caps & closures

10 May 2023
--- Blue Ocean Closures, Stora Enso and Aisa have developed the “first ever” paperboard tube with a fiber-based closure consisting of more than 85% fibers. The achievement was officially launched at the ongoing... Read More
08 May 2023
--- Aptar CSP Technologies will preview two new technology innovations for the probiotics market at Vitafoods Europe (Booth J60), starting tomorrow in Geneva, Switzerland. The solutions draw on over 20 years of active material... Read More
19 Apr 2023
--- Bakery packaging is a segment focussed on balancing food shelf life with material reduction. Products that struggle to stay fresh, such as bread, require packaging technologies and materials that can extend their lifespan to... Read More
18 Apr 2023
--- Sweden-based Blue Ocean Closures, Swed-jam and the Research Institutes of Sweden are partnering in a research project to replace metal lids with fiber-based alternatives. The project is funded by Vinnova’s... Read More
17 Apr 2023
--- Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) is calling on EU policymakers to make material recovery and biological treatment (MRBT) of mixed waste mandatory. The organization has found the method is cost-competitive with controversial,... Read More
10 Apr 2023
--- Major airlines, airports and caterers are warning that EU animal agriculture rules are hampering their ability to recycle packaging and food waste and meet sustainability targets. The current regulation requires that all... Read More
10 Apr 2023
--- A sustainability report is the essential tool in communicating corporate social responsibility goals and actions to any organization’s stakeholders, from employees to customers to financial institutions. Increasingly,... Read More
28 Mar 2023
--- ClearBags is reviewing this year’s spring packaging to discuss color themes and facilitated packaging usage. Spring packaging includes items like themed and shaped pouches, simple box bottoms and daily flap seal bags... Read More
17 Mar 2023
--- This week in industry news, Toshiba launched an industrial printer to simplify everyday packaging applications and Berry Global Group announced it is launching Typar DrainableWrap to protect multi-story structures.... Read More
03 Mar 2023
--- Smurfit Kappa is launching a patented Vitop Uno tap, which it promotes as the first tap in the Bag-in-Box market to have attached tamper protection. The new tap design is compliant with the forthcoming Single Use Plastics... Read More
22 Feb 2023
--- Innova Market Insights has revealed its top packaging trends for 2023, with “Plastics circularization” taking the lead spot. Plastic packaging consumption will continue to grow despite anti-plastic sentiment and... Read More
21 Feb 2023
--- Amcor has today revealed new research demonstrating shifting consumer attitudes and expectations toward hard cheese packaging across Europe. While transparent packs and proper sealing stand out as the most important... Read More
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