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14 Jan 2022
--- Agricultural waste fiber technologists Papyrus Australia is unveiling the “world’s first” fully banana fiber-based clamshell, produced in a molded fiber packaging facility in Sharqiah, Egypt. Edward Byrt,... Read More
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
13 Jan 2022
--- Happier Beauty is currently developing the world’s first refillable toothpaste dispenser with biodegradable refill capsules. “This product will be another big step toward eliminating standard toothpaste tubes... Read More
13 Jan 2022
--- Industry appetite for Natural Branding – a technology that lasers markings onto the surface of some fruits and vegetables – is gaining traction amid proliferating plastic packaging bans. Notably, France recently... Read More
12 Jan 2022
--- The conventional disposable coffee cup might not be as innocent as it first appears. While the thin plastic lining inside the cup holds liquid without leakage, it also renders it unrecyclable. A UK parliamentary report... Read More
11 Jan 2022
--- Huhtamaki China has installed 47,000 square meters of solar panels at two of its facilities, in what it calls a “significant first step” in its ambition to achieve 100% renewable energy usage by 2030. The panels... Read More
10 Jan 2022
--- French-headquartered Antalis Packaging is opening a new smart packaging center in the UK. The center features a demonstration suite for packaging automation and a dedicated packaging design studio. The latest developments in... Read More
10 Jan 2022
--- Central European consumers are increasingly shopping online and demanding more environmentally sustainable packaging. Mondi’s annual research of consumers in Germany and Poland also revealed Silver Surfers (age 55+)... Read More
07 Jan 2022
--- Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, US, and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) are developing a “smart” food packaging material that is biodegradable and kills harmful... 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
--- Alpla has formed a joint venture with global engineered materials supplier Glatfelter and Swedish startup Blue Ocean Closures (BOC) to develop fiber-based closures using “dryforming” technology.In related news,... Read More
06 Jan 2022
--- Israeli compostable packaging specialist Tipa has landed US$70 million in a series C round funding in what it says will bring “breakthrough technology” to the world stage. Speaking to PackagingInsights, Julia... 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
05 Jan 2022
--- Swiss Federal Laboratories For Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) and Lidl Switzerland have developed an ecological nanofiber film coating for bananas to avoid plastic packaging and ensure longer shelf life. After a... Read More
05 Jan 2022
--- As anti-plastic legislation sweeps into effect in countries around the globe, industry is looking for new ways to package F&B products without sacrificing quality, shelf life and hygiene. Biodegradable materials are an... Read More
04 Jan 2022
--- Sirane is opening up a new manufacturing site in the Czech Republic to answer growing consumer demand for environmentally sustainable packaging, such as recyclable and plastic-free solutions, in Central and Eastern Europe.... 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
17 Dec 2021
--- US-based materials science company Footprint is entering a merger with acquisition company Gores Holdings to take its plant-based coating and process packaging technologies public. The combined company will have a total... Read More
17 Dec 2021
--- Seaweed-based packaging manufacturer Notpla has landed £10 million (US$13.3 million) in series A round funding. The UK-based start-up will use the investments to commercialize its flagship product “Ooho”... Read More
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