• Members of Fost Plus and VAL-I-PAC can retain the services of an expert from the Packaging Centre at XIOS Hogeschool Limburg or the Belgian Packaging Institute (BPI) for a free packaging diagnosis. This diagnosis was specifically developed to assist companies in optimizing their...

  • Packaging plays an important role in the fight against food waste. But how can we accurately compare the environmental impact of packaging against the prevention of food waste? Studio Spark, Pack4Food and VITO conducted a study, commissioned by...

  • LogPack project reveals great savings potential in logistics and packaging. The LogPack project of the Flemish Institute for Logistics (Vlaams Instituut voor de Logistiek, VIL) mapped the supply chain of ten Flemish companies and discovered that there is a...

  • Greener Packaging Award 2013.

  • The vast majority of products that we find in stores are transported on a pallet at some point. Pallets are a key component of modern logistical processes and packaging systems. But what types of pallets exist today and how are they best geared to the products that need to be...

  • While the general public is not yet that familiar with recycling PET and HDPE bottles and flasks, it is already maturing into a major industry. Demand for recycled materials is increasing, as well as the amounts being collected. Nevertheless, it is not all roses for the recyclers...

  • Used beverage cartons are collected through the PMD circuit. All of the materials that they contain are recovered and reused in a wide range of products. The sorting and recycling processes are continuously being fine-tuned.

  • In this feature, biopackaging is defined as packaging made of renewable materials and/or which is compostable. The market share of bioplastics is presently about 1%. However, it is steadily growing because the offering is becoming larger and more varied. The recent...

  • More and more packaging is being developed specifically to make consumers’ lives easier. Reclosable packaging is on the rise, and there is also a trend towards more and better dosing aids. Such packaging helps consumers store products better, consume them in more accurate quantities, and...

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