30 Jul 2021
--- Compost organizations across the US are welcoming the introduction of the Cultivating Organic Matter through the Promotion of Sustainable Techniques (COMPOST) Act in the US House of Representatives. The COMPOST Act would... Read More
29 Jul 2021
--- Avery Dennison is acquiring Vestcom, a privately held pricing and branded labeling solutions provider, for US$1.45 billion in cash. Vestcom uses data management capabilities to synthesize and streamline store-level data and... Read More
27 Jul 2021
--- Jefferson Enterprise Energy’s joint venture with Zume, creators of an advanced molded fiber technology for replacing single-use plastic items, has secured US$122 million bond financing from Hilltop Securities to build... Read More
27 Jul 2021
--- The Paper and Pulper Institute (ICP) of Slovenia has created corrugated cardboard packaging from tomato stems. Following three years of investigation, researchers at the institute say the findings could provide a major boost... Read More
23 Jul 2021
--- Sweden-based AR Packaging is releasing a monomaterial polyethylene (PE) film for thermoforming, which the company says will meet the growing demand in the global multi-billion dollar flexible plastic packaging industry.
20 Jul 2021
--- Packaging data specialist Ecoveritas is launching a sophisticated online analysis and reporting tool called Ecoview later this month for brands and retailers requiring a detailed breakdown of their packaging supply chain.... Read More
19 Jul 2021
--- In a US state first, Maine has signed an Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging bill into law. Passing with a 86-57 vote, the LD 1541 bill will require producers of packaged goods that are sold in the state to... Read More
12 Jul 2021
--- PulPac is revealing a cooperation with HS Manufacturing Group (HSMG) for developing cutting-edge barrier technologies adapted for its Dry Molded Fiber technology. Dry Molded Fiber is a patented manufacturing technology for... Read More
09 Jul 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Huhtamaki launched a post-consumer recycled fiber carton branded Futuro for cooked colored eggs in Europe. Meanwhile, Smurfit Kappa acquired Cartonbox, a Mexican folding carton company, and... Read More
05 Jul 2021
--- European Plastics Converters (EuPC) is warning the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive’s (SUPD) legislative processes are creating “an unprecedented fragmentation among EU Member States.” The Directive came... Read More
29 Jun 2021
--- UK-based Camvac is launching a 60 percent post-consumer recycled (PCR) PET barrier film branded ExtraPET PCR, meeting regulatory demands for recycled food-grade packaging solutions. Notably, the EU’s Plastics Strategy... Read More
14 Jun 2021
--- Scientists have developed a novel way to use plastic waste as a food industry resource by converting post-consumer PET into vanillin via a series of chemical reactions. The team from the University of Edinburgh, UK,... Read More
21 Apr 2021
--- Innova Market Insights has reported steady +2.4 percent average annual growth in new bakery launches (Global, CAGR [2018-2020]). However, with increasing demands for environmental sustainability being levied through... Read More
20 Apr 2021
--- DTM Print is introducing faster and larger printing options on its edible ink desktop printer called Eddie, which creates personalized designs on baked goods and dessert items. The specialty printing systems provider has... Read More
05 Mar 2021
--- Poland-based design agency PG Branding has designed the packaging for keto newcomer Fantasty Food, putting customer drawings – not ingredients – on front-of-pack. Instead of focalizing the product’s... Read More
26 Feb 2021
--- Innova Market Insights is revealing its Top Packaging Trends 2021 in collaboration with PackagingInsights, with “Home Delivery Haven” identified as the year’s leading trend. As much of the world perseveres... Read More
10 Nov 2020
--- The value of bakery packaging is defined by its production, preservation, storage, transportation and marketing capabilities – all of which the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting.
05 Oct 2020
--- BillerudKorsnäs and Syntegon Technology are launching Recyclable Flow Wrap, a paper-based packaging solution that facilitates a shift from conventional plastic to renewable and recyclable materials.
28 Sep 2020
--- General Mills is pledging to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 percent over the next decade and slash food waste in half. The commitment entails a strategic focus on regenerative agriculture and aligns... Read More
19 Aug 2020
--- Syntegon has introduced its next generation of heat sealing flow wrappers called Pack 202 to the North American market. Building on its predecessor Pack 201, the new machine is a fully automated horizontal flow wrapping... Read More