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Sustainability is a very topical development in packaging


Bio polymers

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The area of bio polymers is one of the most topical developments currently occurring in packaging.  Stratex have a number of bio polymer partners.

Besides being available on a sustainable basis, biopolymers have several economic and environmental advantages:

  • Consumers are increasingly aware of their environmental footprint
  • Conventional plastics are often seen as environmentally unfriendly
  • Sustainable plastics can provide an image or brand advantage

The major advantage of biodegradable packaging is that it can be composted.  The biodegradability of raw materials does, however, not necessarily mean that the product or package made from the materials for 100% biodegradable.  Stratex recommend detailed analysis and development before such claims are made. 

Down gauging

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Reducing material weight is a practical method to have a positive impact on the environment.  Stratex utilise structured systems and processes to reduce material weight and thickness without compromising performance.   Access to a broad range of suppliers allows Stratex to ensure that the solution is engineered and customised to your process.  State of the art technology also ensures that the process of gauge reduction is accurate and repeatable.  The process of gauge reduction often has the added benefit or reducing cost.

Reduce waste and feed the world

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Packaging to reduce waste and feed the world is growing initiative aimed at educating consumers and companies on how packaging is a solution to modern day food waste and scarcity issues.   

Food waste or food loss is food material that is discarded or unable to be used. Various political organisations and entities have their own definition of what constitutes food waste. The causes of wasted food are numerous, and occur at the stages of production, processing, retailing and consumption.

One third of edible food produced for human consumption is wasted, according to the UN Food and Agriculture organisation. 

Food packaging extends the product’s life, protects the product from physical damage and keeps out bacteria. It can also provide information on storage. As such, packaging is part of the solution to combat food waste.  It prevents food from being damaged or spoiled throughout the supply chain.

Stratex is a supporter and advocator of effective packaging systems to enable efficient distribution while making sure the products they protect stay fresh longer.  This results in the extension of the products shelf-life.  High performance packaging solutions and technologies can preserve food safety by minimising sources of contamination and reduce food waste from spoilage.  Innovative packaging designs can help consumers buy and use food in portions that match their needs and reduce food waste from leftovers.

Bio polymers

images/sustainability3.jpg

The area of bio polymers is one of the most topical developments currently occurring in packaging.  Stratex have a number of bio polymer partners.

Besides being available on a sustainable basis, biopolymers have several economic and environmental advantages:

  • Consumers are increasingly aware of their environmental footprint
  • Conventional plastics are often seen as environmentally unfriendly
  • Sustainable plastics can provide an image or brand advantage

The major advantage of biodegradable packaging is that it can be composted.  The biodegradability of raw materials does, however, not necessarily mean that the product or package made from the materials for 100% biodegradable.  Stratex recommend detailed analysis and development before such claims are made. 

Down gauging

images/reliability-1.jpg

Reducing material weight is a practical method to have a positive impact on the environment.  Stratex utilise structured systems and processes to reduce material weight and thickness without compromising performance.   Access to a broad range of suppliers allows Stratex to ensure that the solution is engineered and customised to your process.  State of the art technology also ensures that the process of gauge reduction is accurate and repeatable.  The process of gauge reduction often has the added benefit or reducing cost.

Reduce waste and feed the world

images/sustainability1.jpg

Packaging to reduce waste and feed the world is growing initiative aimed at educating consumers and companies on how packaging is a solution to modern day food waste and scarcity issues.   

Food waste or food loss is food material that is discarded or unable to be used. Various political organisations and entities have their own definition of what constitutes food waste. The causes of wasted food are numerous, and occur at the stages of production, processing, retailing and consumption.

One third of edible food produced for human consumption is wasted, according to the UN Food and Agriculture organisation. 

Food packaging extends the product’s life, protects the product from physical damage and keeps out bacteria. It can also provide information on storage. As such, packaging is part of the solution to combat food waste.  It prevents food from being damaged or spoiled throughout the supply chain.

Stratex is a supporter and advocator of effective packaging systems to enable efficient distribution while making sure the products they protect stay fresh longer.  This results in the extension of the products shelf-life.  High performance packaging solutions and technologies can preserve food safety by minimising sources of contamination and reduce food waste from spoilage.  Innovative packaging designs can help consumers buy and use food in portions that match their needs and reduce food waste from leftovers.

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Auckland NZ
+64 9 525 4600

Sydney AUS
+61 2 9771 9085