Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies are also rethinking packaging in response to trends. As more governments regulate packaging and more consumers want sustainable packaging, more of our clients are taking note. Some want to increase functionality, harness more sustainable chemical or biochemical building blocks, and develop novel resins and blends. Others want to create mono– or multi-layer films, uncover state of the art high-barrier enabling materials, and understand new processes — while reducing plastic production and environmental impact.
Our FMCG clients are looking for new sustainable packaging materials and solutions that maintain or exceed the capabilities and functionality of their current packaging. Better yet, the new packaging must reduce environmental impact by facilitating recyclability or accelerated biodegradation.
We identify paper-, fiber-, and polymer-based packaging solutions and technologies and provide technologies and provide the specifications our clients need to make informed decisions. We keep a keen eye on important details like FDA food contact approval status, oxygen and water vapor transmission rate, and standards and certifications for biodegradability, recyclability, and composting. We landscape available technologies and research the organizations using or manufacturing these materials. We prioritize the technologies based on their ability to meet our clients’ needs. For groups that are looking outside of their organizations for novel packaging, we scout for partners to develop new materials for specific food types and formats. We research, interview, and evaluate manufacturers to find the right fit.
Our work in sustainable packaging spans technology developments, production scale-up, consumer applications, and end of life regulations. We enable clients to progress towards their sustainability goals – from reducing or eliminating plastic waste to ensuring ethical sourcing and promoting recyclability, compostability, or biodegradability.
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