​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Innovations at Tetra Pak

Innovation means transforming knowledge into new products and services or into new processes and new working methods. Striving for renewal, or innovation, is one of th​e most important driving forces in the global economy. Innovation stimulates competition and affects our very existence. It creates jobs, increases growth and mobilises factors that can help a nation to improve the competitive strength of its economy.​​

​At Tetra Pak​, innovation is the result of the total process of developing an idea into a product or a new way of working which adds value to the business. Innovation embraces everything from hatching an idea to reaching the marketplace with a new or improved product. Whichever way you define it, it is important. Innovation is one of the mainstays of our survival and growth.

Women of Innovation at Tetra Pak

Innovation is one of the most important driving forces in the global economy. Innovation stimulates competition and affects our very existence. It creates jobs, increases growth and mobilises factors that can help a nation to improve the competitive strength of its economy. It embraces everything from hatching an idea to reaching the marketplace with a new or improved product. We’re proud to showcase 13 women driving innovation forward to revolutionise the way we work, improve upon the way we create, and completely change our impact on the world around us.

Voices of Innovation

Collaborative innovation to tackle sustainability challenges in the food packaging industry.

Sustainability journalist and presenter Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson introduces the Voices of Innovation series of short films, where we explore the collaborative innovation underway within the packaging industry.

Voices of Innovation

Collaborative innovation to tackle sustainability challenges in the food packaging industry.

Sustainability journalist and presenter Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson introduces the Voices of Innovation series of short films, where we explore the collaborative innovation underway within the packaging industry.

Product Development Centres

Innovation is always on the agenda in the fast moving food industry. Our Product Development Centres (PDCs) can help you innovate quickly and cost effectively.

Our Lund PDC offers real-time, high-resolution live streaming of product trials. The service not only saves customers time and money but also overcomes many of the restrictions imposed on face-to-face gatherings and travel during the pandemic.

Customer Innovation Centres

Food & beverage manufactures constantly innovate in order to improve or develop nutritious new food and beverages for consumers.

Whether you visit a centre in person or engage in a virtual session, the goal remains the same: To experience every step of the innovation journey in one place with experts from all corners of the world at your service.

The Connected Package

Digitalisation is changing the role of packaging. The Connected Package allows food and beverage producers to turn their packages into full-scale data carriers offering increased traceability, and value for each stakeholder in the entire value chain.

No longer is packaging only about product protection and functionality – it is about connectivity and unleashing unlimited possibilities.

Moving food forward

At Tetra Pak Processing Solutions & Equipment, we innovate to enable a sustainable food system for the growing population with minimal impact to the planet. Leveraging our food application expertise while collaborating with our customers and leading external partners, we are shaping the food industry of tomorrow with future-proof technologies.

Our current focus on new technologies lies within the following innovation directions: Sustainable Processing Solutions, Plant based Products and Digitalisation & Automation of food processing solutions. We are also actively exploring emerging disruptive technologies such as Alternative Proteins, Engineered Food and Customised Products & Ingredient Functionality.

To keep with the rapid market development and stay on top of the trends, we are collaborating with the external ecosystem including food tech start-ups, accelerators, academia, and customers.

Innovation with digitalisation

See how we use cutting-edge digital tools and innovations like connected machines, data analytics, mobility apps, virtual training, remote support etc. to bring value to our customers.


Read more about our remote support and automation services, our maintenance services for planned maintenance and our expert services in Services

Innovation with digitalisation

See how we use cutting-edge digital tools and innovations like connected machines, data analytics, mobility apps, virtual training, remote support etc. to bring value to our customers.


Read more about our remote support and automation services, our maintenance services for planned maintenance and our expert services in Services

Do you have an invention within our field of business?

Do you, or your company, have an invention that could be revolutionary for the food packaging industry in the future, or simply a technology, method or design that could support the packaging of food products for tomorrow's consumers? Tetra Pak may welcome and have an interest in the further development, if your invention meets the need for Tetra Pak's present or future product portfolio.

More about innovation

Spreadable cheese in Tetra Fino Aseptic

Where innovation meets affordability

Where innovation meets affordability: Obour Land launches new spreadable processed cheese product with mass appeal

Young woman in a sofa with laptop and smartphone

Scan and win promotion generated consumer loyalty

A dairy company launched a scan and win promotion in the run-up to Christmas. The promotion was a success that far exceeded expectations. Sales rose by 28%. They sold 300,000 litres more milk in December 2020 compared to 2019.

Video with Malin Ljung

Partners in packaging innovation target 100% renewable material

Carton packages today consist of about 70% renewable material from wood fibre. Tetra Pak and BillerudKorsnäs are collaborating to push that figure towards 100%.

Video with Francisco Razzolini

Climate challenge sparks new spirit of collaborative innovation in packaging industry

Major players in the packaging industry have recognised that they won’t be able to solve the multiple challenges they face by working in silos.

Video with Hannu Kasurinen

Towards the low-carbon circular economy with innovation for improved recyclability

51bn Tetra Pak cartons were recycled 2019 but to achieve a truly circular economy where waste is designed out and materials stay in use requires that all packages can get new life.

Laurence Mott

Solving global challenges through collaborative innovation

How can the food & beverage and packaging industries address major challenges such as climate change and making food safe and available to a growing global population?