Green packages formats composition

Green packages formats

Sustainability Lab

The world of packaging is moving towards reducing plastic-based or multilayer materials. ACMA is making extensive efforts to support this cause with the Sustainability Lab, a project that is attracting the attention of some of the most important companies in the world of Consumer Goods Market and packaging materials producers.


The Laboratory aims to verify the behaviour and machinability of new green materials for different technologies, such as wrapping and flowpacking. The process simulates the industrial conditions of a running machine without the necessity to stop customers' production, finding the best set of parameters to handle the material tested and guaranteeing excellent packaging quality - a real trademark for ACMA. If necessary, ACMA’s product engineers can design new machine upgrade kits, supporting customers in extending the life of the existing packaging equipment.

Ecoshell

Developed by the ACMA team with the Coesia Engineering Center (CEC) for applications for Confectionery products, Ecoshell is a patented, plastic-free pack also perfectly adaptable to other sectors, such as OTC and Cosmetic products - for supplements or tablets with active ingredients.
Ecoshell has many advantages over competing solutions. It is :

  • Sustainable, since  it is made of 100% recyclable material and transported as a flat blank carton, which allows space and cost savings, with a lower carbon footprint
  • Highly recognizable on the shelf, with an eye-catching and unique design
  • Customizable and flexible, as the shape and size of the package can be designed according to the customer's needs, thanks to the flexibility of ACMA’s forming & filling technology
  • Convenient to use, thanks to its unit-dose system that can permit to ration different types of products, enabling a more hygienic use as well

Ecoshell is the most innovative sustainable carton packaging product by ACMA, selected as one of the finalists at the 2021 Sustainability Awards

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Tamper evident carton box

This eco-friendly solution, developed for Confectionery and Home care products, is designed to replace those plastic containers with “tamper-proof” characteristics. It is developed with a unique application that can replicate the tampering characteristic of its plastic alternatives.

This carton box can be a valuable option for premium-looking packs, ensuring an exceptional impact on the shelf and the safety of the products. From a sustainability perspective, the pack is fully recyclable in the paper stream as it is made of paperboard and does not require any plastic overwrap.

The box replicates the key advantages  of plastic containers, which are:

  • Leak resistance
  • Opening resistance
  • Child resistance (optionally)

Flip top, Zip top and Slide pop

Flip top, Zip top and Slide pop are sustainable packages that feature front opening systems or side dispensing of the product, with high portability and ease of use.


Flip top is the most streamlined box-filling solution in ACMA’s product line. It features a user-friendly front opening. If requested, it can be also overwrapped as well as inserted in paper tray. Due to its simplicity and traditional form, Flip top is ideal for products that require portability rather than design novelty.


Zip top is the most versatile solution in ACMA's box-filling product line. It features a frontal or lateral dosage system. As an optional, it comes with an overwrap for protection as well as paper tray. Because of its distinctive dosage system, Zip top is ideal for products that favor ease of use, enabling a more hygienic use as well.


Slide pop is the most unique solution thanks to its original sliding opening. It features a frontal dosage system. As an optional, it comes with overwrap for protection as well as paper tray. Like  Zip Top, it is ideal for products that favor ease of use, enabling a more hygienic use as well, adding a touch of distinctiveness.

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