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29 May 2020
--- This week in packaging, Dow launched a post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic resin designed for collation shrink film applications in the Asia Pacific. The newly formulated PCR resin provides comparable performance to... Read More
29 May 2020
--- The European Commission has unveiled a €750 billion COVID-19 recovery plan to revitalize the EU economy. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen views the recovery plan as an opportunity to invest in the... Read More
29 May 2020
--- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, PackagingInsights is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this daily news feed for the coronavirus information and insights you... Read More
28 May 2020
--- A new survey by Smurfit Kappa is providing insights into how “Conscious Consumerism” continues to drive the need for UK organizations to embed environmental sustainability into business operations. Within this... Read More
28 May 2020
--- Wellness start-up Heights has developed a subscription-based service delivering its omega 3 capsule packed with 18 key nutrients, which target a healthy brain and body. The product is hailed as a “smart... Read More
28 May 2020
--- BillerudKorsnäs has launched a digital Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tool that evaluates the environmental impact of different packaging solutions. The Swedish pulp and paper manufacturer suggests that many brands and... Read More
27 May 2020
--- UK-based Camvac, a leading supplier of metalized and transparent barrier films and laminates, has relaunched its Thermal Laminate product range with enhanced product performance. The high-performance, metalized triplex... Read More
27 May 2020
--- Aptar Beauty + Home has developed what it markets as the world’s first certified recycled plastic beauty packaging. The global player in packaging and dispensing systems for the cosmetics industry also announced that... Read More
27 May 2020
--- The KHS Group has invested €20 million in modernizing its headquarters in Juchostraße, Dortmund, Germany. In a bundle of measures underway since 2015, the global provider of filling and packaging systems for the... Read More
26 May 2020
--- SIG has announced the commercial launch of combismile in Europe (currently excluding France, Germany, UK and Italy), pegging this carton solution as enabling brands and producers to differentiate themselves in the... Read More
26 May 2020
--- Packaging and décor materials player Toppan Printing has developed a paper tube-pouch that reduces the use of plastic in cosmetics, toiletries and pharmaceuticals by over 50 percent. Moreover, the paper-based... Read More
26 May 2020
--- Südpack has been awarded the PackTheFuture Award in the “Save Food” category for its resealable Multipeel PurePP film solution. Multipeel PurePP film combines enhanced product protection and convenience with... Read More
25 May 2020
--- Restaurants in Europe are starting to reopen their doors as governments relax COVID-19 self-distancing measures but health and hygiene remain top of the agenda. Set against this backdrop, Norwegian company ZincIn is... Read More
22 May 2020
--- A United Nations (UN) global study into recycling and environmental sustainability labeling on plastic packaging has revealed that only 17 percent of the 30 worldwide labels assessed provide quality information that enables... Read More
22 May 2020
--- This week in packaging, Smurfit Kappa signed a commitment to align its CO2 reduction target with the Science Based Target (SBT) initiative. SBT will validate that Smurfit Kappa’s CO2 target is aligned with the Paris... Read More
21 May 2020
--- Packaging companies jump through several bureaucratic hoops to obtain certifications that provide credibility and legitimacy to environmental sustainability efforts. But are certifications everything they are made out to be... Read More
20 May 2020
--- UK waste management specialist Viridor and chemical recycling pioneers PLASTIC ENERGY have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a feasibility project to convert hard-to-recycle plastics such as films into recycled... Read More
19 May 2020
--- Nestlé is piloting reusable and refillable dispensers for petcare and soluble coffee as part of its efforts to reduce single-use packaging. The in-store dispensers encourage consumers to bring reusable containers to... Read More
19 May 2020
--- While developing biodegradable food packaging from upcycled cheese whey and almond shells, EU-funded project YPACK has found that integrating zinc oxide and oregano essential oil helps the bio-papers protect against... Read More
18 May 2020
--- European environmental NGOs are amplifying their concerns regarding the consequences of failing to implement the separate collection of single-use plastic bottles via deposit return systems (DRS) as recommended by the EU... Read More
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