14 May 2021 --- Graphic Packaging has agreed to acquire AR Packaging, reportedly Europe’s second largest producer of fiber-based consumer packaging, for approximately US$1.45 billion in cash. The mega-deal is expected to close in four to six months, subject to customary adjustments.
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Ready meal revamps: Food safety and eco-sustainability dominate packaging requirements as COVID-19 spurs...
05 May 2021 --- Ready meal packaging has become a more regular feature in the lives of many consumers contending with COVID-19 community restrictions. While food hoarding will mostly die out post-pandemic, the long-term restaurant delivery trend and post-pandemic surge in social activity are set to reinforce ready meal packaging’s vital role in ensuring food protection and convenience...
Braskem bioplastics director: Low carbon circular economy transition poses capacity, validation and public...
13 May 2021 --- With the Rethinking Materials virtual summit (May 19-20) now less than a week away, PackagingInsights interviews Marco Jansen, Braskem’s director of circular economy and sustainability for EU and Asia and global director of bioplastics. Jansen is also a member of the summit’s advisory board. In this wide-ranging discussion, Jansen discusses the Brazilian...
In this webinar, Akhil Aiyar, market analyst at Innova Market Insights, provides an exclusive presentation of the global market researcher’s Top Packaging Trends 2021. The presentation is followed by a Q&A session with three circular economy experts. Topics discussed include COVID-19 and sustainability, reusable packaging models, paper bottles and e-commerce solutions.
Schur: StarLight packaging machine boosts operational convenience and flexibility in resealable bags
Schur Star Systems is promoting its compact and mobile packaging machine for resealable packaging applications, called Schur StarLight. The latest company to enjoy StarLight’s benefits is Urban Oasis, a Swedish vertical farming company. James Khela, business development manager at Schur Star Systems, reveals how the compact packaging machine offers operational convenience and flexibility in...
In this episode, we discuss Avery Dennison’s global action plan for a zero-waste future with Rob Groen in ‘T Wout, marketing manager for films at Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials. We speak to Taghleef Industries’ Adam Stewart and Monica Battistella about their company’s involvement in Nestlé’s 30 percent rPP KitKat wrappers. We are also joined by...
Why you should consider using robots in your packaging operation By Jeremy Hadall, independent robotics and automation consultant. Robotics and automation expert Jeremy Hadall outlines what robots are and how they can be used in packing and palletizing applications. Hadall explores the various benefits of robotics in packaging operations, including increased productivity, carbon reduction, and...
Weekly Roundup: Coca-Cola’s Fuze Tea adopts SIG’s plant-based cartons, Berry Superfos launches food pot with coated natural...
14 May 2021 --- In packaging news this week, bio-based developments took center stage, with Coca-Cola’s Fuze Tea brand becoming the first in the iced tea category to switch to SIG’s plant-based carton packs. Berry Superfos launched a... Read More
14 May 2021 --- Seven Fraunhofer institutes are pooling their expertise to create new plastic recycling opportunities for the chemical industry. Called Waste4Future, the “lighthouse project” will use screening and sensor technologies... Read More
Knockout instills “jewel-like quality” into Bombay’s fruit-flavored gin debut with translucent bottle label
14 May 2021 --- UK design agency Knockout has provided Bombay Sapphire with a translucent premium bottle design for its newest fruit-flavored gin, Bombay Bramble. The new sub-brand blends Bombay’s vapor-distilled London Dry Gin with a rich... Read More
14 May 2021 --- Amcor’s AmPrima forming film has received pre-qualification to carry the store drop-off label from the How2Recycle program. The global plastic packaging supplier says the innovative technology paves the way for a true... Read More
Packaging Focus : E-Commerce and food delivery in COVID-19 age
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the packaging landscape rapidly, bringing e-commerce and home delivery to the fore. This has opened up opportunities for innovation in environmental sustainability, shelf-life preservation and design convenience. Innova Market Insights looks at the key trends in... More