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17 Apr 2019
--- Global packaging giant Mondi and Munich-based design consultancy Pacoon have partnered to offer a digital interactive map demonstrating differing waste approaches across the world, which the companies hope will better... Read More
12 Apr 2019
--- This week in packaging, AR Packaging entered into a definitive agreement with a subsidiary of Nampak for the acquisition of Nampak Cartons Nigeria, a producer of folding carton products for the tobacco, food and consumer... Read More
11 Apr 2019
--- Like other developed regions of the world, the Australasian packaging industry is fronting up to increasing public and regulatory demand for more sustainable packaging solutions. This is epitomized by Australia’s 2025... Read More
08 Apr 2019
--- Berlin Packaging, a full-service supplier of glass, plastic and metal containers and closures, has acquired Verrerie Calvet, a packaging supplier strategically located in Aimargues, France. Verrerie Calvet brings strong... Read More
04 Apr 2019
--- Paper packaging specialist BillerudKorsnäs and plastic packaging innovator ALPLA have partnered on a groundbreaking project to develop a fully biobased and recyclable paper bottle. The joint venture will be formed... Read More
01 Apr 2019
--- India has banned the import of plastic waste, making it the latest waste disposal giant to close its doors to international recycling problems. The country prohibited the import of solid plastic waste from March 1. The... Read More
27 Mar 2019
--- Nestlé, Unilever and the Coca-Cola Company are among the cohort of international consumer goods companies launching the Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance. The alliance aims to turn the current challenge of plastic... Read More
27 Mar 2019
--- The southern hemisphere’s biggest packaging show, AUSPACK 2019, is underway in Melbourne, Australia. The event is sold out and boasts its largest floor space ever. Highlights of the show, which is live between 26-29... Read More
22 Mar 2019
--- Sealed Air Corporation is increasing production in plant-based packaging for food applications. The company is investing in capacity at its Simpsonville, US, facility, which will be the first in the US to produce materials... Read More
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 PackagingInsights during... 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