Leading Europe’s transition to green rigid packaging

Date: 05.04.2023Source: Sacmi

New tethered standards, lightweighting and recycling will be SACMI’s focal points at Interpack (), with one clear goal: to provide customers with immediate, tangible benefits by seizing green transition opportunities.

SACMI is the only company in the world to provide solutions for every stage of rigid packaging production, from cap to preform, from stretch-blow molding to complete bottling lines. On the cap manufacturing front, SACMI has already implemented the EU Directive that requires adoption of the new tethered standard from 2024 onwards. With a complete range of caps and profitable methods – such as post-process slitting and integrated quality control – SACMI is ready to respond to market requirements and guide the transition.

From a 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) perspective, the PET supply chain is the one best suited to a circular economy approach, from resin recycling to finished containers for food use. That’s why SACMI has long since ensured its preform injection presses are able to process up to 50% PET in recycled flake form, a figure that can rise to 75% with the latest developments being introduced.

The outcome: the ability to offer customers an adequate technological response on markets where the ecological transition is a must, at a time when the tools to achieve it – and the existence of a complete recycling chain – are still in the making.

Europe may lead the global packaging industry’s drive towards sustainability, yet producers are nevertheless forced to operate in a ‘VUCA’ (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) environment that places them between strict regulatory frameworks and the need to remain, in any case, competitive on global markets.

The SACMI response is not just technological. Above all, it’s about effective customer assistance and support: from the product ‘idea’ to the technologies needed to make it, from the revamping/efficiency enhancement of existing solutions to the implementation of new production standards, processes and raw materials. In short, SACMI delivers complete solutions so producers can tackle the transition with the right tools, such as next-gen vision systems where AI unlocks enormous plant control potential while enhancing user-friendliness.

Solutions exhibited at the fair will also include the SACMI Packaging & Chocolate range of machines and plants for processing and packaging chocolate and other food/non-food products. At the SACMI Packaging & Chocolate stand, visitors to Interpack can look forward to ‘experiential tours’ that focus on specific aspects of the industry: chocolate processing and molding, chocolate packaging, packaging for other industries. For more visit Hall 4 / F06 at interpack, Düsseldorf from 4-10 May 2023 or at sacmi.com


David Cox / IDM

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