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.
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
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 […]
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 […]
Companies from the entire plastic food packaging industry such as Danone, SP GROUP, Klöckner Pentaplast, Knauf Industries, Comexi, Cadel Deinking, Artibal or Plásticos Romero showed the attendees and the media their latest developments in a space designed to exhibit their innovations.
Industry leaders such as AMC Juices, Enplater Group, Novamont, Grupalia Pack and TÜV AUSTRIA, among others, will talk about their success stories on the incorporation of the Circular Economy and sustainability in their production processes.
According to their characteristics, there are three types of classifications regarding plastics: according to their chemical structure, their polarity and their applications. According to their chemical structure and temperature behaviour, plastics can be divided into thermoplastics, thermosets and elastomers.
By 2030, all plastic packaging placed on the EU market should be reusable or recyclable. The achievement of this objective gives rise to an unprecedented […]
ENZPLAST Project focuses on enzymes use in the plastics sector for different applications by developing new more sustainable processes in line with the Green Chemistry. AIMPLAS has involved them in the synthesis of polymers, thus avoiding the use of metal catalysts to result in a safer process for people and the environment.