Sustainable plastic storage of chemicals: An approach to the circular economy and safety
We are facing new trends and paradigms of environmental protection in which sustainable plastic storage of chemicals plays an important role.
Discover the impact they have on the world of packaging and see the packaging solutions that we can offer you at Alcion Packaging Solutions.
We will talk about…
- Plastic storage of chemicals: Their importance and use
- Sustainability in the development of plastic packaging for chemicals
- Safety of plastic storage of chemical products: Key to your success
- Alcion Packaging Solutions: Innovation in sustainable plastic packaging
Plastic storage of chemicals: Their importance and use
Plastic packaging for chemical products plays a decisive role when protecting these types of products, which are more than often classified as “hazardous”. Chemicals such as pesticides, agrochemicals, lubricants, solvents, corrosive products, and others, need special packaging to be stored, transported, and handled safely.
Safety of the product inside is strictly complied with as long as packaging design and manufacturing strategies take into account the own characteristics and possible reactions of the products to be packaged, their needs and the requirements of current regulations.
Today, plastic has become one of the most widely used raw materials, by far, to successfully preserve this type of chemicals, due to its versatility, resistance, density and rigidity, in short, to fulfill the bunker function (containing, protecting, conserving and transporting) that we have talked about on several occasions.
Characteristics of storage containers for chemicals
Plastic packaging for chemical products has certain characteristics that make it a safe alternative for transporting dangerous products.
We must not forget that handling certain chemical substances can become a risky activity that we must prevent. Today, many types of plastic serve as a safeguard against possible leaks or escapes of the chemical contained.
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In general, HDPE (high-density polyethylene) is mainly used for such purposes, since its properties and molecular density are able to withstand high temperatures and keep corrosive products. But barrier packaging can also be chosen as it protects the product inside the packaging. The main characteristic of these plastic containers is their resistance, combined with the lightness that facilitates their transformation to adapt to any element.
But, in addition, resistance is key in this type of packaging and this is ensured by national and international certifications that we must comply with when manufacturing our packaging.
Sustainability in the development of plastic packaging for chemicals
Over the years, the way plastic packaging is designed, manufactured and used for chemicals and countless other items that need plastic packaging to be transported properly has been transformed. Besides the way in which we try to make this packaging recyclable has also evolved along the latest years.
A few years ago, the European Union laid the groundwork for a new plastics economy, which aims to ensure that all plastics packaging can be recycled or reused by 2030.
Thanks to new sustainable manufacturing practices and the use of appropriate technology, packaging companies can count on plastic packaging that is more environmentally friendly.
Today it is possible to reduce the consumption of single-use plastics, even in the case of chemical products, thanks to the work of multidisciplinary teams that have been gradually implementing new processes in the way such containers are conceived and produced.
At Alcion Packaging Solutions we push development to offer a wide range of solutions that cover any plastic packaging need, even in the most demanding sectors of the market: agrochemical, industrial and cosmetic.
We provide our sustainable proposal to give the ideal solution to each company with a packaging adapted to each need, with all the guarantees of an approved product and our productive response capacity with tight production deadlines.
At APS, sustainability cuts vertically through all design and manufacturing processes because we are convinced that the world needs less plastic and more environmentally beneficial alternatives.
Importance of the circular economy
The circular economy seeks to transform the way goods and services are produced and consumed, promoting a more sustainable and environmentally conscious approach.
In this way, it seeks to reduce pressure on ecosystems and mitigate the negative impacts associated with the extraction of natural resources and the generation of waste.
But, in addition to this great relevance in terms of environmental care and ethical awareness about reducing the negative impact of economic and commercial practices and processes, the circular economy has other advantages.
It is capable of generating economic opportunities and promoting innovation in the design of products and processes, optimizing and producing substantial savings in economic and time terms.
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Safety of plastic storage of chemical products: Key to your success
Many companies have decided to embrace sustainability in their plastic packaging to pack chemical products, although it is true that it is hardly known in depth what is behind such an insignificant item like plastic packaging and certain keys to successful decision-making are sometimes overlooked. Even though being involved in sustainability when talking about packaging is a possible and a necessary change, we have seen many doubts on how to approach it.
To apply the bases of the circular economy to the manufacture of plastic packaging requires a holistic approach that covers from design to the end of its life cycle.
If we take into account the fundamental principles of the circular economy, some concrete strategies could be considered:
- Design to comply with that circularity
- Take into account the feasibility of the recovery of packaging through recycling and recovery of materials
- Consider reusing packaging as an option where possible
- Achieving energy efficiency in processes
- Optimize logistics
- Educating and sensitizing consumers
- Creating a sustainable supply chain
Alcion Packaging Solutions: Innovation in sustainable plastic packaging
At Alcion Packaging Solutions we work Innovation according to UNE166002 standard to seek and achieve the sustainability of our plastic packaging for chemical products.
Without deviating from our objective of competitiveness, we are constantly promoting the modernization of our production plant, which has been constantly evolving since its creation in 1945, implementing sustainable processes and using materials adapted to each context and type of packaging.
Through a vision committed to the planet, making use of disruptive technologies, we apply the basic principles of the circular economy and are working in favor of strategies to produce plastic packaging for a sector that must ensure its transport in optimal conditions.
We invite you to learn about the sustainable plastic packaging alternatives for chemical products that we design and produce.
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