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25 Jan 2021
--- Smurfit Kappa is launching a range of “eBottle” packaging solutions to meet the booming demand for beverage deliveries during the COVID-19 pandemic. The line of paper-based packages includes 11 new designs for... Read More
25 Jan 2021
--- Despite the challenges of 2020, the World Packaging Organization (WPO) received more submissions to its WorldStar Global Packaging Awards than ever before. The WPO judging panel received 345 entries from 34 countries for the... Read More
25 Jan 2021
--- Effusio is launching two dissolvable vitamin discs called Prebiotic + and Sleep + that give a variety of drinks a functional boost. Millimeters thin, Effusio’s new vitamin supplements can be stacked on top of each... Read More
25 Jan 2021
--- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, PackagingInsights is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this daily news feed for the coronavirus information and insights you... Read More
22 Jan 2021
--- Kraft Mac & Cheese is developing and testing the brand’s first-ever recyclable fiber-based microwavable cup. The classic American brand will introduce a new Kraft Mac & Cheese Shapes variety later in 2021 using... Read More
22 Jan 2021
--- The Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a collaboration of over 50 top plastic industry players, has come under a fresh tide of criticism following an investigation revealing the collapse of its flagship project, Renew Oceans.... Read More
22 Jan 2021
--- Avery Dennison is releasing “a market-first” line of recycled direct thermal labels (rDT), citing a rise in e-commerce and logistics, for which thermal labeling is used and usually wasted. The labeling and... Read More
22 Jan 2021
--- Packaging designed with Fathom Optics’ light field technology is providing the pizzazz to allow ordinary household or F&B labels stand out on shelf. In this pandemic-stricken world, buying a food product in flashy... Read More
22 Jan 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Dow announced the first large-scale commercial use of its 70 percent recycled resin, Agility CE. Plastigaur, a leading film converter based in Spain, is using the resin in its collation shrink... Read More
21 Jan 2021
--- The packaging sector is facing unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, with industry players forced to innovate and adapt to drastically changing consumer behavior and heightened hygiene concerns. With... Read More
21 Jan 2021
--- EcoTensil is launching a range of plastic-free, extra sturdy, folding paperboard cutlery in advance of European legislation banning single-use plastic items such as cutlery, plates and straws by July 2021. The US,... Read More
20 Jan 2021
--- LastObject is unveiling a new product as part of its efforts to eliminate single-use items. LastTissue BigBox is a tabletop version of the brand’s on-the-go reusable tissue pack, LastTissue. LastTissue BigBox is... Read More
20 Jan 2021
--- UK-based packaging manufacturer Parkside is supplying the British online organic grocer Riverford with compostable packaging for its fruits and vegetables. Riverford announced last year that it aimed to convert to 100... Read More
20 Jan 2021
--- VPK Group, a Pan-European alliance Blue Box founding member, is launching a corrugated alternative to shrink wrap for bottle multi-packing called Ecogrip. Ecogrip provides a recyclable and biodegradable solution for four,... Read More
19 Jan 2021
--- Food waste prevention specialist SavrPak is piloting its patented packaging technology with restaurants, delivery apps and major food distributors as the knock-on effects of COVID-19 lockdowns continue to drive home delivery... Read More
19 Jan 2021
--- A new report charting how reusable beverage cups performed in pilot systems has been released by investment firm Closed Loop Partners. The pilots mapped how reusable cups can effectively replace single-use packaging in the... Read More
19 Jan 2021
--- Huhtamaki and Stora Enso are welcoming new scientific evidence finding paper-based single-use products more environmentally responsible than reusable tableware in European quickservice restaurants. The Life Cycle Assessment... Read More
19 Jan 2021
--- StePac’s activities in the retail sector are being boosted by its functional standing pouches for extending fresh produce shelf-life. The resealable “grab-n-go” pouch format offers a lean functional... Read More
18 Jan 2021
--- Crown has activated renewable power across all its US and Canadian beverage can plants in what the supplier describes as an industry first. PackagingInsights speaks to John Rost, vice president global sustainability and... Read More
18 Jan 2021
--- Consumer packaging giant Amcor is now offering printed “Reducing CO2 Packaging” labels accredited by the UK-based Carbon Trust on a range of flexible packs. The label is designed to inform consumers about the... Read More
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