Packaging materials

MONO-MATERIAL, A RAY OF HOPE

The world of packaging is undergoing a radical change. The looming consequences of the climate crisis are a reason to rethink the materials and substances used in packaging and to examine tried and tested packaging materials with an eye towards the circular economy. One measure that more and more companies are taking is to switch to mono-materials. However, this can also be challenging.
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ICE CREAM PACKAGED IN MONO-MATERIAL

Teamwork makes the dream work. Again, these simple words prove to be so true. A trio came together to develop a type of food packaging which would enable a circular economy for plastics. More precisely, a type of ice cream packaging. Borealis, food manufacturer Froneri, and Paccor have worked together to develop mono-material packaging for the ice cream brand Aino.
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LESS MATERIAL NEEDED TO PRODUCE SEALING FILMS

One function of packaging is product safety; this may indeed be its most important function. It is therefore important that packaging for food or liquid goods is firmly sealed so that the product will not come into contact with unwanted substances or accidentally leak out of the packaging. Polyolefin-based sealing films are a tried-and-tested packaging material.
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SAUSAGE WRAP THAT CAN BE RECYCLED

Sliced sausage is usually still sold in packaging made from multi-layer composite film. Sustainable packaging for sliced sausage is on its way, but recyclable mono-materials still pose special challenges, for example to the heating systems necessary for the thermoforming process. GEA and Watttron have developed a technical solution to this problem together, that allows these materials to be used more simply and without any impairments to their functionality.
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Better packaging tape for e-commerce

H.B. Fuller Company announced that it has entered a strategic partnership in North America with Enimac, an international tape application equipment manufacturer that serves over 100 customers in more than 30 countries. The agreement brings together specialists from both companies, who effectively combine their market and application expertise with advanced knowledge on pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes to support the growing e-commerce packaging industry.
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HEMP, A TRENDING MATERIAL?

Hemp is one of the oldest crop plants in the world. The fibres of the stalk were made into ropes, the seeds produced culinary oil, and the leaves and flowers yielded essential oil. Even 2,000 years ago, hemp fibres were used to make paper, before they were replaced by cheaper wood fibres. Today, hemp is back: as paper for packaging and labels, but also as sustainable pulp moulded pallets or naturally grown mycelium packaging.
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MONO-MATERIAL SACHETS

Customers' demands for sustainable packaging solutions have grown louder and louder. One solution that is applied more and more often in the food and cosmetics industry is refilling systems. They save on material and encourage people to switch from hard plastic packaging to flexible alternatives like bags.This can have advantages for recycling, customers also need to carry less weight when shopping and they produce less packaging waste.
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DEPOSIT SYSTEMS FOR COSMETICS PACKAGING?

In Germany, deposit systems for beverage bottles have been around for some time now: once a bottle is empty, it is taken to the local supermarket, where it is inserted into a reverse vending machine and returned to the cycle. This system is just one of the reasons why Germany is considered a pioneer when it comes to recycling. Again and again, discussions arise on how we can use deposit systems to ensure other products and packaging stay in the cycle longer. A Berlin start-up has taken up this idea, initially implementing it in a pilot project: Circleback, a deposit system for cosmetics packaging.
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