The primary objective of SÜDPACK is to continuously reduce the use of resources in the production of our high-performance films and to constantly improve the recyclability of our materials. We have therefore launched an ambitious program to optimize our portfolio.
With the four action areas material reduction, recyclability, renewable raw materials and a circular economy, we have established a strategic framework for the expansion and improvement of our product portfolio with the aim of enhancing sustainability. For 2025, SÜDPACK has set itself the goal to generate
50 % of its turnover with products from the roadmap for sustainable film packaging. In 2019, the percentage had already reached 24 %.
Thinner films use less material and are lighter - which has a positive impact on the environment, for example in terms of transportation. Moreover, material that is saved from the beginning will not have to undergo a complex recycling process later on. This is why SÜDPACK has set itself the goal of making its packaging solutions ever thinner and lighter, thus making them more sustainable. With downgauging projects, it has been possible to significantly reduce film thickness yet maintain its functionality for variety of applications.
By processing polymers from renewable raw materials such as sugar cane or corn, we are setting new standards in the field of sustainable film packaging. Moreover, with our new SÜDPACK Craft line, we offer a range of particularly high-quality composites on the basis of paper fiber-based materials.
On 2 February 2021, a truck filled with crude oil, which was recovered by chemically recycling reusable materials from SÜDPACK, left the RECENSO pilot plant in Ennigerloh near Münster.
SÜDPACK advocates the establishment of chemical recycling as a complementary technology to mechanical recycling, which has not been suitable for processing the complex laminated films of the packaging industry. Collaboration with RECENSO, a specialist in the implementation of systems for resource recovery, marks an initial pioneering step by the leading film manufacturer towards an efficient circular economy in the market.