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16 Aug 2019
--- This week in industry news, Aldi announced that it will trial cardboard skin packs for its steak products across 380 UK stores from September. The supermarket indicates that the cardboard reduces the amount of plastic used... Read More
09 Aug 2019
--- This week in packaging, Ampacet introduced a metal detectable masterbatch for plastic, 1000818-E, that aids in the detection of plastic containments. The masterbatch can result in enhanced food safety and minimized food... Read More
06 Aug 2019
--- Californian wine brand Böen, part of Copper Cane Wines & Provisions by Joseph Wagner, has become the first wine brand in the US to deploy full-scale, Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology. This new technology,... Read More
02 Aug 2019
--- This week in packaging, Pregis joined Amazon’s Packaging Support and Supplier (APASS) network, which will provide the US-headquartered supplier with guidance on how to design, test and supply packaging that meets the... Read More
30 Jul 2019
--- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), in partnership with Colombian social enterprise Conceptos Plasticos, has broken ground on a “first-of-its-kind” factory that will convert plastic waste collected... Read More
30 Jul 2019
--- Ardagh has extended its range of can-design customizations with a new addition to its Coloured Tab and Shell portfolio: copper. The company notes that the copper color option is unique to Ardagh, offering customers the... Read More
26 Jul 2019
--- Coca-Cola announced continued progress towards its “World Without Waste” goals for recycling, recyclable packaging and the use of recycled materials. The progress includes several brand launches of 100 percent... Read More
14 Jun 2019
--- This week in packaging, Canada announced its intention to ban “harmful” single-use plastics by as early as 2021. The initiative is modelled on the EU’s Single-Use Plastic Directive and aims to combat... Read More
07 Jun 2019
--- In collaboration with Guala Closures, Malibu has incorporated communication content into its beverage bottle caps using the closure company’s innovative cap Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology. The connected... Read More
06 May 2019
--- The winners of the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) for Australia and New Zealand were announced at a gala dinner on the April 30 at the SOFITEL Wentworth, Sydney. Coordinated by the... Read More
02 May 2019
--- In light of mounting pressure to eliminate unnecessary and unrecyclable plastic by 2020, second largest UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has vowed to step up its sustainability game. Reportedly, it will dramatically... Read More
30 Apr 2019
--- An inventor from the Republic of North Macedonia has designed and patented a lightweight sleeve which can be applied to the top of beverage cans to significantly increase hygiene levels. Patented as “Protective foil of... Read More
26 Apr 2019
--- US-based technology company Digimarc announced its commitment to improving the reliability and efficiency of sorting plastic waste by signing the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment,... Read More
29 Mar 2019
--- In packaging news this week, Nespresso issued an invitation to other portioned coffee manufacturers to join its recycling program, paving the way for a global recycling scheme for aluminum coffee capsules. In other... 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
08 Feb 2019
--- The first ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics was announced in January 2018, but one year on, what impact has this had on the European plastics value chain? PackagingInsights reports from the Petcore Europe Conference 2019... Read More
08 Jan 2019
--- Packaging trends in 2018 were dominated by sustainability action, largely fueled by rising anti-plastic sentiment. It was a year that saw widespread bans on single-use plastic items, the announcement of The New Plastics... Read More
29 Nov 2018
--- Australian family-owned winery De Bortoli Wines has won the inaugural Winery Innovator of the Year trophy at the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London this month. The winery was recognized... Read More
13 Nov 2018
--- Consumers are more mindful of their health and nutraceutical products have become aspects of an everyday diet. This, coupled with a faster pace of consumer living has spurred a number of packaging innovations for... Read More
12 Nov 2018
--- Creators of the Karma Push Cap Technology, Karma, have formed a collaboration with Aptar Food + Beverage, a global specialist in dispensing, sealing and active packaging solutions, to deliver instant-mix technology to a... Read More
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