18 Jun 2021
--- The US Plastics Pact, a consortium led by The Recycling Partnership and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Pact Network, has unveiled an “aggressive national... Read More
17 Jun 2021
--- HexcelPack is unveiling a protective paper-based wrapping system for product shipping as a cost-effective alternative to bubble wrap and other plastic or foam-based materials. Three leading US retailers use the HexcelWrap... Read More
15 Jun 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
14 Jun 2021
--- Researchers at the University of Cambridge, UK, have developed a plant protein-based biomaterial that can replace synthetic materials and virgin polymers in the packaging industry. The stated aim of the research is to... Read More
31 May 2021
--- New testing by consumer organizations in Italy, Denmark, Spain and France has found toxic chemicals in single-use tableware made of popular non-plastic alternatives, such as disposable plant fiber bowls, paper straws or palm... Read More
28 May 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Aptar Beauty + Home unveiled its first fully recyclable mono-material pump for the beauty and personal care industries, designed using polyethylene (PE). HSMG launched Protēan Cupkote, a barrier... Read More
25 May 2021
--- UK-based Parkside is furthering its environmentally responsible fruit and veg packaging portfolio by adding a fully compostable tomato box solution. The tomato packs are created for organic veg delivery company Riverford,... Read More
21 May 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Stora Enso and Vogue Scandinavia formed a strategic partnership to replace plastics in magazine packaging with a renewable, carbon-neutral eco-package. Meanwhile, EarthFirst Films by PSI... Read More
20 May 2021
--- Sulapac has produced a new flexible material designed for thin-walled cosmetics jars with “excellent impact strength.” The brown, natural appearance and haptic feel make it stand out on retailer shelves.... Read More
19 May 2021
--- Over the past 14 months, COVID-19 pandemic-induced uncertainties have encouraged consumers to reach into their home freezers for ice cream comfort. The ice cream packaging sector has seen an unprecedented peak in large-sized... Read More
17 May 2021
--- California-based material innovator Cove has entered into an exclusive partnership with RWDC Industries for the supply of PHA biopolymers to produce “the first” entirely biodegradable water bottle, which Cove... Read More
07 May 2021
--- Sweden-based Emballator Innovation Center is testing the use of bio-based microfibers from poultry feathers for packaging applications. In collaboration with Bioextrax, a bio-extraction specialist company that has developed... Read More
07 May 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Smurfit Kappa unveiled a completely recyclable traditional composite tube called Eco-Tube for premium applications. Meanwhile, Ampacet launched the Gemstones Collection jewel-toned palette... Read More
06 May 2021
--- UK supermarket Co-op is removing plastic “bags for life” from sale in its 2,600 stores, warning the low-cost, reusable bag has become the new single-use carrier. As part of this move, and ahead of the new carrier... Read More
04 May 2021
--- German cosmetics brand i+m is releasing a deodorant cream for its We Reduce! range in a 30 ml biodegradable jar from the Sulapac Nordic Collection by beauty packaging manufacturer Quadpack. “The Rose Deodorant... Read More
30 Apr 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Berry Superfos launched a bamboo spoon for on-the-go food, and Celebration Packaging released a recyclable paper cutlery range ahead of the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive, taking effect in... Read More
26 Apr 2021
--- Berry Global (Berry) is investing more than US$70 million to support continued growth in consumer packaging films, primarily for e-commerce, food and beverage applications. The investment targets new multilayer blown film... Read More
22 Apr 2021
--- The Rethinking Materials virtual summit (May 19-20) will present new opportunities for partnerships and investment in the changing landscape of plastics, bio-based alternatives and circular solutions. One big name... Read More
21 Apr 2021
--- Innova Market Insights has reported steady +2.4 percent average annual growth in new bakery launches (Global, CAGR [2018-2020]). However, with increasing demands for environmental sustainability being levied through... Read More
20 Apr 2021
--- The Australian government has pledged to phase out some high-polluting single-use plastic items by 2025, after a virtual meeting between the nation’s environment ministers resulted in an agreement to harmonize regional... Read More