Packaging & Raw materials
New packaging materials seek to be more sustainable with improved properties that incorporate new functionalities. The use of barrier materials allows the development of customised packaging based on the product requirements that it is going to hold. It is about solutions that protect products from outside factors such as light, oxygen or humidity.
Plastics are produced using fossil raw materials, and especially petroleum. These plastics can also be produced with plant-based raw materials such as maize stalks or sugar beets. These materials are converted into building blocks for bioplastics via (bio)refinery processes. Virtually all current, petroleum-based plastics can be made biobased. That's one of the many examples our exhibitors and speakers like to share.