''If we as a company are committed to sustainability, we naturally want to live up to that. On the one hand, by using fair raw materials, as with our Fairtrade chocolate. And on the other hand with environmentally friendly packaging that meets current standards. In this way, we show that we are moving with the times and adapting our products and processes when necessary.'' - Gerhard Schaller, Managing Director of Heidi Chocolat AG
Product recognition and product safety
For 70 years, the famous ‘Schwedenbomben’ have been packed in the typical blister pack of 6. An enormous recognition value that will remain after the material changeover. The first development step for this already took place around seven years ago. At that time, the switch was made from polystyrene (PS) to PET. However, since the focus of both companies is on continuous further development, the next material optimization was not too long in coming.
One of the challenges during the current new development was the direct contact of the new r-PET film with the chocolate. No problem for the experts at Greiner Packaging: Within just one year, the changeover from PET made of virgin material to PET made of recycled material was completed. Extensive research and numerous product tests resulted in the production of a food-safe packaging that complies with sustainability values and legal conditions. Intensive cooperation was also an important element. A partnership that has proven its worth: