Plastech
Plastech.pl

Sustainability combined with exceptional optical clarity and strength makes OCTAL’s DPET sheet best choice for produce packaging

Print Google Bookmarks Facebook Twitter    
Sustainability combined with exceptional optical clarity and strength makes OCTAL’s DPET sheet best choice for produce packaging
The overall goal for produce packaging must be to contain food in the most cost-effective way that satisfies industry requirements and consumer desires while also maintaining food safety and minimizing environmental impact.

Producing packaging that reduces total waste by extending the shelf life of foods is essential for the entire produce industry. Additionally, convenience features such as ease-of- access handling-disposal; product visibility, reseal-ability and microwave-ability, must be a consideration to help reduce overall waste.

“Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tons — gets lost or wasted, according to a 2011 FAO-commissioned study. Fruits and vegetables, plus roots and tubers have the highest wastage rates of any food.”

OCTAL’s DPET sheet for packaging



And why produce packagers using DPET sheet gain back an advantage over their competitors with its enhanced sustainability when weighed against other options. Compared to traditional plants, OCTAL’s DPET sheet uses 67% less grid electricity per kg of sheet, a fact that has been verified by independent, third party sources such as Intertek Expert Services, an internationally recognized, independent testing service. That translates to a carbon footprint 25% below that of traditionally produced APET films according to the Intertek study.

To verify earlier positive results, OCTAL recently requested that Renewable Choice Energy provide an analysis of OCTAL’s overall sustainability efforts. This initiative made OCTAL one of the first companies in the packaging industry to track and publicly disclose an overall waste, water, and carbon footprint, as well as an in-depth product-level carbon footprint.

Read more: Packagings 509

Business StartOctal

Producer of PET resins



Topic of the month:

Video

Haitian's European Open House 2014

Haitian's European Open House 2014 2014-07-07

New solutions of standard parts producer

New solutions of standard parts producer 2014-02-04

New modular recycling machine from Artec

New modular recycling machine from Artec 2014-02-04

Sepro robots for plastics processing

Sepro robots for plastics processing 2014-01-24

Forum

Karenmcmillan

Plastic Thermoforming 2013-01-03

DoctorEvil

California plastic bag ban likely on hold 2014-12-29

Justyna_l

Important: please read before posting 2012-07-03

Bbagins

One Word: Plastics 2013-10-08

Joyce1988

PET bottles - how it is made 2013-06-03