LAF Sponsored the 7th CPLF Forum (the 7th Chemical Packaging & Logistics Forum)
Author:langfu Time:2021-02-02 11:51:01
The 7th CPLF Forum was successfully held in Suzhou, China during 19th-20th Nov. 2020.
LAF Technology, as the expert in non-hazardous chemical packaging and logistics solution, has sponsored the forum, and shared cost-effective packaging & logistics solution with successful case presentation to the audience. More than 500 companies, including prominent chemical producers (e.g. BASF, LUXI Chemical), packaging material manufacturers, and leading chemical logistics companies (e.g. Hoyer, Milkyway), had participated the forum and had widely communicated over challenges and opportunities in chemical packaging and logistics.
Mr. Han Fucheng, the managing director of LAF Technology was invited to share history of flexitank industry development, the overview of flexitank application all over the globe, and successful experience and cases of decreasing overall cost for bulk non-hazardous chemical transport with flexitanks or dry bulk liners.
Through communication and information exchange, it’s found that participants, especially representatives from chemical companies stating that chemical campanies are carrying high disposal cost with rigid packaging materials like used steel drums, used plastic IBCs after the release of Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Wastes (new Revision), on September 1st 2020.
The new version imposes joint and several liability on shipper, carrier and receiver. Cost for cleaning and disposal of used drums, rigid plastic IBCs has created huge expense for chemical companies. A great interest was shown in flexible packaging materials, unlike drums and rigid IBCs, flexible packaging materials like flexitank, container liners could be a good option for chemical companies to ship their non-hazardous chemical products in liquid, powder or granule, without any cleaning cost, and negligible storage and disposal cost after cargo discharge. PP fabric and PE film not in direct contact with chemicals can be removed from used flexitank/ container, and be recycled for plastic resin production; those materials in direct contact with chemicals are very light with small volume chemical residue, could be delivered to licensed hazardous waste disposal agency for legal disposal; that is just in accordance in the concept of circular economy, to economize on resources and reduce environmental pollution.