The Next Level of Sustainable Food Packaging: Aluminum

Food, Food Manufacturing & Supply Chain,
  • Monday, October 05, 2020

Consumers today care as much about food packaging as the product inside. They are demanding recyclable, sustainable materials to contain their favourite foods and personal care articles and are even willing to pay a premium for these products.

As food and consumer goods manufacturers are looking to reduce their reliance on plastics and lower their carbon footprint, the world of eco-friendly packaging materials can be overwhelming and confusing. First and foremost, alternative packaging materials must accomplish the necessary tasks of preserving food freshness, extending shelf life and being compatible with manufacturing processes.

Enter aluminum, a material that has been safely used for food packaging applications for over a century. Find out more about this versatile, but stable material and understand what are the properties that make it an ideal and sustainable packaging solution.

Join this live webinar to understand how to take advantage of aluminum for a multitude of food and consumer products packaging options, while maintaining the integrity of your products and ensuring more eco-friendly packaging that meets modern consumer’s demand for sustainability.

Join the experts at Constantia Flexibles as they walk you through a variety of topics such as:

  • The superior recyclability of aluminum packaging
  • The functional properties of aluminum, including suitability for direct food contact, resistance to high temperatures, and excellent barrier function at the thinnest gauges
  • How to use creative shapes and a fully printable exterior to differentiate your brand

Register for this free webinar and discover innovative packaging options that add more value to your brand.


Dr. Thomas Greigeritsch, CFlex

Dr. Thomas Greigeritsch, Vice President Group Sustainability, Constantia Flexibles

As Vice President Group Sustainability, Dr. Thomas Greigeritsch is responsible for the improvement of the sustainability performance of the company on corporate and product level. His tasks concentrate on monitoring the market and defining sustainability indicators for Constantia Flexibles (headquarter is located in Austria). Apart from his activities and efforts on process and product level, he strives to actively participate in setting up new standards along the whole value chain. From the beginning Dr. Greigeritsch is an active member of supply chain spanning initiatives like the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI), the Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging (CEFLEX) and much more. Dr. Greigeritsch has over 20 years of economic and environmental sustainability experience and is chairing the sustainability committee of Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE). He has worked for the forest-based, electronic and food industry and has a Ph.D. degree from University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna.

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Martin Kornfeld, CFlex

Dr. Martin Kornfeld, Vice President R&D Competence Center Aluminum and Foil Laminates, Constantia Flexibles

Martin Kornfeld is responsible for one of Constantia Flexibles’ main R&D centers with a development focus on foil based packaging structures, lacquer and extrusion compound development, and chemical trace analyses. The R&D center also steers the group wide activities to fulfil the comprehensive food contact regulations by defining appropriate group procedures and educating and assisting the involved experts. Kornfeld studied chemical engineering and business administration and joined Constantia Flexibles in 1997. After some years in product management and one year at Jeanne d’Arc in France he continued his career 2004 in R&D. Kornfeld is actively representing Constantia Flexibles in our trade association FPE (Flexible Packaging Europe) serving as Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Committee (former: Technical Committee) since one decade.

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Thomas Schulz, Vice President Brand Management Group, Constantia Flexibles

Thomas Schulz is responsible for brand management in the Constantia Flexibles Group. A key focus of his work are the company’s marketing sustainable activities and innovations. Before joining Constantia Flexibles, Thomas worked for more than 7 years at Procter & Gamble on multiple brands, such as Braun, Ariel or Febreze in various Brand Management roles. He has joined Constantia 3 years ago with rich international experience and recently took over on top responsibilities for the company’s Pharma marketing activities.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Packaging Specialists
  • Product Development and Design Teams
  • Heads of Marketing
  • Marketing Directorsand Junior & Senior Marketing Managers
  • Marketing Specialists
  • Brand Management
  • R&D Specialists
  • Sales/Business Development Officers
  • Procurement Specialists/Buyers
  • Product Managers

The session will provide examples that will be useful for dairy companies in Europe and globally

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Constantia Flexibles

Constantia Flexibles is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of flexible packaging. The group supplies its products to numerous multinational corporations and local market leaders in the food, pet food, and pharmaceutical industries.

In recent years the group has developed from a supplier with a strong European regional focus into a group which is active on a global basis in the world’s most attractive and fastest-growing markets for flexible packaging. Constantia Flexibles stands for premium positioning, leading technology, customer proximity and highly efficient production facilities.

Furthermore, especially the food-division with its 17 production sites guarantee that a market leader from Europe is “just around the corner” in growing markets to support customer needs. It represents 60% of the company’s Group sales and is a global player with a presence in Europe, Russia, USA, Mexico and India.

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