Bolton, Ontario – Husky Injection Molding Systems, a leading industrial technology provider to the plastics processing community, has highlighted its commitment to sustainable packaging solutions for future generations, with sustainable packaging being a highlight of its booth at K2019 last October. With the company’s industry-leading position and history of being a socially responsible, environmentally-conscious global player, Husky is dedicated to making a positive impact in aligning the goals of sustainability with the many positive attributes of plastic packaging.
An increase in sustainable packaging options is a global focus, with consumers looking for packages with a lower carbon footprint that contain more recycled and recyclable content. Husky’s variety of system solutions allow for more post-consumer resin (PCR) in packages, including PET preform molding systems capable of handling 100% recycled content and PCR options for its Multi-Layer Technology. As well, the company is developing more energy efficient systems, increased lightweighting capabilities and innovative tethered closure designs to meet recycling and packaging legislation. Husky is currently developing a new system focused on incorporating PCR, enabling customers to bring more than 60,000,000 kg of PET annually into the circular economy within the next 24 months. The system works in conjunction with equipment that purifies recycled material and eliminates intermediate steps of pelletizing and re-melting, reducing costs while ensuring package quality.
“Enabling more recycled content in packaging, researching innovative and sustainable materials, finding more efficient production methods, reducing waste in the injection molding process; these are all factors that impact our customers as they look for ways to be more sustainable,” said Joachim Niewels, Husky’s Vice President of Innovation and Sustainability. “At Husky, innovation is in our DNA. We endeavor to be a partner to our customers, to the industry and to the environment by continually finding new solutions that further enhance both sustainability and value.”
As part of Husky’s commitment to the environment and to help enable the sustainability goals of its customers, the company has also signed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The Global Commitment brings together brands, businesses and governments around the world to tackle the issues of plastics and the circular economy.