Choosing plastic as the raw material for High Performance Packaging was a conscious decision for CurTec. The attributes of plastic improve the sustainability of CurTec products. Innovate product design creates additional value making your business more sustainable and cost efficient.
The most commonly used raw material for plastic is oil, which is a natural product. Being natural however, does not automatically mean that it is a sustainable material. Crude oil supplies can not be replaced once pumped out of the ground. And, oil still requires processing – just like other materials such as metal or paper.
Plastic sets itself apart from other material choices by its strength to weight ratio, moisture resistance, oxidation resistance and reusability. Read more in this article:
One of CurTec’s recent innovations is to create containers using plastic produce from renewable sugar cane sources. As a crop, this source may be regrown year after year. Read more about these bio-based products:
Nothing is more harmful to the environment than a leaking pack – especially when hazardous goods are concerned. Avoiding product loss and contamination is paramount in general. Because CurTec packaging is made of high quality plastics, they are strong and robust, which guarantees the best possible protection for your products, and lighter weight, resulting in lower CO2 emissions and reduced transportation costs when compared to steel or fiber alternatives.
Lightweight packaging that offers maximum security is the starting point in every product design, but CurTec adds additional more sustainable features:
Despite the fact that as little plastic as possible is used to manufacture a product, the unused material can pile up due to production trimmings and scrap. At CurTec all virgin clean waste is ground up instantly and reused in appropriate places and products.
CurTec will be glad to help analyze your supply chain for long term solutions. Replacing steel or fiber drums with re-usable plastic options makes sense in many situations where reuse is possible.