Technological watch

Syntegon Technology to launch circular-economy initiative

body.single-projects .post-content :not(p) img, body.single-post .post-content :not(p) img { display: none; } Syntegon created the guidelines using the company’s expertise to move towards a circular economy. It worked with the more than 140 industry partners in the Ceflex flexible packaging consortium. Image: Shutterstock. German packaging technology provider Syntegon Technology and European consortium Ceflex have today launched ‘Designing for a Circular Economy Guidelines’ for flexible packaging.Syntegon created the guidelines using the company’s expertise to move towards a circular economy. It worked with the more than 140 industry partners in the Ceflex flexible packaging consortium.Syntegon project leader Matthias Klauser said: “Sustainable packaging needs to be easily recyclable and processable at the same time. “With the guidelines, Ceflex aims to offer a widely recognised guidance on flexible packaging materials. We want to support Ceflex in reconciling sustainability and efficiency requirements, since not every sustainable packaging material is easy to process in an efficient manner.“We see considerable potential for instance in mono-polyolefines and other monomaterials. At the same time, packaging and processing equipment providers will need to adapt their technologies to facilitate implementation of the guidelines.
“This includes making new materials processable on existing equipment, as well as developing new machine technologies that are suited for all kinds of materials today and in the future.”The consultation has finished and the initiative will be launched in spring 2020. What you should read next
  • Cornwall to adopt closed-loop recycling system for used drinks packaging
  • Publication date: 20/02/2020

    Packaging-gateway

    This project has been co-funded with the support of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Union [LIFE17 ENV/ES/000438] Life programme

    The website reflects only the author's view. The Commission is not responsible for any use thay may be made of the information it contains.
    Last update: 2020-07-14