Many major beverage and food manufacturers are committed to using recycled PET to reduce their carbon footprint. SMI can help these businesses achieve their goals in terms of sustainability by providing them with support in the design of 100 % recyclable containers and with solutions for manufacturing them with the utmost quality, also thanks to accurate checks made on preforms and bottles.
SMI relies on an advanced 3D CAD Department for the design and graphic processing of the bottles. After an accurate analysis of the customer’s requests, the container idea is developed and turns into a detailed project. Up to now, SMI engineers have designed about 1,700 containers, featuring from the most simple to the most sophisticated shape.
Preform checks and container tests
In order to manufacture high-quality sustainable containers, customers' preforms are accurately tested before entering the stretch-blowing unit. In particular, the preforms size is checked by a video-camera, while a software measures the preform walls thickness by means of infrared rays and checks the polymer homogeneity by means of polarized light equipment. Furthermore, all the containers produced by SMI blow moulders are tested to check their mechanical and thermal features and in particular: top load, drop impact resistance, resistance to deformations, thermal stability, homogeneous distribution of the resin, burst pressure and stress cracking.
Using 100 % recyclable bottles means giving them a second life, thus saving on energy and material. SMI complies with these sustainable standards, thanks to continuous investments in solutions capable of producing, filling and capping rPET bottles. Such integrated systems allow companies, that are involved in the environmental protection, to manufacture 100 % recyclable containers that, in addition to be sustainable, are lightweight, shatter-proof, safe, with a high hygiene level and thus suitable for the storage of any food and beverage. One of the latest projects carried out by SMI and based on the production of rPET containers is represented by the installation of ECOBLOC® ERGON integrated system for 8 L bottles at Volvic, a company part of the Danone Group.
The European Regulation 679/2016 (GDPR) on the protection of personal data has been fully applicable since May 25th, 2018. This is an important goal, because it lays down rules relating to the processing of personal data for all Countries within the Union. Every company of the SMI Group planned a series of activities, assets or operational modes to comply with the regulation and put into practice the protection of personal data. Here is a list of actions taken to comply with the European Regulation and our policy on personal data processing.
Lawfulness of processing All activities relating to personal data processing shall be lawful (consent, contract obligations, vital interests of the data subject or of third parties, compliance with legal obligations to which the controller is subject, public interest or exercise of official authority, legitimate interest pursued by the controller or by third parties).
Information document The information statement has been improved and updated to the new regulations (art. 13 and 14 GDPR).
Rights of the data subjects (right of access, right to erasure-right to be forgotten, right to restriction of processing, right to object, right to data portability) Technical and organization measures have been adopted to ensure the data subject's exercise of his rights and to meet the data subject requirements.
Controllers, processors Based on the new principle of “accountability”, SMI Group organization was re-defined, in order to proactively ensure integral compliance with the Regulation. Redefinition of the role of data processors and service suppliers whose activity implies personal data processing.
Risk of data processing; accountability measures taken by controllers and processors (Impact assessment, record of processing activities, security of processing, data breach) The “Conformity document”, including records of data processing activity, plans, adopts and demonstrates all technical and organizational measures taken to adequately perform the data processing activities and specifies the necessary procedures to be adopted to notify data breach.
Transfer of personal data to international organizations Smi Group adheres to the general principles and guarantees concerning the transfer of personal data to third Countries.
The Controller is: SMI S.p.A. Head office: Via Carlo Ceresa, 10 - 24015 San Giovanni Bianco (BG) - ITALIA VAT nr: IT03942700166 - R.E.A. 421708 For further information, write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
According to the European Regulation 679/2016, the data subject is entitled to exercise the rights set forth in the Regulation. The integral version of art. 15; 16; 17; 18; 20; 21; 77 of the European Regulation is attached to this document.
SMI S.p.A. IVA SMI INDUSTRIES Group Headquarters: Via Carlo Ceresa, 10 - 24015 San Giovanni Bianco (BG) - ITALIA Registered office: Via Monte Grappa, 7 - 24121 Bergamo (BG) - ITALIA VAT: 04471940165 - TAX code: 03942700166 - R.E.A.: 421708 Share capital: Euro 5.000.000 i.v.