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Innovation

At ALPLA, we are convinced that competitive packaging solutions with relevant benefits are only possible if we understand the market and its constantly changing requirements. Intensive partnerships with our customers and proactive research enable us to stay relevant with our products.

Our goal is to play an active part in shaping the future of the packaging industry with continuous improvements and new types of solutions. Seasoned experts and young employees work together to develop innovative plastic packaging which can stand up to future challenges such as sustainability, demographic change and digitisation.

As a technology leader, we are always aware that a good innovation must be based on the combination of a practical, market-oriented invention with a sophisticated technological base which is well received by customers and end users.

Our innovations

Reusable PET bottle

ALPLA has developed a one-litre reusable PET bottle together with KHS, the specialist for bottling and packaging systems. The refillable bottle weighs up to ten grams less than the standard bottles that are currently available and can be made of recycled materials, too.

Technology: Injection Stretch Blow Moulding (ISBM), Injection Moulding (IM)

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Tethered Caps

Tethered caps – caps which remain firmly attached to the bottle once it is opened and also during use – will become part of day-to-day life for consumers in the EU in approximately four years.

Technology: Injection Moulding (IM)

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NOW

With NOW, ALPLA is presenting an ideal packaging solution for concentrated cleaning chemicals. Alongside the numerous environmental benefits, it also offers special added value: it is safe, easy and fun for consumers to use.

Technology: Extrusion Blow Moulding (EBM)

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The Simple One

The idea behind The Simple One bag was to reduce the material as much as possible, while still having an attractive and functional packaging solution. With the reduction of material and careful selection of recyclable material, the bag underlines ALPLA’s efforts for a sustainable, environmentally conscious use of resources, thus decreasing the strain on the environment.

Technology: Extrusion Blow Moulding (EBM)

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PABOCO

In April 2019, ALPLA and BillerudKorsnäs, the leading Swedish provider of paper packaging materials and solutions, announced that they were starting a joint venture for the development of a paper bottle. This joint venture is now an established company by the name of Paboco (Paper Bottle Company).

Technology: Pulp moulding

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Aerosol

This PET packaging solution for aerosols combines benefits for consumers and for the environment. It is suitable for a variety of applications, from deodorants to sunscreens and even room fragrances.

Technology: Injection Stretch Blow Mouldin (ISBM)

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coffee capsule

COFFEE CAPSULES (COMPOSTABLE AT HOME)

In cooperation with Golden Compound, ALPLA is bringing a world first onto the market: a biodegradable coffee capsule that consumers can dispose of in their home compost. Made from organically based material with sunflower seed shells, the capsule and filter fleece are completely biodegradable in the garden compost within a maximum of six months, and are free from aluminium and genetically modified organisms.

Technology: Injection Moulding (IM) 

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