A practical example
A resealable SeloPack™ pack weighs around 10 grams*. In contrast, a conventional deep-drawn pack weighs double this, at around 20 grams. If you produce 100 packs per minute – 8 hours a day/250 days a year – this will result in around 240,000 kg of plastic annually with a thermoforming machine. If the product is packaged in the SeloPack™ using the Omori flowpacker, this is 120,000 kg. This is a saving of no less than 50%! Once the new act comes into force, manufacturers will pay around €550 per tonne of plastic. If we consider this example, the costs for conventional deep-drawn packaging are €132,000 annually, against €66,000 for flowpack packaging.
An example from the UK:
Company – Walkers
Product – sliced meat products for Tesco
The deep-drawn packaging machines were removed from production and replaced with 6 Omori HFFS flowpack lines. In addition to a reduction of 50% in plastic consumption, the energy costs were reduced by half, from 20,000 KWh to 10,000 KWh per month.