Plastics Packaging Product of the Year

Kutterer Mauer is pleased to present its ultralight “Melody Edge Ultra” flip top cap. This low profile cap is not only up to 45% lighter than conventional caps, it is also a great example of ecodesign. It is, therefore, a very effective way of showing consumers how plastic consumption can be reduced. A full range of Melody Edge Ultra caps will be produced, which will available in three different diameters: Ø50mm, Ø 40mm and Ø 35mm. The Melody Edge Ultra cap is an innovative approach to creating truly sustainable packaging. The flip top caps are manufactured with 100% green energy and are made exclusively from post consumer recycled plastic (PCR). The masterbatch (used by FINKE) is also based entirely on PCR carrier material. The tube is manufactured by Tupack, one of the world’s leading producers of high-quality plastic tubes, and is also made exclusively from PCR (by RE Plano).

Oerlemans Plastics reduces CO2 with new packaging

The new packaging film is made out of 100% recycled material and there is minimal usage of ink. The result is that the CO2 footprint for this film is considerably reduced and this has a positive impact on the environment. Oerlemans Plastics produces webshop bags in all types and sizes. These webshop bags are used as flexible packaging for online ordered items in e-commerce purchases. Customers of Oerlemans Plastics make well informed, fact based decisions for sending products in plastic bags. Another advantage is that the plastic packaging contains less air than boxes. Delivery vans and trucks can be loaded more efficiently, which also results in less CO2 emission. Furthermore the webshop bag film can also be provided with 1 or 2 glue strips for returning, making the packaging reusable at least once. Oerlemans Plastics is a subsidiary of the Oerlemans Packaging Group. Oerlemans Packaging produces customer-specific, flexible high quality plastic packaging and films. New packaging concepts are constantly under development at the 7 Oerlemans Packaging production sites. Packaging can be printed in up to and including 10 colours, screen 54. Besides the customer-specific packaging products, Oerlemans Packaging also has an extensive range of stock. The Oerlemans Packaging Group consists of 6 subsidiaries. Each company has its own specialities. As a producer, OPACK can offer a complete product portfolio of flexible plastic packaging.

The NestRack® pallet from CABKA is part of CABKA’s continuous efforts in engineering high performance products made of recyclates for modern supply chains. With the NestRack®, CABKA is launching a pallet on the market whose functionality is inspired by the commonly used wooden pallets. However, the design has been further developed in such an innovative way that the pallet now combines all the relevant characteristics: the pallet is made of recycled plastic, the pallet is nestable and rackable which means it saves considerable space and transport costs while at the same time providing the required load capacity and usability for numerous industries. Being lighter and efficiently stored it saves up to 50% of CO2 emissions. The design enables great durability which stands for a long service life. At the end of its use, the pallet can be fully recycled to become a new pallet.

Key Data: 

Made of 100% recycled plastics 

Reduces time and effort for pallet handling and storage by up to 60% 

Available with Open Deck and Closed Deck 

Dimensions: 1219*1016*127 mm 

Pallet Weight: 10 kg (Closed Deck), 9.5 kg (Open Deck) 

Static Load Capacity: 2700 kg 

Load Capacity in Racking: 1200 kg for evenly distributed loads 

Extremely robust and easily washable

In April 2019, evian® unveiled its latest innovation – evian® (re)new – a stunning in-home water appliance which provides consumers with the unique purity of evian® natural mineral water at home from the source with a significant reduction in plastic packaging.

Reinventing the way evian® natural mineral water is delivered directly to consumers, the collapsible 5L ‘bubble’ surrounding the water incorporates new generation design thinking leveraging the physics of materials: the thin and light ‘bubble’ of evian® water is 100% recyclable and made of a 100% recycled plastic (rPET) skin that contracts when the natural mineral water is consumed, taking on a new shape after each use. It uses 66% less plastic than a 1.5L evian® bottle, compared per liter of water.

The introduction of the sleek in-home evian® water appliance is the latest move from evian® in its journey to become a circular brand by 2025 and will build on the brand’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2020, and following the launch of the evian® by Virgil Abloh SOMA® bottle earlier this year, evian® refillable glass bottle and perfect on-the-go accessory to use with evian® (re)new.

evian® (re)new has been launched in France and the UK for the moment with a strong community of 200 pioneer consumers. This exclusive community is experiencing our latest innovation at home and providing us with their feedbacks so we can optimize evian (re)new to extend its scope to a more global scale in 2020.

The Kutterer Mauer double walled jars provide the packaging industry with a truly sustainable solution. The cap and the outer wall of the jar – both available in a polished or matt finish – are made exclusively from post consumer recycled plastic (PCR) (by RE Plano). The masterbatch (used by Gabriel Chemie) is also based entirely on PCR carrier material. As the inner wall of the jar comes into contact with the contents, it can be manufactured with virgin resin to guarantee the required food grade quality. Green energy is used to produce all of the individual components. The jars are available with or without a liner and can be ordered with bespoke decoration (hot stamping). Logos can also be printed on the lid thanks to the interchangeable cores in the mould.

The new APET Evolve by Faerch trays are made from 100% recycled material and can be fully recycled into new food trays. Their unique look reflects the recycled content of the trays and provide consumers with visual guidance to make a sustainable choice in food packaging.

The new trays possess the same attributes as Faerch’s market-leading APET products and represent the ultimate level of circularity: They are made from 100% recycled content, and they can be fully recycled into new food grade trays without compromising on food safety or any other functional property.

Evolve trays are made from collected and recycled bottles and trays and are available in naturally fluctuating tones only, as no extra colour is added during recycling and production. Therefore, the colour of each tray reflects the specific blend of recycled content that it is made from. This provides a unique look, which clearly signals to the consumers that they make a sustainable choice when picking food packed in Evolve trays. It also guarantees that Evolve trays are reliably detectable using today’s sorting systems, as they have been detected before.

Furthermore, the unique design of the products directly communicate to consumers that these products are made from recycled content, but also serves as a further reminder to ensure that the used trays are collected, thus promoting circularity.

The body of our 100 % recycled PET bottle is solely made of recycling material and is extremely lightweight. This makes it the sustainability highlight of our innovative reusable material cycle that we created hand-in-hand with Lidl. It is the first PET reusable material cycle that unifies all steps of ‘bottle-to-bottle’ recycling under one roof.

The core of the innovation is a minimisation of the use of new PET material and the bottle weight, whilst at the same time retaining the positive product properties of a PET bottle (high product safety and stability, fully recyclable). Weighing just 27 grams, it is the one of the lightest bottles on the market. Every year, around 400 million of these bottles are produced completely from recycled materials. This is the first time that it has been possible to permanently produce such a lightweight bottle out of recycling material on this scale.

The goal of the cycle and this packaging is to save resources and to reduce CO2 emissions. The production of the recycled bottle and the weight reduction alone have led to savings of more than 15,000 tonnes of new plastic and over 27,000 tonnes of CO2 a year. The 100% recycled PET bottle is therefore a sensible, ecologically sustainable and economic alternative. It fulfils the goals of the REset plastic strategy of the entire Schwarz Group: www.reset-plastic.com

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