ancillary equipment

29 Jul 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
29 Jun 2021
--- Aptar Food + Beverage is partnering with REBO to offer a reusable water bottle using Bluetooth technology to help people stay hydrated. Using a sensor and a laser, the Bluetooth-embedded cap tracks the amount of water the... Read More
17 Jun 2021
--- Researchers at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), Canada, have developed a packaging film capable of keeping strawberries fresh for up to twelve days.
15 Jun 2021
--- A European project called Life Ecomethylal has developed a modular chemical recycling system capable of converting 1 kg of non-recyclable waste into 0.5 kg of methylal, a substance used as a solvent and raw material to... Read More
08 Jun 2021
--- The Coca-Cola Company is partnering with Dutch technological non-profit The Ocean Cleanup to intercept plastic waste in rivers before it enters the world’s oceans. The partnership will deploy 15 semi-autonomous... Read More
01 Jun 2021
--- Bee’ah, a leading Middle Eastern environmental, recycling and waste management company, is partnering with UK waste recovery specialist Chinook Sciences to create the first waste-to-hydrogen project in the UAE using... Read More
27 May 2021
--- Dutch biopolymer pioneer Avantium has been awarded €1.78 million (US$2.17 million) in EU grants to develop its Volta Technology for producing CO2-based polymers. This platform technology uses electrochemistry to convert... Read More
27 May 2021
--- A new report by the City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering has identified thermal conversion, also known as waste-to-energy (WTE), as an important component of US municipal solid waste (MSW) recycling.... 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