Plastics for the packaging industry

The main advantages of using plastic to package any kind of product include barrier properties, low weight, strength, flexibility, safety and versatility. Plastic is therefore used in innumerable applications and types of packaging in a wide range of sectors for food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, logistical, chemical and cleaning products. The packaging industry is now facing new challenges in the search for more sustainable solutions based on the circular economy that also comply with legislation.

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The importance of sensory analysis in food packaging

As stated in the basic principle of Regulation 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food, “any material or article intended to come into contact directly or indirectly with food must be sufficiently inert to preclude substances from being transferred to food

Active packaging: benefits, types and success stories

This infographic on active and intelligent packaging created by AIMPLAS, shows graphically the keys of active packaging. Find out what is an active package, consumer […]

New USP developments for pharmaceutical packages

As pharmaceutical products are manufactured, packaged and stored, they come into direct contact with packaging systems and their plastic materials. Such contact can result in […]

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AIMPLAS develops a new plastic recovery technology for hazardous substances and mixtures packaging

Since last July, the Plastics Technology Centre, AIMPLAS, coordinates the research on a new and more effective and eco-friendly recycling system for hazardous substances and […]

The safety of food contact packaging

For some years now, packaging manufacturers and the food industry have become aware of the importance of guaranteeing the safety of food contact materials. Moreover, […]

Food contact packaging: research on plastic packages made with surplus cheese production

About 40% of whey is thrown away and managed as food industry waste On average, the cheese making process generates 9 tonnes of whey for […]

AIMPLAS coordinates the research to obtain biodegradable packages for dairy products

The Technological Institute of Plastic coordinates the two-year BIOBOTTLE European project in which eight partners participate in the obtaining of a new biodegradable and resistant to thermal treatments material to manufacture dairy products.

Evolution of injection-blowing technologies

The injection-blowing process combines the injection moulding process, followed by a blowing moulding. This process can be divided in two phases differentiated: the injection phase, […]