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15 Mar 2019
--- In this week’s packaging news, Carlton & United Breweries scrapped plastic six-pack rings on its beer cans. The Australian company expects to prevent more than 25 million plastic rings entering the environment each... Read More
14 Mar 2019
--- Glass manufacturer Owens-Illinois, Inc., (O-I) is set to make a significant investment of US$60 million in its European glass operation. This investment will enable O-I to grow in premium segments, increase capability and... Read More
13 Mar 2019
--- Multivac has signed an investment agreement to establish a new production company in Taicang, China. The new production facility will enable Multivac to react to the requirements of customers in China with “even... Read More
11 Mar 2019
--- The Director for Plastic and Flexible Packaging at the British Plastics Federation (BPF) has warned against the adverse effects of a “hard” Brexit on the entire value chain. Speaking to... Read More
07 Mar 2019
--- British packaging group DS Smith has sold its plastics division to private equity firm Olympus Partners in a US$585 million deal, Reuters reports. The move allows the company to focus on its fiber-based model – as well... Read More
04 Mar 2019
--- Packaging Innovations 2019 Show Director, James Drake-Brockman, predicted that at this year’s show the sustainability debate around plastics would progress from “what needs to be done” to an evaluation of... Read More
01 Mar 2019
--- UK WRAP and The On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) organization have formed a strategic partnership to provide consistent messaging on packaging labels and improve household and on-the-go recycling levels. Announced during... Read More
01 Mar 2019
--- In packaging news this week, the Netherlands has launched a Plastics Pact supported by more than 70 participating parties. The parties will aim to make all new plastics packaging fully recyclable. In business, Indorama... Read More
26 Feb 2019
--- The UK’s biggest annual packaging show – Packaging Innovations – will open its doors in Birmingham tomorrow. One of the most hotly anticipated features of the show is the Big Plastics Debate, which brings... Read More
25 Feb 2019
--- The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a public consultation on the draft update of its 2005 risk assessments of five phthalates, which are authorized for use in plastic Food Contact Materials (FCM). In July... Read More
22 Feb 2019
--- The UK’s biggest annual packaging show – Packaging Innovations – will take place in Birmingham next week. James Drake-Brockman, Divisional Director of Easyfairs’ Packaging Portfolio, expects the... Read More
22 Feb 2019
--- In packaging news this week, Sealed Air has expanded its Asia Pacific presence with the acquisition of MGM, a printing and laminating flexible packaging specialist headquartered in the Philippines. In another big business... Read More
18 Feb 2019
--- Oil and gas “supermajor” BP has released a report suggesting that the global trend of banning single-use plastics and replacing them with alternative materials, such as glass and paper, will lead to drastically... Read More
15 Feb 2019
--- Ahead of Packaging Innovations 2019 in Birmingham this month, PackagingInsights speaks to Trewin Restorick, Founder & CEO of environmental sustainability charity Hubbub, about UK sustainability levels and the issue... Read More
08 Feb 2019
--- Aseptic packaging supplier SIG is expanding its Asia presence with a new Tech Centre in Suzhou, China. Plant-based ingredients company Roquette has developed two new products in its Stabilys EVO special paper and coated... Read More
07 Feb 2019
--- With just 50 days to go until the UK crashes out of the EU, there is still no sign of a deal. A hard Brexit is looking increasingly likely, and the British Government is issuing guidance on food and drink labeling in the... Read More
25 Jan 2019
--- In packaging news this week, Nestlé has committed to a range of new sustainability measures, including the planned launch of Smarties in plastic-free packaging this year and the elimination of all plastic straws from... Read More
24 Jan 2019
--- US private equity firm Apollo has struck a US$4.3 billion deal to acquire UK plastic packaging giant RPC. The sale was agreed just hours before the expiry of the regulatory deadline, which had previously been extended five... Read More
24 Jan 2019
--- Recycling specialist TerraCycle has launched a first-of-its-kind reusable packaging home delivery service in partnership with a host of leading global brands. Taking place today in Davos at the World Economic Forum (WEF),... Read More
23 Jan 2019
--- The newly-launched Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) reads like a “who’s who of companies investing in the expansion of plastic production,” which, considering the alliance’s goals, is ironic. This... Read More