From pioneering research to applied technology, building the development prospects of an entire industry: cellulose-based materials
for rigid sustainable packaging is a hot topic, and will be the focus of the Technological Day
organized by AIM (Italian Association of Science and Macromolecule Technology), scheduled for 22nd November 2022
Hosted by SACMI - a member of the Association's governing council and scientific board - the day will bring together leading figures from the worlds of research
, including technology users and providers alike.
Always at the forefront of advanced research into polymers - from both a scientific and technical-application perspective - AIM turns the spotlight on an area that is increasingly viewed as a ‘pillar’ of sustainability in rigid packaging
The most abundant polymer of natural origin
, cellulose is in fact sustainable by definition. No fossil fuels are needed
to obtain it. Above all, at the end of their life cycles, cellulose-based products can be disposed of together with other compostable materials
or fed into the paper recycling chain
(depending on formulation
). Hence the keen interest in the possibility of making packaging items - containers and especially closures – from compounds
with plastic polymers, or even near-pure cellulose fiber
that has been treated with additives to give it the required water-repellent, strength and sealing properties.
Achieving these ambitious goals will involve several scientific and technological challenges
; such issues will be the focus of the protagonists’ talks on 22nd
November. Those talks will be followed by a visit to the production departments
and the SACMI Rigid Packaging Laboratory
where these lines of research are taking tangible shape on products and technological processes.
Participation in the event is free, but you do need to register
: simply write to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject header “Participation in the AIM Technological Day on 22 November” and state the number of participants and their e-mail addresses, specifying whether you want to attend the event in person or online.
«Cellulose-based materials and related technologies in plastic industries», 22nd November 2022.
➣ Download the program for the day
Materials and processes for sustainable rigid packaging
➣ Learn more on the SACMI website