18 Nov 2019 --- EU-funded project NanoPack has developed flexible plastic food film with antioxidants and antimicrobial properties to decelerate food spoilage, which it is now readying for market launch. After a series of antimicrobial efficacy tests, the new packaging was found to extend the shelf-life of bread, yellow cheese and cherries and maintain food quality and safety standards. The...
07 Nov 2019 --- Never has the notion of sustainability and a circular economy been more in the public mindset. As a result, it seems like the “3Rs” of “reduce,” “reuse” and “recycle” have become a new mantra for brand owners. For example, Nestlé, the world’s biggest food and beverage company, has already committed to making 100 percent...
Südpack exec: Downgauging, recyclability and renewable materials hold key to film-based sustainability
12 Nov 2019 --- Using less material, improving recyclability and employing renewable raw materials are the priorities in film packaging specialist Südpack’s sustainability strategy. The German supplier showcased its latest sustainable solutions at FachPack 2019, including films from the high-performance Multipeel series, which use significantly less material while delivering optimal...
The landscape for plastic packaging has changed drastically in the past year, with manufacturers reverting back to glass bottles and jars. Alternatively, they have also switched to easily recyclable plastic substrates, such as Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and Polypropylene (PP) for both the container and closure. Plastic packaging options still hold the edge when it comes to convenience they...
PackagingInsights speaks to Thomas Fettkenheuer, Sales Manager Formable Solutions for BillerudKorsnäs during FachPack 2019 about the durable and recyclable 180° U-Bend paper straw. Made from FibreForm, a uniquely shapable paper patented by BillerudKorsnäs, the straw is designed for individual drink cartons such as juice, milk and water.
InnoPack is a subevent held within CPhI Worldwide, November 5 to 7 in Frankfurt, Germany. Focusing on the latest pharmaceutical packaging innovations and drug delivery devices, InnoPack unites buyers and suppliers from the packaging and pharmaceutical industries. The subevent showcases the main drivers of innovation in...05 Nov 2019 - 07 Nov 2019 Frankfurt, Germany
30 Oct 2019 --- Berlin Packaging and Novio Packaging have entered into a definitive agreement for Berlin Packaging to acquire Netherlands-based Novio Packaging for an undisclosed fee. Berlin Packaging says that this strategic transaction significantly strengthens its European plastic offering, enhances its expertise in personal care, pharmaceutical, food, and sports nutrition verticals, and...
Weekly Roundup: Coca-Cola trades green Sprite bottles for clear alternative, Constantia Flexibles to open...
15 Nov 2019 --- In packaging news this week, Coca-Cola swapped its iconic green Sprite bottles for more easily recyclable clear PET bottles in the ASEAN market and Constantia Flexibles announced plans to open its more sustainable and recyclable flexible packaging plant in India. Also, European Plastics Converters (EuPC) launched an online tool to help UK packaging companies monitor the uptake of...
McDonald’s ditches plastic McFlurry lids and rolls out fiber-based packaging across European branches
18 Nov 2019 --- McDonald’s is initiating a new program to minimize and remove plastic and improve recyclability in its packaging across Europe. The plan comprises the discontinuation of McFlurry lids in restaurants across every European country... Read More
15 Nov 2019 --- Fortune 500 global plastic manufacturer Berry and global chemical industry leader SABIC have announced a collaboration to drive the innovation and use of polyolefin resins made from chemical recycling. Berry has already manufactured a... Read More
BP Infinia: Energy giant eyes full-scale commercialization of chemical recycling technology with US pilot plant
15 Nov 2019 --- British multinational oil and gas company BP has developed an enhanced recycling technology, BP Infinia, that enables currently unrecyclable polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic waste to be diverted from landfill or incineration... Read More
14 Nov 2019 --- Finnish-based Stora Enso is teaming up with digital transformation company Atos to bring new automated retail solutions to the market. Stora Enso is providing paper-based radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags, which will be... Read More
Packaging Focus : Metals: Embracing innovative and disruptive concepts
As consumers are turning away from plastics, metals are seeing a rise in use over the last few years. One in two launches using metal involve cans, many of which are using innovative solutions to boost user-friendly selling points. These include reclosability and self-cooling features. The space is... More