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18 Jun 2021
--- Digital watermarks can increase packaging circularity in “ways that were not possible in the past,” according to plastic packaging specialist Paccor and digital identity technologists Digimarc. The two companies... Read More
18 Jun 2021
--- The US Plastics Pact, a consortium led by The Recycling Partnership and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Pact Network, has unveiled an “aggressive national... Read More
18 Jun 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Novolex launched a production line for manufacturing compostable cold beverage cups. Meanwhile, Mondi teamed up with the Italian machine producer ACMI to create a new wrapping system for pallets... Read More
17 Jun 2021
--- HexcelPack is unveiling a protective paper-based wrapping system for product shipping as a cost-effective alternative to bubble wrap and other plastic or foam-based materials. Three leading US retailers use the HexcelWrap... Read More
17 Jun 2021
--- Unilever is expanding its refillable packaging trials across the UK, including a first “return on the go” refill trial, in selected Asda supermarket and Co-op convenience stores.The FMCG giant’s household... Read More
17 Jun 2021
--- Researchers at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), Canada, have developed a packaging film capable of keeping strawberries fresh for up to twelve days.
17 Jun 2021
--- Polymers company Stratasys is unveiling a rapid 3D-printed prototyping solution enabling packaging designers to model complex, full-color packaging for cosmetics, personal care and food. Its high-fidelity prototypes... Read More
17 Jun 2021
--- Toppan Printing is set to unveil NFC labels combining high-quality metallic design with communication performance at the AIPIA Asia Summit 2021 (June 23), an international congress for smart packaging. The company says... Read More
16 Jun 2021
--- Researchers at British Institute Campden BRI and sterile packaging specialist Sterafill have developed a plasma technology capable of cutting pre- and re-sterilization times in packaging by up to 93 percent compared to... Read More
16 Jun 2021
--- The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is calling for the implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes to create a circular economy for packaging. Mandatory, fee-based EPR schemes would require industry players... Read More
16 Jun 2021
--- Unilever has joined Nextek’s global multi-participant project called Nextloopp, pioneering the conversion of post-consumer polypropylene (PP) into food-grade packaging through mechanical recycling infrastructure.... Read More
16 Jun 2021
--- Long-term growth in the soups and sauces category has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, with more consumers purchasing shelf-stable foods via e-commerce channels and preparing meals at home. Innova Market Insights... Read More
15 Jun 2021
--- A European project called Life Ecomethylal has developed a modular chemical recycling system capable of converting 1 kg of non-recyclable waste into 0.5 kg of methylal, a substance used as a solvent and raw material to... Read More
15 Jun 2021
--- Henkel is using Greiner Packaging’s easily-separable cardboard-plastic tubs for its Somat brand of detergent products. The solution contains 50 percent post-consumer recycled polypropylene (rPP) from end consumer... Read More
15 Jun 2021
--- Tri-Star Packaging is rebranding its Tri-Label division as Gen-Label, which will provide a range of food packaging labeling services as more stringent legislation comes into force.
15 Jun 2021
--- Corona beer brand is launching an augmented reality (AR) tool to show consumers their annual plastic consumption, as it celebrates achieving a net-zero plastic footprint. The AR tool, called Plastic Reality, offers consumers... Read More
15 Jun 2021
--- The European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) has issued an open letter warning Deposit Return Schemes (DRS) fail to maximize the quantity or quality of recycled glass. FEVE says including glass in a DRS could have a range... Read More
15 Jun 2021
--- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, PackagingInsights is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this regularly updated news feed for the coronavirus information and... Read More
14 Jun 2021
--- Researchers at the University of Cambridge, UK, have developed a plant protein-based biomaterial that can replace synthetic materials and virgin polymers in the packaging industry. The stated aim of the research is to... Read More
14 Jun 2021
--- Take-out food and beverage packaging largely dominates global marine litter, followed by items resulting from fishing activities, according to a recent study. Ali Tabrizi’s popular Netflix documentary film Seaspiracy... Read More
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