In Denmark, the Randers facility of Berry Superfos, produces a significant amount of plastic packaging items. To the greatest possible extent, the inevitable plastic off-cuts from the production processes are collected on site and go back into production. However, some of these are not suitable. They are not disposed of; instead, they enter the recycling stream.
In the first round, the off-cuts are treated at a nearby plastic recycling company, receiving plastic material for recycling from Berry Superfos Randers as well as from other plastic producers. The reprocessed plastic is then purchased by industrial plastic producers who turn it into a variety of valuable plastic products.
One such producer is Dania Plast, a Danish company which manufactures a range of injection moulded components of PP (polypropylene) for industrial use, including bio-media items sold under the brand name RK BioElements.
Biological filters made of PP off cuts are used globally
RK BioElements serve as biological filter media for water purification in aquaculture and water treatment. The product is a huge and still growing success, primarily sold to recirculated land-based fish farms (RAS) all over the world. These apply the principle of recirculation by cultivating fish in closed water systems. The RK BioElements are strong and long-lasting, and fish farms worldwide praise their quality and purifying effect.
A circular economy win-win
Morten Primdal, CEO of Dania Plast, says:
“The RK BioElements biologically clean the water for recirculation, so our products contribute to a better environment plus reduced water and energy consumption. In light of our products’ purpose, it makes absolute sense to use recycled plastic material in their manufacture so that we also support the circular economy.”
At Berry Superfos, Site Manager in Randers Hanne Bloch Andreasen, is equally pleased with the fact that Superfos works in collaboration with a recycler and Dania Plast to ensure that off-cuts do not become waste.
“It is satisfying to know that any plastic we cannot use can turn into something as smart and environmentally conscious as the RK BioElements. We are always happy to contribute to a more circular economy.”
A change of format for family-size packs of ice cream wafers from standard printed carton boxes to plastic buckets from Berry Superfos is delivering a number of important benefits for leading Romanian ice cream manufacturer TOPGEL. These include better shelf stand-out, enhanced logistics, and the opportunity for consumers to repurpose the packs.
A refillable and airtight container with a resealable cap fitted in the lid makes it easier to maintain a high level of hygiene with wipes. By popular demand, Berry Superfos has developed a series of wet wipes containers and Hitam, a French chemical consultancy, is among the highly satisfied customers.
Recycled material is worth its salt
A winter scenery in Switzerland looks like something from a fairy tale, but the reality is that Swiss roads must always be accessible. De-icing salt from Schweizer Salinen makes it happen, and now, in support of sustainability, the salt comes in a SuperCube pail made with 30% PCR content (post-consumer recycled). The reusable pail is developed and produced by Berry Superfos.
Three reasons to sell wafers in Berry Superfos buckets
One of the biggest ice cream producer in Romania, TOPGEL, sells more than just ice cream. Tasty, crispy wafers are in the product range, and now they are being sold in large quantities in plastic buckets from Berry Superfos that have three great benefits
Non-Carbon Black Masterbatch Increases Recycling Capabilities with Superfos
The new black is non-carbon black! When made from a non-carbon black masterbatch, your used plastic packaging can be detected during the waste sorting process and used for recycling. Superfos, a Berry Global company, now offers packs made with non-carbon black masterbatch.
Kata Food: Shape and Success are Well Connected
A different packaging shape and fabulous artwork decoration have led to optimised logistics and excellent shelf standout for olives and more from Italian Kata Food. The family owned business has success on several European markets, now reinforced with the square SuperCube pail from Berry Superfos
Berry Superfos makes significant contribution to Berry Global’s 2020 sustainability success
Berry Global Group, Inc., the parent company of Berry Superfos, spotlights the whole Group’s many sustainability achievements from fiscal year 2020 in its recently released 2020 Impact Report. The progress is also of benefit to customers of Berry Superfos
Cans are traditional, and traditions are often hard to let go of. However, Cargill Brazil is very pleased with a packaging conversion in collaboration with market leader Berry Superfos from traditional metal to contemporary plastic for immensely popular Elefante tomato paste. Cargill Brazil values the technical expertise of Berry Superfos
The innovative SuperLight container from Superfos, has proved the ideal pack for the new MakeGusto range of tasty Italian ready meals that are easy to prepare and can be enjoyed on the move. SuperLight uses a clever combination of plastic and cardboard to provide a user-friendly solution for the products where boiling water is added to the ingredients to create each meal.
The right type of packaging is a powerful form of marketing. This has been ideally demonstrated by a unique pack and display solution developed and produced by Superfos, a Berry Global company, for Al Wefag Trading & Manufacturing Company, one of Saudi Arabia’s leading producers of quality sweet and savoury snacking products.
Tub delivers lighter weight and improved performance
A new tub from Berry Superfos for one of the UK’s most popular spreadable butters has achieved a 9% weight reduction while delivering increased efficiency on the filling line and incorporating an attractive new look. The need for new tooling for the production of the 500g polypropylene tub for Arla Foods UK’s Anchor Spreadable brand resulted in the company re-evaluating the tub and the processes connected to it.
The switch from black to semi-clear plastic for a cake tub has had a significant impact on the pack’s sustainability profile. Thanks to the change, the 1080ml tub manufactured by Berry Superfos, for a range of cakes produced by Park Cakes for leading food retailer M&S can now be described as ‘widely recyclable’ in the UK.
Sweet success with striking tubs
Tangerine Confectionery was looking for a high-quality, colourful, and creative pack to re-launch its Barratt seasonal range of the UK’s favourite sweets. The vivid colours of the SuperLift® tubs, made of widely recyclable polypropylene, provide strong shelf standout and have generated fantastic in-store backing with feature space and promotional support, which has led to an increase in demand for the sweets.
In conjunction with its label supplier Korsini SAF, Superfos, a company of Berry Global, has received an award for Best Label Design at the 2019 IMDA Awards in the United States. The winning label is made for Heinz for its Cream of Tomato Pot Soup and Vegetable Pot Soup sold in a 400ml SuperLock container that showcases the cutting-edge In-Mould Labelling technique from Superfos.
Italian company Carioca SpA has chosen Superfos, a company of Berry Global, for their ability to provide different-shaped and sustainable pack solutions. Carioca saw an opportunity to step up its offering by changing the shape of the packaging for 48 Jumbo felt-tip pens from a round container to a square UniPak pail from Superfos’s standard range.
A survey conducted by the Danish Technological Institute has shown that 14% of Danish household food waste stems from meal leftovers. Although these can be reheated, very often this is in a microwave oven, and the survey identified that many find the uneven heating of this process makes the food less savoury. In an attempt to alter this behaviour, RPC Superfos has contributed to the development of a new multifunctional plastic storage box which ensures a more even distribution of the microwave heat.
- Bianka Cramblit
- Company News
- Created 20 Apr 2021
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