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Premier Tech Chronos Richardson
Engineering & Industrial

Chronos Richardson Legacy – 136 Years Of History

In 2002, Premier Tech acquired German world-renowned Chronos Richardson, famous for its automatic weighing systems invention. As a tribute to its roots and to the power of innovation, Premier Tech retraces the great history of two men who radically changed the packaging industry in the 19th century.

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Fully recyclable multilayer mono material pouch
Sustainability

The art of recycling multilayer film

As multilayer film is one the most challenging recycling applications, state-of-the-art technologies in the field of plastics extrusion are in great demand, to provide new recycling-friendly designs. By using multilayer mono material composites, packaging manufacturers achieving an equal product performance at full recyclability.

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Sustainable packaging developments one year in the new normal
Sustainability

Sustainable packaging developments one year in the new normal

The companies commitments with sustainable packaging goals, 2025 is fast approaching. That’s the year when many have pledged to become zero waste, or to use 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging Yet, at the same time, the pandemic has led to a surge in environmental and sustainability awareness by showing how much carbon emissions can drop, or wildlife can flourish, when the world’s economic engine slows down.

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Organic Pigment Selection
food packaging

Organic Pigment Selection for Food Packaging Application

The packaging is an essential tool utilized by the food business operators to differentiate the products from others. Beyond shelf appeal, packaging also provides protection to the products form physical, chemical, and microbiological hazards. Packaging materials can be a source of chemical contamination and may impact food safety and food quality. Among the different components of packaging material, packaging inks play a vital role as they might hamper product and consumer safety. Each packaging ink is a mixture of different chemicals and some of these chemicals might be harmful while holding the potential to migrate to the foodstuff when getting in contact. In terms of risk, the chemicals could be toxic, carcinogenic, mutagenic, repro-toxic and even endocrine disruptors. The government has imposed stringent regulations to protect consumers from the harmful effects of printing ink used. Thus, growing stringent regulation to use organic pigments had expected to boost the market growth.

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Sustainability & Environment
Sustainability

PVC – Sustainability & Environment

Perlen Packaging is a global group of companies in the foil manufacturing and coating industry. Its headquarters are in Perlen and it specialises in manufacturing PVC based blister foils for pharmaceutical primary packaging. Vinyl Plus is a programme for the sustainable development of the entire PVC value chain, to which the European PVC industry can voluntarily commit. The issues were discussed by the Technical Director of Vinyl Plus, Stefan Eingärtner and Detlef Wolters, Head of Technical Services at Perlen Packaging.

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EUPIA image
Food & Beverage

Interview With Dr. Matthais Henker of EuPIA

The upcoming revision of the Foodcontactmaterials legislation (expected in Q4 2022) is again an opportunity for EU legislation on printing inks for food contact materials. In this interview, Dr. Matthias Henker explains the approach at EuPIA on printing inks for food packaging and which bottlenecks should be avoided in future legislation.

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Life Cycle Assessment
Sustainability

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) can guide Sustainable Packaging Design

Environmental impact categories can include carbon/greenhouse gas emissions, water depletion, mineral consumption, land transformation, eutrophication, toxicity, and many more and can be undertaken through a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).
This assessment by Nerida Kelton looks holistically at environmental impacts of products, and associated packaging, from raw materials, to production, through to household, and then at end-of-life.

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