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The new film by allvac is suitable for wrapping foods and has a high degree of recyclability.

RECYCLABLE WRAP FOR FOOD PACKAGING

As a part of their sustainability strategies and to foster a conscious use of resources, it is becoming more and more important for companies in the packaging sector to achieve the highest possible degree of packaging recyclability. This extends to composite packaging for food. Composite film manufacturer allvac has had the recyclability of a new film certified by the cyclos-HTP institute.

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Business cooperations can offer added value especially for small and medium-sized enterprises.

ADDED VALUE THROUGH COOPERATION

Even if some company CEOs would prefer differently: Nobody can be the market leader in everything. Some companies therefore enter into cooperations to be able to offer their customers more comprehensive and adapted solutions. Around 86,000 cooperations outside the proprietary business group have been noted by the EU Statistical Office since 2020, involving small and medium-sized enterprises within the EU. The example of Koch Pac-Systeme and Zahoransky shows the details of how such a cooperation can work.

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Packaging technology

Packaging materials

The new film by allvac is suitable for wrapping foods and has a high degree of recyclability.

RECYCLABLE WRAP FOR FOOD PACKAGING

As a part of their sustainability strategies and to foster a conscious use of resources, it is becoming more and more important for companies in the packaging sector to achieve the highest possible degree of packaging recyclability. This extends to composite packaging for food. Composite film manufacturer allvac has had the recyclability of a new film certified by the cyclos-HTP institute.

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Green packaging

The European Green Deal is supposed to make Europe carbon neutral by 2050.

EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL – AMBITIOUS CONCEPT FOR CARBON NEUTRALITY IN EUROPE

In December 2019, the European Commission unveiled their hitherto most ambitious plan: With the European Green Deal, the net emissions of all countries belonging to the European Union are to be reduced to zero by 2050. A circular economy is one of the most important components of this plan. The latest step of the EU Commission is a suggestion presented at the end of November for a Europe-wide packaging regulation.

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Marketing and design

Ardagh designs golden vodka can

Choosing a highly reflective gold colour for the can body, end and tab, Au Vodka have worked with Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP) to create an irresistibly charismatic pack with immense visual impact.

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Mondi wins Swiss Packaging Award for sustainability

Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, has been recognised by the Swiss Packaging Institute (SVI) for its RetortPouch Recyclable solution. The packaging won the Swiss Packaging Award for the Sustainability category and was developed for Coop’s private label range of healthy pulses and grains sold in Switzerland.

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Company news

Business cooperations can offer added value especially for small and medium-sized enterprises.

ADDED VALUE THROUGH COOPERATION

Even if some company CEOs would prefer differently: Nobody can be the market leader in everything. Some companies therefore enter into cooperations to be able to offer their customers more comprehensive and adapted solutions. Around 86,000 cooperations outside the proprietary business group have been noted by the EU Statistical Office since 2020, involving small and medium-sized enterprises within the EU. The example of Koch Pac-Systeme and Zahoransky shows the details of how such a cooperation can work.

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By expanding their training programme, Schubert wants to counter the lack of trained professionals and offer customers individual support.

TRAINING TO OVERCOME THE LACK OF SKILLED PROFESSIONALS

Next to the energy crisis, the lack of resources, problems along the supply chain and the constant issue of sustainability, it is the lack of trained professionals that continues to affect the industry. Added to this is the fact that existing staff keep being confronted with continually new machine technology and new materials. Schubert meets both challenges with an expanded training concept.

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Products

In difficult conditions, the new container protects goods safely.

SAFE PROTECTION UNDER DIFFICULT CONDITIONS

When goods are transported from A to B, things do not always happen according to plan – accidents may occur, or the transport packaging may have to resist difficult conditions. Especially for easily flammable substances, this can become a problem. A new combination IBC by Schütz now offers filling goods double protection. The company also uses recyclates for their three-layer IBC containers.

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Fairs and exhibitions

Where is the packaging industry heading?

Times are anything but rosy. War in Europe, exploding energy prices, shortage of raw materials and high inflation. Against this background, the packaging industry met at Fachpack in Nuremberg – and was surprisingly optimistic. At the end, six packaging experts shared their impressions of the trade fair and their personal assessments of where the packaging industry is heading in these times in our packaging journal Live Talk.

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That was Fachpack 2022

More than 1,150 exhibitors, around 32,000 visitors, three days of packaging in the spotlight – that’s a brief numerical summary of this year’s Fachpack. But that would hardly do justice to the full scope and significance of the packaging trade fair. After all, at the end of September in Nuremberg, not only were hands shaken, business cards exchanged and kilometres made, but ideas were compared, innovations presented and business relationships initiated. And packaging journal was right in the middle of it all.

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