On the way to a more sustainable and plastic free food industry, companies increasingly use sustainable packaging like mono-materials or paper-based packaging. However, these have very special requirements, which is why the most commonly used technologies are reaching their limits. They mostly rely on the external supply of heat and thus cannot provide a stable process – damaging the more delicate, sustainable materials, resulting in more rejects and food waste.
Ultrasonic sealing helps solve those challenges. Being a highly energy-efficient technology, it generates the heat required to seal a package from within through ultrasonic vibration. This makes it ideal for sealing plastic-free mono-materials and other sustainable packaging materials securely, tightly and in a visually flawless manner. In this presentation, you will learn how ultrasonic sealing can contribute to the widespread use of sustainable packaging materials, massively reducing plastic consumption in the food industry.
What are the hurdles and benefits by running packaging circular by using mechanical recycling? Does 100% recyclability also mean premium recyclate quality? All packagings are printed - what is the contribution of ink in mechanical recycling?What's the meaning of premium and how can it be characterized? How much recyclate can be reused in different packaging formats and which technologies can be applied?
I invite you to a circular packaging journey: Yesterday I was a crisp bag - and today? I will present results of the PrintCYC packaging value chain initiative to start packaging loops with further project partners