What do electrical vehicle manufacturers and BW Flexible Systems have in common?
We want to create a better world, holistic approach required.
Sustainability needs to be more than just a cool term to throw around. It’s a mindset and a vital part of the conversation that all people and all companies globally must include in their strategies.
We believe it is most important to have a conversation of the entire story, not just one chapter. A holistic and realistic approach to sustainability. We do not claim we are sustainability experts nor that we have the perfect answer for every solution. However, our eyes look to the future. Our vision and strategy are based on what could and will be: A better world.
When it comes to sustainability in the packaging industry, the discussion is often polarized around the packaging materials used: Recyclable, compostable, paper. If you’ve ever worked with any of these materials, you know there are both advantages and disadvantages, it’s not as easy as it sounds. For example, paper and some other sustainable films can decrease shelf-life of the product, resulting in increased food waste and a net increase in CO2 emissions.
There are alternative opportunities to becoming more sustainable, including reducing food waste through
alternative film and sealing technologies, investment in higher efficiency equipment, and pre-planned maintenance
of your production lines to ensure those efficiencies are maintained.
Purchasing a lower cost piece of equipment can affect all aspects of manufacturing if it needs expensive and time-
consuming repairs, so we need to consider the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) to deliver sustainable solutions.
There is no perfect solution available yet, but if we never start searching for one, we will never find one.
At BW Flexible Systems, we stay true to our name. We’re flexible not only in finding flexible packaging solutions for our
customers but also in the way we work: we’re a team with versatile experience from all around the world that shares
resources, insight, best practices, and perspectives to give our customers a dedicated experience and to find the best
Sustainability in packaging is not a one-size-fits-all issue. At BW Flexible Systems, we work with you to understand your
goals and priorities, identify your challenges, and map out sustainable solutions that are appropriate to you and your
With over 100 years of experience building packaging machines, we’ve seen packaging materials come and go, so
we stay up-to-date on the latest innovations in packaging materials sciences. Our knowledge will help you cut through
the noise to find the packaging material that best suits your product and your goals.
We enjoy working with our customers to develop the solutions they want and need, including finding opportunities
for sustainable practices.
Our customers' priorities are our key drivers, and if we are moving in the right direction, we will find many opportunities to make this a better world.