SGH Healthcaring launches sustainable primary packaging


Aimed at the food supplements market, the packaging is made from recycled and/or bio-sourced packaging

SGH Healthcaring is launching a range of primary packaging called Greenov. The company is marking Earth Day by reaffirming its commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its activities and products, which it made over 10 years ago when it signed the United Nations Global Compact.

As part of its CSR strategy, the SGH Healthcaring Group has set itself the target of contributing to replacing raw materials derived from fossil fuels with recycled and/or bio-sourced materials, wherever the regulations governing the company's activities allow it. Its teams regularly test materials in response to environmental issues.

The Greenov range is based on three product families designed to provide solutions to these problems.

The range’s 100% recycled rPET is made entirely from plastic bottles. Food-grade, recyclable rPET reportedly has the same technical characteristics as virgin PET. It is used to produce bottles designed for liquids and pill dispensers for solid forms. The range comprises 16 bottles ranging in volume from 60 ml to 1 L and five pill dispensers ranging from 50 to 250 ml.

Bio-sourced PE is a plant-based plastic derived from sugar-cane residue and used to produce a range of 13 pill dispensers designed for solid forms ranging in volume from 30 to 250 ml.

Mass Balance PE comes from recycled materials and biomass, combining recycled and bio-sourced raw materials with others derived from fossil fuels. It’s also used to produce a range of 13 pill dispensers designed for solid forms ranging in volume from 30 to 250 ml.

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"As a manufacturer of medical devices and primary and secondary packaging made from polymers, we are well aware that every decision we make may have a more or less significant impact on the environment. For many years, our production facilities have been optimised to avoid product losses, consume as little energy as possible and recycle rejects. Today, we are embarking on a new stage, by sourcing recycled or bio-sourced materials. Consumers, and therefore our customers, are expressing a clear desire for reducing the use of plastic. While we cannot eradicate it completely, since it remains an essential product for certain applications, in particular health, with qualities that are difficult to compete with - it is light, affordable, transformable, robust and recyclable - we can improve it," said Jérôme Empereur, CEO of SGH Healthcaring.