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 and ITC work to reduce environmental impact of ceramic ink containers

In collaboration with companies in the sector, AIMPLAS and ITC are applying eco-design criteria to produce reusable containers, as well as a new recycling system for managing waste when the container reaches the end of its useful life.

European project BIOnTop obtains promising results in development of new recyclable and compostable packaging

In its first year, the European project BIOnTop has achieved good results in its experimental work on copolymers and compounds with customized biodegradability and multifunctional coating solutions with customized properties.

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

Olive stones to develop a new sustainable plastic material for oil packaging items

The GO-Oliva project will make it possible to develop Oliplast, a new biodegradable, compostable plastic material from renewable sources that will be used to manufacture new packaging materials for oil and oil products.

New value chains for urban biowaste for producing high value-added bioproducts

With the participation of AIMPLAS, the WaysTUP! Project aims to produce food additives, insect protein, bioethanol, biosolvents, bioplastics and other bio-based resources.