi-year agreement for Loop™ PET resin from the planned Infinite Loop™ manufacturing facility located in Bécancour, Quebec.
- Supports Danone objectives and commitments towards a circular economy in packaging
MONTREAL, (CANADA) — Loop Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: LOOP) (the “Company” or “Loop”), whose mission is to accelerate a circular plastics economy by manufacturing 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (“PET”) plastic and polyester fiber, today announced a multi-year supply agreement with French food group Danone SA (Euronext: BN) (“Danone”), one of the world’s leading global food and beverage companies. The new 5-year agreement will supply Danone brands, including evian water, with Loop™ branded PET resin made from 100% recycled content. The resin will be supplied from the planned Infinite Loop™ Bécancour plant which is currently anticipated to begin production in Q4 2024.
“This announcement is an important milestone in our long-standing partnership with Danone to supply Loop™ branded PET resin from our Infinite Loop™ Bécancour manufacturing facility. I would like to thank the teams from Danone and Loop for all their hard work and effort during the independent technology validation that was executed by a leading engineering firm, and everyone involved in the signing of this contract. Having Danone as the anchor customer is an important step for the Infinite Loop™ Bécancour facility as well as our global commercialization rollout of Infinite Loop™ manufacturing facilities.” said Daniel Solomita, Loop’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer.
“We need cutting-edge technologies like the ones Loop Industries has developed to reach our sustainable packaging ambition. This agreement is a natural next step in our partnership with Loop Industries, moving from technology development to the concrete production phase. It is an important milestone to establish ‘infinite’ closed-loop recycling for PET bottles and enable the recycling of hard-to-recycle packaging and materials” said Nicolas GREGOIRE, Vice-President Packaging Cycle at Danone.
In conjunction with this agreement, Danone and other Loop partners retained a globally recognized third-party independent engineering firm to execute a detailed due diligence report, which validated and reinforced the quality, effectiveness, and scalability of Loop Industries’ technology. Loop and Danone have developed a long-standing relationship built on transparency and communication that supports Danone’s circular packaging commitments on a global basis. Throughout this time, Loop Industries has continued to work diligently on perfecting its technology for commercial production on an international scale, including projects to build greenfield Infinite Loop™ facilities in Canada, France, and South Korea.
About Loop Industries
Loop Industries is a technology company whose mission is to accelerate the world’s shift toward sustainable PET plastic and polyester fiber and away from our dependence on fossil fuels. Loop Industries owns patented and proprietary technology that depolymerizes no and low-value waste PET plastic and polyester fiber, including plastic bottles and packaging, carpets and textiles of any color, transparency or condition and even ocean plastics that have been degraded by the sun and salt, to its base building blocks (monomers). The monomers are filtered, purified and polymerized to create virgin-quality Loop™ branded PET resin suitable for use in food-grade packaging and polyester fiber, thus enabling our customers to meet their sustainability objectives. Loop Industries is contributing to the global movement towards a circular economy by reducing plastic waste and recovering waste plastic for a sustainable future.
Common shares of the Company are listed on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "LOOP."
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