3 questions to SET Industries

Interview with Franck SEVILLA, managing director and sales manager

Which is the major subject you are currently focusing on?

As the first French manufacturer to offer the "standard tray" concept, we have increased the number of tools in this standard range of thermoformed trays to reach 650 references today. The advantage of this concept is to avoid tooling costs for our customers. This allows them to choose from a wide range of available tools guaranteeing the best manufacturing lead times.

What is your strategy to answer the increasing demand from both the industries and the consumers, in terms of sustainable development / eco-design ?

Nestling between the mountains and Lake Annecy, SET industries is a "naturally" eco-responsible SME committed to a "green approach" by carrying out environmental action responsible for the footprint it leaves at each stage of the production of a thermoformed item, including its transport (carbon footprint, energy footprint, etc.).

From the earliest conception and design of the product, we have always sought to solve the equations: "number of cells per tray size" and "strength and rigidity of the tray per thickness", in order to rationalise the use of raw materials as much as possible.

We have also in recent months been developing thermoformed trays with bio-sourced plastic, made from 70% sugar cane.

Why did you choose to take part in ALL4PACK 2020 ? / Which kind of decision makers do you meet there ?

In full control of our company’s destiny, we have followed demand by extending our "thermoforming" activity to different industrial sectors such as automotive or aeronautics, then by offering our know-how to firms working in luxury goods, medical, food, electronics, etc. We wish to propose our know-how to these market players, but also to all the applications for which thermoforming has the answer.

Moreover, it is important for SET to transmit its values on our sustainable development, on the importance of recycling, with the possibility that we offer our customers to return their used trays to us so that they can be recycled and begin a second life. This recycling axis is just as important as the simultaneous development of these new bio-based plastics that can be used in industry.

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