31 October 2022

Good Success for Our Hybrid 2022 Innovation Workshop: "Packaging Anatomy and Its Recyclability"

Dynpack Asia Innovation Workshop

Dynapack Asia Innovation Workshop was held on Wednesday, 28 September 2022 under a hybrid format with 50 participants attending physically, and more than 60 online. The participants came from our key suppliers, customers and representatives of our subsidiaries. This was our first hybrid event (conducted  both physically and online) following 2 years of the pandemic, and we are happy of the interactions and discussions it generated.  


We covered this year the theme of "Packaging Anatomy and Its Recyclability". 4 external partners (Exxon Mobil, Avient, Henkel, Sabic) were invited as speakers and presented their Sustainability strategies, highlighting product recyclability and how they are making progress in tackling climate change and environmental issues. The speakers also covered product innovation, managing the reduction of problematic materials, and product design modification to make products 100% recyclable: 

  • Mr. Yeo Weijian from Exxon Mobil talked about recycle-friendly resin,  

  • Ms. Lee from Avient covered suitable additives & colorants for packaging products,  

  • Mr. Halim from Henkel touched on the  impact of adhesive to recyclability,  

  • Mr. Ng from Sabic discussed packaging legislation. 

This workshop also emphasized the fact that recycling plastic-packaging products is still expensive, meaning recycling plastic costs more than manufacturing virgin plastic. The recycling industry is complex and multifaceted, with a range of variables that dictate the cost-effectiveness of recycling materials.  

The high price of recycled resins (or Post-Consumer Resins, “PCR”) is driven by the widening supply-demand gap in the market:  

  • On the demand side, in response to consumer and investor concerns over the plastic pollution crisis, most major brands using plastic in their supply chain have started to measure their plastic footprint and take mitigating actions. These actions include lightweight packaging redesign, reducing virgin plastic use, increasing reusability, and setting targets for recycled plastic content. As brands strive to meet their targets, they are collectively expanding demand and increasingly competing with each other for available PCR, with the availability of food-grade pellets being a particular pain point.  

  • On the supply side, the collection is key to generating feedstock for PCR production – and this is where the supply bottleneck lies. Collecting post-consumer plastic products is labour-intensive relying on networks of waste pickers, aggregators, and collections centers to retrieve waste from land, waterways, and dumpsites. The used bottles/products must then be aggregated, sorted, and transported. This process requires many intervenants and people compared to the manufacturing of virgin plastic.  

All these steps make the supply of PCR a challenge, combined with higher costs vs virgin resins.  Nonetheless, those challenges should not stop our efforts as a converter to shift away from virgin materials as part of our Plastic Circularity efforts. The growing demand for PCR products should help to develop better collection, as well as social benefits for all the people involved today in this informal economy. With a bigger scale and together with the right legislation on virgin plastic packaging, this can hopefully drive recycling plastic to be more cost-effective in the future. 


From left to right: Andrew Ng from Sabic, Erwin Halim from Henkel, Deva Dharmapuspa from Dynapack Asia, Yeo Weijian from ExxonMobil, and Asina Lee from Avient. 

Product Recyclability has been in Dynapack Asia's Sustainability Strategy as we adapt and promote circularity. We have been a member of the New Plastic Economy (NPE)-a global initiative by Ellen Mc Arthur Foundation (EMF)since October 2018, and proactively monitor our product recyclability  

In Dynapack Asia, recyclability focused on producing a lightweight packaging product by limiting problematic materials such as reducing colorant that contains heavy metal and using the adhesive designed for recycling. we also designing the cap could easily separate with the bottle, and replacing the plastic label with paper. The point is to redesign and replace the old component with materials that can improve the recyclability. 

“Product colorant is one of the most challenging materials in recycling. Therefore, Dynapack Asia as a packaging manufacturer frequently engages our customers to educate them on the importance of designing packaging products with neutral colour tones", said Emmeline Hambali, Dynapack Asia's Group Managing Director-Shared Service emphasizing our recyclability effort. 

To know more about our efforts, please see here


Emmeline Hambali also spoke about the joint-venture project on PET Recycling (“rPET”) with Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP), PT Amandina Bumi Nusantara (Amandina), which has been commissioned in the 2nd quarter of 2022. We also have Mahija Parahita Nusantara Foundation (Mahija), whose activities help support the rPET Project. Mahija supports  Amandina's supply chain, ensuring its collection centers, scavengers and surrounding community operates with strong business ethics and follows the principles of human rights. 

Thank you to all participants who has attended the workshop: PT Yasulor Indonesia, Paragon Technology and Innovation, Dexa Medica, PT Reckitt Beckinser Indonesia, PT Kalbe Farma, PT Unza Vitalis, Laris Chandra, Akzo Nobel, Combiphar, Unilever, PT Indolakto, Kraft Heinz ABC, KAO Indonesia, Kino, PT Simba Indosnack Makmur, Beiersdof Indonesia, Kim Pack, Coca Cola Company, Baria, Mitsui Indonesia 


If you are interested in collaborating on our PCR project, please contact the following persons: 

Edwin Frederick Lianto 

Commercial Manager 

PT. Amandina Bumi Nusantara 

Email: edwin.lianto@amandina.co.id 

Office address:   
Jl. R.A. Kartini No.Kav. 8, Cilandak Baru, Kec. Cilandak,  

Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12430     

Plant address:  
Jl. Anggrek VI, Nagasari, Kec. Serang Baru, Kabupaten Bekasi, Jawa Barat 17330 


Rachel Nathasia 

Public Affairs, Communication and Sustainability Manager 

For PT. Amandina Bumi Nusantara and Mahija Parahita Nusantara Foundation 

Email: rachel.nathasia@amandina.co.id 

Office address: :  
South Quarter Tower C Floor 21 Jl. R.A. Kartini No.Kav. 8, Cilandak Baru, Kec. Cilandak,  

Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12430     

Plant address: 
Jl. Anggrek VI, Nagasari, Kec. Serang Baru, Kabupaten Bekasi, Jawa Barat 17330