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Hoffmann Neopac gains key sustainability designation

  • NEOPAC The Tube
Beauty, Personal Care, Health, Plastic - PCR, CSR Awards/Certifications, ISCC

Hoffmann Neopac, a global provider of high-quality packaging for Pharma, Cosmetics and FMCG Industries, has successfully completed an audit conducted by the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) at its tube manufacturing facility in Debrecen, Hungary.

Company’s manufacturing plant in Debrecen, Hungary achieves ISCC PLUS recognition, broadening its eco-certified materials stream for tubes

ISCC is a certification system denoting the sustainable, deforestation-free and traceable supply chain practices concerning a variety of raw materials, including non-bio renewables and recycled carbon materials. For Neopac, a highlight of this distinction is its ability to showcase the separate handling of recycled polyethylene (rPE), which is a key component in plastic tube solutions.

“Neopac is continuously striving to reach its full sustainability potential, including the materials we employ, the energy we use and, of course, the packaging solutions we provide,” said Krisztián Bíró, Head of Quality Management for Neopac. “For us, the most significant aspect of the ISCC PLUS designation is the proof of traceability it provides – a reassurance to our customers that the materials for their tube solutions are responsibly and sustainably sourced.”

ISCC will perform recertification annually, while Neopac’s internal audit team will ensure the traceability of ISCC-registered materials on an ongoing basis.

Hoffmann Neopac AG has put a high priority to sustainably manufacturing its packaging solutions, as well as to push recyclability and recycled content for all of its packaging products. For example, the company recently introduced a line of mono-material-barrier tube solutions, Polyfoil® MMB. The new offering was Europe’s first tube solution to achieve full technology approval from RecyClass™, and full recyclability grade A from SUEZ Circpack®.

A wide variety of EcoDesign solutions support the company’s commitment to sustainability-minded production breakthroughs. These includes high-density polyethylene (HDPE) caps; Recycled tubes with 64% PCR content; Lightweight plastic tubes with 30% weight reduction in the tube body; and bio-based tubes such as the novel PICEA wood-based tube. 

In addition, this year Neopac installed one of the largest solar power systems in its home country of Switzerland. The extensive green energy initiative with solar and hydroelectric power, which costs more than 2 million Swiss Francs ($2.2 million), will make the company fully electricity sustainable at each of its two manufacturing sites in Switzerland.

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Neopac wins Swiss packaging award for first application of novel tube procurement service

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Neopac introduces Europe’s first mono-material barrier tubes with HDPE caps to receive full Recyclass technology & product approval

Hoffmann Neopac is launching a novel line of mono-material barrier tubes providing exemplary product protection while being fully compatible with existing HDPE recycling processes. The first tube solution in Europe to receive full RecyClass technology and product approval per the organization’s “Recyclability Evaluation Protocol for HDPE Containers” standards.

Continuing sustainability efforts, Neopac moves toward mono-material barrier tubes designed for recyclability

Neopac is in the development stages of food- and pharma-grade mono-material barrier tube solutions that align with existing recycling processes. Neopac’s push for mono-material tubes will employ sound packaging science to align with current recycling practices and processes – all while providing its cosmetics, food and pharma customers with outstanding barrier properties to protect sensitive products.

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