bio-based

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29 Jun 2022
--- Compostable packaging demand is growing rapidly, but improved collection and recycling infrastructure and clearer product labeling are required to support the market’s expansion and enhance cost-competitiveness. A... Read More
27 Jun 2022
--- UPM Specialty Papers has introduced a recyclable and compostable kraft paper for coating bases lamination, single packs, bags and wraps. The highly versatile paper – branded Solide Lucent – enables brand owners... Read More
23 Jun 2022
--- Epoch Biodesign, part of Total BioDesign Company, has raised a US$11 million seed round. The proceeds will be directed toward expanding its protein design platform, constructing new R&D facilities, and further scaling... Read More
22 Jun 2022
--- A study released today by printing company R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD) has found the packaging market’s most pressing challenges are forcing decision-makers to shift priorities and rethink operations, with... Read More
22 Jun 2022
--- Avantium and Carlsberg are advancing the commercialization of the Fibre Bottle, a 100% plant-based, fully recyclable beer bottle with a wood fiber outer shell and PEF lining. Carlsberg will sample 8,000 bottles across... Read More
21 Jun 2022
--- University researchers have developed a biodegradable spray-on coating to protect foods against pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms and transportation damage. The new solution reduces plastic food packaging and associated... Read More
21 Jun 2022
--- Sonoco has participated in European recycling trials showing that digital watermarks yield accurate packaging sortation, distinguishing between food and non-food applications. The HolyGrail 2.0 initiative aims to assess... Read More
20 Jun 2022
--- MOB Beauty is launching a fully compostable makeup packaging collection called NewPurpose. The makeup brand aims to reduce plastic waste by switching to the compostable solutions by 2024. According to MOB, the beauty... Read More
17 Jun 2022
--- This week in industry news, BillerudKorsnäs expanded its FibreForm paper range with unbleached, brown paper for reusable carrier bags, cup sleeves and plates. Also, UPM Raflatac formed a partnership to recycle its PET... Read More
17 Jun 2022
--- Nearly half of McDonald’s shareholders, representing more than US$51 billion in market value, are supporting a resolution requesting that the company establish concrete actions to combat plastic pollution. As You Sow,... Read More
16 Jun 2022
--- Frugalpac has sold the “world’s first” paper bottle machine, which produces the Frugal bottle – the “first and only” commercially available wine, spirits and olive oil bottle made from... Read More
16 Jun 2022
--- Aptar Beauty + Home and Quadpack have teamed up on a refillable lipstick solution. The mechanism is contained in a custom-designed monomaterial casing made entirely of certified ash wood from sustainably-managed forests. The... Read More
15 Jun 2022
--- The US Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) has passed a bipartisan amendment to ban the use of PFAS (perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals in food packaging. The so-called... Read More
15 Jun 2022
--- Mondi is receiving increased inquiries about fiber-based food packaging due to the recently-introduced UK Plastic Packaging Tax. However, plastic packaging remains necessary for high-barrier applications, and the company is... Read More
14 Jun 2022
--- UK demand for plastic-reduced banding solutions has been increasing since the Plastic Packaging Tax was introduced in April, according to ATS-Tanner. We discussed the rise of paper-based banding solutions with Robert Cohen,... Read More
14 Jun 2022
--- ProAmpac has acquired Specialty Packaging, a US-based specialty paper, film and foil packaging producer for the fast food and food services industries. The move deepens the flexible packaging and material science... Read More
13 Jun 2022
--- Walki is introducing a recyclable packaging portfolio for frozen foods in response to growing demand in this segment, especially from younger consumers. The portfolio of different materials aims to make packaging fully... Read More
13 Jun 2022
--- Smurfit Kappa’s packaging plant in Birmingham, UK, caught fire last night, reportedly destroying 8,000 metric tons of cardboard and paper. The company’s London-listed shares were 2.2% lower at 07:30 BST today,... Read More
10 Jun 2022
--- Researchers at the University of Queensland, Australia, have discovered a species of worm with an appetite for polystyrene, highlighting they could be the key to plastic recycling on a mass-scale. The common Zophobas morio... Read More
08 Jun 2022
--- EcoTensil and Trendy Top have teamed up to deliver a new integrated private label top-cup solution, including a Single Use Plastic Directive (SUPD) compliant, durable and smooth paperboard EcoTensil spoon to replace the... Read More
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