Webinar Recording: Taking Circular Food Packaging to the next level

Closing the loop within hotfill and thin wall packaging solutions.

In this webinar we discuss the current scene for circular food packaging today and how it is changing with the adoption of new materials and technologies. We explain the term ‘state-of-the art PET recycling’ and discuss challenges that the thin-wall packaging industry is facing. To meet those challenges, we introduce Akestra™, a packaging solution that supports the circular economy goals of the industry. Akestra™ can replace approximately 100,000 tons of virgin fossil polystyrene (PS) plastic that is used every year in hot-fill food applications across Europe, reducing the annual CO₂ emissions associated with the packaging material ideally by up to 70% or in net numbers 375 000 tons of emissions per year, cradle to grave.

If you have read our White Paper on the same topic, this webinar is a perfect opportunity to learn even more. 

This webinar took place on the 31st of January, 2024, 2:00pm CET.

Jivan Ibrahim

Business Development Manager, Advanced Materials

+46 40 635 88 85

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Speakers at Perstorp Webinar: Taking Circular Food Packaging to the next level


Linda Zellner, VP Innovation, Strategic Markets at Perstorp

Mrs. Zellner has 20 years of experience in product development and chemical engineering. She joined Perstorp in 2011 and today she heads up a team of technical market development managers and specialists with the focus to develop new products and solutions for Perstorp. Her passion is innovation and sustainability.

Jivan Ibrahim, Business Development Manager at Perstorp

Mr. Ibrahim is a Chemical Engineer and he hold a Master degree in Business Planning. He has more than 20 years of experience in specialty chemicals in different markets with different international reputable organizations in Sales, Technical & Business Development Management. 

Our guest presenters:

Mr. Argiris Dabanlis, Technical Manager at PETCORE Europe 

Mr. Dabanlis possesses MEng, MSc, MBA, has technical, and executive business background experience. His focus areas within PETCORE Europe are General Secretary of EPBP (European Pet Bottle Platform) and TCEP (Trays Circularity Evaluation Platform) as well as reuse and LCA working groups. Mr. Dabanlis explains the tray-to-tray concept and the PETCORE Endorsement process.

Petcore Europe is the European association and the voice in Brussels of companies & member associations involved in the PET value chain.

Mr. David Hehenberger, Senior Product Manager at NGR Recycling

Mr. Hehenberger presents the next generation recycling technologies and lets us know more about how the use of Akestra™ supports our recycling goals.

The Upper Austrian Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH (NGR) provides intelligent, future-oriented plastic recycling technologies for the sustainable treatment of plastic materials. With their LSP-technology, they offer a groundbreaking process for highly efficient PET improvement.

Jivan Ibrahim

Business Development Manager, Advanced Materials

+46 40 635 88 85

Contact me