There are many areas that packagers and manufacturers may consider while striving for sustainability. Packaging material reduction, renewable packaging resources, reduced carbon footprint and energy savings are a few of them.
Enercon has long been a proponent of maximizing productivity with optimized resources. For example, we've developed more sealing head designs than any other company. Why is this?
At first, it began with developing sealing heads for applications that some said would never be achievable. However these hyper-efficient designs have reduced the amount of energy required for many applications.
While other suppliers may just apply more energy to a flat sealing head, Enercon is able to offer packagers sealing head designs that are optimized for their specific application ensuring peak performance and optimum sealing energy efficiency.
Induction as a green option to conduction sealing
Research indicates that contact induction sealing provides numerous benefits over traditional conduction sealing. These benefits include less energy requirements, increased productivity and less waste.
Induction's role in reducing pack weight
Enercon's ability to conserve energy is only one facet of our involvement in helping our customers with environmentally friendly solutions. European packagers face stringent legislation related to waste and both packagers and consumers alike are held accountable.
An excellent example of the developments in Europe can be found in the packaging of dairy products in the United Kingdom. The addition of an induction seal has enabled dramatic savings in the overall cap and bottle weight of the package.
Smart Choices protect your sustainability efforts
What should not be overlooked is that part of being a "Green" packager is making smart choices when it comes to packaging equipment. Anything less can cause downtime and waste that will undermine your sustainability gains.
So what should you look for in a supplier? Selecting companies with global application expertise is a good idea. Their experience connects you with the latest packaging developments from around the world. Depth of research and engineering is extremely important if you are looking to break ground in new applications or performance barriers.
And don't forget about local support, this can not be overvalued. Consider how often you've been personally contacted by the supplier. The greater the frequency the greater the chance is they will be there for you long after the sale.