The marketing director of the Danaflex group of companies, Evgeny Bantukov, told RBC Tatarstan that the company was preparing to launch industrial production of packaging films that could be 100% recycled.
According to him, the company also developed a biodegradable film: based on petroleum products and organic granules. However, in the first case, the film decomposes into small fractions, and the world community has come to the conclusion that the so-called microplastic is unsafe for the environment, said Bantukov. In the second case, a product with a high cost was obtained. Therefore, it was decided to start the production of 100% recyclable films. "For us and for the industry, this is a breakthrough. For a long time it was believed that it was practically impossible," said Bantukov.
Danaflex is the main supplier from among the Tatarstan companies, from which about 70% of the total packaging material is purchased. Individual and group packaging for sweets and a laminate film for packing mayonnaise, sauces and jams are purchased from a Tatarstan manufacturer.
Earlier it was reported that Danaflex (Tatarstan) in February launched the production of IML labels for food and non-food products. Danaflex has created a product that meets the most important requirement of the time - recycling, as the product and packaging are made of mono-raw materials. It is with this that the general trend of the transition of other types of marking (self-adhesive, dry label, direct printing, etc.) to the IML label is associated.
1.6 million tons of waste are generated annually in Tatarstan, of which about 10% is sent for recycling. Moreover, landfills for waste storage are 80% full. In Russia, the figure is about 7%.
Danaflex Group of Companies was founded in 2001. The main activity is the production of flexible packaging materials for various industries. The group positions itself as the largest manufacturer of packaging materials. The structure of the group of companies includes four production facilities: CJSC Danaflex, LLC Danaflex-Nano, LLC Danaflex-Alabuga and DGPack s.r.o (in the Czech Republic). In 2018, the group's revenue amounted to 12.1 billion rubles.