FILM PACKAGING IS SUSTAINABLE

To protect food

IF WE HAD NO LOSS OF FOOD, THERE WOULD BE NO HUNGER IN THE WORLD

Packaging protects food, because the most damaging thing for the climate would be not to protect the products sufficiently and to let them spoil. Worldwide, more food is produced than used and consumed. Packaging can do nothing to prevent waste, but it can prevent spoilage. This is why highly functional film packaging protects its contents from mechanical damage, dirt, light and inappropriate oxygen supply. This extends the shelf life of the product and ensures its quality.

263 million tons loss of meat per year. That`s comparable to 75 million bovine animals.*

Unpacked meat has a shelf life of about 4 day. Vacuum packed meat has a shelf life of about 30 days**

Source: *FAO, 2012 | **FPA

To protect medicine

FLEXIBLE PACKAGING SAVES LIVES

And enables medical care in all parts of the world.

  • Sterile and hygienic
  • Antibacterial
  • Product protection
  • Forgery-proof
  • Tamper-proof
  • Child-proof

Multilayer film

INDIVIDUAL HIGH-TECH SOLUTIONS

Multilayer films offer the necessary functions thanks to their different layers with different properties. These properties are essential for food and pharmaceutical products. Customized barriers offer protection through smart combinations of different materials.
Our films are up to 4 times thinner than a hair and offer individual product protection.

To support global growth

GLOBALIZATION, GROWTH AND URBANIZATION

Lead to an increasing movement of goods and new challenges for the infrastructure.

  • Due to the low weight and the space saving along the life cycle of flexible packaging, significantly less transport capacities are needed.
  • A greater share of products in the trucks means less traffic, less strain on the infrastructure and little pollution of environment.
  • Flexible packaging delivers the same product protection with much less weight than other alternatives.

Climate change

AGAINST THE CLIMATE CHANGE

 

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Every person emits about 9.7 tons of CO2 per year. 10kg CO2 can be traced back to flexible packaging.

10 kg CO2 – What does this mean?

Fly 45 km a year

or

Source: myclimate, flight, Economy class, 900km, flight

Drive 100 meters a day by car

or

Source: myclimate, car, 1 Person, petrol, 8l/100km

Eat 4 steaks a year

Source: IFEU, 2016, 1kg beef 13kg/CO2

The CO2 emission of flexible packaging is like an „insurance surcharge“ because the most climate-damaging thing would be not protecting the food and letting it spoil.

If “food loss” were a country, it would be the third largest originator of greenhouse gas!

To conserve resources

CONTINOUOS FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF PACKAGING

The worldwide production of flexible packaging requires only a very small amount of petroleum. Nevertheless, we at SÜDPACK are constantly working on the further development of our films in order to minimize the consumption of resources. If all food products in the EU were packed in flexible packaging, 26 million tons of packaging material could be saved*.

  • Lower resource consumption by reducing material thicknesses
  • Development of alternative concepts with equal performance made from e.g. bioplastics
  • This must be done in line with the entire value chain

Source:*FPE, 2019

To process as recyclable material

NO WASTE BUT VALUABLE SECONDARY RAW MATERIALS

  • Increase of the recycling rates and further prohibitions on unused landfilling, to accelerate the path to a closed-loop economy.
  • Secondary raw materials can be used for energetic utilization or can be recycled and thus become a part of the circular economy again.
  • Uncontrolled disposal damages the environment and recyclables are lost.