Under the main topic of “responsibility,” Anuga FoodTec will be directing the focus this year towards concepts that aim to use resources responsibly along the entire value chain. The two sustainable packaging concepts that ULMA Packaging and SÜDPACK will be presenting at the international trade event are sure to strike a chord. Both the flow pack and thermoformed packaging are based on monomaterial structures, which makes them fully recyclable. More-over, they stand out due to their high material efficiency.
EU packaging regulation PPWR
A legal assessment published today shows that the special rules for plastic packaging and exemptions for other packaging materials discussed as part of the planned EU Packaging Regulation (PPWR) are very likely not compatible with EU law. According to the report, provisions that, for example, only prohibit plastic packaging require it to be reused or exempt coated paper packaging from the recycled content quotes, very likely violate the principle of equal treatment because there are no objective reasons for such unequal treatment. The legal experts also criticise procedural infringements because the Parliament and Council have not taken all relevant factors into account in their proposals. In a joint appeal, the associations EuPC, IK and Elipso, which commissioned the legal assessment, call on the Member States and the European Parliament to remove the material-specific special rules in the ongoing trilogue negotiations in order to create legal and planning certainty for companies.
SÜDPACK innovations honored once again
First the German Packaging Award 2023, now the WorldStar Packaging Award: the two SÜDPACK packaging concepts Tubular Bag PurePE and PharmaGuard® are among the winners of the global competition, which honors the best of the best in packaging innovation every year. Both solutions are based on mono-material structures and impressed the jury with their recyclability, greater material efficiency and reduced carbon footprints. The awards cere-mony will be held on June 15 in Bangkok during the ProPak Asia show.
ALPLA acquires packaging specialist
Buckets, canisters, crates, barrels and closures: ALPLA has acquired the packaging specialist Fortiflex based in Puerto Rico. The two companies have been jointly producing packaging for the markets in the Caribbean and Central America since 2017. With the acquisition of Fortiflex, ALPLA strengthens the ALPLAindustrial division established in 2023 for large-volume packaging solutions and expands its offerings as a complete provider.
With its Multifol NT packaging film, SÜDPACK broke new ground in material efficiency many years ago. Now the film manufacturer has taken the next logi-cal step by further developing its flexible films for thermoforming applications. The new Multifol Extreme is the perfect combination of maximum functionali-ty and minimum added weight.
Resource efficiency in package printing
It reduces ink and solvent consumption while simultaneously optimizing print quality – with its innovative SPQ technology for flexo printing, SÜDPACK al-ready offers potential carbon savings for package printing. The manufacturer has expanded the range of use for the innovative printing process to also in-clude rotogravure printing and now offers an alternative that is not only highly efficient, but also conserves resources.
Ile jest śmieci z tworzyw sztucznych w Polsce?
Za dużo – to jedyna sensowna odpowiedź. Kto ponosi odpowiedzialność za ten stan rzeczy? Wbrew pozorom nie są to producenci dóbr z tworzyw, działający zgodnie z literą prawa. Śmieciowy węzeł gordyjski jest splotem kilku elementów, z których na pierwszy plan wysuwa się zupełnie nieadekwatny do rozwoju polskiej gospodarki system zbiórki i sortowania odpadów komunalnych.
Sealing height of 0 mm? Yes, it's possible!
Faster, easier and more secure: When it comes to the automated and highly efficient packaging of very flat or light products in film pouches, MULTIVAC has modified its B 625 chamber belt machine in such a way, that a sealing height of 0 mm is now possible on this proven model, which is designed to pack large batches of product.
Sustainable packaging concepts for the food industry
SÜDPACK will be taking part in PACK EXPO, the international packaging trade show, once again this year. From September 11 to 13, the film manufacturer will be presenting its entire portfolio – this time in Las Vegas – of both conven-tional and sustainable high-performance films and packaging concepts for the food industry on the 640 square feet of booth SL-5972. In addition, at the ex-hibition booth of PPi Technologies, the US representative of SN Maschinenbau, film made by SÜDPACK will be processed into stand-up pouches with zipper reclosure on an SN horizontal pouch packaging machine.