This presentation give some insights in developments in stand-up-pouches creating a mono-material solution that help recycling after its usage. Some challenges the market has will be shown and some solutions will be provided. A presentation by Bart van den Esschert, Application Development Flexible Packaging at Sabic.Continue reading “Design for recycling in mono-material flexible packaging”
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.Continue reading “Brightlands Materials Center is partner of the Packaging Design 4 Sustainability Conference”
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.Continue reading “Recycling of multilayer packaging – Views and tips from a raw material supplier”
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.Continue reading “Circularity of multilayer films: novel recycling technologies vs design for recycling”
This presentation will discuss the sustainability of packaging applications from a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) point of view.
A presentation by Pouya Samani, Assistant Professor, Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM), Maastricht UnviersityContinue reading “Don’t leave your package unattended: Sustainable packaging from an LCA point of view”
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.Continue reading “Brightlands Chemelot Campus is Strategic Partner of Design 4 Sustainability Conference”