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GLUE GOES GREEN

Often invisible and yet irreplaceable in many areas of the world of packaging: glue. The desire for more sustainability doesn't cast the same limelight on adhesives that it shines on packaging, which is far easier to notice for consumers. But here, too, much can be done to reduce carbon emissions and optimise production to be more circular.
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PACKAGING IN THE TIMES OF E-COMMERCE

Since the Covid-19 pandemic at the latest, mail order has become an intrinsic part of all our lives. Where once it was considered an oddity to order books on the net, parcel delivery services have become an everyday sight in almost every residential area. And with the Christmas business approaching, parcel deliveries will once again hit all-time highs.
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SMALL PRINT RUNS OF LABELS FOR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Many companies working with and transporting hazardous materials find labels for hazardous materials to be a challenge which also adds to a feeling of insecurity. On the one hand, there are strict regulations for labelling a product. On the other hand, companies face a great logistic effort when it comes to storing and disposing of labels.
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PCR IN FILM PRODUCTION

Mechanical engineering Company SML and Braskem, the largest producer of plastics in the Americas and producer of biopolymers, now have entered a cooperation and are using recycled raw materials for film production. The use of PCR (post-consumer recyclates) is supposed to save resources and reduce waste.
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RECYCLATES FOR PACKAGING ARE IN DEMAND LIKE NEVER BEFORE

Before 1950, the world was still almost free of plastic. Today, we encounter plastic everywhere. As a packaging material, it is no longer possible to imagine life without plastic due to its many advantages. The downside: It is well known that most plastic packaging is only used once and ends up in the rubbish afterwards. But the material is a valuable resource that is currently becoming even more valuable in view of supply bottlenecks and shortages of raw materials. Therefore, there is a lot to be said for recycling and the use of recyclates in packaging production.
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