Online-Rechner für nachhaltige Verpackung

sustainable packaging
online calculator

SPOC is a tool to quantify the CO2 footprint and
energy use for packaging.
What can SPOC do ?Who is SPOC for?
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SPOC - Verpackungsrechner

What does SPOC stand for?

SPOC is the abbreviation for "Sustainable Packaging Online Calculator" and is a tool to quantify the CO2 footprint and energy expenditure for packaging.

It is simple and easy to use and delivers a meaningful and reproducible result in just a few minutes. SPOC thus helps to systematically develop the most sustainable packaging design.

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What can SPOC do?

SPOC quantifies the differences between different packaging solutions in terms of CO2 emissions and energy consumption. It is specially designed for food and non-food packaging. The calculations take into account a wide variety of material types, processing processes, transport routes and all common end-of-life variants. This allows packaging to be designed in a more sustainable way.

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Who is SPOC for?

SPOC is a neutral, industry- and company-independent tool that provides clear numerical values to all decision-makers developing new packaging solutions. Numerical values that enable packaging engineers, packaging material manufacturers, marketing and sales staff to discuss the sustainability of the developed packaging and optimise it if necessary.

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How representative is SPOC?

When calculating the CO2 footprint, SPOC takes into account the recommendations of the ILCD manual as well as the requirements of ISO 14044 and ISO 14067. The calculations are simplified by using standard values for material, process, disposal and transport data. Regular updates ensure that material data and emission factors are up-to-date.

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Training with SPOC?

SPOC is easy to use, so the CO2 emissions of packaging are quickly preserved. In order to properly assess the results, it is helpful to understand what is behind the calculations. Therefore, it is recommended to attend a training course. For this purpose, online seminars on the topic of "Quantifying sustainable packaging" are regularly offered.

Sustainable
food packaging

Sustainable
food
packaging

The online packaging calculator SPOC is specially designed for the calculation of food packaging and clearly shows the environmental benefits achieved through recyclability and the use of bio-based materials. For non-food packaging, SPOC can be used to determine the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions when using recycled materials.

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The Developers

The online packaging calculator SPOC was developed at the Packaging Chair of the Munich University of Applied Sciences under the direction of Prof. Dr. Dirk Burth and Prof. Dr. Sven Sängerlaub with the aim of supporting a systematic approach to the development of sustainable packaging.

Prof. Dr. Dirk Burth
Prof. Dr. Dirk BurthProfessor of Packaging Technology
Prof. Dr. Dirk Burth has been studying packaging technology at the Munich University of Applied Sciences since 2002. He has been researching and teaching in the field of packaging sustainability for many years. His other areas of interest are film composites, paper coatings, plastics processing, adhesives, UV and ESH curing.
Prof. Dr. Sven Sängerlaub
Prof. Dr. Sven SängerlaubProfessor of Packaging Technology
Prof. Dr. Sven Sängerlaub started his scientific career at the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Freising. Since 2019 he has been teaching and researching at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. His expertise covers the areas of sustainable, active and intelligent packaging, biopolymers, barrier of polymers and plastics processing.

Companies that already work with SPOC

SPOC is a tool for all those who work along the process chain "packaging",
to systematically develop the packaging sustainably.

Huhtamaki (Ronsberg)

Huhtamaki Ronsberg, together with its sites in Tortona (Italy) and Prague (Czech Republic), forms the Flexible Packaging Europe division and is one of Europe's largest manufacturers of flexible packaging. Whether for the food, beverage or pet food industry, the sensitive pharmaceutical sector or the non-food sector: Huhtamaki develops sustainable packaging solutions.

Munich University of Applied Sciences

The packaging industry is in a state of upheaval. It doesn't work without packaging. It protects, secures content and guarantees quality. By 2030, as many packaging as possible should be environmentally friendly, recyclable and therefore sustainable. Therefore, the Department of Packaging Technology at the Munich University of Applied Sciences deals with the development of sustainable packaging.

What is SPOC?

SPOC is a tool for everyone,
who are responsible for packaging design such as packaging engineers, packing fabric manufacturers, marketing and sales staff.

The CO2 emissions determined with SPOC are only for internal use or for exchange between partners in the process chain who are familiar with SPOC.

The goal of SPOC?

The primary goal of SPOC is that users can independently and independently quickly determine the CO2 footprint and energy expenditure for the production of planned or already used packaging.