Recycled plastic solutions can “bring resilience back to a chemical economy”, says Schoeller Allibert UK

Schoeller Allibert, a leading UK manufacturer and supplier of returnable and recyclable plastic packaging solutions for the chemical supply chain, has shared its perspective on how recycled plastic packaging technologies will be crucial for restoring resilience in the sector.

To accomplish this, the business believes that intralogistics, including handling and transit packaging, must step up to the mark and provide maximum lifetime value.

Schoeller Allibert, which specialises in supply chain solutions for chemical manufacturers, distributors and their third-party logistics partners, believes that boosting equipment lifespan is key to bringing more stability through the supply chain.

Nick James, Sales Director at Schoeller Allibert UK, explains: “A lot of modern industry – particularly in manufacturing and raw material processing – has felt stop-start over the previous couple of years. We’re all under pressure to deliver volume, quality and margin without compromising sustainability, so it can easily feel like spinning plates.

“What we hear time and again from the chemical industry is that although brands are once again accelerating sales, the pre-covid business consistency hasn’t fully returned. As a result, every possible opportunity for efficiency gains and waste reduction, must be taken.

It’s here that durable intralogistics packaging shines and an ever-increasing number of chemical firms are seeing the benefits in the same way that food processors and retailers have.

“It’s about extending equipment lifespans and extracting the maximum possible value from every component, no matter how ‘small’ it may appear in the grand scheme of things. The last thing brands need at this stage is a linear and potentially wasteful intralogistics stream. Our approach puts durability at the forefront to extend service life and help brands of every size pull greater lifetime value from their supply chain operations.”

The business cites its ChemiFlow® Intermediate Bulk Container as an example of where handling, storage and logistics can play into sustainability, process strategy and operational value for the chemical sector. Built with safety, security and traceability at the forefront, the UN-approved 100% plastic containers integrate seamlessly with digital tracking and automation tools. The solution features a number of innovations that enhance operator safety, reduce waste from spillages and make logistical transparency simple and effective.

Nick concluded: “We’re all looking to stabilise in a more volatile stop-start economy, but what’s not always apparent at first glance is that handling, storage and physical movement has an enormous role to play.

“Recycled and recyclable equipment such as containers, dollies and IBCs that are designed for a much longer usable service life are naturally adding more value to the process – and keeping overheads in check. This ethos has been at the heart of our product range since Schoeller Allibert’s inception, and it continues to be one of the reasons we have made our name as a leader.”

To find out more about the latest innovations in RTP from Schoeller Allibert, please visit www.schoellerallibert.com/uk

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