How many ways are there to be eco-responsible? More than 15 years ago, Giflor Closure Technologies took up the challenge of sustainability knowing that it would take more than a single innovation or product to make a real difference to the environment. To bring about a real change, you need to have a broader perspective, a vision that involves the whole industrial process, from design to production.
In 2006, Giflor produced the first two caps that started the Eco Low Profile line, art. 741 and art. 742, which were made with an ultralight design and 50% less plastic. Since those first steps, numerous innovations and investments targeting sustainability have been implemented. Year after year, achievement after achievement, today we can say that Giflor is three times greener and three times committed to the environment.
First green asset: a sustainable industrial plant
Always on the lookout for the latest technologies and procedures that can help to lower its environmental footprint, Giflor equipped its production facility with hybrid and full electric injection-molding machines capable of significantly reducing energy consumption and harmful emissions. To make the process even more efficient and sustainable, Giflor has also adopted an innovative water-saving cooling system, that increases the temperature within the plant and that saves up to 90% of water, as well as LED lights in the whole industrial plant.
Second green asset: sustainable materials
Giflor has been an absolute pioneer in the use of recyclable, recycled and bio-based plastics. The outcome of the R&D department's efforts in this area is that all Giflor’s caps today are mono-material and recyclable. In addition to that, most of the products are available in recycled resins such as PCR (Post Consumer Resin), and in HDPE (High Density Poly Ethylene). Another significant innovation is the development of Carbon Black Free resin, which ensures the proper identification and disposal of black plastic closures in the recycling value chain.
Third green asset: sustainable packaging design
Giflor’s R&D department is constantly raising the bar to create closure systems that are original, functional, beautiful and sustainable. Eco Low Profile caps were designed to minimize the environmental impact, during the production process, in the final product and within the related supply chain. Over the years, this collection has been expanded and perfected, also coming to cover new areas of application, such as tubes. Giflor developed ELP closures for tubes of different dimensions, as well as a 100% recyclable mono-material tube system (awarded by the Tube Council in 2020 and 2021) in collaboration with international partners.
Giflor seals the deal with its e-commerce E-closures line
Always looking to the future, Giflor's R&D department started developing closure systems specifically suited to e-commerce in 2003, with the creation of its E-closures line. These caps meet the needs of all major industries and are today globally recognized as a guarantee of style, functionality and a positive unboxing experience, without unpleasant surprises.
Giflor celebrates category win for Tube of the Year 2021 with Just Colors Eco Low Profile Cap
Just Colors Eco Low Profile Cap is awarded Silver for the Innovative Component or Process category at the Tube of the Year 2021 competition. The product is praised for its sustainability and bi-color possibilities.
Vitélite chooses Giflor to ensure convenience without compromise on quality or aesthetics
To be more visible, quality too needs a refined look, especially in a competitive and sophisticated industry such as the care one. That is why Vitélite chose the premium design of Giflor’s closure systems to complete the packaging of its shampoo and conditioner line.
Sustainable packaging proves a Royal Affair
When The Royal Affair started looking for a packaging solution that was entirely sustainable, and at the same time could convey that sense of "royalty" evoked by the brand, there was no doubt that Kim Pai Tuba’s mono-material laminated tube equipped with Giflor’s Eco Low Profile closure art. 772 was the only choice.
Giflor's dispensing solutions enhanced through Sempack® partnership
The new mono-material tottle packs offered by closure manufacturing specialist, Giflor, are a result of the company's latest partnership with French company, Sempack®. The Giflor and Sempack® alliance combines the manufacturing excellence of two well-known packaging producers for brands to access mono-material PP tottle packs with corresponding PP dispensing closures.
A touch of elegance with Giflor's 736-737 closures
Exploring objects through touch can generate detailed, lasting memories of an object enabling the tactile sense an opportunity to create a significant connection within the unconscious part of the mind. Using this to its advantage, Giflor Closure Technologies has designed the new 736 and 737 cylindrical flip-top models with a tantalizing matte finish to provide consumers with this experience with its closures.
EuPhidra chooses Giflor for maximum sustainability!
EuPhidra is a brand of cosmetic products pertaining to the Zeta Farmaceutici Group dedicated to skin care and health. As an extremely innovative brand with high sustainability values, EuPhidra has chosen an Eco Low Profile closure for tubes from the Giflor catalogue to crown its new "Floreali" collection of 98% natural shower gels .
Giflor Closures: Consistently trusted by Tulipan Negro
Tulipan Negro bath gels stand out not only for their refined formulations, but also for their modern packaging that packs a strong visual and emotional impact into every product. It's no coincidence that the closure system chosen by Tulipan Negro is, once again, produced and designed by Giflor Closure Technologies.
There's a new arrival in Giflor's Just Colors line this spring!
Giflor's distinctive Just Colors product collection continues to expand and strengthen its market position through the addition of 2 new Ø20mm closures. The patented designs benefit from a classy look so that the newcomers to Just Colors are highly versatile and multi-skilled caps which are appealing across a variety of industries ranging from beauty to cosmetic, and food to pharma.
Giflor, where hygiene and sustainability meet
Giflor Closures has worked with Oliofora, a Portuguese brand of body care products made from native raw materials of northern Portugal to create easy-to-use sanitizing products. Sustainability comes first and foremost for Oliofora, so it comes as no surprise that Oliofora has chosen Giflor's 405 model in PCR.
Giflor wins gold for innovation - again!
Giflor has once again proven that it is a leader in the pursuit of producing innovative packaging which conforms to both the desires of brands and consumers. The Italian closure manufacturer is proud to announce that its patented Eco Low Profile 772 mono-material tube system has received a top award during the Tube Council's prestigious 2020 Tube Of the Year Awards.
Giflor's recycle-ready cap and tube solution
Following intensive development and testing, Giflor's eco low profile cap (ELP) is now part of a brand new laminate mono-material tube system that is recycle-ready as a single piece of packaging. The new launch marks another milestone on the path towards sustainable packaging and a circular economy.
Giflor's 560 is compliant with Amazon standards
Giflor's 560 closure is an exclusive screw-on push-lock cap with bore seal, which has ISTA-6 validation fulfiling Amazon's testing requirements for SIOC. The 560 has been tested in accordance with Amazon's own SIOC test methods which simulate different handling and transportation risk scenarios.
Giflor's new products focus on sustainability
Giflor Closure Technologies, an international leader in the production of plastic closure systems for over 40 years, has a set a new goal for this year. Despite all of the global challenges 2020 has brought, Giflor has decided to further its efforts from an environmental point of view. The company slogan, "2020: two times green" testifies that this will be a decisive year for sustainability, a challenge that Giflor has been at the forefront of for some years now and wishes to continue improving upon. See how their latest products get greener.
Green is the goal for Giflor in 2020
Despite the countless challenges presented in the global market during 2020, Giflor has decided to further intensify its environmental efforts as the slogan chosen by the company indicates, "2020: two times green". It testifies that this will be a decisive year for the sustainability challenge, a challenge that Giflor has been at the forefront of for some years now. From products to processing, sustainability is at the heart of all company projects.
Giflor's classic and customizable Mushroom Caps
With their classic design, Giflor's Mushroom Closures are a timeless solution for any cosmetic, personal care, and health care products. The attractive and distinctive shape, flip-top opening, and different finishes of these plastic caps for evergreen pack solutions suit different brand attitudes and philosophies.
Giflor's 100% PCR closures
Giflor’s environmentally conscious Post Consumer Resin collection revolves around the use of “recycled” materials. This highly innovative and eco-friendly PCR closure collection responds to the growing demand for a circular economy and helps brands improve their sustainability credentials with 100% green packaging solutions.
One material, one vision: Giflor's innovative low profile closure system for laminate tubes
As increased efforts are being made for a more sustainable planet in 2020, Giflor has joined forces with Sibo for its "one material, one vision" commitment to lighter weight, recycle-ready full tube packs. This is a major innovative step forward towards an eco-friendly product developed through the design and manufacture of tube packages.
Giflor's Carbon Black Free resin enables recycling
Black plastic packaging poses a great challenge for the recycling process because the presence of carbon black does not allow the correct sorting of black parts at recycling facilities. Giflor’s Carbon Black Free (CBF) resin is the latest response to this challenging issue.
Giflor obtains grade A BRC Packaging and Packaging Materials certification
Giflor has recently obtained the prestigious BRC Packaging and Packaging materials with a grade A certification. The BRC standard, which is internationally recognized within the GFSI, allows GIFLOR to further qualify as a supplier of products to large retailers and stores as well as consolidate its position in foreign markets, especially the UK, USA and other countries that acknowledge this certification for its undisputed distinctive value.
Giflor's environmental commitment is enhancing sales
Cutting edge technology is being utilized to enhance sustainability at Giflor. And it's not just machinery that is benefiting a more environmentally-friendly production. Find out how the world renowned caps manufacturer is making its product offering greener and saving the world's resources.
- Abigail Mackay
- Company News
- Created 22 Jun 2022
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