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
26 Jul 2021
--- Alpla is reinforcing its research into fossil-based plastic alternatives by acquiring a minority stake in Slovak company Panara. Panara specializes in the development of fully bio-based and biodegradable plastics. Alpla says... Read More
19 Jul 2021
--- Environmental campaigners have reported the Italian government to the European Commission (EC) for passing legislation they say violates the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD), which came into force recently.
13 Jul 2021
--- Dutch start-up Fibi-buffer is expanding its biodegradable shock-absorbing buffer packaging production toward full-scale commercialization, and “secretly dreaming” about production locations outside of the... Read More
09 Jul 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Huhtamaki launched a post-consumer recycled fiber carton branded Futuro for cooked colored eggs in Europe. Meanwhile, Smurfit Kappa acquired Cartonbox, a Mexican folding carton company, and... Read More
06 Jul 2021
--- Lecta is launching EraCup Natural, a recyclable, biodegradable and plastic-free paper-based solution for single-use cups. EraCup Natural is the first product in Lecta’s new range of functional papers, aligned with... Read More
06 Jul 2021
--- Researchers at the University of Göttingen in Germany are using popcorn to develop compostable packaging replicating the performance of polystyrene (PS).
05 Jul 2021
--- The hotly debated EU Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD), first announced in 2019, has come into force. Since Saturday (July 3), single-use plastic cotton bud sticks, cutlery, plates, straws, stirrers, balloon sticks and... Read More
29 Jun 2021
--- AR Packaging and PulPac are expanding their partnership and bridging volume capacity to fast-track cost-effective, plastic-replacement fiber products to market using the new PulPac PU300 production platform. The PulPac PU300... Read More