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els) by instead using more biodegradable plastic
made from corn starch. Or perhaps changing a
package design to reduce the plastic wall thickness by adding features like gussets or ridges to
stiffen the package walls in order to maintain its
"While recycling packaging materials can be an
important part of becoming more sustainable, I
believe it's more important to design packages
that use less material," Chaudry says. "It's proven that a smaller package produces less waste,
not only when it comes to food waste but also in
related packaging. And producing smaller packages consume less resources such as electricity
and water to produce and recycle. So holistically,
less material means less waste."

flat cardboard bases can be used with MAP or
skin pack applications with both thermoforming
packaging machines and traysealers, depending
on the system in place. The product also allows
for easy on-pack printing to relay point-of-sale
marketing and labeling information and it is fully
recyclable by the end user.
According to MULTIVAC, "Since every company
has specific requirements and objectives, we
individually match machines and packaging materials to the particular needs - and we always
take into account the interaction of materials,
machines, product and atmosphere, allowing
optimum packaging results to be achieved."

Stepping into sustainability

If less material does indeed equal less waste,
MULTIVAC PaperBoard, recyclable paper fiber-based packaging, is an alternative concept
that can meet the needs of consumers, retailers
and processors alike.
"We are very well prepared to process alternative packaging materials on our machines which
help the industry to support the implementation
of a circular economy," Haux says. "This means
materials which are suitable to be recycled as mono-materials or fiber-based
materials. With our technology we are
also able to process thinner materials
and to reduce the material consumption during the packaging process, which
means the generation of less material
waste during the packaging process."
MULTIVAC's PaperBoard paper fiber and cardboard composites allow for functional layers that
can meet the barrier property requirements of
a variety of products being packaged while still
reducing waste.
The material can be run on packaging systems
in rolls, pre-cut blanks or trays. Cardboard trays
made with MULTIVAC PaperBoard as well as
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