New packaging concepts for packaging manufacturers
Our expertise in developing packaging systems and in recycling plastics and laminates stands you in good stead to meet your customers’requirements for eco-friendly, sustainable, and environmentally harmless packaging systems. We can assist you with commercializing recyclable products that meet product safety requirements.
We can advise you on the modification of formulations and process parameters in order to incorporate recyclates into your packaging materials. The behavior of packaging materials in machine packaging processes is a key aspect. We evaluate the machinability, thermoforming properties, and sealing behavior of your new, flexible, packaging materials. We provide you with advice about any changed process windows and assist you with solving associated matters.
In our packaging pilot plant we are able to carry our sample production on a pre-industrial scale. Testing with respect to compliance, sensory properties, and mechanical attributes can be carried out at the Fraunhofer IVV, as can the evaluation of easy opening properties. As such, we are in a unique position to be able to offer you a comprehensive all-in-one service.
Optimized packaging for your products with good recyclability
We help you identify what recycling-friendly packaging is suitable for your products. In order to optimize food packaging we employ so-called shelf-life modeling. These simulations enable us to determine what environmentally advantageous packaging system offers the longest shelf-life for your food product. Simultaneously we perform tests to measure the sensory and mechanical quality of the packaging material. In collaboration with you we can develop product packaging containing a high quantity of recycled material in order to reduce the disposal fees for dual waste management systems.
Efficient recycling processes for packaging waste
The recycling of plastic packaging made from different polymers, such as multilayer laminates and composite films, is particularly challenging for recycling companies. Our solvent-based recycling process (CreaSolv®) is able to convert mixed plastics and composite films into recyclates having the properties of virgin polymers. As such, closed-loop recycling becomes a reality for you. Waste fractions that up until now have had to be thermally recycled can now be recycled using the CreaSolv® Process. We can help you optimize your recycling processes in order to safely attain the recycling quotas demanded by the new German Packaging Act. We demonstrate what products and product groups have the greatest potential for the utilization of recyclates.