Closing Circuits Together.

The AGVU has been committed to product responsibility for packaging since 1986 and is committed to its environmentally sound and resource-protective use and recycling. The AGVU represents the entire value chain: from the packaging industry to the consumer goods industry and commerce to the dual systems, disposal companies and recyclers.

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Packaging and Sustainability

AGVU workshop

AGVU members visit thin sheet production in Andernach

Thyssenkrupp Rasselstein invited to the plant for tinned or special chromium-plated thin sheets. The future of steel production using hydrogen was the focus of the workshop.

Plastic recycling

Criteria for chemical recycling

Chemical recycling is currently a much-discussed topic in the context of packaging and the circular economy. The AGVU formulates core theses on this topic

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Tinplate is used for packaging food and beverages, or chemical-technical products such as lacquers.

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Polystyrene, PS for short, is a plastic that is used in various areas of everyday life and is used either as a thermoplastic material or as foam (EPS).

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Polypropylene (PP)

Polypropylene (PP) is similar to polyethylene in its properties and structure and is a thermoplastic closely related to hard PE (HDPE).

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Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

Polyethylene terephthalate, mainly known by its abbreviated form PET, is a thermoplastic, malleable under heat and can be moulded into almost any shape.

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Polyethylene (PE)

Polyethylene (PE) is the most widely produced and used plastic in the world.

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Paper, Carton, and Cardboard

Paper, Carton, and Cardbord are based on renewable raw materials, either as primary fibre from renewable wood or as secondary fibre from recycled waste paper.

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Glass is made from natural, domestic raw materials such as quartz sand, soda, limestone and dolomite, which are found in nature in almost unlimited quantities.

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Beverage Carton and Paper Composites

Composite cartons are used as packaging for various food products, e.g. drinks, liquid dairy products, etc.

Aluminium kann immer wieder recycelt und ohne Qualitätseinbußen für neue Produkte und Verpackungen genutzt werden.
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Aluminum is used in the packaging sector because of its special material properties, such as its low weight.