labels & labeling

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
--- Mondi has switched its portfolio of glassine-based release liners to certified base paper, supporting the harvesting of wood from responsibly managed forests. Glassine-based release liners are mainly used for labels, tapes,... Read More
11 May 2022
--- UPM Raflatac has achieved CarbonNeutral product certification for its entire Linerless product range. Natural Capital Partners issues the certification according to The CarbonNeutral Protocol, which provides a “robust... Read More
09 May 2022
--- Smurfit Kappa has become the first vegan-certified packaging company after obtaining the Vegan Society trademark for corrugated solutions produced at its Markham Vale site in the UK. Smurfit Kappa’s products featuring... Read More
09 May 2022
--- Speciality films producer Innovia Films and CCL Labels have together announced the opening of a new 6.2 meter multi-layer co-extrusion line at their site in Płock, Poland. The state-of-the-art line will be dedicated to... Read More
29 Apr 2022
--- The Rethinking Materials summit in London, UK, next week will offer a valuable opportunity for packaging and waste management players to reimagine and design public infrastructure. We sit down with Dr. Adam Read, external... 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
--- Co-op is scrapping use by dates on all its own-brand yogurts to reduce food waste and combat the 42,000 metric tons and £100 million (US$125 million) worth of edible yogurt thrown out by UK homes each year. The move... Read More
26 Apr 2022
--- Dow is boosting the circular plastics economy with recycle-ready PE packaging innovations, but waste management infrastructure needs investment and new technologies to improve recycling rates, according to Han Zhang, global... Read More
25 Apr 2022
--- Finnish forest industry company UPM has settled a dispute with its paper mill employees over worker’s rights, ending what is said to be the longest strike in the history of the country’s paper industry. The... Read More
22 Apr 2022
--- Nextech, a metaverse company and augmented reality (AR) experience technologies provider, has signed a deal with Bothwell Cheese, which uses Nextech’s ARitize CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) to place a QR code triggered... Read More
20 Apr 2022
--- Bakery packaging manufacturers are innovating to extend product shelf life while reducing material use as environmental sustainability demands continue to dominate the wider industry. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic has... Read More
14 Apr 2022
--- The rising demand for environmentally sustainable food packaging is infiltrating seasonal packaging this Easter as chocolate brands work to reduce virgin plastic use and explore fiber-based alternatives.
07 Apr 2022
--- Chipotle Mexican Grill is testing radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology to enhance its traceability and inventory systems at its Chicago, US, distribution center and approximately 200 restaurants in the greater... Read More
01 Apr 2022
--- The European Commission (EC) is proposing a new set of rules for the European Green Deal that would tighten restrictions on greenwashing and expand consumer rights. The amendments would help prevent misleading advertising... Read More
30 Mar 2022
--- Bobst is enhancing its All-in-One, All-Inline portfolio with the new Digital Master series, leveraging proven flexo experience and recent innovative inkjet developments. The Swiss packaging machinery company says the Digital... 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
24 Mar 2022
--- Avery Dennison is introducing a real-time carbon impact analytics tool to its digital platform, empowering brands to meet net-zero targets and reduce waste across the supply chain. The tool provides brands with... 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
--- Finnish paper mill giant UPM is “unreasonably” refusing to negotiate collectively with its workers and attempting to deteriorate working conditions for its employees, alleges trade union IndustriAll Europe. Many... Read More