caps & closures

18 May 2022
--- Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) is boosting the environmental sustainability credentials of its carbonated soft drinks bottles with new lightweighted necks and attached caps. In partnership with Coca-Cola Great Britain... Read More
17 May 2022
--- European packaging industry associations have submitted a joint letter to EU leaders warning that fragmentation of the Single Market is undermining progress toward the EU Green Deal. The 59 associations called on the EU to... Read More
16 May 2022
--- Camvac is launching two products at Packaging Innovations in Birmingham, UK, next week: ExtraPET PCR, a high-barrier lidding film with over 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content, and Camplus Extra MDO PE, a high-barrier... Read More
11 May 2022
--- The US State of New York is introducing two new bills to combat over-packaging, poor recycling rates and litter issues, including an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program requiring companies such as McDonald’s... Read More
09 May 2022
--- Bericap has commissioned a consumer survey of its ClipAside Tethered Caps, revealing that users are impressed by their practicality and recycling performance. The EU’s Single Use Plastics Directive requires that caps... Read More
04 May 2022
--- Berry Global is unveiling a recyclable lock-up dispenser suitable for e-commerce applications that can handle products with all types of viscosities. The solution reportedly makes the company the first packaging manufacturer... Read More
03 May 2022
--- Europe’s non-alcoholic beverage industry and leading NGOs Changing Markets Foundation and Zero Waste Europe are calling on EU decision-makers to create the “right” enabling policy framework to help... Read More
29 Apr 2022
--- In packaging news this week, Diageo revealed it will phase out the use of 183 million cardboard gift boxes from its premium Scotch portfolio worldwide. Also, Elopak formed a joint venture in India to manufacture aseptic... Read More
27 Apr 2022
--- Tetra Pak is partnering with leading beverage brands to launch “the world’s first” tethered caps on carton packs, including plant-based options. The five new caps, introduced by Borrisoleigh Bottling (BBL)... Read More
27 Apr 2022
--- KHS Group experienced the “most successful year” in its history after a COVID-19 blip and is currently showcasing some of its environmentally sustainable filling and packaging machinery at Anuga FoodTec 2022 in... Read More
21 Apr 2022
--- Elopak’s Pure-TwistFlip tethered cap solution is set to hit shelves ahead of the EU’s Single Use Plastics Directive. The legislation requires that caps and lids on beverage containers up to 3 L must remain firmly... Read More
01 Apr 2022
--- In packaging news this week, corrugated packaging giant Smurfit Kappa exited the Russian market, and metal packaging supplier Ball revealed it is pursuing the sale of its Russian business as the Ukraine war continues to... Read More
01 Apr 2022
--- The UK Plastic Packaging Tax came into effect today, but 77% of British retail and manufacturing businesses are not aware of it, according to research conducted by YouGov on behalf of Veolia. The tax places a £200... Read More
28 Mar 2022
--- Quick service restaurant Max Burgers will roll out a fiber coffee lid, “the Liplid” – made from PulPac’s fiber forming technology in all its restaurants in Sweden this year. Liplid, developed and sold... Read More
28 Mar 2022
--- Environmental sustainability demands continue to dominate soft drinks packaging design, as PET bottle and carton pack producers point to life cycle analyses (LCAs) to justify why their packaging is the most responsible... Read More
22 Mar 2022
--- Amcor is scaling down its activities in Russia in response to the Russia-Ukraine war. The packaging giant will focus its manufacturing on supporting only existing multinational customers, suspend new projects and... Read More
21 Mar 2022
--- L’Occitane en Provence (L’Occitane) is unveiling a refill container for its Shea Ultra Rich Body Cream products made entirely from recycled polypropylene (rPP). VPI, a French specialist in injecting plastic... Read More
18 Mar 2022
--- In packaging news this week, Waitrose adopted Anya Hindmarch’s reusable Universal Bag made from recycled plastic after research found the supermarket’s “bags for life” are increasingly used as... Read More
11 Mar 2022
--- In packaging news this week, Holographyx launched a patented anti-counterfeiting system for pharmaceutical blister packs that enables printing of dosage and marketing information on the area surrounding the pill recess.... Read More
10 Mar 2022
--- Müller is partnering with Waitrose on a trial to replace colored milk bottle caps with clear ones. Müller says the move could boost the availability of recycled HDPE (rHDPE) on the market by 1,560 metric tons... Read More