18 Jun 2021
--- The US Plastics Pact, a consortium led by The Recycling Partnership and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Pact Network, has unveiled an “aggressive national... Read More
18 Jun 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Novolex launched a production line for manufacturing compostable cold beverage cups. Meanwhile, Mondi teamed up with the Italian machine producer ACMI to create a new wrapping system for pallets... Read More
17 Jun 2021
--- HexcelPack is unveiling a protective paper-based wrapping system for product shipping as a cost-effective alternative to bubble wrap and other plastic or foam-based materials. Three leading US retailers use the HexcelWrap... Read More
16 Jun 2021
--- Long-term growth in the soups and sauces category has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, with more consumers purchasing shelf-stable foods via e-commerce channels and preparing meals at home. Innova Market Insights... Read More
15 Jun 2021
--- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, PackagingInsights is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this regularly updated news feed for the coronavirus information and... Read More
14 Jun 2021
--- Researchers at the University of Cambridge, UK, have developed a plant protein-based biomaterial that can replace synthetic materials and virgin polymers in the packaging industry. The stated aim of the research is to... Read More
11 Jun 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Henkel Adhesive Technologies unveiled a palletizing adhesive packaging format that cuts or fully dispenses with the need for film and pallet stretch wrap. The plastics circular economy sparked... Read More
10 Jun 2021
--- Yesterday marked the opening of Greiner Packaging’s first-ever virtual Packworld trade show. The Innovation Days event held 19 live sessions over two days, focusing on packaging environmental sustainability and product... Read More
04 Jun 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Tesco unveiled fully recyclable packaging for potatoes in Ireland. Mondi secured Olmuksan from International Paper in Turkey, Bericap acquired German aluminum closures supplier Mala, and Smurfit... Read More
01 Jun 2021
--- Elopak is introducing a new tethered cap solution for its Pure-Pak cartons called the Pure-TwistFlip. The launch comes as the industry prepares for the EU’s Single Use-Plastics Directive (SUPD), requiring manufacturers... Read More
31 May 2021
--- New testing by consumer organizations in Italy, Denmark, Spain and France has found toxic chemicals in single-use tableware made of popular non-plastic alternatives, such as disposable plant fiber bowls, paper straws or palm... Read More
31 May 2021
--- Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is evolving its retail packaging with a “more modern” redesign of its signature red and white stripes. A re-illustration of the brand ambassador Colonel Sanders is also featured... Read More
28 May 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Aptar Beauty + Home unveiled its first fully recyclable mono-material pump for the beauty and personal care industries, designed using polyethylene (PE). HSMG launched Protēan Cupkote, a barrier... Read More
27 May 2021
--- Dutch biopolymer pioneer Avantium has been awarded €1.78 million (US$2.17 million) in EU grants to develop its Volta Technology for producing CO2-based polymers. This platform technology uses electrochemistry to convert... Read More
25 May 2021
--- UPM Specialty Papers is extending its recyclable packaging paper portfolio with the introduction of an advanced barrier paper, called UPM Asendo Pro. UPM Asendo Pro is a two-side coated barrier paper made from renewable... Read More
24 May 2021
--- Fraunhofer Institute’s Process Engineering and Packaging IVV division is reporting progress in its international project to develop packaging solutions effective against food waste. Food retailers discard up to half of... Read More
24 May 2021
--- Berry Gardens, the UK’s largest co-operative of berry growers, is partnering with Coveris and UPM Raflatac to deliver an environmentally superior material and recycling strategy for its promotional labels. The new... Read More
21 May 2021
--- Danone’s natural mineral water brand Volvic is packaging its new fruit-flavored water ranges for adults and children in SIG’s on-the-go combismile 250 mL and 330 mL cartons. Launching this July, the move marks a... Read More
21 May 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Stora Enso and Vogue Scandinavia formed a strategic partnership to replace plastics in magazine packaging with a renewable, carbon-neutral eco-package. Meanwhile, EarthFirst Films by PSI... Read More
19 May 2021
--- As the Rethinking Materials summit (May 19-20) opens its virtual doors, PackagingInsights releases Part 2 of its interview with Markus Pfanner, Tetra Pak’s vice president for sustainability and speaker at the event.... Read More