Evertis is constantly on the search for innovation with materials and industrial technology in order to deliver ground-breaking packaging solutions that focus on a circular economy. We believe that through dialogue with our customers, we can develop solutions motivated by their requirements as well as market trends.
Evertis envisions a world where, thanks to innovation and partnerships, we contribute to the regeneration of our planet and the progress of our people.
Our innovation goals are:
With more than 60 years experience in the polymers industry, Evertis is in a position to lead our sector towards circularity through innovation in products and processes. Alliances with our clients to find ways where we can deliver high-end products with the minimum social and environmental impact, and even have a positive impact, is one of our main goals. Through our expertise, the collaboration between our production sites in Brazil, Mexico, and Portugal, as well as through the engagement in industry and international associations, we are able to respond to the needs of our clients and to the demands of end users.
Investments in advanced machines allied with rigorous quality control mechanisms ensure our products have excellent physical and mechanical properties. We constantly search for new technology, enabling us to take an active role in the development of extrusion lines for processing PET. Anticipating and commercialising technology is of great importance to ensure innovative, cost effective quality products.
The technological focus is found in all sectors of Evertis, from our suppliers to our logistic providers, offering our customers solutions with added value.
Coextrusion allows us to combine various materials with an extensive range of properties into new formulations. At our in-house laboratories we use state-of-the-art technology to test samples of new formulations and guarantee they meet customers’ needs and assure film properties are up to specification.
Innovation is one of the central axes of our sustainability strategy. We want our new launches, and our customers' new products, to contribute to having a regenerative impact on the industry and the environment.
In 2021, Evertis created the Innovation Task Force. This team is made up of different people from our group, belonging to different departments, who, due to their experience and insights, are extremely valuable in deciding which lines of innovation we should focus on.
The Innovation Task Force has its origin in the innovation seminars that took place throughout 2021, and which were attended by change agents from the entire group. These meetings consisted of workshops and presentations on what it means to be a regenerative company and the principles of regeneration.
Activity of the Innovation Task Force in 2022
Evertis delivers tailor-made solutions for packaging that succeeds beyond its basic functionality and responds to evolution. We believe in an obligation to foster sustainability practices that add value to our products and protect our environment, focusing on a circular economy.
The Evertis ECOSEAL™ line of products features recyclable APET films with enhanced sealing capabilities. The perfect solution for a fully recyclable APET mono-material packaging tray. Suitable for Form-Fill-Seal and thermoforming processes in applications such as cheese, processed meat and fresh meat, fish, pizza, and others. Presentation in rolls on a wide range of thicknesses and widths.
Evertis IR Black products are tailor-made monolayer or multilayer films that are formulated with an IR Black masterbatch, a more sustainable alternative to standard carbon black pigments that are non-detectable in sorting technology at recycling facilities. Evertis films with NIR black improve the recyclability of materials and packaging and therefore achieve a solution for a circular economy.
Evertis Ibérica, our industrial site in Portugal, obtained the ECOSENSE Certificate on July 2019, adding value to our products and contributing to an increasingly transparent European plastic industry. The ECOSENSE Certificate is granted by the ECOSENSE FOUNDATION.
Evertis buys and incorporates post-industrial and post-consumer multilayer PET and reintroduce recycled PET from delamination processes as secondary raw material in our production processes of manufacture of film.
As part of Packaging Europe's Live Week 2020, our Head of Marketing & Sustainability spoke with leaders in the field of packaging sustainability in a live discussion where Evertis shared how we are addressing the biggest environmental challenges faced by the industry.
All of our products are subject to strict and exhaustive quality tests at our in-house laboratories. Our industrial units count on regular maintenance and modernization to assure consistent, high quality of our products.
At Evertis we are cautious when selecting raw materials to guarantee the highest quality of our products. The global partnerships we have created with major raw materials and machine producers, allow our experts to maintain close contact with our raw material suppliers.
Evertis films comply with several regulatory codes and have been accredited with the following quality certificates:
Evertis is currently in the process of obtaining the Environmental Management System certification according to the ISO 14001:2015 standard, in the scope of the production of mono and multilayer plastic films (PET, PET/PE and PET/Barrier Film) by PET extrusion and water-based lamination for food packaging applications and products in general.
Additionally Evertis is in the process of acquiring the same certificate in the scope of the production of PET flake for the transforming industry, through the valorisation of waste.