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18 Mar 2019
--- Artificial intelligence (AI) was once considered the future but has now become a part of daily life. Automation has made processes easier, more agile and faster. These are important factors that have led many industries,... Read More
18 Mar 2019
--- A reverse vending machine designed to accept plastic bottles and aluminum cans has been unveiled at King’s Cross in central London by UK recycling group Veolia and restaurant chain LEON. Backed by research which shows... Read More
15 Mar 2019
--- British supermarket Asda has reportedly removed 6,500 tons of plastic from its own brand packaging since February 2018. The pressure to reduce the amount of plastic used in packaging has perhaps never been higher than it is... Read More
15 Mar 2019
--- In this week’s packaging news, Carlton & United Breweries scrapped plastic six-pack rings on its beer cans. The Australian company expects to prevent more than 25 million plastic rings entering the environment each... Read More
14 Mar 2019
--- Coca-Cola produces three million tons of plastic packaging a year – based on 2017 numbers – which translates to 200,000 bottles a minute. These figures, including annual packaging volume numbers supplied... Read More
14 Mar 2019
--- Glass manufacturer Owens-Illinois, Inc., (O-I) is set to make a significant investment of US$60 million in its European glass operation. This investment will enable O-I to grow in premium segments, increase capability and... Read More
13 Mar 2019
--- Innova Market Insights identifies “Recyclable by design” as its number one trend in packaging for 2019. Widespread bans on single-use plastics, the implementation of China’s “National Sword”... Read More
13 Mar 2019
--- Multivac has signed an investment agreement to establish a new production company in Taicang, China. The new production facility will enable Multivac to react to the requirements of customers in China with “even... Read More
12 Mar 2019
--- University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have found that, with a few genetic tweaks, a type of soil bacteria with an appetite for hydrocarbons shows promise as a “biological factory” for converting woody... Read More
12 Mar 2019
--- Consumer demand for sustainability, portion control and inventiveness are all driving R&D teams to think across multiple axes at once when it comes to developing new packaging designs for the growing snacking market.... Read More
11 Mar 2019
--- Specialty materials company Eastman is pioneering an innovative circular recycling technology that processes polyester waste which cannot be recycled by current mechanical methods, and as a result, often ends up in landfills... Read More
11 Mar 2019
--- The Director for Plastic and Flexible Packaging at the British Plastics Federation (BPF) has warned against the adverse effects of a “hard” Brexit on the entire value chain. Speaking to... Read More
08 Mar 2019
--- In packaging news this week, KP Snacks partnered with TerraCycle to launch a UK-wide recycling program which will allow all of its potato chips, nuts, popcorn and pretzels packets to be recycled for the first time. Also in... Read More
08 Mar 2019
--- Strong sealing properties, easy opening and high-opacity white coloring are characteristics of plastic film innovator Südpack’s new launch, the Smart Peel. The launch is suitable for PP-based packaging in a... Read More
08 Mar 2019
--- Tetra Pak has taken one of its classic carton packs and redesigned its dimensions to launch the Tetra Classic Aseptic 65ml Cube packaging, touted as an efficient packaging solution for dairy, juice and liquid food. The... Read More
07 Mar 2019
--- British packaging group DS Smith has sold its plastics division to private equity firm Olympus Partners in a US$585 million deal, Reuters reports. The move allows the company to focus on its fiber-based model – as well... Read More
07 Mar 2019
--- Polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS) are the most abundant microplastics in the Mediterranean coastal waters, according to a new study published by the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin. The involved... Read More
06 Mar 2019
--- Near-Field Communication (NFC) and other connective packaging technologies are readying for full-scale deployments across multiple markets in 2019, industry experts are predicting. The increased cost-effectiveness and... Read More
06 Mar 2019
--- We may be one step closer to “solving” the single-use coffee cup problem as The NextGen Consortium, convened by Closed Loop Partners, has announced the winners of the NextGen Cup Challenge. The competition was a... Read More
06 Mar 2019
--- A new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report claims that the global plastics pollution crisis will only worsen unless all actors across the plastics value chain are made more accountable for the true cost of plastics to nature and... Read More
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