Packaging / Process / Technology watch
Category : Process technologie
Published on 27/11/2019
Karl Knauer and INURU GmbH present what is probably the first flexible organic printed light-emitting diode (OLED) packaging.
OLEDs are only a few nanometres of thin-surface self-illuminating light sources and include organic semiconductors. They can be fully printed with all electronic components, including batteries. When it comes to electroluminescence, OLEDs are 100–500 times brighter, but require only a fraction of the energy and are ultra-thin, flexible, and cheap to manufacture. Thanks to their low energy consumption, the batteries can last autonomously for months. The technology is sustainably recyclable and can be easily disposed of in accordance with legal requirements.
• Coca-Cola has just unveiled the very first sample bottle made from recycled marine plastics, demonstrating that even oceanic debris could one day be used in recycled food or beverage packaging.
• Fleury Michon is replacing plastic trays with wooden ones for its new range of ready meals, reducing its use of petroleum derivatives for this product by 83%. (Linéaires).
According to a 2019 report by Elipso, there are three origins to the 2.2 million tonnes of plastic packaging put on the French market each year: 82% of the raw materials are virgin (vs 86% the previous year, -5%), 14.5% (320,000 tonnes) are of recycled origin (vs 12% the previous year, +20%), and 3.5% (79,000 tonnes) are bio-based (vs 2% the previous year, +80%) (source: Elipso). Nearly 60% of members responded to this survey. These companies represent more than one million tonnes of plastic packaging produced, nearly half of the plastic packaging put on the French market. (Agro-média)
• ANL Plastic is launching Loqpaq, a hybrid packaging that combines a cardboard tray with a plastic lid (which enables the product to be clearly visible). Its originality: by folding the ears into the box, the packaging is held closed by the weight of the product
• CGL Pack Service presents MAPET®II Evolve and APET Evolve. Made from 100% recycled material, these new trays can be completely recycled again into new food trays.