Machines will be able to communicate with each other
as well as with the digital systems of the entire operation,
automatically taking on tasks such as diagnosing problems,
ordering and delivering parts, and looking for an engineer
who is most suitable for the service needed. The technology
builds on previous measures to bring the benefits of
digitalisation to the food and beverage industry, such as the
launch of Tetra Pak Plant Secure and condition monitoring.
Supported by these smart solutions, the workforce in
the ‘factory of the future’ will be able to focus on managing
the plant, making quick, informed decisions and continuously
increasing the speed of production, reducing errors
and minimising product waste.
Tetra Pak has been working on the digitalisation of food
manufacturing with partners including Microsoft, ABB, SAP
and the automated logistics solutions provider Elettric80.
Combining these cutting-edge technologies with the company's
food expertise, Tetra Pak's ultimate goal is to lead
the digital transformation of food manufacturing and offer
greater support to its customers in the digital era.
eFOOD-Lab International: What will Tetra Pak do to avoid
polluting the environment?
Ola Elmqvist: Tetra Pak is a processing and packaging supplier,
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• Documentation of measurement data
• Efficient quality management
• Reducing cost and effort
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• Detection of locations and users via NFC reader
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board, as well as barriers made from thin layers of plastic and
aluminium. The average beverage carton comprises of around
75% paperboard, 20% plastic and 5% aluminium foil.
While Tetra Pak packaging is mainly made of responsibly
sourced paperboard, we still see it as our responsibility to
address the plastics issue because polymers
are used in our
packaging for protective layers, caps and closures and straws.
As a company with a long history of developing products
that meet high food safety and food protection criteria,
while continuously minimising and reducing their environmental
impact, we are committed to addressing the issue
of plastic waste, but we need to ensure new solutions make
sense for consumers, for business and for the environment.
We are progressing well with product development, and
have already begun field testing our paper straw in Europe.
Tetra Pak supports the objectives of the EU Single Use
Plastics Directive to reduce the impact of plastic products on
the environment. We also recently signed up to the EMF New
Plastic Economy and set an ambition for the use of recycled
content polymers across our European operations. Specifically,
we have pledged to incorporate a minimum of 2%
plastics content (in Europe) on average across our
beverage cartons by 2025.
However, as we all know, sustainability is about much
more than packaging – it must extend to operations