conTeyor Multibag Systems’ latest packaging is a foldable and reusable plastic transportation container. It comes with a cover and has a multibag system attached inside. This system is made of reusable ESD (Electro Static Discharge) fabric.
The Belgian milk products group Inex uses bag-in-box (BIB) packaging for its fruit juices and milk. Products in BIB packaging are sold to both professional users and households. This packaging simplifies dosages and keeps drinks fresh for longer once the packs have been opened.
Since the nineties, retailer Delhaize has been using advanced MAP packaging for part of its fresh food products. Starting with fish and delicatessen, it now uses this type of packaging for fresh meat products.
Colruyt plans to offer all liquid detergents exclusively in concentrated form as soon as possible. In doing so, the retailer aims to reduce its packaging and transportation costs. Colruyt is in negotiations with its suppliers and informing its customers in detail about the benefits of these new products.
Procter & Gamble has launched a new detergent product. It’s a viscous gel, which requires 34% less packaging than most liquid products. In addition, its production requires considerably less water and energy. Moreover, it washes laundry from 15°C, which enables consumers to save energy.
Ecolab has developed suitable systems to avoid packaging waste during the supply of its cleaning products. The company offers highly concentrated cleaning products in small bottles for commercial kitchens. These bottles are equipped with a special dosing device. Ecolab also offers cleaning products to the food industry. These are supplied in large capacity canisters that are reused within a deposit system.
Deceuninck has primarily improved the thickness of the packaging film it uses for finished goods (profiles) packaging. The company aims to reduce the thickness of its tubular polyethylene films from 90 to 50 microns, or even 30 microns. A key initiative was the decision to purchase packaging bags by the metre instead of by the kilo. In doing so, Deceuninck compels the supplier to ‘keep an eye’ on the thickness of the packaging films that it supplies.