Since its inception, Dijkstra Plastics has been using 100% recyclable polypropylene. But with the increasing need for sustainability and circularity, more is needed. Not only must the raw material be recyclable, but it must also be used reused or recycled!
And we like to actively work and think about this in the chain of the (plastic) packaging industry. We do this through, among other things, the Plastic Pact NL and the European Plastics Pact. To use recycled material more widely, we are happy to inform you about the possibilities. Many of our packaging is already available in recycled plastic. Due to the properties of this material, this can currently be used in almost any application in which food safety is not a factor. So that’s in the non-food market. The sustainable solution you are looking for is already closer than you think!
If necessary, we are happy to start a test process in which we look at which factors need extra attention. Guaranteeing our standard of quality and keeping our climate at the forefront. In this way, we like to contribute to a sustainable environment as well as to our sustainable relationships.
Because this recycled material has been used by us for years, we are familiar with its properties and applications. And if a new situation arises, we are happy to look at this so that these sustainable solutions made of recycled plastic are used more and more widely. In this way, we ensure that sustainable relationships grow into solutions that are good for the market and the environment.
PCR (Post Consumer Resin) is polypropylene made from used plastic packaging material from European consumers and businesses. This material was collected after use through existing waste and collection systems. After this collection, this flow is further processed into polypropylene granules at recycling companies by sorting, separating and washing. We can use these recycled granules again in our production processes. In this way, we increase our impact on the world of packaging while reducing the impact of our packaging on the world!
PCR material is plastic waste that is mechanically separated and sorted by colour. As a result, the available colors are limited. For example, we offer 3 standard colors of gray. Other colours are also possible with larger purchases about which we would like to tell you more.
Due to the growing experience with this type of material, the material properties are continuously improved. As with virgin polypropylene, the raw material is supplied according to pre-agreed specifications. Not only the color but also the power of the material is predetermined. Because PP is available in different variants, such as stronger UN material or more flexible frozen material, recycled material always becomes a mix of these variants. At the moment, the available PCR is not always as suitable as a bracket or lid. To ensure that we use as much recycled material as possible without loss of quality, the buckets of 100% PCR are made, but the brackets and lids are not yet available. However, these are available in the same color as the PCR buckets.
- 100% recycled plastic waste as a raw material
- Up to 90% less CO2 emissions compared to the bucket produced from virgin material.
- Not dependent on raw material price ICIS
- Fully personalized through In Mould Labelling
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.
Sustainable Alfix packaging
Since the year 2000, Alfix, producer of tile adhesives and more, has been proactively minimizing its impact on the environment for both production and their products. But the packaging in which the products are packed must also be sustainable, according to the company in Kolding.
New: More energy efficient injection moulding machine
Last week we welcomed our new BMB injection moulding machine to our machinery. After assembling and preparing in Italy, everything is now being prepared to reinforce and modernise our current machinery in Haaksbergen.
BRC AA status again awarded to Dijkstra Plastics
Subsequent to our recent audit, which was carried out in line with the BRC Packaging Standard, we have once again been awarded the highest attainable AA status for both our locations, at Almelo and Haaksbergen. We’re extremely proud to announce this news, and are very much looking forward to when circumstances in relation to the coronavirus once again permit us to welcome visitors to our wonderful factories.
Day 5: The future of packaging
We all know a dramatic shift must take place in the world due to the climate issue. In 30 years’ time we will no longer be using crude oil as the basis for plastic packaging. Remy is telling us more about the future of packaging industries.
Day 4: Endless possibilities In Mould Labelling Technology
Today Joram is telling us more about In-Mould Labeling Technology (IML). What does IML stand for, how is it made and what are the solutions within IML?
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.