ANL Packaging sustainability
Plastic as a packaging material
Plastic as a material has a lot of advantages and is evolved into a wide set of applications. Also in packaging plastic has proven itself. Being lightweight but still strong, its excellent barrier properties, compatibility with other materials & colour possibilities are only a few examples of this.
focusing on thoughtful use of materials
When creating thermoformed packaging, we start from some basic (design)rules
- Determine the type of plastic in relation to the goal of the packaging.
- Creating a structure to reduce material thickness
- Applying RPET where possible
- Carbon-free dark colors (brown & black)
- Optimizing stacking features to reduce logistics
Plastic packaging fulfills different functionalities at a low impact
Compared to other materials less energy and raw material is used to obtain the same packaging. Unfortunately, the disposal of plastic (packaging) causes a bad image. It isn’t the afterlife of plastic that is to blame since most plastics are fully recyclable and this unlimited (compared to carton where the recycling of the paper fibre is limited). Recycling plastics is also energy-friendly.
With thermoforming we have a continuous stream of excess material, this material is also fully recycled into a new film and this for PP & PET. The amount of recycled plastic used is up to 80% of the packaging depending on material availability. Packaging is environmentally friendly when it is used & disposed in the right way. Banning certain materials or applications isn’t the answer. We all are responsible for our environment and only together we can make sustainability work.
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ANL Packaging offers over 50 years of thermoforming craftsmanship and creativity.
In addition to high-quality standard references, the largest part of the ANL Packaging product range consists of bespoke references.
This enables us to enhance the individuality of the customers’ products.