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Package Testing

Recent Advances in Testing of Transport-worthiness of Filled packages

The main objective of packaging is to protect the product. Simple. It is important to remember because sometimes it is forgotten and our spectacular new package design doesn´t work, the product is damaged when it is transported, and the spectacular becomes useless.

To avoid that, since decades, testing the unit loads has been an important part in the good packaging design process. The big player in this field is the association ISTA (International Safe Transit Association), that gathers the main experts in the transport packaging field and is continuously creating and updating different test protocols for this topic. This group of experts handled to create those protocols which include tests to measure the resistance of our package to the standard forces the package can find along the way such as drops, impacts, vibrations, compression.

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PET Bottle

Accelerating the Circular Economy for Post-Consumer PET Bottles in Southeast Asia

The collected-for-recycling rate for PET bottles in the six countries is on average 54% at the city level (based on nine representative cities) and is estimated to be 26% at the national level.
Across the six countries, a total of 660,000 tonnes of PET bottles was landfilled or leaked into the environment in 2018. This represents a loss of material value of US$199 million.
The informal sector is the backbone of collection for PET bottles, contributing to 97% of all PET that is collected-for-recycling in the nine cities studied – and thus any solutions for Southeast Asia must include the informal sector.
The recommended systemic solution to drive circularity is the implementation of an industry-led PRO focused on boosting the value chain by implementing a price incentive that also benefits the informal sector, supporting policies, the use of recycled content in packaging, and investments into increasing domestic recycling capacity.
Similar models have seen success in comparable developing markets (South Africa and Mexico) which, through voluntary industry efforts, have increased PET collection and recycling rates to over 55% in each country. South Africa now has a 68% recycling rate for PET bottles, with 100% of the material recycled within South Africa.

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Glass Technology

Advances in Glass Technology

1. Production of Lightweight Glass containers
2. NNPB Process for Lightweight Glass containers
3. Glass containers with unique codes for Counterfeit proofing
4. New Innovations in Coloring Forehearth technology
5. Hollow decorated glass containers
6. Cullet Processing System

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