Greiner Packaging produces rigid plastic packaging successfully for more than 60 years. Their customers are located all over the world. And so is Greiner Packaging: With over 30 locations in 19 countries worldwide, they are always exactly where customers need them. The packaging protects a wide variety of products. From yogurt to salads to detergents – customers of many markets trust packaging made by Greiner Packaging. Thanks to their wide range of production and decoration technologies, the company can provide customers with extensive advice and service. In doing so, Greiner Packaging makes sure that they pursue their ambitious goals in terms of sustainability. In 2022, Greiner Packaging has underscored their commitment to using recycled material in packaging by acquiring a PET recycling company – Greiner Recycling d.o.o. Greiner Packaging consists of two business units: Packaging and Assistec. The Business Unit Packaging produces packaging. The business unit Assistec produces technical parts and entire assemblies made of plastic. It is always impressive to see the variety of products in consumers’ homes provided by Greiner Packaging. While not every plastic part might be from us, it may be from another Greiner division. Besides their two other sister divisions Greiner Bio-One and NEVEON, Greiner Packaging is part of the globally active Greiner AG. Easy Engineerig: What are the main areas of activity of the company? Greiner Packaging: Thanks to the numerous advantages it offers, plastic packaging is extremely popular and comes into play in a diverse range of market categories – in both food and non-food segments. Greiner Packaging offers a wide range of solutions – covering cups, tubs, trays, containers, buckets, capsules, cans, lids, bottles, closures, and cutlery. Additionally, customers can choose from different decoration and barrier technologies. The business unit Assistec offers tailored plastic parts, products, and components. Customers from various markets – such as automotive, life sciences, and building technologies – benefit from the high-quality, tailor-made Greiner Assistec solutions. All our products are tailored individually to our customers’ needs. E.E: What’s the news about new products? Greiner Packaging: We continually work on new product innovations – all of them considering our high priority for sustainability and a global circular economy. Here’s a list of our latest product developments in the packaging sector: K3® r100: The cardboard wrap which covers a thin plastic cup detaches from the cup all by itself during the waste collection process. This development significantly increases the recyclability of cardboard-plastic combinations to a maximum. Home-compostable capsules: To improve the ecological footprint of capsule solutions, we have developed home-compostable capsules that disintegrate and finally disappear on consumers’ compost heap. Recyclable sleeve packaging: Sleeve packaging solutions have a whole host of benefits to offer. The correct combination of plastic cups and sleeve materials makes them ideal for recycling, with an added zipper allowing consumers to separate the sleeve before disposal. E.E: What are the ranges of products? Greiner Packaging: As mentioned above, in the packaging sector we offer 11 different product categories to our customers – from cups to bottles to closures. The wide range of products is possible due to the range of production technologies we offer. Greiner Packaging is known for sheet extrusion, thermoforming, injection molding, extrusion blow molding, and injection blow molding. E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? Greiner Packaging: As mentioned above, we are active in various food and non-food markets. Therefore, there is no general answer to this question. E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? Greiner Packaging: Sustainability respectively circular economy plays a decisive role. Therefore, we launched a campaign called “Join the Circular Revolution”. Under the motto “reDUCE, reUSE, reCYCLE”, we show how packaging can be created in the most sustainable way possible. We help our customers to reduce material and CO2 emissions, we support the development of reusable packaging solutions, and we offer products made of recycled material by at the same time having a high recyclability rate. To conclude, our goal is to find the best individual solution for each case our customers have.