A presentation by Richard Freundlich, senior supply chain analyst at Rabobank, reveals that heavy investment in chemical recycling could be the key tool in producing and injecting more recycled content into supply chains, and in the process help retail brands meet higher recycled content material mandates.
As the last couple of years have shown, label printers and converters are experiencing a historic increase in demand for their services. While companies struggle with increased demand, many organizations invested in automated system solutions and one of them is Estrabols Imprimeur, a supplier of labels in France. After implementing the integrated solutions, the company is delivering standardized, high-quality labels and quicker turnaround.
In this interview, Flexible Packaging discusses emerging issues around food waste and packaging with Claire Koelsch Sand, owner and CEO at Packaging Technology and Research. Topics include food waste packaging trends, film materials and how the circular economy tidal wave intersects with flexible packaging’s mission of extending shelf-life.
As more consumer demands and regulations are placed on consumer packaged goods companies (CPG), food packaging has to extend shelf-life, present new consumer experiences and reduce food waste while at a very low price per unit.
With such a strong effort by many stakeholders over the last two years, the packaging industry is moving past the plastic-in-the-sea messaging of some years ago with more positive news about increased recycling.
In a recent interview, Claire Sand, owner and CEO at Packaging Technology and Research, says drop-in film solutions — bio-derived polymers — are being adopted by converters and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies so they can replace traditional, multi-layer laminates that can’t be easily recycled.
In the form-fill-seal equipment segment, ultrasonic sealing technology has made inroads over the last 10 years — technology that has been around since the 70s. Recent sustainability action with film material could increase adoption of this technology, so we asked industry leaders what features of ultrasonic sealing are driving these trends.
Advanced software and integrated digital prepress platforms are helping printers optimize operations by automating processes, reducing ink consumption, enhancing inline print inspection and assimilate new technology applications, such as digital watermarking, into current workflows.
Bauck GmbH, a producer of organic grains, flakes and flours, introduced stand-up paper-based pouches while incorporating a form-fill-sealing machine that adapts to multiple types of packaging materials, including the new paper pouches.
For the last 20 years, stand-up pouches have experienced tremendous growth in the flexible packaging segment, and now a German-based food producer is turning to a paper-based pouch format to meet crucial marketing objectives.