Plastpol, Thinking About Our Environment and Spareparts
THINKING ABOUT OUR ENVIRONMENT
Many of our thoughts naturally turn to our environment, sustaining our quality of life and minimizing our impact or foot print on it.
We at FAS PECO share these thoughts and concerns and are helping our customers globally supply more environmentally friendly products to their customers.
A FEW IDEAS ARE:
We are seeing a trend in Europe, and beginning in North America, of eliminating cardboard packaging for rolls of trash bags. By wrapping a roll of bags with a label, consumers can receive a professional looking product without an additional box or sleeve required. Many trees can be saved, and a lot less space taken up in our landfills by eliminating this additional packaging. As us about how you can present your rolls of bags in this manner.
Reduce plastic consumed
There are a number of ways that our customers are reducing the amount of plastic used in bags:
– Increasing the recycled content in bags.
This is an obvious way to reuse plastic and reduce the amount of plastic that becomes litter or is landfilled. As the recycled content of film rises however it becomes more challenging to seal, wind and convert. Call on FAS PECO to help you successfully convert these films using our unique bag sealing, perforating and winding equipment. We have optimized our equipment to handle these challenges and we’d like to talk to you about it.
– Wave top (S-cut) bags
Wave top trash bags represent an environmentally friendlier alternative to some other types of trash bags. Wave top bags tend to be thinner than other bags (up to 30% ) and use far less plastic than other closure methods. A consumer can simply tie the flaps together resulting in a secure simple closure that requires no additional material to be added to the bag such as a twist tie or draw tape.
More and more products are trending towards a coreless format. This eliminates the cost of a core and is less waste being discarded after the roll of bags is consumed. All FAS PECO winders are capable of winding cored or coreless rolls.
Reduce power consumption
An often overlooked issue in our customers plants is their machinery’s consumption of electrical power. Updating to modern, state of the art converting equipment typically yields significant reductions in electrical consumption. This not only contributes to a faster return on investment for this equipment but also reduces the environmental impact of their manufacturing process.
Plastic Bags Are Amazing and You Should Appreciate Them More
We are starting a new feature in FAS News. From time to time we will have articles by industry experts and others, which we think will be of interest and value to you our readers. We saw this article by Sarah Zhang featured in the Science Section of WIRED magazine and thought you might enjoy reading it as well.
Do you have any questions about our newsletter, please feel free to contact Peter Håkansson, Sales Director FAS Converting Group firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: cell: +46 706 769 262