To achieve its ambitious sustainability goals, the ALPLA Group uses virtual product design in its product development in which adaptable simulation solutions play a key role. The example of The Simple One illustrates how this works.
Packaging has been limited to an outsourced activity for most brand owners. However, globalisation and digitalisation have given a new perspective on packaging safety to the entire packaging supply chain. Now consumers are more aware and hence emphasis laid by brand owners and authorities upon packaging safety has seen a steep positive drift over past few years. It has been well acknowledged by partners of the supply chain that packaging compliance can only be assured by following an integrated approach between converter, substrate manufacturers, ink manufacturers and others. Further implications of this integrated approach also mean careful selection of the partners in the supply chain considering their understanding of compliance and the systematic approach they deploy to ensure compliance consistently.
Mushroom Packaging? With Increasing Concern Over The Use of Plastic And Its Negative Consequences, A Completely Natural Packaging Material May Be An Innovative Replacement.
Mushroom packaging? With increasing concern over the use of plastic and its negative consequences, a completely natural packaging material may be an innovative replacement.
Simple, practical and good for the environment. This is how the latest innovation from ALPLA can be described. The lightweight mono-material tube is fully recyclable, suitable for use as a refill pack and convenient for consumers to use. But the real highlight is the clasp.
Producing food packaging as well as printing on food contact materials inevitably involves exposure to specific consumer safety concerns.
The amount and diversity of products made from bio-based plastics is continuously increasing, especially in the packaging segment. Actually, polylactic acid (PLA) is the most used bio-based polymer on the packaging market and considered as one of the most important one in waste management.
The market for over-the-counter (OTC) pharma products has developed rapidly in recent years. The ALPLA Group’s pharma packaging division ALPLApharma is responding to this by expanding its manufacturing technology for OTC bottles with the addition of flexible extrusion blow moulding (EBM), which makes sustainable and customer-specific packaging solutions possible in this area.
By the end of 2022, about 90% of all boxes shipped by Amazon will be sent from an optimized box suite. In North America, applying PackOpt technology has resulted in an annual reduction in cardboard waste of 7% to 10%, saving roughly 60,000 tons of cardboard annually. In emerging countries such as Singapore, PackOpt has delivered more than double that percentage efficiency.
In a Dutch industrial composting plant, compostable bioplastics disintegrated faster than orange peels or paper, and PLA teabags degraded in 22 days. The results of these studies are summarized in TotalEnergies Corbion’s case study, “A comprehensive look at compostable plastics”.