13 May 2022
--- CJ Bio, a division of South Korea-based CJ CheilJedang, is launching a “market-first” amorphous PHA polymer as part of its new PHACT Marine Biodegradable Polymers line. The amorphous PHA polymer will be produced... Read More
13 May 2022
--- In packaging news this week, Johnson’s Baby launched refill cartons for existing baby toiletry bottles, using an estimated 90% less plastic. Also, Paccor unveiled an easily-separable paper banderole solution to... Read More
12 May 2022
--- New York’s new Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) bill is expected to face fierce industry resistance, experts say. The bill, introduced on May 5, would make packaging producers completely responsible for packaging... Read More
02 May 2022
--- Ahead of the Rethinking Materials summit this week in London, UK, we speak with Stefan Barot, CEO at Biotec, a company developing and producing environmentally sustainable bioplastics made from plant-based renewable... Read More
29 Apr 2022
--- The Rethinking Materials summit in London, UK, next week will offer a valuable opportunity for packaging and waste management players to reimagine and design public infrastructure. We sit down with Dr. Adam Read, external... Read More
29 Apr 2022
--- In packaging news this week, Diageo revealed it will phase out the use of 183 million cardboard gift boxes from its premium Scotch portfolio worldwide. Also, Elopak formed a joint venture in India to manufacture aseptic... Read More
20 Apr 2022
--- Bakery packaging manufacturers are innovating to extend product shelf life while reducing material use as environmental sustainability demands continue to dominate the wider industry. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic has... Read More
08 Apr 2022
--- Experts are convening today at the University of Portsmouth, UK, to discuss the success of policies tackling the global plastic pollution crisis. The two-day online workshop reviews research and proposals initiated at the... Read More
01 Apr 2022
--- In packaging news this week, corrugated packaging giant Smurfit Kappa exited the Russian market, and metal packaging supplier Ball revealed it is pursuing the sale of its Russian business as the Ukraine war continues to... Read More
30 Mar 2022
--- The UK’s Department of Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has released the findings of its long-awaited extended producer responsibility (EPR) consultation, along with the policy decisions it has drawn.... Read More
29 Mar 2022
--- Graphic Packaging International (GPI) has launched EnviroClip – a minimal material, paperboard carrier alternative to plastic rings and shrink film for standard beverage cans. The new GPI solution is made from a single... Read More
29 Mar 2022
--- Styrenics company Ineos Styrolution has developed a food-grade packaging film branded K-Resin DK11, which it claims is the material of choice for controlled atmosphere packaging (CAP) film applications. K-Resin DK11 combines... Read More
28 Mar 2022
--- Quick service restaurant Max Burgers will roll out a fiber coffee lid, “the Liplid” – made from PulPac’s fiber forming technology in all its restaurants in Sweden this year. Liplid, developed and sold... Read More
25 Mar 2022
--- TIPA has flagged the movement by small-scale farmers in pioneering environmentally sustainable packaging solutions for the food industry, particularly compostable packaging. Brands across the US and UK are investing in... Read More
24 Mar 2022
--- Huhtamaki is increasing its production of advanced smooth molded fiber packaging in Europe. The company’s site in Alf, Germany, is switching its focus from plastics to smooth molded fiber products to meet the growing... Read More
23 Mar 2022
--- Researchers at NC State University, US, have developed a new biomaterial that could help solve the worsening problem of plastic pollution. Lokendra Pal and Lucian Lucia, professors in the Department of Forest Biomaterials,... Read More
17 Mar 2022
--- ABB Technology (ABB) is automating NatureWorks’ greenfield bioplastics plant in Thailand to meet the growing global demand for fossil-free material alternatives. The new site will produce 75,000 tons of Ingeo PLA... Read More
14 Mar 2022
--- The bioplastics industry could experience a boom as fossil fuel-based virgin plastics face sharp price rises and material shortages due to COVID-19 disruptions, economic inflation and political conflict, according to Tipa.... Read More
11 Mar 2022
--- In packaging news this week, Holographyx launched a patented anti-counterfeiting system for pharmaceutical blister packs that enables printing of dosage and marketing information on the area surrounding the pill recess.... Read More
11 Mar 2022
--- A majority of packaging professionals say the quality control processes for environmentally sustainable packaging materials are more difficult than conventional materials, according to international research by Industrial... Read More