Case Studies

Food & Beverages

Safe Packaging Inks: Risk Mitigation to Risk Elimination

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.

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Sustainability

With Tether Tube, Alpla Is One Step Ahead

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.

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Pharmaceutical

ALPLA Expanding its Manufacturing Technology for OTC Packaging

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.

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Sustainability

Wash-off Adhesives for Labels

Our wash-off adhesives stick permanently to a wide variety of surfaces and remove cleanly once their life cycles are complete. They enable easy recirculation of plastic and metal crates, boxes, pallets, kegs and other multi-use containers.

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E-Commerce

How Amazon Learned to Cut its Cardboard Waste

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.

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TotalEnergies Corbion PLA Case Study
Sustainability

PLA Compostable Bioplastics, Towards A Circular Economy

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”.

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Engineering & Industrial

Cast vs Blown Stretch Wrap

There are two different types of stretch wrap, the first is blown stretch wrap and the second is cast stretch wrap. These two types have their similarities, but there are also several differences between them.

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