Green: This is the goal set by Giflor Closure Technologies, the company located in Grumolo delle Abbadesse that has been an international leader in the production of plastic closure systems for over 40 years.
Despite the countless challenges presented in the global market during 2020, Giflor has decided to further intensify its efforts from an environmental point of view, just as the slogan chosen by the company indicates, "2020: two times green". It testifies that this will be a decisive year for the sustainability challenge, a challenge that Giflor has been at the forefront of for some years now.
An alliance for sustainability
Continuing their efforts in sustainability, the big news in these first months of 2020 is the partnership between Giflor and the Slovenian group Sibo, which will lead to technological and environmental advances as they work together to create innovative designs that facilitate the plastic recycling process as much as possible.
"Through this model of synergy and thanks to the resilience of our organisation"—underlines Alessandra Taccon, Executive Director of the company—"we want to offer the market original solutions that add value to the everyday life of people (#Gifloralwayswithyou) and create brand recognition worldwide; for this reason, we are rethinking the way we design products and choose materials, drawing on transversal, 'out of the box' inspiration. Plastic is not negative in itself, it is the way we use it that needs to be reconsidered, as well as the management of its end of life."
Bioplastics and recycling
Giflor's Green commitment naturally pays careful attention both to recycling and the use of second-generation materials. In this regard, one highlight is the development of PCR (Post Consumer Resin), a 100% recycled material that complies with REACH standards, in which the Giflor Lab (the company's R&D department, led by Paolo Lobba) continues to invest resources. During the last few months, in particular, the line of PCR caps has undergone a significant evolution both from a technical and aesthetic point of view.
This is an extraordinary result from a product-development point of view, which underlines how plastic with a second life can no longer be considered a "second choice", but can, on the contrary, now compete in certain uses with lower criticality on a par with virgin material solutions, not only from an aesthetic point of view but also in terms of performance.
Alongside PCR, Giflor has also invested resources in the development of vegetable PE, a material of non-fossil, biological origin derived from sugar cane residues, which represents a further alternative to "traditional" plastics and has a complete range of validations.
Virtuous production cycles
Finally, the green philosophy adopted by Giflor is also applied within the production process, in particular, through the new management of the cooling process and the adoption of new electrical and hybrid machines, which increase the stability and efficiency of the production cycles and, at the same time, significantly reduce the energy consumption and the C02 emissions.
Giflor's new products focus on sustainability
Giflor Closure Technologies, an international leader in the production of plastic closure systems for over 40 years, has a set a new goal for this year. Despite all of the global challenges 2020 has brought, Giflor has decided to further its efforts from an environmental point of view. The company slogan, "2020: two times green" testifies that this will be a decisive year for sustainability, a challenge that Giflor has been at the forefront of for some years now and wishes to continue improving upon. See how their latest products get greener.
Giflor's classic and customizable Mushroom Caps
With their classic design, Giflor's Mushroom Closures are a timeless solution for any cosmetic, personal care, and health care products. The attractive and distinctive shape, flip-top opening, and different finishes of these plastic caps for evergreen pack solutions suit different brand attitudes and philosophies.
Giflor's 100% PCR closures
Giflor’s environmentally conscious Post Consumer Resin collection revolves around the use of “recycled” materials. This highly innovative and eco-friendly PCR closure collection responds to the growing demand for a circular economy and helps brands improve their sustainability credentials with 100% green packaging solutions.
One material, one vision: Giflor's innovative low profile closure system for laminate tubes
As increased efforts are being made for a more sustainable planet in 2020, Giflor has joined forces with Sibo for its "one material, one vision" commitment to lighter weight, recycle-ready full tube packs. This is a major innovative step forward towards an eco-friendly product developed through the design and manufacture of tube packages.
Giflor's Carbon Black Free resin enables recycling
Black plastic packaging poses a great challenge for the recycling process because the presence of carbon black does not allow the correct sorting of black parts at recycling facilities. Giflor’s Carbon Black Free (CBF) resin is the latest response to this challenging issue.
Giflor obtains grade A BRC Packaging and Packaging Materials certification
Giflor has recently obtained the prestigious BRC Packaging and Packaging materials with a grade A certification. The BRC standard, which is internationally recognized within the GFSI, allows GIFLOR to further qualify as a supplier of products to large retailers and stores as well as consolidate its position in foreign markets, especially the UK, USA and other countries that acknowledge this certification for its undisputed distinctive value.
Giflor's environmental commitment is enhancing sales
Cutting edge technology is being utilized to enhance sustainability at Giflor. And it's not just machinery that is benefiting a more environmentally-friendly production. Find out how the world renowned caps manufacturer is making its product offering greener and saving the world's resources.
Behind the scenes at Giflor Closures
Denis Dalla Fontana, Operations Manager at Giflor offers a unique opportunity for a behind the scenes look at the Italian caps and closures company. Inspiration comes from within at Giflor as the company maintains a cutting edge position at the forefront of closure technology and production techniques through investing, testing and exploring new materials.
Giflor's Eco Low Profile with big impact
Nowadays, a focus on sustainability is a MUST to ensure the survival of our planet. Always staying ahead of the times, Giflor Closure Technologies has been committed to this ever since 2006, when it launched its Eco Low Profile line for bottles, and the company now works with this philosophy in mind every day. As brands look for simple ways to improve their sustainability credentials, Giflor's Eco Low Profile cap options have gone from strength to strength, offering a lightweight packaging option utilizing less plastic material and benefiting a reduced carbon footprint.
Advantages of caps and liners for e-commerce
E-commerce has opened up global growth possibilities for many companies, however, there are characteristics which make some products more viable options for the sector. Headquartered in Italy, Giflor is one of the world's most innovative plastic cap manufacturers and much of the company's product offering is ideal for e-commerce trading.
Giflor is right on trend with its matte finish closures
As one of the world's best-known plastic cap manufacturers, Giflor is always at the forefront of closure trends. The Italian company's latest development is the enhancement of its Just Colors line with the inclusion of 2 new options that are ideal for the creation of stylish personal care packaging.
The 850 closure, launched by Giflor in 2017, confirms its success internationally
Giflor is experiencing a moment of great growth and success, positioning itself as a relevant brand in the cosmetics packaging market. 850 closure is the latest born of the Italian brand, a patented double-walled cap of 50 mm, which makes it unique in its design, functionality and versatility.
Giflor expands its territory in South America
Giflor Plastic Caps, the internationally renowned and award-winning caps manufacturer will be participating at Colombia's Andina Pack as the Italian company further expands its territory across South America. The South America market is a growing market for Giflor as the company already has a number of key customers in the region that turn to the company because of its excellent reputation and wide offering of closure options.
Paolo Lobba at Giflor tells us about expansion and what it takes to foster a packaging brand's success
Recently we were able to speak to Paolo Lobba, Giflor's head of R&D, to get his impressions on the current trend for packaging firms to expand into previously untapped markets. Giflor is one of Europe's leading closure providers, and Paolo was able to give us some details on how his company is meeting the challenges of expansion successfully.
Giflor showcases numerous lines at this year's Interpack
Giflor has had quite a successful expansion year, with a number of ranges being recognized internationally as leading items in the beauty and personal care spaces. At this year's Interpack, the company showcased several of its flagship products to garner further exposure and make brands aware of the benefits of low profile closures.
Giflor launches a new website, where "innovation and Italian design meet sustainability"
Giflor is one of the world's leading suppliers of low-profile caps to a number of international markets, including some fo the world's largest packaging consulting firms. Recently, Giflor launched a new website to show existing and prospective clients its simple mission to offer innovative closures featuring gorgeous Italian design without added environmental impact.
Giflor comes away with five separate prizes at the Starpack Industry Awards
Renowned internationally for producing a number of industry leading closures, Italian firm Giflor has won five times at this year's edition of the Starpack Industry Awards. Two of the company's closures were entered and managed to take top prizes based on a number of key features.
Eco Low Profile takes on the world
The industrial patent for Giflor's Eco Low Profile 772 tube cap has just been accepted in China, the 3rd major region to accept the Italian company's cap. Giflor's 772 tube cap has already been patented in Europe and the United States and the acceptance of the patent in China coincides with the anniversary of the invention and patenting of the first tube by John Goffe Rand, 175 years ago.
It's a common requisite for natural products to source packaging of an eco-friendly nature. Afterall, a natural product is kindlier to the skin, so it makes sense that its packaging is kindlier to the Earth. This is the rationale which led Giflor's Eco Low Profile Cap crowning the award winning Coeur de Cigale body milk.
Italian firm Winni's produces a number of natural products designed to offer consumers a full range of products for personal care and cleaning the home. When the Winni's team needed a new closure to offer proper dispensing and top its personal care items, they turned to Giflor and the popular 844 closure.
One of Giflor's most popular items and part of the Just Colors line, the 24/410 bicolor cylindrical flip top cap, art. 856, was selected to sit atop smaller format containers for this year's Milan Expo travel kits, providing perfect retention and dispensing for travel kit mainstays like shampoo, body gel, or moisturizer. Giflor's bicolor caps offer a unique and easy to use option for companies to create a unique piece of contemporary packaging.
Italian plastic cap specialist, Giflor has just taken the top prize at this year's Rosupack PART awards. The Packaging, Art, Research and Technology award was presented for the company's Eco Low Profile flip top cap for the tube which makes a considerable saving on the amount of plastic required when compared to a standard tube cap, thus helping the environment and whilst saving considerable costs in logistics.
Following the launch of Giflor's Eco Low Profile Oval bicolour closure, which is already generating positive results, Giflor has made the decision to extend its range of standard colours available. The company's standard range of colours now encompasses 333 different tones, shades, and hues from which to choose without any surcharge.
- Nicole Tauster
- Company News
- Created 29 Jun 2020
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