PACKAGING DESIGN IN THE FIBER CYCLE
Packaging protects. From touch, from dust, from moisture, from air, from damages. Modern packaging is multi-talented. Especially if made of paper & board, especially in competition with plastic. Packaging is a valuable resource that has to be recycled to a high-quality material. The conflict of objectives is pre-programmed – functionality and appealing design on the one hand and the best possible recyclability on the other. Helping to ensure that white packaging remains in the white fibre circuit is a goal that INGEDE has set itself.
INGEDE would like to discuss these topics with you and with leading experts at its Autumn Symposium on 1 October 2020 as a guest at LEIPA in Schwedt/Oder. Almut Reichart of the Federal Environmental Agency will provide the keynote for the day. Smaller households, and thus smaller pack sizes, a huge increase in online commerce as a result of the Corona pandemic – the proportion of packaging in paper for recycling is increasing even faster than it already was. What are the challenges of recycling paper packaging? A research project aims to define clear criteria for the recyclability of a paper product, including paper packaging. Lydia Tempel from PTS in Heidenau and Prof. Samuel Schabel from TU Darmstadt will present the results of the project. Recyclable white packaging is just one step – how do I separate it from the other corrugated cardboard or grey board packaging, some of which are designed with a white top layer? Tobias Zirsch from the sorting system manufacturer REDWAVE will explain the challenge and possible solutions. Further speakers will deal with the requirements of packaged goods, such as food, for packaging – and the requirements of the paper industry for a recyclable design.
In accordance with the requirements of the authorities in view of the Corona pandemic, safety measures must be taken into account for the event, which are constantly reviewed and, if necessary, need to be adjusted. At present, we expect 35 guests on site. Unfortunately on site is booked, but online participation is possible. The event will be streamed live with English simultaneous translation on the Internet with the opportunity to answer questions from the online audience. Following the lecture programme, a virtual mill tour will be implemented.
Registration is possible at Euro 420.
We look forward to welcoming you virtually and live to Schwedt!