24 Jun 2019 --- Speaking at the 8th Global Packaged Summit in Amsterdam, Santiago Navarro, CEO and Co-Founder of Garçon Wines, urged the packaging industry to innovate towards a more environmentally-sustainable future by embracing the responsible use of recycled plastics. Garçon Wines is famed for its 100 percent rPET wine bottle range and, more recently, its ultra-compact 10-flat...
07 Jun 2019 --- As environmental concern continues to rise globally, consumers are turning towards more sustainable practices, especially when it comes to the packaging of goods. Sustainability oriented movements such as “zero waste,” increasingly gain supporters. Industry is responding proportionately with packaging that is recyclable, reusable or biodegradable. As far as policy is...
Finding a consistent customer base for recycled plastics is key to true circularity, says UK waste industry...
14 Jun 2019 --- There are several avenues that need to be further developed before a true circular economy for packaging materials can be achieved. This includes creating a consistent market for recycled content and strengthening the UK’s collection infrastructure. This is according to Mike Jackson, Managing Director of Prismm Environmental, who spoke to PackagingInsights about the...
Manufacturers are launching high protein, low-calorie, reduced sugar and dairy-free variants to keep pace with the demand for healthier indulgence. Within the ice cream segment, owing to the shelving conditions, tubs remain the packaging format of choice. Cardboard tubs are used in twice as many ice cream launches as plastic tubs. However, within the desserts segment, plastic trays are the most...
Bormioli Pharma unveiled a new range of sustainable packaging solutions for the nutraceutical industry, spanning from bio-based solutions to fully recyclable options, at Vitafoods Europe 2019 in Geneva.
PLMA 2019, held in Amsterdam May 21-22, featured manufacturers and suppliers of private label fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) food and non-food products from more than 70 countries, touting nearly 2,700 exhibiting companies. New regional pavillions for 2019 included Dubai, Israel, Latvia, Canada and South Africa. It was...21 May 2019 - 22 May 2019 Amsterdam Rai
12 Jun 2019 --- Amcor and Bemis have confirmed the completion of a US$6.8 billion merger effective from 11 June 2019. The combined company will now operate as Amcor Plc, trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “AMCR” and the Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker symbol “AMC.”
21 Jun 2019 --- Glass packaging supplier Encirc announced that is building the “world’s first” intelligent glass line at its Cheshire site, UK. Part of the Vidrala Group, Encirc will use Industry 4.0 technology to digitally connect its line from bottle production to bottle inspection in order to improve efficiency. Also, Dutch renewable chemicals company Avantium unveiled plans...
24 Jun 2019 --- Tapping into better-for-you snacking trends, the Kraft Heinz Company has released a new range of “spoonable smoothies,” coined Fruitlove. The new launch combines the benefits of creamy yogurt and real fruits and vegetables... Read More
Compostable transparency: Lithuanian scientists develop see-through bioplastic for food applications
20 Jun 2019 --- Scientists at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in Lithuania have created a transparent, biodegradable plastic which decays in a compost bin within a couple of years. The bioplastic is made from cellulose – the most common... Read More
Bioplastic two in one: Neste and LyondellBasell achieve commercial-scale parallel production rollout
21 Jun 2019 --- A Neste and LyondellBasell collaboration has achieved an “industry-first” parallel production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-density polyethylene on a commercial scale. The joint project used Neste’s... Read More
20 Jun 2019 --- Mondi has developed a fully-recyclable polypropylene construction for thermoforming applications, which achieves a 23 percent reduction in carbon footprint compared to existing packaging options. The new, coextruded material includes... Read More
Packaging Focus : Snacking on the rise
Snacking is on the rise. Plastics remain the material of choice for packaging snacks. Meanwhile, blockchain technology on packaging is enabling supply chain transparency in snacks, and more manufacturers are focusing on sustainability.