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
20 Dec 2022
--- A collection of surveys of consumers in Poland and Spain reveals that a lack of knowledge about food packaging symbols hinders effective disposal practices. The surveys were carried out in partnership with Aarhus University,... Read More
19 Dec 2022
--- Amazon is releasing a statement about how the online business giant plans to continue to find ways to minimize carbon emissions, increase recyclability and reduce waste in packaging. The company says strives to use as little... Read More
16 Dec 2022
--- DS Smith’s latest report reveals that packages undergo g-forces of an average acceleration of around 50Gs. Packages ordered online have been recorded at g-forces akin to motor races and rocket launches. To help... Read More
13 Dec 2022
--- A recent online survey by DS Smith has revealed growing consumer frustrations around excessive packaging. Specifically, online shoppers are increasingly discontent with packages arriving oversized and being too flimsy,... Read More
25 Nov 2022
--- Mondi has released its fourth annual consumer trend survey on e-commerce, online shopping and consumer attitudes toward packaging. The survey, conducted by RetailX, drew responses from 1,000 consumers each in France,... Read More
25 Nov 2022
--- Smurfit Kappa’s manufacturing plants have been officially reopened in Central and Eastern Europe after an investment of over €20 million (US$21 million). The money was used to upgrade the packaging solutions... Read More
23 Nov 2022
--- Black Friday is set to begin this year’s winter shopping season and kick off another boom in e-commerce delivery worldwide. Discount pricing on the day brings a surge in online spending from which the packaging... Read More
10 Nov 2022
--- Mondi has collaborated with Modivo to provide it with paper-based fashion e-commerce packaging solutions. Modivo, a European online fashion retailer, switched from rigid plastic packaging to Mondi’s corrugated boxes... Read More
07 Nov 2022
--- The European Commission (EC) is preparing to unveil new legislation limiting packaging size and the amount of “empty space” in e-commerce boxes. According to a leaked document, the EC is trying to reduce... Read More
20 Oct 2022
--- The Chinese General Office of the State Council has released a notice to further strengthen the control over excessive packaging of commodities, calling for further efforts to prevent over-packaging of goods. Furthermore,... 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
16 Sep 2022
--- This week in industry news, Sappi invested in new technical equipment and production facilities at its Gratkorn site in Austria. Meanwhile, Amcor announced a further strategic investment of up to US$45 million in ePac... Read More
08 Sep 2022
--- Sappi Europe and Kallfass are developing an environmentally sustainable, paper-based alternative to film-based primary, secondary packaging in the non-food packaging sector. Sappi and Kallfass assert that they are not only... Read More
30 Aug 2022
--- EcoPackables is introducing a new raw material for packaging, which combines a proprietary blend of discarded coffee waste with polylactic acid (PLA) to make a compostable polymer that is 35% cheaper than “all existing... Read More
30 Aug 2022
--- Aquapak is announcing an exclusive distribution deal through which Resinex will supply high-performance barrier films made from Hydropol polymers to Europe. When extrusion coated or laminated onto paper, Hydropol adds... Read More
16 Aug 2022
--- Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP) has been granted one of Northern Ireland’s largest investments in advanced manufacturing by the planning committee of Antrim and Newtownabbey Council. The grant will facilitate the creation... Read More
16 Aug 2022
--- To demonstrate how automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and strapping machines may function together in a single application, Mosca teamed up with materials handling business Gebhardt Intralogistics. Mosca is also debuting two... Read More
09 Aug 2022
--- DS Smith has revealed that a generational gap in recycling is emerging in the UK, with older people more confident than younger generations that they understand how to recycle packaging waste. The British multinational... Read More
05 Aug 2022
--- ABB Robotics is launching a “fastest-in-class” robot for picking and packing applications up to 1.5 kg. The FlexPicker IRB 365 robot can be used for various applications, from shelf-ready packaging to parcel... Read More