06 Oct 2022 --- Last month, US President Joe Biden gave an executive order to advance American biotechnology and biomanufacturing. New initiatives and funding will boost the bioplastics market – part of the government’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions, lower prices, strengthen supply chains and promote energy security. Following this order was a White House summit in which...
28 Sep 2022 --- With stringent legislative targets set for recycling, recycled content and recyclability in packaging, the industry is increasingly looking to novel technologies as a means of reprocessing material unfit for current recycling streams. Much of the plastic used in everyday F&B packaging, particularly flexibles, is currently impossible to recycle almost anywhere in...
The future of brand engagement? SharpEnd founder explores connective pack potential amid new Clinique...
26 Sep 2022 --- London-based IoT agency SharpEnd is bolstering Clinique’s latest Moisture Surge 100H “More Than You Think” campaign with its Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. The American personal care and cosmetics company has rolled out jars equipped with unique digital identities across 35 markets worldwide, including with UK retailer Boots, to enhance its...
Watch this highly anticipated webinar hosted by PackagingInsights in which we unraveled Innova Market Insights’ top packaging trends for 2022. Topics ranged from food waste-fighting packaging and plastic pollution solutions to bio-based innovation and connective engagement technologies.
Monomaterial laminate solutions have changed over the past two years, moving away from polyolefin and toward PP and PE packs. We discussed this shift with Steve Langstaff, business development manager at Innovia Films. We also talked about the challenges of ensuring food-grade applicability with PP recycled content and the importance of packaging functionality, recyclability and the role of the...
FACHPACK is an important guide for the European packaging industry and its customers. Exhibitors and trade visitors working together in 12 planned exhibition halls, but also in the innovative supporting programme on the packaging solutions of tomorrow.In a compact, three-day programme, the latest innovations and...27 Sep 2022 - 29 Sep 2022 FACHPACK Exhibition Centre 90471 Nürnberg, Germany
London Packaging Week brought the UK packaging industry together to feast on the latest designs in luxury packaging for cosmetics, personal care and premium F&B markets. The balance between premium shelf appeal and increased environmental sustainability was a key theme at the event. We look back at some of the...21 Sep 2022 - 22 Sep 2022 National Hall, Olympia London
Collaboration can pave the way for environmental sustainability and resilience in the food and packaging...
Collaboration can pave the way for environmental sustainability and resilience in the food and packaging industries By Elena Moruzzi, vice president for automation, digital development and engineering at Tetra Pak In this Expert View, Elena Moruzzi, Tetra Pak’s vice president for automation, digital development and engineering, argues that waste mismanagement and associated...
06 Oct 2022 --- Mura Technology has received an investment from Dow to fortify the duo’s partnership in furthering accessibility to advanced plastic recycling in the US and Europe. The companies started their partnership based on... Read More
06 Oct 2022 --- Microban International is launching LapisShield, a non-heavy-metal technology designed to integrate antimicrobial functionality into water-based coating formulation. The technology inhibits bacterial growth by up to 99.99%, preventing... Read More
06 Oct 2022 --- Huhtamaki is launching Icon, a 95% renewable bio-based paper-based packaging solution for ice cream containers and lids, enabling recycling in communities with paper product recycling programs across the US. A connected packaging QR... Read More
06 Oct 2022 --- Nereid Biomaterials, a team of material scientists, microbiologists, and oceanographers working to develop biodegradable materials for the ocean, has received Convergence Accelerator Phase 2 funding from the National Science... Read More
Packaging Focus : Snack packaging innovation
Snack packaging has seen a steady annual growth since 2017. Most snacks launched globally are nuts and seeds, increasing from 20% to 21% from 2017 until 2021, followed by fruit-based snacks, potato-based snacks, finger foods and corn-based snacks. With plastic dominating in the snack packaging... More
Analysis Feature Household packaging innovation
Household launches are decreasing globally, featuring a -10% year-over-year decline when comparing 2020 and 2021 launches. In 2021, Bottle (29%) is the leading packaging format among the household launches tracked. In 2021, Plastic - Not specified (36%) is the leading packaging material among the household launches tracked. The top sustainability related claims among global product launches...View Analysis