How does SPOC work?


How does SPOC work?

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.

In the following, various points about the calculation method of SPOC are presented. These include the following focal points:

  • Functional unit
  • System Boundaries
  • Environmental Impact Categories
  • Allocations
  • Data and data quality
  • Life cycle assessment: calculation of emissions
  • Reporting (in progress)

Which calculation methods are SPOC based?

Functional unit

In SPOC, the functional unit is a packaging for a specific product that performs various predetermined tasks (mechanics, barrier, optics, processability, logistics, convenience, etc.).

The packaging solutions suitable for this are determined and managed by the SPOC user himself. The packaging solutions to be compared should meet the requirements that have to be met.

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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.