What we, at Flexpak, do for sustainability and environment?

The OPACKGROUP, to which Flexpak belongs, has grown through innovation, focus on quality, circularity, and collaboration with all parties in the chain. Collaboration is also crucial to sustainability. Due to all the developments in the market, there is an overkill of sustainable information, and this makes things complicated..

That is why, as OPACKGROUP, we are consciously involved as a knowledge partner in various executive roles, within and outside our field of business. Our slogan ‘The sustainable innovator’ demonstrates that we are very serious about this vision for the future. How do we do it? By really focusing on six areas of interest. This way, we get closer to sustainable plastic packaging, step by step.

Of course, we are prepared to offer personal advice based on our sustainable vision, through one of our product managers or our sustainability executive, Rob Verhagen.

A sustainable development is a development that is aligned with the current necessities, without endangering the capacity of future generations to provide for their own needs, as stated in the definition of the UN Brundtland commission in 1987. Actually, sustainable business operations have an environmental background.

As manufacturers, we are aware of the effects of our production of synthetic materials on the environment. Within the OPACKGROUP we have our own regenerating capacity to recycle the foil and transform it to polyethylene granules again. These granules are used to produce new foil. Therefore, not a granule is lost in the OPACKGROUP, the environment is less burdened and this also reduces production costs! Furthermore, all the companies in the group use green (renewable) energy.

The Kennisinstituut Duurzaam Verpakken (KIDV), the Dutch expert centre for sustainable packaging, has developed a document that clarifies the practice of separating packaging materials. This document describes the way packaging materials have to be separated after use, and how to explain this to consumers, possibly with logos.

Ready to Recycle
Recyclability of packaging materials is an important instrument in the transition to a sustainable economy. Through its packaging portfolio, the OPACKGROUP focuses on developing its packaging products with as much recyclability as possible. For example, the manufacturer in Giessen has opened a plant in 2022, where everything is geared towards producing sustainable packaging. This offers a choice between an innovative and more sustainable alternative versus the regular foil qualities. This new foil quality is 100% recyclable.

This comprises alternatives for laminated or barrier foil with PA, PVDC or PET, and aluminium foil. With Ready to Recycle foils you are assured that the foil quality is 100% recyclable.

We believe in recycling plastic packaging, especially now the technology involving waste collection has become ever more advanced. With this step towards Ready to Recycle we are in alignment with the path we chose with Rethink Plastics. This further develops the ‘Re’ features in Re-cycle and Re-design.

Plastic Pact NL
The OPACKGROUP has signed the Plastic Pact NL. The focus is explicitly on the circular economy and on recycling, including changes in legislation. Reducing CO2 by applying bio-based plastics is one of the spearheads as well. Circular design is the only way ahead! It is crucial to think in chains, if we want to make sure we leave this world in a better condition for our children.

RETHINK PLASTICS and the sustainability plan for materials are the basis for making the chain more sustainable.

The OPACKGROUP is a proud partner of the Rethink Plastics program, and co-author of the sustainability plan for materials. The plan is drawn up as a roadmap. The Roadmap describes five directions that lead towards further sustainability: Re-duce, Re-use, Re-cycle, Re-design and Re-new. Simultaneous work in all these directions, through small steps and ongoing innovation, ensures that successful changes can be realised.

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A strong team of professionals in packaging

Flexpak produces and supplies a full range of specialist, flexible films and packaging in paper and plastic variants. Flexpak is part of the OPACKGROUP: seven manufacturers, ten production locations, an independent research lab, home reprography and more than 750 professionals with a wealth of experience! We would like to relieve you of your worries; from design to production of the packaging

More than 3.000 products custom made.

In our digital product environment, innovation and sustainability meet in the varied range of flexible, cutomized packaging solutions. This can be done through our customized products or through the complete portfolio of the OPACKGROUP, of which we are part.

With a healthy mix of knowledge and passion for the packaging product, we specialize in developing advanced packaging solutions that not only meet but even extend the demands of today’s dynamic market !

At home in all markets

In our digital market environment, you as a visitor have reached the destination for tailor-made packaging solutions in a broad spectrum of sectors. We divide these into the main areas of food, non-food and agriculture/horticulture

Discover the detailed market selections of our company and parent company OPACKGROUP, which are carefully tailoired to specific industry needs. With a focus on customization and innovation, you will discover the perfect packaging solutions, uniquely designed for your company.

Experience our expertise in packaging for different markets – your yourney to tailor-made solutions starts here !

Think in solutions

Meet Flexpak solutions: our online hub – dedicated to the unique properties of packaging. Discover innovative, sustainable solutions tailored to various industries. Consider flexible packaging options, designed for ultimate product protection and environmental responsibility. Help us shape a greener, more efficient future – together we can make an impact !

A few examples:

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    communication at the packaging
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    reduce food waste
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