DEVELOPMENT OF R&D&I AS A VALUE BET IN APS.
Research, Development and Innovation for the development of plastic packaging
The development of R + D + i as a value commitment in APS is materialized in the implementation of the Plasma fluorination by incorporating this new technology for the manufacture of barrier containers with the aim of improving the recyclability circuit of this type of packaging.
At the same time, we have been carrying out certain industrial tests, some with the aim of incorporating as much post-consumer recycled plastic (PCR) as possible into our plastic packaging and others to reduce its weight, to contribute our efforts towards the construction of a true circular economy.
Aware of the risk and danger of the products that are packaged in the containers we manufacture, the approvals are being thoroughly tested and validated in order to maintain our high-quality standards, which are the basis of our commitment to our customers, society and the environment.
All this carried out under the premises of our Committee of RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION and with the implementation of the UNE 166.002 standard to achieve the objectives of
- Implementation of the new PLASMA technology
- Incorporation of post-consumer recycled material into our packaging
- Reduction of weight of the packaging
New scenario 2023
2023 opens a new scenario and the implementation of the new Special Tax on non-reusable plastic packaging seems imminent. In the field of fiscal measures to encourage the circular economy and regulated according to Law 7/2022, of April 8, on waste and contaminated soils for a circular economy, as of January 1, 2023, this new tax will come into force.
From APS we approach this new scenario with the serenity of working aligned with our objectives and our Business Development Plan, incorporating the challenges that the new year poses to us from the administrative-financial field, R + D + i and product development and Quality-Environment.
Throughout 2023 and once our containers have been approved in accordance with ADR, we will issue our DECLARATION FOR THE RECYCLED PLASTIC CONTENT for those containers to which we incorporate post-consumer recycled plastic, maintaining the course with a view to closing the UNE-EN 15343: 2008 approval that will verify that we can know the origin of the batches of recycled material received used in the manufacture of each container, thus being able to achieve the traceability required by the system.