February 28, 2023 (Miami Beach, FL) – Sustainable technology company Okeanos announced today that it will enter the Turkish market as of February 28, 2023 after signing an exclusive regional agreement with leading rigid container manufacturer EminisAmbalaj. A licensed entity, Okeanos Turkey, which will be overseen by EminisAmbalaj Director FeritUzunyol, will develop industrial containers for sale in Turkey and beyond, using Okeanos’ signature Made From Stone compound, resulting in an immediate and measurable reduction in both plastic and CO2 footprint at the point of manufacture.
Made From Stone technology reduces plastic and carbon emissions at the source through the substitution of majority quantities of calcium carbonate, a renewable mineral. While abundant worldwide, Turkey is exceptionally rich in high-grade calcium carbonate, allowing Okeanos Turkey to introduce a solution that will not only create local jobs, but will further contribute to the country’s growing green economy.
On selecting the partnership, Okeanos CEO Florencio Cuétara explains, “We consider Eminis to be the best strategic partner in Turkey; they are technically capable, well-respected, and highly motivated by a desire to improve their sustainability profile. Together, we can bring a truly affordable, easily adoptable solution to plastic pollution to Turkey and beyond.”
EminisAmbalaj, whose containers are used to package and store items ranging from food to paint to chemicals, is thrilled about this opportunity to be the first in the region to implement this forward-thinking solution. Eminis is confident that finished products fabricated using Made from Stone compounds will be in the hands of consumers by the end of Q1 2023 and will boast superior mechanical qualities as well as a significantly more sustainable profile.
“We have been researching innovations thatwouldallowEminisAmbalaj to become a more environmentallysustainablecompany for a long time. WhenwefoundOkeanos, itwas a perfect match. Together, wehope to expand our partnership to become the mostsustainablecompany in the industrialbucketssector,” explains FeritUzunyol.
Okeanos ® is a sustainable innovation company developing calcium carbonate (CaCO3) technologies to immediately reduce plastic pollution. Patented Made FromStoneTM (MFS) technology replaces most of the oil-based resin with naturally abundant CaCO3 through technical and specialized compounds, reducing plastic content and CO2 by up to 70% today.
About Eminis Ambalaj
Eminis Ambalaj Sanayi veTicaret AS founded in 1970 is a Turkey-based metal and plastic packaging company. The Company manufactures metal and plastic containers for the paint, chemical and food industries. It offers product within two categories: Plastic packaging and Metal packaging. Within the Plastic packaging category, it offers thin-walled circular and rectangular containers, and industrial buckets. The Metal packaging category offers circular and conical buckets and cans. The Company’s products are used for the packaging of paints, construction chemicals, glues, lube oil, chemicals, hazelnut and cocoa butter, starch. Eminis is a public company in the İstanbul Stock Exchange since 1994.
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