In the consumer packaged goods industry, sustainable packaging is gaining traction as business trends point to a shift towards a circular economy – where the impact of packaged goods on the planet can go hand in hand with a company’s profitability goals.
Join Dassault Systèmes at Pack Expo 2019, (Booth #LS-5909) taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from September 23-25, 2019, and learn how today’s consumer packaged goods companies can design and manufacture more sustainable product packaging with faster time to market and greater profitability. Using virtual design, modeling and simulation capabilities of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, CPG companies can integrate all aspects of the packaging process from material sourcing, through design, to manufacturing and logistics – streamlining collaboration and sustainability while driving new packaging innovations.
“As we launch products with our goal of 100% recyclable and reusable in mind, there remain plenty of challenges to be tackled with our customers and suppliers in the areas of longevity and reusability,” says Hansong Huang, director of advanced engineering at Amcor Rigid Packaging. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, its 65 plants and 6600 employees service everyone from Pepsi Cola and Coca Cola to Kraft Foods, Jim Beam to Bausch and Lomb, producing more than 20 billion containers, preforms, and closures annually.
Huang and his colleagues spend their days designing plastic containers that are both lightweight and strong, yet meet the additional customer requirements of being aesthetically pleasing and cost-effective to manufacture.
“We’re sometimes fighting for fractions of a gram nowadays,” he says. “That said, we’re very proud of the amount of plastic we’ve removed from the environment. It’s one of the biggest contributions to responsible packaging we’ve made over the years. Our goal is to realize an end-to end virtual product design, development and manufacturing process to bring the highest value to our customers.”
Register Here for a complimentary Expo Pass, and stop by Booth #LS-5909 in the Lower South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center to experience how virtual simulation drives CPG innovation from concept to customer – reducing waste at every stage and creating new value.
For more information on implementing sustainability throughout the packaging delivery process download our e-book Close the Loop for Total Packaging Sustainability.