Development and improvement of environmentally friendly packaging products through new greener technology

Project facts

Project promoter:
Greiner Packaging SRL(RO)
Project Number:
RO-INNOVATION-0013
Status:
Completed
Initial project cost:
€608,938
Final project cost:
€1,780,937
Donor Project Partners:
SINTEF AS(NO)

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Description

The project is expected to increase the economic competitiveness and reduce the environmental impact of products and processes of Greiner Packaging. The plastic is obtained through the thermoforming process for food industry. The partners will develop and improve environmental packaging products and green technologies to improve the quality of all products. The company will improve the environmental impact of the company through reducing the energy consumption and materials consumption, by introducing a new inline technology. They will also develop and implement new products.

Expected results of the project include a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tool by the Norwegian partner, which will deliver an action plan to better understand the ways Greiner Packaging can reintroduce raw materials, recycle materials back in the production process. It will also result in a sustainability strategy and branding for Greiner packaging, promoting the use of environmental materials to reduce environmental impact. A new line production to reduce energy consumption will be implemented.

An expected annual decrease in energy consumption by 270 MWH per year, compared with situation before the project and consumption of materials is expected to decrease by 140 tonnes.


SINTEF''s role in the project is to provide the know-how and advice regarding the development and improvement of the quality of the products. International Development Norway’s role is to provide a Life Cycle Assessment tool designed to assess the environmental impacts and resource consumption profiles of different packaging options. They will also provide Sustainability Strategy and Branding. This will allow for Greiner Packaging to develop a clear direction and long-term goals for sustainability. The partners agree that the Intellectual Property Rights which results from the project will belong to Greiner Packaging.

Summary of project results

The project increased economic competitiveness and reduced the environmental impact of products and processes. The plastic is obtained through the thermoforming process for food industry. The partners have developed and improved environmental packaging products and green technologies to improve the quality of all products.

Expected results of the project:

- A Life Cycle Assessment tool by the Norwegian partner, which delivers an action plan to better understand the ways Greiner Packaging can reintroduce raw materials, recycle materials back in the production process

- A Sustainability Strategy and Branding for Greiner packaging, promoting the use of environmental materials to reduce environmental impact

- A new line production to reduce energy consumption, reduce the consumption of polymer and raw materials and use recycle materials, also to improve competitiveness

- An expected annual decrease in energy consumption (with 270 MWH per year, compared with situation before the project)

- An expected annual decrease in the consumption of materials (with 140 tons, compared with situation before project)

Summary of bilateral results

Sintef Materials and Chemicals Norway have developed new packaging solutions with low impact on the environment. International Development Norway have developed and implemented an innovative process within the company for the thermoforming processes: an LCA (life cycle assessment).

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