AIPMA to host webinar on sustainable plastic packaging

The All India Plastic Manufacturers Association of India (AIPMA) in association with Polyart Synthetic Paper and Shakti Plastic industries, is set to host a webinar on how to make labels and plastic packaging more sustainable and cost-effective in a circular economy on 17 July 2020.

15 Jul 2020 | By PrintWeek Team

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The session will be moderated by Ainain Shahidi of SIES School of Packaging. The panellists include Ritika Gadoya of Shakti Plastic industries, Louis Rouhaud and Ruchit Vora of Arjobex, and Pierre Rougeaux of Polyart Synthetic Paper.

The webinar will focus on the legal aspects involved with plastics regarding its reuse and recycling, the challenges posed by recycling plastic containers, reducing carbon footprints of labelling technologies and how in-mould labelling (IML) unibody HDPE technology can make recycling easier.

The session will address multiple facets of plastics and packaging through different industry chain viewpoints such as how the recycling process works and the ways to improve recycled plastic acceptance from a recycler standpoint. Labels’ impact on bottle recyclability and its carbon footprint from a packaging standpoint. And how IML blow moulding technology fits into the circular economy model from a brand owner’s point of view.

Polyart is a 50-year-old synthetic paper brand owned by France-based Arjobex. The company manufactures HDPE film at its production facilities in the USA, UK and France. While Mumbai-based Shakti Plastics is leading recyclers of polymer waste in India.

The session is free to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.

Four key discussion areas of the webinar

  • What are the environmental issues raised by plastic today? Is it proven that producing HDPE pellets from recycled plastics generate fewer greenhouse gases than virgin HDPE?
  • Is it true that unibody IML label can help to get post-consumer recycled pellets of better quality? Furthermore, can it help to improve the entire recycling process or address the microplastic pollution?
  • Can we decrease substantially the weights of blown bottles and then Reduce the number of pellets through IML?
  • How both companies can help you to accelerate successfully the ecological transition?