23 Sep 2020
--- Germany’s fast-food sector and academia have teamed up under the MakPak project to develop sustainable packaging solutions from marine macroalgae for the F&B sector. The bio-based, edible packaging is touted for... Read More
23 Sep 2020
--- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, PackagingInsights is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this daily news feed for the coronavirus information and insights you... Read More
22 Sep 2020
--- Austrian-headquartered Borealis is launching the Bornewable portfolio of circular, premium polyolefins. The polyolefins are produced with renewable feedstock derived entirely from waste and residue streams.
22 Sep 2020
--- Israeli food-tech start-up W-Cycle has developed SupraPulp, an energy- and water-saving bioplastic made of 99.99 percent bagasse, the dry pulpy residue left after the extraction of juice from sugarcane.
18 Sep 2020
--- In packaging news this week, CEFLEX, the collaborative initiative of a European consortium of companies representing the entire value chain of flexible packaging, strongly recommended transitioning flexible packaging to... Read More
15 Sep 2020
--- GreenTek Packaging has rolled out a “first-in-kind” hemp-based disposable utensils line, Hemptensils. The range includes compostable forks, spoons and knives.
15 Sep 2020
--- Edible packaging is a developing space that shows promise in combating environmental crises. A novel solution to climate change and plastic pollution could be to eat the packaging that contributes so ubiquitously to these... Read More
09 Sep 2020
--- PepsiCo is trialling products encoded with invisible digital watermarks for more effective recycling. The technology is pegged as the “holy grail” that will make mechanical sorting more efficient.
09 Sep 2020
--- It took 13 hours for Impact Snacks, a Generation Z-founded snack brand, to reach its goal to raise US$20,000 on Kickstarter. The start-up’s ambition to package its superfoods snack bars in 100 percent biodegradable and... Read More
07 Sep 2020
--- UK design student Holly Grounds has created instant noodle packaging manufactured from an edible and dissolvable potato starch-based film. The solution eliminates the need for single-use plastic sachets. Moreover, spices and... Read More
04 Sep 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Sous Vide Tools unveiled home-compostable food-safe vacuum pouches designed to withstand temperatures up to 85°C and store fresh produce and chilled food. Also, Baker Perkins manufactured... Read More
27 Aug 2020
--- Stora Enso will build a pilot facility for producing Cellufoam, a lightweight, fiber-based foam material for protective packaging and cushioning. Bio-based foams are renewable and recyclable and can be used in packaging,... Read More
21 Aug 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Heineken UK replaced the plastic ring on its multipack cans with cardboard alternatives, while Ardagh’s 16 oz cans featured in Adrenaline Shoc’s latest “performance... Read More
14 Aug 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Huhtamaki integrated LDPE recyclate into its laminated tubes while maintaining nearly identical structural integrity as the virgin LDPE alternative. The Finnish packaging specialist indicates... Read More
12 Aug 2020
--- Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has adopted CanCollar paperboard-based ring technology for its multipack cans in the Balearic Islands, Spain. The PEFC-certified, recyclable and sustainably-sourced CanCollar replaces the... Read More
11 Aug 2020
--- Chemicals company BASF is preparing to launch a Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) calculation tool that provides customers with total values of CO2 emissions for 45,000 global sales products. The PCFs assess greenhouse gas... Read More
10 Aug 2020
--- AquaPak and DS Smith have completed a period of pilot trials, advancing a step closer in replacing hard-to-recycle plastics with fiber-based packaging. Now, the collaboration will begin developing practical applications... Read More
07 Aug 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Indian packaging giant Uflex launched a moisture-resistant paper-based tube pack that reduces plastic dependency by 50-70 percent across a range of oral care and cosmetic applications. Also,... Read More
07 Aug 2020
--- The COVID-19 pandemic has ignited an upsurge in take-out delivery orders, and consequently, single-use plastic container waste. Particularly polystyrene – the material used to make Styrofoam – is experiencing a... Read More
06 Aug 2020
--- Mondi Group has issued its H1 results flagging a dip in revenue from the same period last year. This was attributed to lower average selling prices across its key paper grades, offsetting good volume growth in Corrugated... Read More