Brightlands Materials Center is partner of the Packaging Design 4 Sustainability Conference

The world population will continue to grow in the 21st century to become nine billion by 2050. The need for new sustainable products and materials will grow with it as well. This asks for an efficient way of using and re-using materials. Brightlands Materials Center will take up this responsibility and dedicate its research and development programs and other activities to a sustainable society.

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Recycling of multilayer packaging – Views and tips from a raw material supplier

The debate about sustainable packaging is heating up. What are the best choices? Which concepts are the most sustainable and why? In many cases the obvious choice turns out to be more harmful to the environment than the less obvious choice.

As supplier of raw materials for multilayer barrier packaging, but also additives for reccyling of (mixed) plastic waste, we have a quite good view of possibilities to deal with packaging waste in a sustainable waste.

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Circularity of multilayer films: novel recycling technologies vs design for recycling

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The circularity of multilayer films has been a challenge to recyclers and film manufacturers. Different solutions are proposed, each of which has its pros and cons. Design for recycling is a good candidate to close the loop in the packaging value chain. However, comparing to modern recycling technologies, a question will arise : novel recycling technologies vs design for recycling, which one is more sustainable. Within our expertise in TNO, we have conducted extensive research on recycling of multilayer packaging using dissolution as well as novel mechanical recycling methods.

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Brightlands Chemelot Campus is Strategic Partner of Design 4 Sustainability Conference

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Design 4 Sustainability Conference welcomes Brightlands Chemelot Campus as Strategic Partner

Brightlands Chemelot Campus is a world-leading innovation location in smart materials and sustainable manufacturing and home to a vibrant and fast-growing open community of groundbreaking companies and knowledge institutes.

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