• The Duravant Group company now offers the latest generation of models, ready for use with today’s recyclable and/or biodegradable materials.
• Mespack is also working on adapting its installed base to new sustainable films.
Aware of the growing problem of global pollution and playing an active role in the pledge made by the industry’s major stakeholders to have all their products in recyclable packaging between 2025 and 2030, Mespack is actively working to adapt its equipment for use with new recyclable and/or biodegradable materials while simultaneously maintaining current efficiency levels.
“Commitment to the environment has always been part of the company’s values”, explains Santi Alberich, Marketing Director at Mespack. “Our machines feature an energy efficient design resulting in minimal waste at the packaging material and product level (we have a guaranteed minimum efficiency level of 96%, reaching more than 98% in many cases). Now we want to take a step further in our commitment to the industry’s move towards sustainability.”
| Mespack has been working on this project for more than two years at all levels
To achieve this, Mespack has been working on this project for more than two years at all levels: from the R&D Department to customers, manufacturers and suppliers. “We are collaborating with our customers in order to adapt our installed base as well as perform tests on machines in production at the same time. The aim is for all our equipment to perform at optimum levels with new sustainable materials, while upholding the same standards of quality and efficiency that we have always ensured with currently-used materials. In addition, we also work closely with suppliers of key components to guarantee the quality of the finished product, as well as with manufacturers of consumable materials: film and applications (especially caps and zippers)”, says Alberich.
The company is therefore entering a transition phase in which both materials (recyclable and non-recyclable) coexist.
Measures to reduce environmental impact
Besides, within the context of its commitment to sustainability and in order to reduce its carbon footprint, Mespack has recently carried out a study on the environmental impact of all its operations, both in terms of manufacturing and transport, and is analyzing the results. Since last year, with the aim of reducing the consumption of paper, the company no longer prints the machine manual (between 900 and 1,500 pages) as these documents “are increasingly dynamic and include videos and images that must be viewed on a computer”, explains Mespack’s Marketing Director. Customers who wish to, however, can purchase a copy.
Finally, in terms of recycling, all company employees have received cascade training in waste management. “We recycle wood, plastics, metals, cardboard and customer products, according to its requirements, as well as office stationery. We have containers with waste codes on all industrial premises in order to be able to properly recycle the materials that we use”, affirms Alberich. An external waste manager carries out regular checks and verifies the correct disposal of each type of waste.