14 Jan 2022
--- In packaging news this week, Dawn launched a one-handed washing liquid bottle design targeted at disabled consumers. Meanwhile, Sappi unveiled a one-side coated face stock label paper for improved printability, and Smurfit... Read More
12 Jan 2022
--- Ineos Olefins and Polymers Europe is joining the pioneering polypropylene (PP) recycling project Nextloopp, supporting its delivery of food-grade recycled content. The chemicals company will orchestrate a pivotal two-year... Read More
07 Jan 2022
--- In packaging news this week, International Paper revealed plans to construct a state-of-the-art corrugated packaging facility in the US. Meanwhile, Clariant completed the sale of its Pigments business, Huhtamaki acquired... Read More
06 Jan 2022
--- Amazon is reducing packaging waste at scale with several artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. A combination of deep learning, natural language processing, and computer vision is helping the e-commerce giant determine... Read More
04 Jan 2022
--- BillerudKorsnäs is set to acquire Verso, a North American coated paper producer, for approximately US$825 million in cash, corresponding to US$27 per share. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of... Read More
21 Dec 2021
--- As 2021 draws to a close, PackagingInsights looks back at the biggest industry developments of the year, from the EU Single Use Plastics Directive and US COMPOST Act to COP26 and Asia’s first Plastics Pact.... Read More
10 Dec 2021
--- In packaging news this week, International Paper announced its 35% greenhouse gas reduction target was approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. Meanwhile, Berry Global designed a new lightweight closure for sauces.... Read More
03 Dec 2021
--- In packaging news this week, SIG secured direct access to renewable energy from wind turbines to power its carton production in Germany. Meanwhile, the 4evergreen alliance shared insights on how to increase fiber-based... Read More
01 Dec 2021
--- The European Bioeconomy Alliance has criticized the EU’s methodology for Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) comparing bio-based with conventional plastics, labeling it “not fit for purpose” and favorable to... Read More
30 Nov 2021
--- Novolex’s Eco-Products has added seven items to its compostable take-out container lineup. The Vanguard two-piece containers are made from sugarcane fiber and designed for restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores... Read More
26 Nov 2021
--- In packaging news this week, SIG introduced a digital smart factory solution, enabling brands to prevent unplanned manufacturing downtimes by monitoring and analyzing data. Meanwhile, Westpak Group unveiled a paper-based... Read More
19 Nov 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Ardagh Metal Packaging announced plans to construct a US$200 million beverage can plant in Northern Ireland, UK. Meanwhile, Amcor research revealed consumers worldwide want to recycle more. Also,... Read More
18 Nov 2021
--- The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is “alarmed” at how signatories to its Global Commitment have failed to prioritize reusable packaging models in the past year. According to the organization’s 2021 Global... Read More
18 Nov 2021
--- Berry Global has secured its largest contract for advanced recycled plastic, increasing its supply to over 600 million pounds per year by 2025. The agreement with PureCycle will provide Berry Global with PureCycle’s... Read More
16 Nov 2021
--- According to Huhtamaki CEO Charles Héaulmé, recyclable packaging is more beneficial to the expanding circular economy than compostable alternatives. “Recycling is more important than... Read More
12 Nov 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Mondelēz International joined the Circulate Capital Ocean Fund (CCOF), investing in collecting, sorting and recycling plastic waste, including flexible films. Meanwhile, Tri-Star Packaging... Read More
11 Nov 2021
--- China has announced new restrictions on excessive packaging, requiring all food and cosmetics producers to adhere to specific guidelines determining the volume of packaging allowed in proportion to a product. The legislation... Read More
09 Nov 2021
--- Honeywell has commercialized a “revolutionary recycling process” for producing recycled plastics from different plastic types. The new technology can reduce fossil fuel dependency by eliminating virgin plastics... Read More
08 Nov 2021
--- UK polymer technology company Bright Green Plastics (BGP) says it has developed an additive capable of breaking down flexible plastics without the need for complex sorting processes. Branded Bright Fusion, the additive has... Read More
05 Nov 2021
--- Iceland Foods is set to become the first UK supermarket to offset its entire plastic footprint, working in partnership with Singapore-based clean-up organization Seven Clean Seas. The frozen food retailer will offset its... Read More