Empack Stockholm 2016 - Kistamässan, 05 - 06 October 2016

The future of packaging technology

Frapak Packaging bv / FlexPET bv

Frapak Packaging bv / FlexPET bv

Stand I:05

Contact details

3899AN Zeewolde
Netherlands
www.frapak.com


Frapak Packaging is a specialist in plastic packaging. Its delivery programme comprises bottles, jars, soap and cream dispensers, finger sprayers, trigger pumps and closures.

Frapak has been involved in the packaging market as a creative family company with innovative standard and custom made packaging concepts since it was founded in 1978 in the Netherlands which still is our home base.

Nowadays with offices in Germany, France, Denmark, Belgium and Italy our network is near completion and a large number of standard products is supplied directly from our warehouses throughout Europe.

As one of the largest European packaging distributors we do not only distribute the products as described above but with our partners we are deeply involved in the engineering of moulds, development of production machines and decoration techniques.

Since 2010 our subsidiary Flexpet has been developing PET packaging solutions not only aimed at the cosmetic and personal care markets but also active in the pharmaceutical and food segments.

Frapak received its first quality certificate in 2003. The complete process of development, production and supply has been certified by Lloyd’s Register in accordance with ISO9001:2008.

Products

  • R-PET

    rPET is recycled PET, basically PET made from scrap. In 2014 over 57 % of all PET bottles have already been recycled in some way. Out of the 57% more than 20% is use for bottle-to-bottle recylcing.

    Recycling Process starts with sorting centers that are getting used bottles in from the different collection systems and sorting these into bales of bottles which are delivered to the recyclers. These bales are sorted by material in a sorting center or in a pre-stage of the process of the recycler. Various companies have developed mechanical and chemical processes in order to recycle high quality post-consumer material (PCR) into rPET pellets or flakes.

    Recycling Process of rPET

    1. Collection; the process starts with the collection of PET bottles in bales
    2. Debaling; the packed bales with compressed bottles these are then broken into loose bottles
    3. Sorting; the sorting of bottles can be done by hand or by means of auto sorting.
    4. Shredder; PET bottles sorted by color are shredded to big flakes.
    5. 1st Dry/wet cleaning process; the flakes are cleaned by means of water/steam
    6. Grinding; The bigger flakes are grinded in to smaller flakes
    7. Paper/plastic/metal separator; Separation in a swim tank in which the various material are separated by their different densities.
    8. Hot Flake washer; during this stage glue and other contaminants are being eliminated.
    9. Dryer; after the different washing stages the flakes are thoroughly dried
    10. Metal detector
    11. Flake sorter; the sorting of flake is done by optical systems, sorting on different colours

    Tests and trials of the PET recycling process

    The EFSA – European Food Safety Authority –is the controlling body who regulates the food safety for the European Union. The EFSA has issued positive evaluations and positive scientific opinions for some PET recycling processes and companies. Working for the food and cosmetics industry it is a must to select a recycler who is EFSA approved and produced rPET grade which may be used up to 100% for foodstuff.

    Problems and risks of rPET

    Chemical contamination:
    The risk of chemical contamination is controlled at the processor and analysis is outsourced to laboratories like Intertek who can do spectrographic analysis of the amount of Acetaldehyde, Methyl-dioxolane, Ethylene-glycol and Limonene.

    Mechanical defects:
    Due to a lower IV possibly the drop impact resistance and vertical topload can be affected

    Cosmetic impurtities:
    The cosmetic impurities can be detected during the trials of the different rPET materials. During the trials both the preforms as well as the bottles need to be inspected on clarity and black spots.

    Post Consumer Regrind (PCR) vs Post Industrial Regrind (PIR)

    The recylcers / processors normally get their material out of the waste stream where used bottles are selected and sorted. This is what we call Post Consumer Regrind. Another possibility is that Industrial Waste is used as input at the recylcer. The Industrial Waste is PET products (bottles) which have been rejected during the production process and which have never been delivered nor filled – eg bottle from the start-up of the machine. This so called Post Industrial Regrind (PIR) is the cleanest possible waste as it was never used/filled yet. The bottles made out of PIR are more clear than bottles made out of PCR. Availability of PIR rPET is limited.

    rPET by Frapak and FlexPET

    Frapak and FlexPET has a new factory finished per September 2014. The factory has automatic feeding of different materials to the machines (in order to determine 50% or 100% of rPET) The trial bottles have been made in the new factory on “worst case” scenario i.e. heavy bottle resulting in high migration with 100% rPET. The trial bottles have been send to Intertek to study the migration of dangerous substances – result migration complies to the new 10/2011 legislation. The MOQ for R PET is 100K.

    https://www.frapak.com/en/newsroom/rpet_2

  • Decofoil

    An attractive and distinctive packaging design is a key factor in persuading your customers to choose your product from the shelf. An aluminium or metallic look enhances the exclusive and luxurious design your customers are looking for.
    In the cosmetic market for facial and body care products, the most common solution up until now to achieve this effect was the addition of an aluminium part anodized in a gold or silver finish.
    Products such as lids and closures for jars and bottles, but also fine mist sprayers and cosmetic dispensers, can now be decorated in such a way that your customers find them appealing.
    The innovation in this area is coming from the hot stamping industry and is called Decofoil or 3D hot stamping. In this hot stamping process, a heat transfer foil is applied to the complete plastic part and results in a metallic or aluminium look.
    The foil can either be with a high gloss finish or with a matt silk effect resembling the appearance of an anodized part. Even a brushed or wooden finish is possible in this highly flexible decoration process.
    Another major advantage of this hot stamping process is the customization possibilities it offers, allowing designs with logos and brand names in metallic silver or metallic gold at almost the same cost. Your brand or product name will stand out from the competition, offering a unique and exclusive design at a very competitive price.

    www.decofoil.eu

  • Plastic packaging

    Frapak Packaging is a specialist in plastic packaging. Its delivery programme comprises bottles, jars, soap and cream dispensers, finger sprayers, trigger pumps and closures.

    Frapak has been involved in the packaging market as a creative family company with innovative standard and custom made packaging concepts since it was founded in 1978 in the Netherlands which still is our home base.

    Nowadays with offices in Germany, France, Denmark, Belgium and Italy our network is near completion and a large number of standard products is supplied directly from our warehouses throughout Europe.

    As one of the largest European packaging distributors we do not only distribute the products as described above but with our partners we are deeply involved in the engineering of moulds, development of production machines and decoration techniques.

    Since 2010 our subsidiary Flexpet has been developing PET packaging solutions not only aimed at the cosmetic and personal care markets but also active in the pharmaceutical and food segments.

    Frapak received its first quality certificate in 2003. The complete process of development, production and supply has been certified by Lloyd’s Register in accordance with ISO9001:2008.

    www.frapak.com

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