October 13, 2020

Sustainability at Trioplast. Interview with Oskar Karlsson. The future looks brilliant, according to Oskar Karlsson, chief procurement officer at Trioplast. When it comes to sustainability, Trioplast has a very clear ambition. “And at this point...

September 3, 2020

Truth about plastics and the environment: Why perception is not always reality Imperial College London published the paper Examining Material Evidence - The Carbon Fingerprint in July 2020. The authors compare plastic to other materials...

August 21, 2020

A bird’s eye view of forty years of development of stretch film: ‘We haven’t finished by any means’ From PVC to PE and LLDPE: over the years, stretch film has developed into a seriously high-tech...

August 11, 2020

There is growing pressure in the industry and society to improve the recyclability of plastics and to establish closed-loop recycling systems for flexible packaging materials. AFP, one of Europe’s most innovative film manufacturers, wants to...

July 14, 2020

Printing & Finishing at AFP: a local player offering maximum care and excellent printed food packaging film. Having started out in printing on paper, but quickly moving on to printing on film: AFP's Printing &...

June 30, 2020

The packaging industry likes to talk about down gauging. That means making stretch film thinner, for example from 34 micron film to 15 micron film. ‘That's quite a simple way of trying to reduce material...

June 30, 2020

A pallet is subjected to considerable forces during transport. A truck is sometimes forced to brake unexpectedly or to take a very sharp curve. This makes it even more important to ensure that the load...

June 30, 2020

There is good reason why you wrap your pallets: you want to be assured your goods arrive at their destination undamaged. If the load is wrapped the wrong way, with the wrong wrapping force, the...

June 11, 2020

AFP has and is keeping the BRC Packaging certificate’s AA Grade for packaging materials. Quite an accomplishment, because the standard was recently changed, Mirjam Bouwmeester explains. Producers of foods do everything they can to make...

June 8, 2020

Unstable pallets are an accident waiting to happen. And accidents are precisely what we try to avoid in the cargo industry. Pallet stability is vital to preventing damage or accidents while transporting goods. Jürgen Kohl,...