ACMA's Sustainability committment - Forest

ACMA's sustainability commitment: building a greener future together

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Green packaging formats

In order to support FMCG players in the Plastic to Paper transition, ACMA has designed new pack types based on cardboard.

ACMA will provide packaging lines to bring these new sustainable alternatives to life:

  • Tamper evident carton box: this package is designed with three main characteristics typical of plastic boxes, it is overwrap-free tamper evidence, leakage resistance and, optionally, child-resistance
  • Ecoshell: this box allows the replacement of plastic containers with dispensing functionality, available in multiple shapes with different sizes and cost-effective for the supply chain
  • Flip top, Zip top, Slide pop: these three different boxes feature an easy-to-use front opening or front or side dispensing systems

Ecoshell, Flip top, Zip top, Slide pop and tamper evident carton boxes are also ideal to win the branding challenge since the cardboard surface provides infinite opportunities for impactful design and communication on the shelf.

Green Packaging Formats

Sustainability Lab

The Sustainability Lab is a project launched in 2021. Its target is to verify how new sustainable materials (proposed by both customers and/or material suppliers) perform on existing machines and possibly understand how to modify them (or the material itself) in order to properly fulfil the packaging process.

The final purpose of this laboratory is to allow the customers to use materials with a reduced environmental impact and to ensure the high performance of the installed machines, keeping an excellent wrapping quality -  a real trademark of ACMA. Moreover, Sustainability Lab partners with materials Suppliers to support them in the development of new sustainable materials applicable to packaging machinery.

ACMA has the capability to perform laboratory tests as well as machinability tests on both flowpack and Confectionery twisting packaging machines (double twist, twist on top, twist on side...).

Machine Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Life Cycle Assessment or LCA is a methodology for assessing environmental impacts associated with all the stages of the life cycle of a product. In particular, environmental impacts are assessed from raw material extraction and processing (cradle), through the product's manufacture, distribution and use, to the recycling or final disposal of the materials composing it (grave).

ACMA is the first Company in its industry to carry out an assessment of the entire life cycle (LCA) of its machines to verify their environmental impact from cradle to grave.

More details are coming in 2022.

Machine Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
EcoVadis Silver Medal


EcoVadis is the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, creating a global network of more than 75,000 rated companies.

A silver EcoVadis medal has been awarded to ACMA, following a comprehensive assessment of sustainability based on 4 categories: environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement.

This rating places ACMA in the 80th percentile and shows that ACMA’s score is higher than the average industry score in all the categories considered.

Feel free to get in touch if you want our Ecovadis scorecard to be shared with you.

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