How many kilos of industrial waste does a flexible packaging converter produce when performing trials of new materials in the machines?
How many meters of paper packaging is wasted in paper printing companies, every time a new material is purchased?
How many trials does the food producer perform, before accepting the new, recyclable material purchased from each supplier?
The answer to all questions is “TOO MANY”.
The aforementioned waste can be significantly reduced. According to Pack-Lab’s internal study, almost 78 % of this waste is produced due to easily measureable technical charachteristics of each material.
Low bond strength of a laminate, higher coefficient of friction than necessary, lower seal strength of paper material than required, high humidity content on paper and many more properties may cause such issues on converting or packaging lines.
Luckily, all these properties can be easily and cost-effectively measured BEFORE the material is loaded on any machine. This will eliminate frustration on production process, significantly reduce unecessary waste and actively contribute to the hottest topic nowadays “sustainability”.
Pack-Lab strongly recommends:
1) Indicate the properties of crucial importance for your process.
2) Look into the relevant testing procedures required for the above properties.
3) Equip your laboratory or ask from an external partner for these tests before the materials are used.
Pack-Lab can assist you on the above process. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for proper planning and reduction of your industrial waste.