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GaBi Packaging Calculator Version History

Starting with GaBi Packaging Calculator 3.0, you will find the release notes in the Sphera Customer Network (SCN).”


GaBi Packaging Calculator 2.1

Release date: 2020-03-31

What’s new?



Adhesives and solvents could not be changed from default without zeroing the mass of the entire primary packaging. Now all adhesives and solvents can be used without problems.

Metallization – until now all plastic films were calculated with a metallization process. Now one can see the difference between normal plastic film and metallized film.

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GaBi Packaging Calculator 2.0

Release date: 2019-09-24

What’s new?

New Functions

Functional Unit: user can compare alternatives based on product content

New manufacturing region: Russia

Plastic manufacturing: compression moulding & compounding available

Laminates: adhesive and solvent can be selected

Packaging & Filling: CO2 gas can be added

End of Life: laminates separated per material type and enables recycling

End of Life: wood recycling is enabled

Report: additional impact categories included in the detailed view

Folder Structure: You will find version 1 of the GaBi Packaging Calculator in a newly integrated 'Archive' folder. In addition, it is now possible for the user to create new subfolders in the company folder.

Additional materials

Under Bioplastics: bioLLDPE & PBS (polybutylene succinate)

Under Laminates: PLA, bioLLDPE, BOPA & BOPP available

Under Plastics:  LLDPE & Ethylene-maleic anhydride copolymer

Under Naturals: Corrugated board & Bagasse


EF 2.0 methods used for evaluation

Material Circularity Indicator methodology updated for renewable materials

Equivalency factors (conversion of environmental results to everyday processes such as driving a car) are explained in context to facilitate understanding of the environmental results

Standardization: methodology choice removed, only cut-off supported, cut-off method updated to represent standardized approach

Report revamped with a more fashionable look


Mouseover text in parameter view now doesn't clutter page

Better error handling and messages for the user


Saved reports based on version 1.0 of the GaBi Packaging Calculator remain unchanged. Your parameter settings are listed at the end of each report, enabling you to manually enter the same parameter values in the new version of the GaBi Packaging Calculator.

Security compliance

Administrator help file only available for administrators

Links to Imprint (Impressum) & Privacy Policy

Obsolete features

PDF Chapters not available anymore due to queueing

Threshold for giving up on opening a report is set to 60 minutes - report will be marked as "Failed"

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