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10 Aug 2020
--- A new report has warned that nearly half of all take-out food packaging tested across major US food chains contains potentially toxic chemicals. The Mind the Store campaign and Toxic-Free Future nonprofit combined forces to... Read More
10 Aug 2020
--- AquaPak and DS Smith have completed a period of pilot trials, advancing a step closer in replacing hard-to-recycle plastics with fiber-based packaging. Now, the collaboration will begin developing practical applications... Read More
07 Aug 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Indian packaging giant Uflex launched a moisture-resistant paper-based tube pack that reduces plastic dependency by 50-70 percent across a range of oral care and cosmetic applications. Also,... Read More
07 Aug 2020
--- The COVID-19 pandemic has ignited an upsurge in take-out delivery orders, and consequently, single-use plastic container waste. Particularly polystyrene – the material used to make Styrofoam – is experiencing a... Read More
07 Aug 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
06 Aug 2020
--- Mondi Group has issued its H1 results flagging a dip in revenue from the same period last year. This was attributed to lower average selling prices across its key paper grades, offsetting good volume growth in Corrugated... Read More
06 Aug 2020
--- Specialty packaging manufacturer Parkside has launched a packaging solution incorporating an antibacterial coating that protects against bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19. UK-based Parkside collaborated with high-tech... Read More
05 Aug 2020
--- Sonoco Europe has acquired Can Packaging, a France-headquartered cardboard packaging company for €41.7 million (US$49.3 million). Can Packaging adds a more recyclable, mono-material packaging solution with barrier... Read More
05 Aug 2020
--- Wine producer and exporter Producto de Aldea has selected Ardagh’s 250 ml Slim Wine Can as the new packaging option for its premium wine drinks and wines, previously only available in a classic glass bottle. The winery... Read More
05 Aug 2020
--- Consumer demand for organic products is rising and responding to this FrieslandCampina is launching an “ultra-premium” organic milk formula, dubbed Organic Friso Prestige Bio. The first market to welcome the... Read More
05 Aug 2020
--- Personal care giant Henkel is set to make its entire Oral Care tube portfolio fully recyclable by early 2021. Produced by Henkel’s packaging supplier Albéa, the Greenleaf tube-making technology uses a... Read More
04 Aug 2020
--- Sleep wellness brand Proper has launched a family of four sleep-aid supplements and a personalized coaching app to support US consumers’ slumber. The packaging design was given a “clinical feel” to help... Read More
04 Aug 2020
--- Antimicrobial packaging solutions have demonstrated impressive shelf life-extending capabilities, which are vital in the battle against global food waste. Prevalent here is the EU-funded NanoPack project’s essential... Read More
03 Aug 2020
--- ZenWTR has launched a fully post-consumer recycled PET (rPET) water bottle. The new eco-centric packaging uses 75 percent less energy than virgin plastic and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 71 percent, compared to virgin... Read More
03 Aug 2020
--- Crown has debuted its Twentyby30 global responsibility program, establishing 20 environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals to be achieved by 2030. The objectives include the reduction of Scope 1 greenhouse gas... Read More
31 Jul 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Crown debuted Twentyby30, a robust program that outlines twenty measurable environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals to be completed by 2030 or sooner. The program identifies five distinct... Read More
31 Jul 2020
--- Dow is exploring vacuum packaging solutions (VPS) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and food loss through a recently signed Carbon Project Agreement with AEON. The partnership marks the first carbon mitigation project in... Read More
30 Jul 2020
--- Germany-headquartered supplier of filling and packaging systems KHS has been awarded the contract for the new PET line of Uganda’s Rwenzori Bottling Company. In addition to KHS’ Innoket Neo labeler, the supplier... Read More
30 Jul 2020
--- Mondi has launched “the first to market solution” that reduces the environmental footprint of polycoated kraft (PCK) paper release liners. The NextLiner solution uses recycled base paper and resins made from... Read More
30 Jul 2020
--- Germany-based Faller Packaging has assisted start-up iuvas with the packaging design of its new sippa drinking aid for eldery and physically disabled people. Providing comfortable and safe help for those requiring drinking... Read More
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