Packaging: material requirements now and in the future

29 November 2022

Teknologisk Institut
Konferencesalen (in the main building)
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup

Packaging is relevant for all of us, either as designers and manufacturers, or as customers and consumers. At this seminar you will get insight in requirements, benefits and obstacles in the development of sustainable packaging in several materials from paper and cardboard over plastics to aluminium. The seminar scope covers both the broader perspective and the practical details through case studies.

Seminar objectives

  • Get insights to recycling different materials
  • Get updated on how regulations impact packaging requirements
  • Learn from leading experts and grab the opportunity to network for contacts in the packaging industry

Target audience
The seminar day is particularly relevant for Technical Buyers, Packaging Managers, and Specialists in companies and organizations, as well Sustainability/CSR Representatives with an interest in packaging.

Seminar organizers
This ATV-SEMAPP seminar has been developed by Peter Sommer-Larsen (Senior Specialist from Danish Technological Institute) and Carsten Lund (Owner of Epsilonplus) from ATV-SEMAPP’s steering group for plastic technology.


09:00 - 09:30
Registration and breakfast
09:30 - 09:40
Welcome and introduction

Peter Sommer-Larsen, Business Manager – Plastics and Packaging Technology, Danish Tecnological Institute

09:40 - 10:15
Presentation of Standardization request on ´Plastic recycling and recycled plastics´

Jesper Lauridsen, Senior Consultant, Danish Standards

In the frame of the Circular Plastics Alliance, the European Commission is asking CEN and CENELEC to develop/revise a number of deliverables, which will provide concrete tools to the market (brand owners, sorting centres, converters, etc.) to characterise polymers, recyclability, waste, design for recycling etc.

Jesper works with environmental standardization working with Eco-design, environmental management, plastics, chemicals and Circular Economy. Jesper is an appointed National expert member in CEN-CENELEC Strategic Advisory Body on Environment, providing guidance to EU-Commission in the field of environmental standardization. Former employee of the Danish Environmental Protection Agency in the Chemicals department.
10:15 - 10:50
Navigating the pitfalls of food contact material safety

Jens Sinding, Senior Consultant, FORCE Technology

The presentation will discuss the regulations and requirements relevant to the safety of primary (direct contact), and secondary (transportation) packaging for foodstuffs, both from new and recycled materials.

Whereas some materials have detailed EU-regulations in place, others are regulated on the national level. We will look at the EU and national provisions that may be used as the basis for safety documentation.

Recycled plastics, paper and board are of particular concern, and we will look at the potential chemical risks from these materials.

Chief Consultant on food safety for FORCE Technology since 2007. Jens holds a Cand. Scient. in molecular biology/biochemistry. From 2000-2006 he was Head of Laboratory for the DVFA. Primary working areas: Food contact materials (worldwide regulations), food safety, quality and laboratory management, ISO certification, and auditing.
10:50 - 11:10
Coffee and networking break
11:10 - 11:45
Cirkulære emballager – Kan genbrug blive fremtidens løsning? (presentation in Danish)

Emilie Lyngholm, Sustainability Analyst, Schoeller Plast

Tænk hvis flere emballager kunne genbruges? Det er måske ikke utænkeligt, at vi vil se flere genbrugelige emballageløsninger i fremtiden, for det kan vise sig at være godt for både klimaet og forretningen.

Denne præsentation fokuserer på, hvordan innovation og bæredygtighed hænger sammen med produktudvikling og nye muligheder indenfor transportemballager i plast. Præsentationen vil tage udgangspunkt i udvalgte cases og belyse, hvordan cirkulære emballageløsninger kan være god forretning og et ansvarligt valg.

Emilie Thorup Lyngholm er Sustainability Analyst hos Schoeller Plast. Hun har baggrund som Cand.Merc. i International Business og er specialiseret i cirkulær økonomi og bæredygtighed med fokus på forretningsperspektivet.
11:45 - 12:20
Delivering a better tomorrow

Bettina Carlsen, Sales Engineer, Smurfit Kappa

The presentation will take you through a brief understanding of paper and corrugated material. We will take a quick look through a supply chain and address the possible points of optimizations. We will go through the sustainability aspects of corrugated packaging material in perspective of the EU rules on managing packaging and packaging waste (Directive 94/62/EC and Amendment 2018/852). What is FSC, CO2 footprint and PAP 20 in concerns of corrugated material?. And what do you need to know about prints on packaging materials.

Bettina Carlsen is a Chemistry Engineer, graduated from IAK DTU 2001, with over 15 years of experience in industrial packaging. Since 2012 she has been at Smurfit Kappa where her dedication to creating real value for her customers is achieved by focusing on the perfect combination of protection and sustainability.
12:20 - 13:20
Lunch and networking
13:20 - 14:30
Network workshop and tour at the Danish Technological Institutes transport and packaging test laboratories

Tour at the Danish Technological Institute by Morten Pedersen, Business Manager, Danish Technological Institute

In the laboratory tests are carried out primarily according to ISTA and ASTM D4169. The tests include drop tests, vibration tests, compression tests and vacuum tests, which are requirements in the EU regulations MDR and IVDR.

  • 13.20-13.55: Tour at Danish Technological Institute
  • 13.55-14.30: Network workshop
14:30 - 14:50
Coffee and networking break
14:50 - 15:25
Aluminium Packaging the perfect match with our circular economy

Jim Hansen, Senior Advisor and Head of Aluminium Danmark

The presentation will take you on a guided tour of how different applications exploit the unique properties of aluminium for packaging, keep food & beverage safe, avoid loss of food resources and finally be fit for recycling. With the future extended producer responsibility scheme certainly closer fulfilling the circular potential. The road trip will cover both the easy closed loop recycling (DRS declared circular packaging 2022), complex recycling from flexible packaging and even more stunning recovery of packaging aluminium from incinerated bottom ash from W-t-energy plants.

Jim Hansen has a MSc, graduated from SDU 1990 with more than 30 years of experience with the aluminium industry. From 1990 to 1995 the association Aluminium & Miljø which then converted into all application sector association Aluminium Danmark within DI.
15:25 - 16:00
Some trends from today’s packaging materials landscape

Lars Germann, Director, Plastics and Packaging Technology, Danish Technological Institute

Some trends of today’s packaging materials landscape: Sustainability is in focus in all new developments across all industrial and commercial sectors. New opportunities are explored both for materials, designs and functionality. Packaging is no exception but changing a highly price sensitive sector– even a small bit – is not fast. We will discuss some of the trends we see, including the transition to paper packing substitution some of the plastics but also the route to flexible packaging with higher promise for recyclability.

Director for Plastic and Packaging Technology at Danish Technological Institute (DTI). Lars hold a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in energy engineering and has since 2011 been director of Plastics and Packaging Technology. He is former vice president for the division Productivity and Logistics and he is Quality Manager for DTI’s quality assurance systems and ISO 17025 and ISO 14001 certifications.
16:00 - 16:10
Closing remark

Carsten Lund, Owner, EpsilonPlus

Packaging: material requirements now and in the future

  • Required on the invoice by some organisations
  • Needed for E-invoices to Danish State Organisations

Registration fee

 DKK 2,400  Members of ATV-SEMAPP and promoting partners listed in the registration form
 DKK 2,975  Non-members
 DKK 975  PhD Students
 DKK 350  BSc and MSc students (Membership is free of charge – register here.)

All prices are excluded of Danish VAT 25 %.

The fee includes talks, breakfast, lunch and coffee break and access to speakers’ presentations.

Early bird discount of DKK 300 when registering before 4 November 2022.

Early-bird discount does not apply to BSc, MSc and PhD students.

Binding registration
Registration is binding, however substitutions are accepted at any time.

There are no Covid restrictions in Denmark as of now (October 2022) except use your common sense (wash or sanitize your hands regularly, keep distance and stay home if you feel sick). Should restrictions be reintroduced up to the seminar we will let you know. If the seminar is cancelled due to Covid the fee paid will be refunded.


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