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Nestle Inaugurates Packaging Research Institute, First-of-Its-Kind in the Food Industry
Sep 12, 2019 (3BL Media via COMTEX) --

Speaking at the inauguration, Mark Schneider, Nestle

The Nestle Institute of Packaging Sciences focuses on a number of science and technology areas, such as refillable or reusable packaging, simplified packaging materials, recycled packaging materials, high-performance barrier papers as well as bio-based, compostable and biodegradable materials.

Stefan Palzer, Nestle

Commenting on the inauguration, Sander Defruyt, New Plastics Economy Lead at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, said: "Nestle was one of the first companies to sign the

Nestle is already making progress towards its

The Institute is part of the company's fundamental research entity Nestle Research in Switzerland, reaffirming Nestle's commitment to further strengthen the unique Swiss innovation ecosystem. Speaking at the official opening, Philippe Leuba, State Councilor of the Swiss Canton of Vaud, said: "This new institute will strengthen our Canton as a center of excellence when it comes to the food value chain and allow the development of innovative packaging solutions that respect the environment and sustainable development. Waste management, a global challenge, will now benefit from an innovation ecosystem in the Canton of Vaud made up of universities as well as research centers from major private sector players such as Nestle."

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