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09 Apr 2021
--- Dafia, an EU-funded project led by Spanish research group Aimplas, is releasing the results of an investigation into turning fish and municipal waste into biopolymers and other barrier packaging materials. The researchers... Read More
09 Apr 2021
--- Diageo is revealing its involvement in a successful pilot project to pioneer the lowest carbon footprint glass bottles “ever produced” for a Scotch whisky brand. The distiller’s collaboration with glass... Read More
09 Apr 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Schreiner MediPharm developed an NFC label enabling diabetes patients to administer insulin medication to themselves more effectively. Meanwhile, Versalis Revive launched a 75 percent domestic... Read More
09 Apr 2021
--- UK-based startup Forme has raised over £18,000 (US$24,600) in under 24 hours to finance the release of a “modern-day” supplement shaker, which its designers say prevents the build-up of harmful bacteria... Read More
09 Apr 2021
--- SIG has published its Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report for 2020, detailing the progress on its “Way Beyond Good” roadmap to “put more into society and the environment than it takes out.”... Read More
08 Apr 2021
--- Coveris has partnered UK fruit producer Berry Gardens to launch a printed lidding film containing over 30 percent post-consumer recyclate (PCR). The new recycled PET (rPET) film is sealed to the existing rPET tray to offer a... Read More
08 Apr 2021
--- H.B. Fuller is unveiling two new compostable adhesive solutions for flexible packaging under its global Flextra Evolution brand. The new solutions come in response to increasing consumer environmental awareness, stricter... Read More
08 Apr 2021
--- Third Aurora is unveiling Beerscans, an Augmented Reality (AR) platform for the beer packaging industry. Beerscans is a tool for brewers to offer unique virtual experiences to consumers from every beer label, the company... Read More
08 Apr 2021
--- Canada-based Nexe Innovations has secured CA$8 million (US$6.3 million) in financing from Canaccord Genuity at the heels of launching an e-commerce superfood store via its subsidiary Xoma Superfoods.The company intends to... Read More
08 Apr 2021
--- Biopolymer pioneer Avantium has signed a conditional offtake agreement with Resilux, an international rigid plastic packaging supplier, for the supply of PEF (polyethylene furanoate) resin from the planned Avantium FDCA... Read More
07 Apr 2021
--- Radical changes in packaging consumption and throwaway culture, such as bans on plastic bags, can be met with resistance from consumers accustomed to using them in their shopping routines. New research is recommending a... Read More
07 Apr 2021
--- Greiner Packaging UK & Ireland has invested over £3.7 million (US$5.1 million) in a new PET decontamination and extrusion line, enabling the use of more recycled materials in its pot and tub range. Recycled flake... Read More
07 Apr 2021
--- E-commerce in the food delivery sector has been exponentially expanded by the COVID-19 pandemic, as identified by Innova Market Insights’ leading packaging trend this year: “Home Delivery Haven.” Extended... Read More
06 Apr 2021
--- Waitrose is celebrating the achievements of pioneering environmental organizations funded through its Plan Plastic – The Million Pound Challenge project, which has been raising money through a 5p charge on plastic bag... Read More
06 Apr 2021
--- Russian researchers have developed an inexpensive, safe and reliable surface disinfection technology for packed eggs that helps to kill bacteria, including salmonella, on eggshells. It also helps raise healthy broiler... Read More
02 Apr 2021
--- Just as the Easter holiday celebrates rebirth, Aldi, Waitrose and Mondelēz International are bringing their respective holiday-themed packaging more in line with the circular economy. PackagingInsights investigates how the... Read More
02 Apr 2021
--- Hoffmann Neopac (Neopac) has developed a dropper tube for direct, precision administration of Streuli Pharma’s novel vegan vitamin D formulation. Neopac’s signature Polyfoil tube provides effective barrier... Read More
02 Apr 2021
--- In packaging news this week, chemical giant Clariant joined the EU Circular Plastics Alliance, supporting the Alliance’s target to boost the EU recycled plastics market to 10 million tons by 2025. Meanwhile,... Read More
01 Apr 2021
--- The US recycling system is “broken,” with only 25 percent of waste recycled, according to a new survey by Ball and environmental consultancy agency Eunomia. The research also reveals widespread public support for... Read More
01 Apr 2021
--- Global label solutions player Multi-Color Corporation (MCC) and Digimarc are partnering to serialize product packaging and labels with Digimarc Barcode in support of food safety and traceability initiatives. The Digimarc... Read More
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