ancillary equipment

04 May 2021
--- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, PackagingInsights is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this regularly updated news feed for the coronavirus information and... Read More
23 Apr 2021
--- Informed Sport is launching an app that uses barcode scanning to help users find sports nutrition products tested for banned substances. After years of development, the free app is available worldwide and informs users... Read More
06 Apr 2021
--- Waitrose is celebrating the achievements of pioneering environmental organizations funded through its Plan Plastic – The Million Pound Challenge project, which has been raising money through a 5p charge on plastic bag... Read More
06 Apr 2021
--- Russian researchers have developed an inexpensive, safe and reliable surface disinfection technology for packed eggs that helps to kill bacteria, including salmonella, on eggshells. It also helps raise healthy broiler... Read More
31 Mar 2021
--- The glass packaging sector is increasingly targeting low-carbon production, such as electric melting, but these solutions are typically restricted to small-scale clear glass furnaces with limited recycled glass content. The... Read More
26 Mar 2021
--- Russian and Indian scientists have created a water-soluble, edible film for food packaging, dissolving by 90 percent within 24 hours. The researchers say they see no obstacles to industrial commercialization but must first... Read More
22 Mar 2021
--- Dutch startup Sav-Ty is releasing a patented closure cap that allows consumers to reseal beverage cans. The company asserts its invention will enable aluminum cans to compete with PET and glass bottles as packaging for... Read More
17 Mar 2021
--- Israel-based Ecoams Planet is releasing a patented rubber band, branded Bakbuk, which compresses and reduces the volume of empty PET beverage bottles by 80 percent. The company says this simple addition could drastically... Read More
16 Mar 2021
--- UK-based Magic Mushroom Company (MMC) has started a large-scale production of its mushroom-derived home biodegradable packaging, a plastic-free alternative the company says can replace polystyrene. According to MMC, the... Read More
05 Mar 2021
--- Research published in Scientific Advances has discovered a method of producing optically transparent wood. So far, the applications are limited to construction materials and light management devices. Gas barrier properties,... Read More
26 Feb 2021
--- Innova Market Insights is revealing its Top Packaging Trends 2021 in collaboration with PackagingInsights, with “Home Delivery Haven” identified as the year’s leading trend. As much of the world perseveres... Read More
25 Feb 2021
--- UNESDA, the association representing the European soft drinks industry, is pledging to make EU beverage packaging fully circular by 2030. UNESDA members include corporations such as Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Danone. All members... Read More
24 Feb 2021
--- Kirin Holdings has developed a new thin film deposition technology for PET bottles using a hot wire technique. Developed at the Japanese company’s Packaging Innovation Laboratory, the new technology addresses potential... Read More
23 Feb 2021
--- L’Oréal brand Biotherm is reducing packaging waste by piloting its first refillable skin care bottle for the Life Plankton Elixir Blue Fountain serum. “The Life Plankton Elixir Blue Fountain represents... Read More
23 Feb 2021
--- Two Tetra Pak production sites in Europe are now certified to produce packaging with recycled polyethylene (rPE) polymers, according to the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) Chain of Custody mass balance... Read More
22 Feb 2021
--- CEFLEX has designed a “breakthrough” recycling process for flexible plastics. The European consortium of flexible packaging companies says the new process can boost both the value and volume of recycled plastics.... Read More
17 Feb 2021
--- Konica Minolta is launching a digital inkjet press for corrugated packaging. Branded PKG-675i, the press enables printers, converters, and brand owners to utilize more customizable technology in corrugated printing. PKG-675i... Read More
15 Feb 2021
--- CCL Labels is set to invest in unique recycling technology introducing “the first” closed-loop solution for plastic stretch sleeves on beverage bottles. Dubbed EcoStretch: the Closed Loop Solution, the technology... Read More
15 Feb 2021
--- The current quality of Dutch recycled plastic bottles and flacons (PE and PP) is well-suited for various non-food applications, according to Wageningen University & Research (WUR) study consensus, but the demand for... Read More
12 Feb 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Graphic Packaging International (GPI) launched a paperboard packaging range that protects and preserves fresh produce at a time of heightened hygiene concern, and joined the Ellen MacArthur... Read More