November 30th (Wednesday) AndTech “Environmental response, recycling, recycling, de-inking, de-inking technology in flexible packaging and requirements from food manufacturers, future prospects and issues” WEB online Zoom seminar course will be held
Mr. Harumi Kaneko, Equipment Procurement Division, Ajinomoto Trading Co., Ltd., Mr. Mitsuhiro Sumimoto, Chief Engineer and Packaging Manager, Sumimoto Professional Engineer Office, and Mr. Ken Watanabe, Professor, Environmental Conservation Center, Tohoku University.
AndTech Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture; President: Masao Suyama; hereinafter AndTech) has launched a new project as part of its Zoom course aimed at supporting R&D
development. We will hold a lecture on “Responding to the environment of flexible packaging and recycling multi-layered films” by a single lecturer.
In this course, you can learn how to deal with the environment, recycle, recycle, and de-ink and de-ink in flexible packaging. This course is scheduled to start on November 30, 2022.
Live distribution / WEB seminar workshop overview
Theme: Environmental friendliness, recycling, reuse, de-inking, and de-inking technology in flexible packaging, and requirements, future prospects, and issues from food manufacturers
Date: November 30, 2022 (Wednesday) 13:00-17:15
Participation fee: 44,000 yen (tax included) *Materials will be distributed electronically
Web distribution format: Zoom (URL will be sent after application) Seminar course content structure
Part 1 Concept of flexible packaging design from the perspective of food manufacturers and requests for environment and recycling ∽∽────────────────────────∽∽
Lecturer: Mr. Harumi Kaneko, General Manager, Equipment Procurement Division, Ajinomoto Trading Co., Inc.
Part 2 Reuse of Co-Ex and Multi-layer Laminate Films and
Lecturer Mr. Mitsuhiro Sumimoto, Professional Engineer (Management Engineering) and Packaging Manager, Sumimoto Professional Engineer Office (Former Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.)
Part 3: Introduction of Liquid Phase Processes for Multilayer Plastic Films ∽∽────────────────────────∽∽
Lecturer Ken Watanabe, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Center for Environmental Conservation, Tohoku University
Knowledge that can be learned in this seminar and technical problems that can be solved
Basic knowledge of packaging materials used for food.
Acquire knowledge about how to recycle packaging materials and problems, and how to solve them.
Learn about recycling issues and demands for composite packaging materials used for food.
Packaging design for converting plastic packaging materials into paper. 1. Understand the trend of recycling and reuse of plastic packaging materials. 2.Be able to understand what chemical recycling is.
3. Understand what the mass balance method is.
4. Understand the importance of designing reusable packaging. 5. Understand the issues of collection and sorting for recycling and reuse. 6. Understand de-inking technology, detachment (peeling) technology and necessity.
Understand that reactivity differs depending on the state of water and each plastic.
Attendance format of this seminar
It will be a live distribution seminar using the web conferencing tool “Zoom”. Details will be provided after application.
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E-mail address: pr●andtech.co.jp (please change ● to @ when contacting us) All items in the program below (please see if you are interested in details) Lecture 1 Concept of Flexible Packaging Design from the Perspective of Food Manufacturers and Requests for the Environment and Recycling [Purpose of the lecture]
Explain the basic knowledge of packaging materials used for food and understand why packaging is necessary for food distribution. Packaging is necessary for the safe and secure use of food, but after it is used, it is disposed of as garbage and has a negative impact on the environment. We are considering recycling in order not to have a negative impact on the environment, but we will talk about the methods and issues, and requests that material manufacturers should consider, such as the appropriateness of recycling composite packaging materials as a user of packaging materials.
We will introduce actual examples of packaging design in the paperization of plastic materials and share design issues.
1. Company introduction
1-1 Introduction of Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
1-2 Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Environmental Vision
2. Basic knowledge of flexible packaging materials
2-1 Materials used for flexible packaging and their characteristics 2-2 Functions of each layer used in laminated packaging
3. Packaging materials for reducing environmental impact
3-1 Impact of packaging materials on the environment
3-2 Packaging materials and designs that reduce environmental impact: Recycling 3-3 Packaging materials and designs that reduce environmental impact: biomass, solvent-free, biodegradable materials, forest certified paper Four. Packaging design example 1: Packaging design for paper conversion of Pal Sweet (R) Slim Up Sugar (R)
4-1 Development Background of “Pal Sweet(R)” and “Slim Up Sugar(R)” 4-2 Reason for selection in development of this product
4-3 Characteristics of selected packaging materials
5.Packaging design example 2: Paper conversion of “Ajinomoto (R)” and “Himie (R)” bag varieties
5-1 Purpose of development
5-2 Points of packaging design
5-3 Packaging suitability evaluation
Lecture 2 Reuse of Co-Ex and Multi-layer Laminate Films and
[Purpose of the lecture]
Until now, plastic packaging has been made lighter and bio-derived resins have been used, but from now on, the center of activity will be to collect used packaging materials and recycle them as raw materials. With the implementation of the Circular Economy, packaging materials are also required to comply with Circular Packaging. Multi-layered plastic packaging is still being explored in terms of recycling, but it will likely be processed by mechanical recycling and chemical recycling and will be recycled. De-inking will be the key to mechanical recycling. Detachment technology is necessary for laminating different materials such as film, paper, and aluminum foil, and has already been put to practical use in Europe. Many issues are still under development, but in Europe and the United States, there is a movement to use recycled materials of 30% or more, and this will likely take hold. It is a difficult issue how to deal with export packaging products from Japan. It will be implemented in the UK from April 2022. We will examine the possibilities of extensions of current technologies using domestic and overseas cases, understand the strengths and weaknesses, and explain how to apply them to future measures.
1. Global packaging movement
1-1 big flow
Promoting the use of recycling-oriented polymers for packaging materials for positive educational use
1-2 EU regulatory trends
New EU Regulation Allows Use of Recycled Plastic for Food Contact Plastics 1-3 Third-party certification is the basis for recyclable packaging New EU regulation presupposes third-party certification for European market applications
2. Exploring recycling and reuse of Co-Ex and multi-layer laminate films 2-1 Thermal decomposition method
2-2 Supercritical technology method
2-3 Gasification method
2-4 Electromagnetic wave method
2-5 Fermentation technology method
3. Movement of de-inking/detachment (peeling) technology
Why is it necessary to deink plastic packaging?
3-1 Status of de-inking technology and mechanical recycling
It is necessary to prevent odors from ink when manufacturing recycled resin. 3-2 Business case of desorption technology
Application of deinking primers, water-based food-safe strippers 3-3 How to deal with laminated packaging materials of different materials De-inking of back-printed laminate packaging requires peeling technology Four. Issues in Recycling of Co-Ex and Multilayer Laminate Films 4-1 Separate discharge, collection and sorting methods
4-2 Development of recycling facilities
4-3 Barriers to Export of Packaged Foods
5. Responding to FDA and EFSA recycled resins
5-1 Concerns about contamination -trace by blockchain
5-2 Need for certified resins
Lecture 3: Introduction of Liquid Phase Processes for Multilayer Plastic Films [Purpose of the lecture]
The term “liquid phase” refers to a technology that utilizes the liquid phase of water in a high-temperature, high-pressure state. I would like to proceed with the lecture so that you can understand how plastic reactions proceed under the liquid phase conditions of water called hydrothermal and subcritical water. First, understand the phase diagram of water and learn about the effects of temperature and pressure on the functionality of water. Accompanying this, understand the reactivity of molecules involved in plastics. Then, consider what processes are useful as plastic recycling technology. In particular, this lecture provides a basis for thinking about how to set conditions that enable both material recycling and chemical recycling (referred to as hybrid recycling) to be achieved, and introduces a part of the trial for a continuous process.
1. Liquid phase reaction
2. Reactivity of plastics 1: Addition polymerization system
2.2 Vinyl chloride
3. Reactivity of plastics 2: Dehydration condensation system 3.1 Polyester
4. Reaction of mixtures: from the viewpoint of reactivity of plastics 5. Continuous process
5-1 Slurry process
5-2 Extruder process
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