Bad Homburg/Amsterdam, 4. Dezember 2019, the members of the European FIBC (Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers*) Association – EFIBCA – confirmed the Council and has been strengthened by the addition of two new members.

At the EFIBCA Annual General Meeting in Amsterdam in mid-October, the previous President Roelof Veld (Boxon GmbH) was unanimously confirmed for two more years in his post. In addition to the two Vice-Presidents, Seref Orhun (Chempack) and Christian Leeb (Starlinger & Co. Gesellschaft m.b.H.) as well as the other Council members, who were also re-elected, the board will be strengthened by two additional members. Marcel Schouten (LC Packaging International) and Lou Blockx (Louis Blockx nv) are with immediate effect Council Members to support the previous members in their work and to set new impulses.

EFIBCA Open Meeting: FIBC Workshop und Circular Economy

On the second day, the traditionally following European Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Association Open Meeting also convinced the numerous non-members with practical presentations from the FIBC world. The new training workshop of the 1st FIBC Academy was presented, which will be offered monthly by EFIBCA together with FIBC expert Dr. Amir Samadijavan from November 2019. In three different modules, the participants learn all about the manufacturing processes of FIBC and also receive instructions on how to select the right FIBC for their respective applications.

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Furthermore, the presentation to the circular economy was of wide interest. Christoph Noppinger and Horvath Martin from Starlinger impressively demonstrated in their presentation that it is already possible to recycle used FIBCs and produce new FIBCs from them. The most important prerequisite for this is the design for recycling of FIBCs, so next year EFIBCA will spend more time on this issue and develop a recommendation about it.

The next EFIBCA meeting will be the Dinner Reception dated May 6, 2020 (evening before start of the fair Interpack) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Düsseldorf.


Founded in 1983, the European Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Association represents the interests of FIBC manufacturers, distributors and material suppliers towards authorities, regulatory bodies, the public and other institutions connected with the FIBC business. EFIBCA offers members a platform for exchange and cooperation on quality, safety and regulatory issues and provides guidance for the FIBC user.