16 Oct 2019 --- Recycling rates for aluminum beverage cans in the EU, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland rose to a record high 74.5 percent in 2017, a 2.3 percent increase from 2016. Almost 31 billion cans were recycled in EU and EFTA countries in 2017, representing a total of more than 420,000 tons of aluminum. However, the recycling success rates of aluminum beverage cans varies significantly...
19 Sep 2019 --- The drive for increased environmental sustainability in packaging was once again top of the agenda at Packaging Innovations in London, UK. Private and public concern for the rising tide of global plastic pollution has prompted regulatory action, with the UK government set to impose a plastics tax on packaging containing less than 30 percent recycled content, in addition to an...
11 Oct 2019 --- Near Field Communication (NFC) technology is widely used in our day-to-day lives, such as in credit cards and computer technology. Italy’s Guala Closures, a non-refillable closures producer specializing in anti-counterfeiting technologies, is bringing NFC technology to new levels by incorporating it into its wide range of bottle closures. PackagingInsights spoke with Paolo...
As summer gives way to fall, there is a rise in the demand for chocolates and candy in light of the upcoming Halloween season. Confectionery manufacturers often look at seasonal offerings as a potential for sales-boosting initiatives by connecting with consumers over a shared holiday spirit. While Halloween themed offerings are found across various categories, from limited edition flavors to...
TerraCycle’s Vice President for Global Business Development, Caroline Frery, discusses one of the most intriguing developments in packaging and waste management right now: the Loop reusable packaging model. With a growing list of world-leading brands signing up to the material agnostic model, Frery believes that Loop could be the answer to the packaging sustainability challenge, especially...
FachPack 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany, attracted around 44,000 visitors and 1,591 exhibitors in a year where the show declared its first-ever official key theme: Sustainability. The 12 exhibition halls demonstrated that the search for increased sustainability is a multi-faceted challenge and one that cannot be overcome with...24 Sep 2019 - 26 Sep 2019 Nuremberg, Germany
15 Jul 2019 --- Bosch Packaging Technology is to be sold to private equity and investment advisory firm CVC Capital Partners (CVC) for an undisclosed fee, subject to approval by antitrust and other authorities. Packaging Technology and its Pharma and Food units are to remain intact and all 6,100 associates in 15 countries will remain with the business. CVC was chosen for its “growth...
Weekly Roundup: PepsiCo funds major virgin plastic reduction, DS Smith takes UK recycling program overseas
11 Oct 2019 --- This week in industry news, PepsiCo announced that the net proceeds from its US$1 billion Green Bond offering will fund a series of key sustainability initiatives, including the fulfillment of a new target to reduce 35 percent of virgin plastic content across its beverage portfolio by 2025. Also, DS Smith revealed that it will be expanding its UK-based coffee cup recycling program...
16 Oct 2019 --- As part of its greenfield project, Nigerian co-packer StrongPack has equipped its facilities with a total of four Sidel lines. After two years of development, the company’s operations now comprise a can line, two regular... Read More
KHS sustainability report confirms water reduction gains, outlines strategies for carbon emission cuts
15 Oct 2019 --- Filling and packaging manufacturer KHS has published its sustainability report for 2017/2018, which focuses on saving company resources in its product and service concepts. Headquartered in Germany, the company’s long-term goal... Read More
14 Oct 2019 --- P&G haircare brand Herbal Essences is set to introduce technology like Alexa and the Be My Eyes app to make its products more accessible to people with low to no vision. These audio assistance tools make it easier for... Read More
14 Oct 2019 --- Chemical technology company Avantium has joined the Paper Bottle Project to provide a thin layer of polyethylene furanoate (PEF) that gives the paper bottle high barrier properties. The bottle must be able to withstand gas... Read More
Packaging Focus : Plastic out, glass in?
The amount of food and beverages packaged in glass is growing. Alcoholic beverages lead the category, at 36.5 percent of launches being tracked in glass in 2018, but sauces and seasonings come in second with 29 percent. A driving factor in this space is the reusability aspect of the material... More