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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...