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University of Twente (2)
Glopack: The next generation of packaging should be eco-efficient in respect to its source, usage benefit and end of life. Packaging should reduce food waste and preserve food quality and safety.
The main objectives of the GLOPACK project are to increase the Technology Readiness Levels of...
Heat sealing of packaging films can be influenced by machine parameters, film composition, the presence of contamination and seal technology. The seal window is of high industrial importance as it provides a range of parameter settings within which a good seal strength is obtained. This information...
Migration and Packaging
Materials and articles intended to come into contact with food must comply with several European and national laws and regulations.
BPI provides advice on this legislation and accordingly performs tests on all types of food contact materials (such as packagings, kitchen utensils, machine...
Gaspermeability (O2 - N2 - CO2 ) of materials and packaging
Transport simulation and climate testing of packaging and palletised items
A transport simulation mimics a real transport under standardized conditions. So, the repeatability and comparability of the tests are warranted; in this way test comparisons and repetitions can be done at any time and place.
A transport simulation consists of a number of different tests, which of...
Testing packaging materials
The quality of your packaging is it always the same?
Does your new packaging has the right quality?
In discussion with your supplier or with a customer?
We can determine the technical properties for paper, folding carton and corrugated board as well as for plastic materials
Determination of the gas, water vapour and air permeability
The permeability of O2, N2, CO2 and other gases as well as water vapour through packaging materialshas an influence on the conservation conditions of foodstuff, such as drinks and fresh vegetables.Testing those materials and/or packaging is indispensable to prevent problems.The Belgian Packaging...
During the design process many decision are taken and only after the decision the consequences can be analysed. To design sustainable packaging it should be possible to take consequences into account during the selection steps of concepts, materials, production techniques etc.
Sustainable packaging design
For many companies sustainable packaging solutions or methods have been developed by students for their master theses.
To mention some companies/organisations: Grolsch, Heinz, FrieslandCampina, Ahold, Enviu, Fair Trade, Lidl, C1000, Van Houtum Papier, KIDV
"OptiBarrier" is a VIS-trajectory that has started on 1st of October 2015. A VIS-trajectory is a IWT Subsidized Flemish Innovation Partnership which aims to deal with specific challenges of a group of companies through innovation . A VIS-trajectory focuses primarily on Flemish companies,...
Optimalization of packaging solutions on the hand of material testing, comparative tests, screening of transport packaging, ....
Several master's theses concerning developing innovative, sustainable packaging for all kinds of products in collaboration with the industry.
Pet-trays: working towards structural solutions
The use of PET-trays has increased exponentially in recent years. However, the trays are still difficult to recycle, which leads to the accumulation of large stocks at waste sorting companies and post separators. The Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) carried out an exploratory...
Scientific research program
In the period 2015 – 2018 the Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) conducts a scientific research program to the reduction of the environmental impact of future packaging chains in the Netherlands together with the universities of Twente, Groningen, Delft, Wageningen, Aachen...
Sector innovation plans
It was agreed in the Dutch Framework Agreement for Packaging 2013-2022 that sector organizations would formulate innovation plans with the highest attainable objectives for sustainable packaging. The highest attainable objectives must be achieved in 2018. In 2017 sector organizations will commence...
Research into the plastic (packaging) chain
In the Dutch Framework Agreement for Packaging 2013-2022, the national government, the packaging industry and the Dutch municipalities (VNG) agreed to work towards a system in which revenue covers costs. The Addendum to the Framework Agreement states that significant steps will be implemented...
Reducing the use of carrier bags in the retail channel
In this publication, the KIDV summarizes the outcomes of the project ‘Reducing the use of carrier bags in the retail channel’. This project comprised the pilot study ‘Can it be a bag less’ (2013) and a study on materials for carrier bags (2015). The project showed that shops...
Collection and recycling of packaging waste, an international comparison
This KIDV factsheet concerns the implementation of the European Directive for packaging and packaging waste and the collection and performance in recycling in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France and Spain. The European Directive for packaging and packaging waste (EU directive...
Meldpunt verpakkingen (packaging helpdesk for consumers)
The Meldpunt Verpakkingen (packaging helpdesk for consumers) was established by the KIDV in May 2013. It was established in response to the Addendum to the Framework Agreement for Packaging 2013-2022 regarding the elimination and reduction (in weight) of packaging without added value. The KIDV...
The circular economy as a key instrument for reducing climate change
The circular economy as a key instrument for reducing climate change Proper waste management strategies can achieve a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Increased recycling of 2/3 of municipal solid waste can reduce the annual global greenhouse gas emissions by 6%. The EU’s...
Pilot study on the collection and re-use of beverage cartons
In 2013, the KIDV conducted a pilot study entitled ‘Collection and re-use of beverage cartons’. This pilot study focused on environmental and cost performance of the different ways of collecting and re-using beverage cartons.
Residents in 37 municipalities and two post-separation areas...
Pallet stability testing
Packaging optimization based on a holistic approach
Analysis of shrink bundles
Analysis of stretch film
This project aims to develop a novel fibre-based thermo-formable packaging material for the production of compostable trays for fresh food packaging. Further development steps will include barrier functionalities for moisture and O2 impermeability optimised for thermo-processing and also...
Bio-based/renewable food packaging for thermal applications
This subproject within the IWT-VIS trajectory "Sustainable and functional packaging" aims to increase the heat resistance of bio-based/renewable packaging.
Optimalisation and improvement of sealing materials and systems
This subproject within the IWT-VIS trajectory "Sustainable and functional packaging" aims to offer concrete solutions for various aspects of the sealing problematic in packaging.
The applicability of bioplastics for food packaging
The goal of this project is to examine the applicability of these new combinations to pack different food, from products with a short preservability (e.g. fresh meat) to products with a long preservability (e.g. biscuits). The focus is on flexible bio based packages (foil packages, top foils and...
Nanotechnology improves gas barrier properties of bio-materials polyhydroxy alkanoaten
Export to Africa of biodegradable bags
The potential of ultrasonic sealing for packaging concepts (ULTRASEAL)
Optimization of (transport) packaging and simulation of pallet loads and truck loading
With the project 'E-green', VIL wants to support the e-commerce sector to reduce both the ecological footprint and the logistical costs. In addition to an extensive consumer consultation and simulations of modified delivery options on cost and carbon footprint, the amount of air and...
PreventPack is a joint publication of Fost Plus and VAL-I-PAC to provide information on legislation and principles of prevention in packaging. Numerous examples have shown in practice how companies have improved the durability of and through their packaging. (Jointly Fost Plus & VAL-I-PAC)
Greener Packaging Award & Conference
With the greener Packaging Award, VAL-I-PAC and Fost Plus want to place in the spotlight companies who distinguished themselves in improving their packaging. The intention is to encourage other companies to think about the durability of their packaging.
VAL-I-PAC financial incentives for sorting of industrial packaging waste
VAL-I-PAC aims to reward through financial incentives unpackers that sort and recycle their packaging waste.
Packaging diagnostics for environmental improvement of packaging
VAL-I-PAC together with Fost plus screens your packaging. The aim is simply to propose sustainability improvements of and through packaging. The principle is to approach the entire packaging system in a holistic manner in combination with the product and this throughout all stages of the...
With the LogPack project, VIL wants to deal with packaging and logistics carriers smartly and innovatively with improvements for transport, handling and storage activities.