caps & closures

23 Jan 2023
--- Guala Closures Group, manufacturer of aluminum and specialty closures, announces that its 2030 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), meeting its 1.5-degrees... Read More
04 Jan 2023
--- Coffee capsules are becoming increasingly popular among coffee drinkers as consumers trend toward convenience. However, disposable pods generate a lot of packaging waste, leading manufacturers to search for environmentally... Read More
22 Dec 2022
--- As 2022 draws to a close, PackagingInsights looks back at the biggest developments of the year, from the Ukraine war and skyrocketing energy prices to chemical recycling debates and action over waste exportation.... Read More
21 Dec 2022
--- Trays are a common packaging material due to their inexpensive, lightweight and long-lasting nature. They are most commonly used by the F&B and pharmaceutical industries, making them the primary drivers in the trays... Read More
08 Dec 2022
--- SIG announces a US$10 million investment in recycling technology that will enable polymers and aluminum from used aseptic carton packs to be recovered and sold separately for the “first” time on an industrial... Read More
02 Dec 2022
--- This week in industry news, Bacardi removed all single-use plastic from its gifting range ahead of the holiday season. Also, Henkel commercialized its high-performance non-conductive die attach film, and Nextek’s... Read More
21 Nov 2022
--- Nestlé’s Nespresso brand will pilot home-compostable coffee capsules on the Nespresso Original system in France and Switzerland from spring 2023 before further launches in several other European countries within... Read More
18 Nov 2022
--- Co-op is replacing all colored milk bottle caps from its skimmed, semi-skimmed and whole milk packaging with clear caps to reduce color contamination in the high-density PE (HDPE) stream, allowing materials to be recycled... Read More
21 Oct 2022
--- This week in industry news, Smurfit Kappa’s UK paper mill introduced a new innovation for energy and CO2 reduction. Meanwhile, LyondellBasell partnered with Shakti Plastic Industries for building and operating a... Read More
13 Oct 2022
--- OQ, an Oman-based energy company, is including rigid packaging solutions for plastic bottle and closure converters in its portfolio, providing consumers with environmental stress cracking resistance (ESCR) solutions.... Read More
06 Oct 2022
--- Microban International is launching LapisShield, a non-heavy-metal technology designed to integrate antimicrobial functionality into water-based coating formulation. The technology inhibits bacterial growth by up to 99.99%,... Read More
06 Oct 2022
--- Huhtamaki is launching Icon, a 95% renewable bio-based paper-based packaging solution for ice cream containers and lids, enabling recycling in communities with paper product recycling programs across the US. A connected... Read More
04 Oct 2022
--- Gatorade has launched a Gx bottle that tracks personalized hydration needs and indicates to athletes when to drink with a light-up cap. The bottle is an addition to their Gx range, designed for athletes to fulfill their... Read More
26 Sep 2022
--- ChoosePlanetA is launching The Good Cup, an environmentally sustainable single-use paper cup that eliminates the need for plastic lids. The cup has a foldable built-in lid made from 100% certified home compostable paper and... Read More
23 Sep 2022
--- The balance between premium shelf appeal and increased environmental sustainability was a key theme at London Packaging Week. We spoke to leading packaging suppliers for the cosmetics and personal care industries during the... Read More
19 Sep 2022
--- United Caps and Mimica have partnered to debut a new closure technology, Touchcap, for food waste reduction. The cap works with a specialized gel that never comes into contact with the food product, yet changes the cap... Read More
16 Sep 2022
--- Aluminum beverage packaging has seen an upward trend this year and is a main theme at this year’s Drinktec trade show in Munich, Germany. At the show, Trivium showcased its aluminum beverage bottles for various... Read More
08 Sep 2022
--- Bayer Consumer Health is partnering with an open innovation services company Yet2 to work with external technologies to solve its latest environmentally sustainable packaging innovation challenge. In turn, this will help... Read More
07 Sep 2022
--- Household packaging is experiencing a shift toward more environmental sustainability, minimizing packaging material and developing recyclable, refillable and reusable packaging solutions. PackagingInsights explores the... Read More
31 Aug 2022
--- Cupex is expanding its range and starting series production of its reusable lid branded Comfort. With a raised lid profile (“dome”) and a large, oval drinking opening, the solution is particularly suitable for... Read More