The preference for plastic

Published 18 October 2017

Tagged Under: packaging bagging 

When using plastic packaging choosing the right bag and the corresponding technology is not easy. By Frank Goris, Arodo BVBA, Belgium.

Arodo produces machines for perforated, labyrinth or sealed bags

While various studies have been undertaken comparing the impact of paper and plastic bags on the environment, most of this research focusses on grocery packaging. However, the body of research was expanded when Belgian manufacturer of bag filling equipment Arodo received a request from a UK-based customer to develop a machine for packaging cement in plastic bags. This research shows that plastic packaging provides a number of benefits for the cement sector in terms of environmental impact, product shelf life, storage and transportation and improved retail display (see Table 1).

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