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February 20, 2020updated 26 Feb 2020 12:00pm

Syntegon Technology to collaborate on circular-economy initiative

German packaging technology provider Syntegon Technology and European consortium Ceflex have today launched ‘Designing for a Circular Economy Guidelines’ for flexible packaging.

By Jessica Paige

European consortium Ceflex has today launched ‘Designing for a Circular Economy Guidelines’ for flexible packaging with the support of German packaging technology provider Syntegon Technology (formerly Bosch Packaging Technology).

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Ceflex 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, including Syntegon Technology.

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.

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