Research: Supporting tool for design engineers to evaluate plastic FMCG packaging

11 September 2014

With increasing competition in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry, there is high motivation among engineers to create innovative packaging designs to differentiate products. Plastics are an essential part of most FMCG packaging. As FMCG packages are characterized by short life spans and high turnover rates, FMCG packaging is contributing to a large amount of plastic pollution.
Researchers at the National University of Singapore have developed a supporting tool for design engineers to evaluate the design with the balance of environmental impact, material cost and value creation of the FMCG packaging. An article about the research is published in Procedia CIRP.
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