By participating as a member of the SAVE FOOD initiative, we are expanding our activities in terms of sustainability and food safety. Due to its barrier properties aluminum foil allows a longer shelf life of food stuffs- this is a way to reduce waste. In addition, aluminum foil-based packaging helps to save energy by allowing for products such as milk to be transported over long distances without being chilled. This membership is part of our commitment to protecting valuable food resources by providing the food industry realistic and cost-effective solutions in all countries, climate zones and economic regions, "said Hans-Jürgen Schmidt, Chairman of the EAFA Sustainability Committee.
Amcor has a vital role to play in creating a sustainable future. As a global leader in the packaging industry, with over 300 sites in more than 40 countries, Amcor provides innovative packaging solutions to many of the world’s leading consumer brands. Packaging makes a valuable contribution to sustainability by protecting our food, preventing product spoilage, preserving the resources invested in the product and ensuring it reaches the end user fit for its intended purpose. We are proud to sponsor the SAVE FOOD initiative to help prevent food waste and the loss of valuable resources.
Ardagh’s commitment to Sustainability is summarised by the following statement: ‘Sustainable packaging from sustainable materials by a sustainable company’. Ardagh recognises that packaging has a vital role to play in food preservation and protection. Glass and metal packaging offer both: excellent protection properties together with long shelf life -without the need for refrigeration. Ardagh commends the SAVE FOOD team for their vision of raising awareness on this fundamental issue throughout the whole supply chain and offers full support.
ASIA & Middle East FOOD TRADE (AMEFT)
For almost 30 years ASIA & Middle East FOOD TRADE (AMEFT) Journal has linked thousands of ingredient and technology suppliers with food and beverage manufacturers in Asia and the Middle East. Four comprehensive issues per year and www.ameft.com provide readers with country features, product news, market trends, application reports and case studies, interviews with industry leaders, articles on trade shows and much more. With their support of the SAVE FOOD initiative AMEFT seeks to help improving awareness of avoidable current global food waste.
Auer Packaging offers high quality and durable carrying and storage containers that are exclusively designed and manufactured in Germany. The right type of material in terms of e.g. temperature stability, capacity, and impact resistance ensures that containers fit the different needs and purposes in an optimal manner.
AZO develops, sells, designs and manufactures equipment, machines and automation systems whose mission is to provide a fully automated production process. The company meets the latest environmental standards and is committed to the economical use of resources. AZO for example puts strong emphasis on an integration of all raw materials in the production process. This implies a complete avoidance of raw material mix-ups, faulty batches, material losses and production fluctuations.
Ball Packaging Europe is one of the leading European beverage can manufacturers, employing 2,800 people at 12 sites in Germany, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Poland and Serbia. The company belongs to Ball Corporation, a supplier of high-quality metal packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2011 sales of approx. 8.6 billion US dollars.
The Bosch Group intends to contribute to a reduction of food losses and waste. "Only in a joint effort we can combat the high loss of food stuffs. “, said Friedbert Klefenz, Chairman of the Board of Management for Bosch Packaging Technology. Already in 2007 Bosch took action measures against the vast loss of food and resources in developing countries. In India specially-tailored packaging machines have been mounted on trucks in order to convince local farmers and officials of the benefits of packaged foods.
Bundesverband Glasindustrie e.V.
There are more glass manufacturing enterprises in Germany than in any other European country. The Federal Association of the German Glass Industry acts as a mouthpiece for these enterprises. The glass industry supports sustainability. Sustainability means business, environmental and social practices which protect and enhance human and natural resources. As one example among many, the glass industry's product, glass, is a provably environmentally friendly packaging, 100 percent recyclable and causes no detriment to the environment.
Bundesverband Glasindustrie e.V.
Since 1994 Candy Industry is the leading confectionery magazine, providing interested readers with a global view of the entire confectionery industry - from production to retail. In-depth analyses, comprehensive business profiles and reports on the latest developments in processing, research, development, and growth are among the core competencies of Candy Industry. As a sponsor of the SAVE FOOD initiative, the magazine is committed to the responsibility that goes along with its industry-wide influence.
Statement of Bernard Pacyniak
Danone is active in conserving natural-, energy-, material resources along the entire value chain. The Danone Environmental Charter describes environmental action principles which aim at encouraging all parties involved, from production to logistics, to work with resources in a sustainable manner. For example, by a constant reduction in packaging weight and the increased use of packaging made from renewable resources like corn plant. Fossil resources are cut by 43 percent and CO2 production is reduced by 25 percent.
FAWEMA was founded by Heinrich Kleinjung in 1920 and called FAbrik für WErkzeuge und MAschinen. Today, the enterprise develops tailor-made packaging solutions in modular construction using the most up-to-date control and drive technology on the basis of standard components. Our product range comprises machines and lines for filling and packaging dry products for almost all areas of application. Depending on the requirements, the packaging materials used may be paper, plastic or composite. High quality standards and proven technology coupled with innovative solutions have made FAWEMA a household name for packaging machines worldwide.
FEFCO, the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers, is aware of its responsibility. FEFCO already supported the SAVE FOOD Special Show at Interpack in May 2011 and is an official sponsor of the SAVE FOOD initiative. Corrugated packaging contributes actively to a reduction of food waste and losses because Corrugated is not only a cost and space efficient means of storage but also a tool for protection purposes during production, handling and transport. Moreover, it can be customised to fit any size or shape of product and therewith represents a sustainable packaging solution.
Flexible Packaging Europe
Flexible Packaging Europe is the European forum for the flexible packaging industry, also known as FPE. Core activity is the representation of the European flexible packaging industry at the European level and to address issues that are relevant to the flexible packaging industry. Here particularly the topics of food and the environment play a major role.
Food & Beverage Packaging
“Our reasoning for participating in the Save Food initiative is to stand with other organizations to address the fact that 1/3 of all food is lost or wasted. In a world with finite resources and a growing population, that’s unacceptable. There is no better time than now to address this problem through education and through action. Packaging plays a fundamental role to raise efficiencies throughout the supply chain, to save food, to save costs and ultimately to help save lives. It is a winning proposition for everyone. We support our food and beverage packagers who can help making a difference and welcome hearing their success stories. On behalf of Food & Beverage Packaging, it is a privilege to participate as a sponsor of Save Food.“, said Rick Lingle, Editor in Chief, Food & Beverage Packaging.
Food & Beverage Packaging
Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA)
“Thirty-seven percent of the world’s food is wasted. FPSA will be evaluating ways that the association and its membership can help bring that number down through education and collaboration with Messe Düsseldorf and the FAO,” said David Seckman, FPSA’s president and CEO. FPSA will be seeking active participation from its membership and councils representing the bakery, beverage, dairy, meat, and prepared foods market segments in the Save Food initiative. The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) is the largest U.S. association of suppliers of equipment and services to the global food and beverage processing industry.
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft is one of the largest suppliers of process technology and components for the food and energy industries. As an international technology group, the Company focuses on sophisticated production processes. In 2011, GEA generated consolidated revenues in excess of EUR 5.4 billion, 70 percent of which came from the food and energy sectors, which are long-term growth industries. The group employed about 24,000 people worldwide as of June 30, 2012. GEA Group is a market and technology leader in its business areas. It is listed in Germany’s MDAX stock index (G1A, WKN 660 200) and the STOXX® Europe 600 Index.
The secret of success of Schubert packaging solutions is the use of standard components. In the highly flexible TLM-packaging machines lumpy products, so all products that can be grasped, can be packed in an elegant, simple, and clear way. The family business provides innovative packaging solutions for the branches pharmacy, cosmetics, beverages, foodstuffs, confectionery, frozen and dairy products, as well as for technical articles.
Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V. (GDA)
Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V. (GDA) with headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, was established in its current form in 1992 in Dresden. It is an association of aluminium companies that produce raw aluminium or aluminium products, including composites with other materials. As an industrial sector association, GDA represents the interests of an efficient aluminium industry and the jobs it offers. Aluminium is in demand in the packaging field because of its multifunctionality, which enables products to be protected optimally and to be transported in an energy-efficient manner with minimal use of material. In addition, aluminium can be recycled almost without any loss of material and with little energy required, and then used for new applications, thanks to the metal’s good recyclability.
Greener Package is an online initiative, which is based on four pillars. The website provides a comprehensive product database of detailed environmental data for a variety of new packaging materials. Expert-guided panel discussions and an interactive news blog combine industry expertise along the entire value chain of the packaging industry on issues of sustainable packaging solutions. The Greener Package Awards annually honor outstanding achievements by industry representatives in the areas of sustainable packaging design and application of best practices.
The whole packaging industry, including the Karl Höll GmbH & Co. KG, has recognized its responsibility to protect future generations. In particular from an ecological point of view, packaging in tubes offers a number of advantages: excellent recycling rates for plastic and aluminum due to high material value and advanced sorting technology; the raw material for aluminum production, bauxite, as the third most abundant element on earth is almost inexhaustible; excellent barrier properties to protect the contents from harmful influences, so that the required resources and energy -both for the production of packaging and for the contents- can be preserved.
The Honegger Group is a network of companies with interdependent roles and expertise in the international trade shows and events sector. In over 40 years of activity, Honegger has been creating effective trade show marketing strategies to improve and to increase the business of its clients, companies and associations. The group offers a wide range of complementary services, providing clients with cost-effective, cutting-edge ideas and solutions for effectively transmitting corporate and brand identity
Hydro is a global aluminum company with operations throughout the entire process chain. The product group “packaging“ of Hydro produces high-quality semi-finished products for selected market segments: films for aseptic packaging, which are the decisive factor in the non-chilled preservation of milk or juice products; bare and coated films for pharmaceutical, dairy and specialty packaging applications; bands for aluminum beverage cans; aluminum rolled products including food cans; closures; semi-rigid cups and tea lights. With a century of experience Hydro is dedicated to the development of renewable energy, innovative technologies and groundbreaking partnerships.
ILIP was founded in 1962 in Savignano sul Panaro, Italy. Since then, the firm has specialized in the design and manufacture of plastic packaging for fruit, enlarging every year both the product range and the commercial network. In 1975 the first extruder was introduced, a tool to transform the plastic polymers into easily workable sheets. Aiming at wider and constant growth in the market, in 1990, ILIP joined forces with the MP3 firm to form the I.L.P.A. group and to this day the two divisions maintain their own autonomy. The passion for innovation and the constant research on materials lead ILIP to new and important goals. In the year 2002 the production of PET began and in the same year new products made out of 100% biodegradable and compostable bio-plastic were developed. Nowadays ILIP is widespread over the whole of Italy and in more than 50 countries worldwide, being the main reference for the Retail market, Fresh Produce Packers, and for the Food Service market to provide finished products made of traditional plastic materials and as well as bio-plastics.
The diverse protection properties of the various plastics are particularly suitable to protect sensitive food from spoilage. Therefore, it is a concern of the IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen to support the initiative SAVE FOOD. The company believes that the individual packaging materials should not be primarily stand in the spotlight; instead emphasis should be put on the function of packaging. Considering the global population growth and the continuing deterioration of the ecological framework adequate protection of food is becoming increasingly important. Studies make clear that the protection of food through appropriate packaging has a climate- and resource-protective function.
With their support of the initiative SAVE FOOD the initiative Lebensmitteldose (initiative food can) sets an example against the waste of food. "In many ways, the food can is a sustainable packaging: it protects the valuable contents through a very long shelf life of several years and keeps the contents safe from spoilage. Lossless logistics and storage without the need for cooling allows the distribution of goods in all countries of the world and prevents food losses on the way from producers to consumers, "said Andreas Momm, spokesman of the initiative.
Appreciating and understanding the challenges faced by manufacturers, Ishida Europe uses its unique expertise and experience to develop advanced automated systems for weighing, packing, labelling and handling of food and non food products. From weighing machines to packing machines Ishida Europe offer a comprehensive range of high quality products. As an example, the automated weighing and packing of fresh foods has a significant impact on the bottom line for manufacturers and processors. Reduced labour requirements, improved speeds and lower waste are key benefits to be drawn.
Keppler Medien Gruppe
For over 50 years Keppler Medien Gruppe (Keppler Media Goup) has its editorial focus in the area of technical journals. The single magazine brands operate with their product families (both print and online) in the markets of paper, printing and packaging industries as well as pharmacists and their trained staff. Although all brands operate independently, an intensive information transfer takes place between the editors. According to the interlocked information needs between the markets for paper, printing and packaging, the reader of every magazine takes advantage of the cross-industry knowledge and know-how of other the other editorial offices. Make future readable – that is the editorial objective and means to serve the reader with deep background knowledge in the best journalistic quality.
Keppler Medien Gruppe
Landguth develops customized, quality solutions for the labeling of products. The machines reflect the ingenuity of Langguth’s engineers, who always develop exemplary solutions with their partners. Long-term partnerships with all stakeholders stand for the values understanding of the family enterprise Langguth with its more than 75 years of tradition.
Since our foundation in the year 1919 LANICO continues to produce machines for the can making and canning industry and has become one of the leaders in the field of general line can making equipment. Today LANICO holds a major market share for necking-, flanging- and seaming machines especially for the production of 3-piece-aerosol and rectangular cans. To achieve the future technological and quality requirements of our customers, LANICO has successfully installed a quality management system according to DIN EN 9001. LANICO was granted the Cerificate of Approval for the latest Quality Management System Standards DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 in July 2001, thus being one of the first companies to comply with the latest standards.
The Manufacturing Confectioner (MC) is the worldwide business, marketing and technology journal of the candy, chocolate, confectionery, cough drop, and sweet baked goods industry. The MC is published once a month and provides in-depth coverage of news, industry statistics, sales and marketing, ingredients, equipment and services.
Metsä Tissue, the manufacturer of high-quality tissue and cooking papers, has anchored sustainable and responsible resource management in its corporate culture. Under its SAGA brand, Metsä Tissue markets an innovative Cooking Paper that is not only a useful helper in professional kitchens, but also helps chefs to avoid food waste.
Packaging specialists Multivac is aware of the corporate responsibility of the packaging industry in the fight against global food losses and wastage: "Our industry can contribute to a sustainable development in emerging and developing countries. By granting, for example, local food producers in emerging and developing nations access to appropriate packaging materials and technologies, we help them make their products more durable and transportable and sell them to third parties”, said Christian Traumann, CFO of MULTIVAC Sepp Haggenmüller GmbH & Co. KG.
Pack Systems Engineering
“Discovering the Save-Food initiative at InterPack confirmed the industry's level of commitment to global issues as I have never encountered before. Being a career packaging industry contributor and over the span of the last 15 years, I was a first hand witness to the entire paradigm shift to concerns of sustainability among the blue chip companies. And now, with the help of the entire packaging industry, these blue chip companies have the infrastructure, resources, motivation and influence to do something about it.”, said Karen Corliss, Owner of PACK Systems Engineering, LLC.
Pack Systems Engineering
For nearly 50 years, Packaging Digest has been the packaging industry's best known, most trusted and most widely distributed media information resource. With a loyal print audience and a significant online presence, Packaging Digest creates the industry's largest marketplace of buyers and sellers. Packaging Digest's media resources offer reader/visitors critical packaging information and provide advertisers with unique marketing opportunities.
Since 1983, Packaging Strategies has delivered to the world's packaging leaders the inside, informed news and analysis that cannot be found anywhere else in the world of packaging. Critical analyses and interpretation provide the reader with the critical industry intelligence on market trends, emerging technologies, innovation package launches, business news, and issues that affect their operations and their future strategy.
As Save Food’s first official media partner, Packaging World is privileged to support the Save Food initiative. As part of our agreement with Save Food, Packaging World will help with the process of raising awareness of and seeking solutions to prevent global food losses.
rlc l packaging group
Seit fünf Generationen übernimmt die rlc-Gruppe die Verpackungs-verantwortung zum Erfolg ihrer Kunden. Mit ihren Verpackungslö-sungen trägt sie unter anderem dazu bei, Nahrungsmittelverluste zu vermeiden. Mit der Mitgliedschaft bei der SAVE FOOD Initiative will rlc den Dialog innerhalb der Lebensmittelwertschöpfungskette mit allen beteiligten Partnern verbessern.
SLOOP Consulting b.v. is one of very few consultancies that is specialized in making the packaging we produce, use and throw away more sustainable. The company is widely recognised by industry for its leadership on sustainability. The SLOOP objective: To increase the sustainability of your packaging and business. The belief: It can always be more sustainable!
Sodexo is involved in several projects for a sustainable and responsible use of foodstuffs. The catering enterprise initiates projects in collaboration with U.S. universities to encourage students to reduce food wastage by selecting portion sizes reasonably.
Stop Wasting Food
Stop Wasting Food movement Denmark
(Stop Spild Af Mad) is Denmark's largest non-profit consumer movement against food waste. Since 2008 Stop Wasting Food has earned support of several thousands of Danish consumers, MP's and MEP's, as well as leading Danish food personalities. Among the prominent supporters of the movement is Denmark's former Prime Minister Mr. Poul Nyrup Rasmussen. Stop Wasting Food is mentioned in the FAO's international report on food waste 'Global Food Losses and Food Waste' and is a co-developer of the Joint Declaration Against Food Waste, which inspired the EU resolution against food waste. Stop Wasting Food published an award winning Leftovers Cookbook 'Stop spild af mad - en kogebog med mere'.
Stop Wasting Food
Tetra Pak® is the world's leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. With more than 23,000 employees based in over 85 countries, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business. Our motto, “PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD," reflects our vision to make food safe and available, everywhere.
Theegarten-Pactec is one of the world's leading manufacturers of packaging technologies. The company provides compelling and customized packaging systems. All packing plants stand for a ground-breaking design, excellent build quality and reliability.
The Europe-wide education campaign, "SAVE FOOD" by Toppits advocates for a more conscious handling of food. The social media initiative provides simple and effective tips for better purchase planning, for storing and preparing food. For the first 4,000 fans of the initiative on the social media channel Facebook, Toppits donates € 1 each for the National Association “Deutsche Tafel”.
Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau
For the VDMA, the initiative SAVE FOOD is a building block in the effort to limit food losses and to guarantee optimal packaging through a secure food supply. "With concrete projects we are able to show that it is possible to make food stuffs safer - in an economic manner for all parties inoveld. Food packaging prevents the waste of vital resources such as energy and water that must be devoted to the cultivation, harvesting, processing and transportation of the products. What drives us as an industry is the knowledge that some problems can be mitigated through the judicious use of technology.", said Richard Clemens, managing director of the Association of Food Processing and Packaging Machinery within the VDMA.
Verband Deutscher Papierfabriken (VDP)
Vereinigung Maschinenkarton (Association for Machine-Made Paperboard (VMK)), a member of the German Pulp and Paper Association (Verband Deutscher Papierfabriken (VDP)), has joined the SAVE FOOD initiative to bring to bear its packaging expertise as a contribution toward the goals of SAVE FOOD. The VMK Association pools the interests of machine-made board and folding boxboard manufacturers. It currently comprises a membership of 16 companies which represent a total annual board production of over two million tons.
Verband Deutscher Papierfabriken (VDP)
Verpacken-aktuell.de is the web-based magazine for those who produce and/or use packaging. As an online- publication verpacken-aktuell.de picks up current events in a timely manner, spontaneously reports on interesting topics and on activities on trade fairs. Verpacken-aktuell.de provides anytime, anywhere access to technical information on all topics relevant to the packaging industry, as well as detailed information on individual topics.
Since the Interpack 2011 attentive visitors of the SAVE FOOD Pavilion know that major challenges exist in some parts of the world to extend the shelf life of food by appropriate packaging.
The Verband Vollpappe-Kartonagen (VVK) e.V.(Association of solid board cartons) is the trade association of manufacturers of solid board packaging in Germany. Its members are the leading manufacturer of solid board packagings and - as supporting members - the manufacturer of paperboard and cardboard, machinery suppliers and research institutes. The association represents the interests of manufacturers of solid board packaging in Germany in relation to politics, government, public and other concerned groups.
Since 1914, the Swiss family business wipf develops and manufactures packaging solutions for the sectors food, pet food, non food and for the medical sectors. Functionality, aesthetics and convenience are combined in flexible packaging for everyday use. The core competence of the company is the development and production of high-density packaging films and bags for the food, pharmaceutical and non-food industry.
XCOM Africa GmbH is a consulting firm focusing on Africa. We advise companies on their market-entry strategy and generate immediate value added by transferring our Africa know-how to our customers. Our services cover among others market-potential analyses, market-entry strategies, coaching along with the selection of local partners.
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The Zentrum für Lebensmittel- und Verpackungstechnologie e.V (Association Center for food and packaging technology) has set itself the goal to create added value all along the value chain "food - packaging - packaging machine - packaging process - distribution - sales". The concerted effort to promote progress, quality and innovation connects members to a unique network of excellence.