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27 Feb 2020
--- Stora Enso will be packaging Unilever Finland’s Ingman ice cream in its Performa Cream 1L paperboard cartons next month. The move comes amid the food giant’s ambitions to cut its environmental footprint by 50... Read More
27 Feb 2020
--- In light of a global anti-single-use plastics sentiment, five major companies in Canada’s food, beverage and packaging sector, including Danone and Dr Pepper, have joined forces to create the Circular Plastics... Read More
26 Feb 2020
--- A partnership between corrugated packaging giant Smurfit Kappa and Dutch patented technologists Rollor Packaging has culminated in the unveiling of the Rollor e-commerce pack today at Packaging Innovations 2020 in... Read More
26 Feb 2020
--- Graphic Packaging International (GPI) has launched a new line of fiber-based trays called PaperSeal, which replace Modified Atmosphere (MAP) and Vacuum Skin Packaging (VSP) plastic trays with a new barrier-lined paperboard... Read More
25 Feb 2020
--- Compostable packaging products certified standard EN 13432 can disintegrate within a maximum of 22 days together with biowaste (GFT) in a full-scale industrial organic waste treatment facility, found a recent study. That is... Read More
21 Feb 2020
--- This week in packaging, Huhtamaki unveiled a special range of paper cups designed and optimized for vending machines. The Compacto cups are made with paper from 100 percent PEFC-certified sustainably managed forests. Also,... Read More
21 Feb 2020
--- UK packaging group DS Smith’s pending sale of its Plastics Division to liquid packaging company Liqui-Box is expected to close shortly after clearing the US Department of Justice regulatory hurdle. Subject to the... Read More
20 Feb 2020
--- Although end of life disposal remains a key issue, companies must consider the net environmental impact and carbon footprint of packaging across the entire lifecycle to achieve meaningful sustainability, Michel Steinecke,... Read More
20 Feb 2020
--- The UK government must take an interventionist approach to packaging sustainability to prevent companies from pulling in different directions and creating more consumer confusion. This is the view of Green Alliance Senior... Read More
19 Feb 2020
--- Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame recently collaborated with aluminum beverage can manufacturer Canpack and design agency Identica to rebrand its iconic Spitfire beer. The beer cans in question include Shepherd... Read More
19 Feb 2020
--- Nick Brown, Head of Sustainability at Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has cautioned that swapping out plastics for other materials without addressing the fundamental challenges of material collection could increase the... Read More
13 Feb 2020
--- Major plastics packaging player Amcor has launched the first 100 percent post-consumer recycled (PCR) resin PET containers in the multivitamin segment. The supplier created the clear containers in two sizes, 100 cubic... Read More
12 Feb 2020
--- Asahi Soft Drinks has begun using KHS’s InnoPET Blomax Series V stretch blow molder for the Japanese bottler’s Rokko No Mizu still water brand. The new Series V now produces 0,6 L to-go bottles and large 2 L... Read More
12 Feb 2020
--- Major bioplastics players BASF and Novamont have both launched highly sustainable solutions for fresh-food packaging in two major compostable cling film breakthroughs. Tackling both plastic pollution and food waste... Read More
11 Feb 2020
--- Zanders has launched a completely natural grease- and oil-resistant paper for food packaging without the use of chemicals. The enhanced Zanbarrier NGR (“Natural Grease Resistant”) paper also boasts a higher... Read More
11 Feb 2020
--- Plastics packaging giant Amcor has teamed up with British multi-award-winning start-up Garçon Wines to bring its 100 percent recycled and recyclable letterbox friendly wine bottle to the US market. Posing a challenge... Read More
10 Feb 2020
--- Extending shelf-life and ensuring food safety is a vital goal for packaging companies. The challenge is augmented by growing consumer concern for the environment, which demands that packaging is also highly recyclable. At... Read More
07 Feb 2020
--- Leader of the UK Plastics Pact WRAP has released new guidance to address confusion over compostable plastic packaging. WRAP states that compostable plastics could be particularly useful for flexible packaging which contains... Read More
07 Feb 2020
--- This week in packaging, Swiss mineral water brand Henniez announced that its entire plastic bottle range is now made of 75 percent recycled PET plastic (rPET). The Nestlé brand has been using 30 percent rPET since... Read More
06 Feb 2020
--- Syntegon Technology, formerly Bosch Packaging Technology, has announced that it will showcase its “paper-ON-form” upgrade kit for horizontal flow wrapping machines to form cold-sealable barrier paper at Interpack... Read More
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