Sprocket’s Everyday Items: Tetra Pak

Inventing Tetra Pak packaging

TetraInventor: Dr. Ruben Rausing

Date of Invention: 1948-1952

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The Tetra Pak is one of the most used drinks containers in the world.

It is a clever combination of cardboard lined with metal that gave a brilliant alternative to the glass milk bottles of the time.

The Tetra Pak got it’s name from it’s original shape which was a Tetrahedron. You can still get this style packaging with some ice lollies, but most Tetra Paks now have more regular shapes.

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