Our sustainability check
At Fernholz, our 220 employees process around 2,000 tonnes of plastic granulate each month to create approximately 2.5 billion units of packaging each year. So it goes without saying that saving resources and energy is of central importance to us.
Our infographic gives you an impression of what we do to make our production more sustainable.
In addition to reducing packaging weight, it is just as important that existing packaging can become part of the recycling process, without ending up in landfill, incineration plants or the environment. At Fernholz, for example, all skeleton waste from thermoforming and edge trim waste from sheet manufacturing is ground down and reused. This is done in strict compliance with quality guidelines.
Over the past few years, we have worked together with our customers to reduce packaging weights and foil thicknesses in order to use fewer resources. We will continue to analyse additional optimisation options with our customers in the future. Energy management is another important aspect of our sustainability strategy. Our main focus is on increasing efficiency and reducing consumption. To achieve these goals, we invest in the latest cooling technology and effective thermal recovery or in the expansion of regenerative processes for power generation.
Our sustainable products
Recycled Polystyrene (r-PS)
In cooperation with our partner TRINSEO, we have succeeded in developing a high-quality polystyrene made from 30 % recycled PS …
“The less plastic, the better.” The Desto®Cup is based on this principle. Desto®Cup technology combines the advantages of plastic and cardboard or paper. A plastic inlay, as thin as possible, is covered up to the sealing edge with cardboard or paper…
Single material cups
Offset printing for reliable entry into the recovered substance cycle: Cups with sleeves are popular, but they always cause problems in the recycling process. Our mono-material cup is printed with one of our printing machines directly after thermoforming…
Mono-solutions in polypropylene
Manufactured from PP, PS or PET to suit the use case, this packaging is printed directly after thermoforming. The peeling behaviour of the top and bottom sheets can be adjusted if necessary.