One of the challenges of incorporating recycled content into the product design is preserving the end product’s mechanical performance properties. It is imperative to educate stakeholders of effective solutions to use and upcycle waste plastic streams. Kraton’s styrenic block copolymers show excellent recyclability, enabling recyclable end product design, increase of post-consumer resin (PCR) content and repeated reuse of recycled plastics across a wide range of applications.
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Quality is one of the biggest differentiators in the packaging industry. Other factors matter too of course – cost efficiency, sustainability, lead times – but ultimately if packaging fails the quality test, it can jeopardize a whole run, and a customer relationship with it. In some sectors – pharmaceuticals for example – packaging faults can have even more significant consequences.
Modified atmospheric packaging technology is a well-established and gaining its importance day by day in food industry. Although packaging serves multiple functions, the most important purpose it should serve is ‘Extending the shelf life of food’. Food wastage is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions and also risks food security. Eka Global’s high barrier Longevity Packaging plays a vital role in protecting & preventing the food from getting spoiled. Appropriate food processing and our packaging technology together can be used for extending shelf life of various food products.
Manufacturers in flexible packaging industry are exploring various ways to drive sustainability in flexible packaging. Extensive developments and machine trials are happening at different levels across the value chain of packaging. Be it right from Raw Material producers, Film Producers, Convertors till Brand Owners, all are aligned and focused on how to make the flexible packaging sustainable and / or eco- friendly.
Same polymeric family laminates, Monolayer laminates, Paper based packaging, In-Mould labelled cups / glasses-based packaging, +50micron thickness secondary packaging are few of the areas where our Indian manufacturers are putting efforts to make the packaging sustainable aligned with sustainability regulations.
Films Producers plays vital role in this sustainability journey having more responsibilities to develop specialty films / base substrates for any of the packaging that is being evaluated for sustainable packaging. Developing appropriate film or base substrate for any downstream process is the first step to start this sustainability journey.
Through this article, we shall be looking on various aspects of developments going on in films manufacturing as a solution towards sustainability.
Family owned and run coffee roaster, Rombouts, combines quality, innovation and sustainability with a packaging process that increases production efficiencies and enhances flavor.
Plastics play a key role in protecting people, especially front line workers, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Informal waste pickers are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic. Corporations are rethinking recycling plans and sustainability commitments in the face of economic turmoil. The increase in single-use plastics will have long-term impacts. However which single use plastics will be not banned needs to be seen
Covid-19 brought global supply chain to its knees. But what about the supply chain to fight the very pandemic? Collection of viral swab samples, diagnostic kits, and later, distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, all need a highly resilient and sustainable temperature-controlled supply chain. With over 70 % of 1.3 billion population still living in villages that are poorly connected to main stream transportation and are spread over a geography of 3.2 million square kilometres, temperature-controlled supply chain is a formidable challenge. Pluss Advanced Technologies, an Indian Innovator, ticks all checkboxes with their patented Phase Change Material (PCM) based temperature-controlled packaging- Celsure®, that is designed to provide over 120 hours of backup against the Indian extreme tropical climate without the risk of freezing the products.
New trends the packaging industry is adopting to take on various functions (which vary from storage to branding) expected from the packaging of a product.