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Analysis and Research on the application of food green packaging (Part 2)

printing of packaging materials

printing of packaging materials is another important subject involved in green packaging. In particular, ink is composed of pigments, binders, solvents and auxiliary materials. If the pigment contains heavy metals such as lead, chromium, pickaxe and mercury that are insoluble in water, such ink cannot be used for the printing of food packaging and children's utensils packaging. Solvents containing acetone, toluene, methanol and some aromatic compounds and highly corrosive solvents shall not be used

Guangdong Province has developed water-soluble liquid photosensitive resin as early as the 1960s. It can be used to manufacture water-based UV varnish and water-based UV ink, which can be cured and dried by UV irradiation. During the drying process, the UV light source can be installed on the printing machine, but it should be covered and sealed to prevent burning eyes. At that time, we studied using black light tubes (i.e. 3 ~ 5 agricultural sterilization lamps) for liquid resin plate as light source, which can reduce the damage of ultraviolet light to human body, with low cost and simple process

how food packaging enterprises realize green packaging

according to IS014000 series standards, food packaging manufacturers must do the following work to realize green packaging

1. establishing an environmental management system

establishing an "environmental management system" (EMS) is the first step for food packaging enterprises to move towards green packaging, just as ISO9000 requires the establishment of a "quality system". Its task is to formulate and implement environmental policies, plan environmental activities, implement environmental management, and conduct supervision and inspection. The core elements of the management system include the company's environmental policy, environmental planning, implementation and operation, inspection and correction, and management review. The management system will ensure the enterprise to achieve the goal of green packaging. The environmental policies, objectives and activity plans formulated by the enterprise shall be compatible with its own attributes, scale, production (activities), products and services' impact on the environment, and shall have commitments to save resources, prevent pollution and comply with relevant laws and regulations

2. pass the environmental certification

according to the requirements of IS014000, the packaging enterprise must and can make the pendulum blade strike on the side away from the notch to pass the "environmental certification" (e a), so as to ensure that the enterprise meets the requirements of is01401 0 ~ 14019 standards. Quality certification focuses on the "self quality" of products that cannot be put into production, while environmental certification focuses on the "environmental quality" of products. For food packaging manufacturers, it is not enough to "save resources, reduce pollution and recycle". Enterprises must establish EMS and pass the certification of national authorities. Some food packaging manufacturers in China have taken the lead in passing the environmental certification

3. the packaging shall have environmental signs

environmental signs (EL) are commonly referred to as "green signs". In the future, three environmental signs introduced by is hello o will be implemented worldwide: type I, IL and Sichuan environmental signs

is014000 specifies that the type I sign is called "ecological sign", which depends on the ecological conditions of each country, so there will be great differences between developed and underdeveloped countries. Type II sign is the "information sign" of the enterprise's "self declaration". The enterprise makes its own environmental policies, environmental data and information public to the society in the form of labels and accepts social supervision. Type III mark is the environmental "quality mark" of the product, which is marked with specific digital indicators and line segments at the same time, which is more intuitive and convenient. Government agencies of various countries will recommend products and packages with environmental labels to users or consumers

4. environmental behavior assessment (EPE)

the results were characterized by "environmental behavior index" (Epis). The evaluation results will help packaging enterprises to save resources, prevent pollution, use new technologies and new management systems, so as to make them reach a new level

5. life cycle assessment shall be carried out for packaged products, It refers to the whole process of product (packaging) "material mining, processing and manufacturing, circulation, utilization, recycling and waste treatment" and "coming from the earth and returning to the earth". It is also translated as "ecological cycle" or "ecosystem". To manufacture any kind of product, we must first "input" materials, energy, manpower, etc., and then "output" the product. The "product" of this industry must have a production line that can cast strip width of 1727.2mm (68 inches) . the slab thickness is 2.3mm~5.1mm (0.09 inch ~0.20 inch), the casting speed is 61m/min~27.4m/min (200ft/min~90ft/min), and the slab temperature is 567 ℃ (1050 DEG; F), including the required products, wastes, excreta, etc. Therefore, IS014000 requires packaging enterprises to carry out the above "whole process" life cycle assessment (LCA) on packaging products, so as to control the "whole process", adopt "zero pollution" or "clean process", and produce "green products" to meet the standard of green packaging

at present, the world generally attaches importance to environmental protection. Therefore, there are many new specific provisions on food packaging materials in the world. Moreover, our main goal of packaging food is to preserve quality and freshness, avoid environmental pollution and have a certain degree of aesthetics. Therefore, the development and application of green packaging will be the theme of food packaging both now and in the future

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