POLIFILM gives a talk at the VDI specialist conference “Kunststoffe in der Verpackung 2017”

On 14 and 15 November, the specialist conference "Kunststoffe in der Verpackung 2017" of the VDI Wissensforum (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure, The Association of German Engineers) will take place in Nuremberg. The conference will focus on current progress in the design and production of extruded, injection moulded and blow-moulded packaging for the food industry. Many expert lectures will give an overview of the market and technologies, and explain current production processes. The conference will also discuss compound systems and the possibilities of intelligent films/ smart packaging.

POLIFILM, also one of the sponsors of this event, is taking part in the subject area of "Safe packaging - safe products" with a specialist lecture on the topic of "PE seal layers - innovations of a classic" by Dr. Gottfried Weyhe.

Dr. Gottfried Weyhe, team manager of application technology of POLIFILM EXTRUSION GmbH at the Weißandt-Gölzau branch, will give a practical talk on the structure and features of modern polyethylene laminate films for use as a flexible seal layer (e.g. in coffee or pet food packaging). Furthermore, the current industrial requirements on sealing properties will be discussed - on the one hand, this will focus on the protection of the filling product, on the other, end consumers today also expect user-friendly and easy handling (e.g. easy and functioning opening of packaging with pull tab, e.g. yoghurt cups, meat or cheese packaging).

Packaging which is easy to open or resealable is very often found in the food industry; its use additionally requires food-safe seal layers with customer-specific parameter settings for the respective application.

The requirements, trends and progress of the industry, which comprises the use of the most modern raw materials and additives, must also impress in terms of sustainability; Dr. Gottfried Weyhe will illustrate industry standards but also future prospects on this matter, and address the issue of the effects and side effects of various additives in modern PE films.

The specialist lecture "PE seal layers - innovations of a classic" will take place on the first day of the conference, 14 November 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the Nuremberg Novotel Centre Ville in the context of the VDI specialist conference "Kunststoffe in der Verpackung 2017".

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