06 May 2021 --- SIG has revealed it will launch tethered caps for its beverage cartons in Europe in the second half of 2021 in advance of the July 2024 deadline set by EU regulations. As part of the EU’s Single-Use Plastic Directive (SUPD), it will become mandatory for caps and lids to remain attached to all beverage containers up to three liters in capacity from 2024.
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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...
06 May 2021 --- Instead of decrying plastic packaging as the root of environmental degradation, Philipp Pap, director of sustainability and corporate development at Coveris, is arguing the material could help lead industry to the opposite outcome. The plastic packaging industry is “part of the solution” to environmental challenges like climate change rather than the cause, he...
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.
As the supplement market becomes increasingly mainstream, former professional hockey player Nick Samra is trying to tackle the hygiene and environmental sustainability issues associated with traditional supplement shakers. As his new shaker design, branded Forme, enters the final days of a Kickstarter fundraising campaign, PackagingInsights discusses these problems and the solutions Samra’s...
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...
06 May 2021 --- Research by UK-based Aquapak Polymers has found the company’s Hydropol resin can act as a “recycle-ready,” fully soluble adhesive to replace plastic in fiber packaging. The research comes as a growing number of... Read More
Smurfit Kappa highlights accelerated fossil CO2 emissions reductions in Sustainable Development Report
06 May 2021 --- Smurfit Kappa is reporting seven percent fossil CO2 emission cutbacks in 2020 compared to 2019, representing an accelerated reduction on the previous year. The corrugated packaging giant was the first in its industry to announce... Read More
06 May 2021 --- Sharpak Aylesham, a subsidiary of Groupe Guillin, is launching a range of recyclable strawberry punnets with a protected design mitigating the need for bubble pads. The SP Airlite strawberry punnet combines the protection... Read More
06 May 2021 --- UK supermarket Co-op is removing plastic “bags for life” from sale in its 2,600 stores, warning the low-cost, reusable bag has become the new single-use carrier. As part of this move, and ahead of the new carrier bag... 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