22 Oct 2021
--- In packaging news this week, DuPont unveiled its new DuPont Liveo Pharma Bottle Closures for sealing threaded glass and plastic bottles and containers. Also, BillerudKorsnäs released an upgraded version of its Pure... Read More
22 Oct 2021
--- Plant-based meat brand Charley St is launching its chorizo and bolognese alternatives in industrially compostable pouches. “Reducing the consumption of animal-based protein is well understood to reduce carbon... Read More
21 Oct 2021
--- McDonald’s and Starbucks are committing an additional US$10 million to the NextGen Consortium, an initiative aiming to improve environmental sustainability standards in the foodservice industry. Founded by investment... Read More
21 Oct 2021
--- Researchers at the King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Thailand have developed a polylactic acid (PLA) composite pineapple leaf fiber biopolymer. The composite could help meet the growing demand for... Read More
18 Oct 2021
--- Indian chocolate bar brand Kocoatrait is exceeding the requirements of the country’s mandated Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme by enabling consumers to return their fiber-based bar wrappers directly to the... Read More
08 Oct 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Weetabix announced 92% of its packaging is now completely recyclable, while the company is also on track to reduce its packaging carbon footprint by 20% in the next year. Meanwhile, Holland &... Read More
30 Sep 2021
--- Ahlstrom-Munksjö has released a compostable oxygen barrier mono-material called PureBarrier made of 100% cellulose fibers. Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s PureBarrier technology is based on genuine vegetable parchment and... Read More
21 Sep 2021
--- Gordon Street Coffee has launched Nespresso-compatible home compostable capsules made of Solinatra, a biomaterial that breaks down as fast as a banana skin. The company maintains the capsules leave behind zero contamination... Read More
16 Sep 2021
--- PepsiCo is spearheading pep+ (“pep positive”), a refocusing of the company’s key strategic sustainability targets, including prioritizing chickpeas, plant-based proteins and whole grains, while reducing... Read More
10 Sep 2021
--- In packaging news this week, SIG invested €12 million (US$14.2 million) in a pilot plant of its new Tech Center Europe to help expedite product and packaging development. Meanwhile, Aimplas reported nearly €15... Read More
07 Sep 2021
--- Stora Enso is restructuring its business due to a global decline in the paper market, increasing its focus on packaging and biomaterial innovation. The Finnish paper and pulp specialist will be making divestments and closing... Read More
03 Sep 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts unveiled a limited edition box design in celebration of Día de Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead. Meanwhile, Dow CEO Jim Fitterling and LyondellBasell CEO... Read More
25 Aug 2021
--- Sweden-based PulPac has secured a patent from the Japan Patent Office for its Dry Molded Fiber technology for replacing single-use plastic packaging with price-competitive, renewable pulp alternatives. Japan has a strong... Read More
25 Aug 2021
--- Portable food box innovation RingPack has secured a European patent and is now ready for market entry. The packaging design is distinguished by a novel lid that converts into a handle, facilitating convenient handling and... Read More
17 Aug 2021
--- DS Smith is investigating the use of seaweed fibers in packaging applications to reduce carbon emissions associated with traditional materials like wood. The company says this is an “industry first” that will... Read More
11 Aug 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
10 Aug 2021
--- 3D printing has revolutionized Nexe Innovations’ manufacturing and prototyping process, the company’s president Ash Guglani, tells PackagingInsights. Following Nexe Innovations’ recent compostable espresso... Read More
30 Jul 2021
--- Danimer Scientific is set to acquire Novomer, a developer of conversion technology providing transformable, functional, and low net carbon inputs for the production of PHA-based bioresins and other biodegradable materials,... Read More
27 Jul 2021
--- Jefferson Enterprise Energy’s joint venture with Zume, creators of an advanced molded fiber technology for replacing single-use plastic items, has secured US$122 million bond financing from Hilltop Securities to build... Read More
26 Jul 2021
--- Tipa’s micro-perforated compostable packaging gives a longer shelf life to fresh vegetables than traditional plastic packaging, according to new research conducted by scientists at the Agricultural Research... Read More