What is bio-based material?
Until now, the vast majority of polypropylene granulate has been made from fossil-based raw materials (petroleum). But more and more alternatives of more sustainable origin are available. For example, bio-based material is made from tall oil or rapeseed oil, amongst others, which can be used to make new polypropylene. By avoiding the use of petroleum to do this, we achieve a great reduction in CO2.
Alternative: Chemically recycled material
At the moment, we predominantly offer Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) material for the non-food market. Because this material comes from many sources and is processed into new granulate, it does not meet legal requirements for use as packaging material in the food industry. To realise this, the material must be broken down to molecular level, or: chemically recycled. By recycling this material accordingly, all contaminant substances are removed from the raw material, and chemically recycled material can also be used in the food industry.
Although this is not the end of the line, Dijkstra Plastics is proud to be able to collaborate on these projects that lay the foundation for the future. In collaboration with you, we want to make the packaging industry circular as well as sustainable.
Curious about your options? Contact our sales team to discuss the options. Call +31 53 572 38 84 or send an email with your query and contact details to email@example.com.
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From petroleum to rapeseed oil
We are proud of our recent acquisition of the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification, or ISCC Plus certification. Thanks to this certification, we have taken another step in our development in the area of sustainable plastic packaging solutions. This gives us the opportunity to use biological (bio-based) material as a raw material for our packaging tubs.
Packaging Innovations 2021
The Packaging Innovations will take place on the 17th and 18th of November in the Taets Art & Event Park, Amsterdam. After missing out on meeting with you, due to the corona pandemic we look forward meeting you at this fair! After participating at the Kunststoffenbeurs we gladly see you at our stand D117 at the Packaging Innovations.
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Powerhouse in packaging
Vitafy is a supplier of sports nutrition and is the company behind the know brand Bodylab Whey. Their range of packaging containers from Dijkstra Plastics keeps growing.
In-Mould Labelling (IML)
Dijkstra Plastics is one of the largest producers of packaging containers and together with our label partners we can provide the vast majority of our range with In Mould Label printing.
PCR: 100% Recycled Plastic
We are very aware of our great responsibility for production of plastic packaging products. That is why we take measures to keep the impact of our packaging on the living environment as responsible as possible.
Injection moulding explained
With a range of 0.3 to 61 liter packaging, we offer a wide range of packaging in various forms such as round, rectangular and square. In addition to these standard solutions, we also offer tailor-made solutions.
In addition to the fact that traceability in the food industry is mandatory, it is also important in other production chains to follow where raw materials come from. This certainly also applies to our packaging containers.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC)introduced this certification programme in 1998. The programme focuses on food safety and quality within an organisation. A company is tested on more than 300 aspects to check to what extent it meets the standard that is set. A rating indicates to what degree a company complies with the GSFI-recognised standard of the BRC.
Aspects such as traceability, cleanliness, operational control, training and management of suppliers are included, which together form the basis of the BRC. Thanks to the name that the BRC has built up, it has been a reputable name in the world of certification programmes for years and we are proud to be able to show our results within this programme.
The FSSC 22000 Standard has been created through Stichting Certificatie Voedselveiligheid (SCV). As a food-oriented version of the ISO 22000 Standard, this certification programme has been set up as a global guideline in food safety and quality within various industries. This standard is aimed at the entire production chain and as such, it is ideally suited for international harmonisation, partly thanks to the recognition by the GFSI. In addition to its connection with ISO 22000, the FSSC 22000 has many comparisons with the HACCP criteria, making it an attractive variant with the best of both worlds from these programmes. Thanks to the internationally accepted nature of the FSSC and the chain-wide approach within this certification programme, we recognise a strong food safety management system in this standard.