Design for recycling in mono-material flexible packaging

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.

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Question 1: What drives you?
Packaging serves a variety of markets in the world. Finding the correct packaging for the right product, from food to industrial film is what drives me.

Question 2: What emerging technologies / trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
I believe that recycling, mechanical and advances recycling play a mayor role in circular economy. To be able to recycle properly, we need to design packaging solutions in such a way that the can be recycled. We call that “design for recycling”.

Question 3: What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Without recycling we cannot achieve the goals we have stated as EU.

About Bart van den Esschert
Bart has a background in mechanical engineering from RWTH Aachen. After starting his career in Kiefel / Reifenhauser blown film he joined SABIC in 2010. Here he held various roles. Currently he’s part of the application development team focussing on flexible packaging.

About Sabic
SABIC operates through three Strategic Business Units – Petrochemicals, Agri-Nutrients and Specialties – and one standalone organization, Metals (Hadeed). We support customers by identifying and developing opportunities in key end markets such as construction, medical devices, packaging, agri-nutrients, electrical and electronics, transportation and clean energy.

Bart van den Esschert is speaker at the 2022 edition of the Packaging Design 4 Sustainability Conference. His presentation is titled “Design for recycling in mono-material flexible packaging”

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