Constantia Flexibles at FachPack 2022 – 27-29 September in Nuremberg

Combines recycling with packaging performance

Perpetua Alta Stickpacks from Constantia Flexibles Photo: Constantia Flexibles
Perpetua Alta Stickpacks from Constantia Flexibles. Photo: Constantia Flexibles

Consumers and companies are putting more emphasis on environment-friendly packaging. At Constantia Flexibles, sustainability is said to have been a key guiding principle for a long time – with continuous investments in research and development, the packaging company is constantly launching new, sustainable product lines. At FachPack 2022 from 27-29 September in Nuremberg, Constantia Flexibles will present its new packaging innovations as well as long-established product lines.

Rising material prices and bottlenecks, as well as increasing expectations regarding sustainability, result in major challenges for producers and packaging manufacturers. Intensive research and development are therefore more important than ever. “Our investments in research and development are focused on producing packaging in line with circular economy principles. This way, we guarantee not only customized but also recyclable packaging solutions, thus helping our customers to bring more sustainable products and innovations to market,” explains Pim Vervaat, chief executive officer of Constantia Flexibles. “We are particularly proud of our new sustainable innovations, such as the CompresSeal Solution or Perpetua Alta from the pharma division, with which we are promoting a more sustainable tomorrow,” says Vervaat.

EcoPressoLid – the compostable capsule sleeve

Constantia Flexibles‘ EcoPressoLid capsule liner enables more sustainable coffee consumption – it is compostable, biobased, and perfect for sealing the top and bottom of compostable coffee capsules. The EN13432 certified material was awarded OK Compost Industrial by TÜV Austria in 2022. Especially its high oxygen barrier and good performance during the brewing process make it a sustainable and high-performing packaging solution.

CompresSeal – Lighter packaging promoting sustainability

Together with the Dutch film manufacturer Plasthill B V, Constantia Flexibles developed the CompresSeal technology, based on a new type of micro embossing technology. The innovative embossing pattern allows the base weight of polyolefinic sealing films to be reduced by up to 30%, while keeping the packaging thickness. This significantly reduces the CO2 footprint of packaging and raw materials consumption.

Perpetua Alta – Recyclable solution with high chemical resistance

The pharma division at Constantia Flexibles also researched and developed at full steam and launched a brand-new innovation this year. The polypropylene (PP)-based, recyclable mono-material solution Perpetua Alta features high chemical resistance to pharmaceutical products. Its unique selling point is the combination of sustainability and resistance, but also its lower weight and higher efficiency. Compared to conventional laminates, it combines these properties with optimum protection against oxygen, water vapor, and light.

In addition to these product innovations, Constantia Flexibles will also be presenting its long-established product lines at the FachPack 2022, such as the more sustainable packaging line Ecolutions. Consisting of the recyclable product families EcoLam (mono PE laminate), EcoVer (mono PP laminate), EcoPaper (paper solutions), and EcoPeelCover (aluminum-based closure solution), the product line reduces the environmental impact while maintaining packaging performance.

Constantia Flexibles at FachPack 2022 in the Exhibition Center Nuremberg

Visit Constantia Flexibles in Hall 7 at booth 7- 633. On 28 September, as part of Ceflex and Packaging Europe’s Circularity for Flexibles half-day conference, Marc Rademacher, executive vice president Consumer Commercial at Constantia Flexibles, will join a panel discussion. More details to follow.

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