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Packaging Market Spain

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Carmina Castellà, Director amec envasgraf, Packaging Technologies and Solutions and Lluis Villegas, Vice President amec about the Spanish companies, packaging trends and why the Spanish packaging market is so special.

Cosmetics

Labels with separation information on packaging help the circular economy

Waste bin
Efficient and consistent recycling is one of the pillars of a functioning circular economy in the packaging industry. Such recycling includes the correct separation of packaging so that it can be fed into its respective recycling stream. A survey has now shown that information about separation can play a decisive role for consumers.

Food

Compostable coating for food-safe paper packaging

Paper packaging
Barrier properties are particularly important to food packaging. Consumers are additionally demanding solutions that are environmentally friendly. BASF has developed an extrusion coating for paper and cardboard packaging, which may be composted both industrially and domestically.

Food

Tin packaging becomes more climate-friendly

Tin packaging
They are regarded as best for recycling: Tin cans, tubes and bottles. But they don’t score well in terms of their carbon footprint because it is not yet possible to produce steel without using coal as the source of energy. Industry is, however, working on more sustainable solutions and has launched the first carbon-reduced steel for packaging.

Industrial Goods

Considering the carbon footprint during refitting

Old calculator
Packaging materials are usually the first thing that come to mind when the topic of the ‘carbon footprint of packaging’ is brought up. Machines, however, also produce emissions. But even relatively simple modifications may result in considerable savings. A tool by the KHS mechanical engineering company in Germany is able to quantify those savings.
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