The expert for sustainable plastic packaging
Almost like magic
The self-separating K3® cup
Greiner Packaging has developed a solution in which the cardboard wrap and the plastic cup separate without any intervention. That makes sorting the materials and then recycling them considerably easier, which is why this packaging solution has been given top scores in terms of recyclability.
Constantly keeping up-to-date isn’t always easy in the light of the myriad developments and innovations in the plastics industry – in our Knowledge area, we would therefore like to give our users access to the latest information from the packaging sector, presented in a clear and appealing format. We provide short technical articles as well as enthralling expert presentations and detailed brochures.
Sustainability Recognizing the value of materials
Our approach and our goals
Plastic is a fantastic material – one that’s ideal for producing packaging. And it’s far too good to let its value go to waste after using it just once. We want to give plastics a longer life by establishing a recycling loop for products made of plastic. We’ve set ourselves ambitious goals for 2025 in order to fulfill this mission.
Greiner Packaging is pursuing various approaches in order to make packaging more sustainable. We’re reducing the weight of our packaging and incorporating alternative materials in its production. Plus, we’re stepping up our focus on multi-use concepts and designing our packaging to maximize its suitability for recycling.
Plastic Bank cooperation
A long-term commitment to combat the littering of the seas
As a packaging manufacturer, Greiner Packaging is highly conscious of its responsibility to both nature and society. Within this context, the littering of the seas is regarded as one of the biggest ecological challenges of our times and owing to a lack of functional waste disposal systems; this problem is particularly massive in the countries of Asia. It is precisely at this point that Greiner Packaging’s involvement as a partner to Plastic Bank® comes into play in the Philippines, where the dumping of plastic waste into the ocean is to be countered through the creation of eco-recycling systems in coastal communities and the processing of the collected material for reintroduction into the global plastics chain.
Packaging protects goods against external influences. But some products need more protection than standard plastic is capable of offering. In those cases, there are various options that allow special plastics and coatings with a barrier effect to be integrated into the packaging itself. These additives have essentially no impact on the recyclability of the packaging.
A special barrier layer made from a material like EVOH or PA is embedded within a standard plastic. This produces a gas barrier that gives the packaged product special protection against external influences. MBT is suitable for a broad spectrum of packaging solutions.
A barrier layer made of silicon oxide is applied to the inside and outside of a plastic cup. This layer protects the packaged product against external influences, giving it an especially long shelf life. It doesn’t have any impact on the recyclability of the plastic cup. Greiner Packaging is a global market leader in the application of IBT.
One cup – a wide range of looks
If you’ve got a great product, you need to shout about it! That’s why Greiner Packaging offers a large selection of decoration technologies. While the plastic packaging is what protects a product, the decoration is what gives it that wow effect on the shelf. From direct printing to labels, sleeves, IML, and cardboard-plastic combinations – the choice of decoration underscores a product’s character and its brand. And it’s what makes every product really stand out.