The revolution of sustainable PE packaging bags compared to paper bags | Article

What are the advantages of packaging powdered products with plastic instead of paper? With its webinar organized by Packaging Europe, focusing on this issue, Bischof + Klein attracted around 700 interested participants from around the world. We return to the event.

Representatives from the building materials, chemical and food industry in particular wanted to know more about the “highly ventilated and sift-proof” B+K PowFlex.® branded packaging.

B+K PowFlex® ffs is a globally established standard for forming, filling and sealing powder products. It is described as suitable for building materials such as cement and tile adhesives as well as foodstuffs such as flour and starch. The scalable B+K PowFlex® The ffs (eo) easy open further allows the bag to be opened and closed without assistance, making it safer to use for workers who do not need to use knives or similar tools. The B+K PowFlex® The vs variant (valve bag) can be an alternative to paper valve bags with an interlayer of film.

In each case, B+K PowFlex® is made of 100% PE and is recyclable. B+K PowFlex® FFs can also be made with up to 50% PCR (Post-Consumer Recyclate). A B+K PowFlex® vs variant with up to 30 percent PCR will be available shortly.

The industry’s insistence on an alternative to paper bags became evident in the discussion with participants. Erik Niehaus, Head of Sales within the Business Unit Industrial Packaging, Karsten Wamhoff, Head of International Foreign and Export Affairs, and Research Engineer Frank Heermann answered a number of specific questions regarding topics such as filling technology, for example. B+K PowFlex® vs can be filled on existing lines for paper bags. No large investment is required for this. The aspect of food safety was also addressed. All B+K PowFlex® packaging solutions can be designed to be food safe.

“Overall, we were impressed by the high level of interest in our PE packaging solutions and made new contacts,” said product manager Timm Strübbe, who hosted the webinar.

Ethel J. Montes