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22 Oct 2021
--- In packaging news this week, DuPont unveiled its new DuPont Liveo Pharma Bottle Closures for sealing threaded glass and plastic bottles and containers. Also, BillerudKorsnäs released an upgraded version of its Pure... Read More
22 Oct 2021
--- Plant-based meat brand Charley St is launching its chorizo and bolognese alternatives in industrially compostable pouches. “Reducing the consumption of animal-based protein is well understood to reduce carbon... Read More
21 Oct 2021
--- McDonald’s and Starbucks are committing an additional US$10 million to the NextGen Consortium, an initiative aiming to improve environmental sustainability standards in the foodservice industry. Founded by investment... Read More
21 Oct 2021
--- Researchers at the King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Thailand have developed a polylactic acid (PLA) composite pineapple leaf fiber biopolymer. The composite could help meet the growing demand for... Read More
20 Oct 2021
--- DS Smith has used its Circular Design Metrics (CDM) for the first time to design and manufacture fiber-based packaging for a limited edition beer collection brewed with surplus bread. The COP26 initiative led by Toast Ale... Read More
19 Oct 2021
--- Astellas Pharma has begun using sugarcane-derived polyethylene as 50% of its raw material for creating pharmaceutical blister packs. The company says the move represents “the world’s first use” of biomass... Read More
19 Oct 2021
--- Coca-Cola is joining forces with Changchun Meihe Science & Technology and Finnish forest-based bioeconomy company UPM to convert upcycled biomass to plant-based monoethylene glycol (bMEG) on a commercial scale. Next to... Read More
19 Oct 2021
--- Coveris is converting a “potentially revolutionary” new paper into flexible packaging for dry foods to meet growing demand for recyclable alternatives to plastic-based solutions. Notably, the material’s... Read More
18 Oct 2021
--- Indian chocolate bar brand Kocoatrait is exceeding the requirements of the country’s mandated Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme by enabling consumers to return their fiber-based bar wrappers directly to the... Read More
15 Oct 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Graphic Packaging secured all mandatory regulatory approvals to acquire fiber-based packaging manufacturer AR Packaging in a US$1.45 billion cash deal. Meanwhile, Crown joined the Ellen MacArthur... Read More
13 Oct 2021
--- Elopak is acquiring Naturepak Beverage Packaging, a leading gable top fresh liquid carton and packaging systems supplier in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The Norwegian liquid carton producer has signed a... Read More
11 Oct 2021
--- Greiner Packaging has secured its first UK customer for its recently improved tear-tab cardboard-plastic cup with Symington’s pot noodle and rice brand Naked. The K3 r100 cup delivers enhanced recyclability with an... Read More
11 Oct 2021
--- Dairy has long been seen as an integral part of a healthy diet, but that doesn’t mean it’s free from disruption, according to Mathieu Nicey, Amcor’s EMEA marketing manager for dairy. Nicey sits down with... Read More
08 Oct 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Weetabix announced 92% of its packaging is now completely recyclable, while the company is also on track to reduce its packaging carbon footprint by 20% in the next year. Meanwhile, Holland &... Read More
07 Oct 2021
--- Luxury beauty house Chanel is releasing its new 125 mL Les Eaux De Chanel fragrance bottles with caps made from bio-based Sulapac material. The cap is composed of three layers, made out of 91% plant-based materials obtained... Read More
07 Oct 2021
--- Schubert showcased a unique two-in-one flowpacker and cartoner combination at FachPack 2021. Notably, the machine can process plastic or paper-based foil material, with the modular packaging machinery specialist experiencing... Read More
06 Oct 2021
--- Huhtamaki has highlighted an independent study revealing that transitioning in-store Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) dining to reusable tableware would be equivalent to adding one million petrol cars to Europe’s roads.... Read More
05 Oct 2021
--- UPM Raflatac is introducing RAFNXT+, the “world’s first” Carbon Neutral label material certified as a carbon-neutral product by Natural Capital Partners. In 2019, UPM Raflatac announced RAFNXT+ was the... Read More
30 Sep 2021
--- Ahlstrom-Munksjö has released a compostable oxygen barrier mono-material called PureBarrier made of 100% cellulose fibers. Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s PureBarrier technology is based on genuine vegetable parchment and... Read More
28 Sep 2021
--- Coveris and Austrian paper manufacturer Brigl & Bergmeister (B&B Paper Solutions) are launching a recyclable paper pouch with the same functionality and product safety as conventional plastic alternatives at FachPack... Read More
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