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Dairy firm confirms resin savings from packaging switch

Czech dairy company Olma has transitioned more than 130 million yoghurt pots to Greiner Packaging’s dry-offset printed recyclable K1 packs, and more than 35 million cups to Greiner’s K3 cardboard-plastics combination, achieving savings of approximately 70,000kg of resin and 80,000kg of PVC in sleeves, claims the company.

The K3 thermoformed cup uses up to 33 per cent less PP than a conventional direct-printed, thermoformed cup of the same size, claims Greiner. To enable separation for recycling, the cup is wrapped with a removable cardboard outer layer, which can be produced with virgin or recycled board produced from sustainably managed forests.

“The next step, which will make separation for recycling even easier, will be the implementation of our new, improved tear-tab, which will be introduced very soon,” said Greiner Packaging’s sales director, Josef Zicha.

“We began working on reducing the weight of Olma’s packaging two years ago and the project is ongoing,” he continued. “The challenge is to find optimal weight reduction for cups, while ensuring that they remain stable in the production and filling process and during transport to retailers, and then into consumer’s homes across Czechia, Slovakia and Poland.”

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