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09 Apr 2021
--- Dafia, an EU-funded project led by Spanish research group Aimplas, is releasing the results of an investigation into turning fish and municipal waste into biopolymers and other barrier packaging materials. The researchers... Read More
09 Apr 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Schreiner MediPharm developed an NFC label enabling diabetes patients to administer insulin medication to themselves more effectively. Meanwhile, Versalis Revive launched a 75 percent domestic... Read More
09 Apr 2021
--- SIG has published its Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report for 2020, detailing the progress on its “Way Beyond Good” roadmap to “put more into society and the environment than it takes out.”... Read More
08 Apr 2021
--- H.B. Fuller is unveiling two new compostable adhesive solutions for flexible packaging under its global Flextra Evolution brand. The new solutions come in response to increasing consumer environmental awareness, stricter... Read More
08 Apr 2021
--- Biopolymer pioneer Avantium has signed a conditional offtake agreement with Resilux, an international rigid plastic packaging supplier, for the supply of PEF (polyethylene furanoate) resin from the planned Avantium FDCA... Read More
07 Apr 2021
--- E-commerce in the food delivery sector has been exponentially expanded by the COVID-19 pandemic, as identified by Innova Market Insights’ leading packaging trend this year: “Home Delivery Haven.” Extended... Read More
02 Apr 2021
--- In packaging news this week, chemical giant Clariant joined the EU Circular Plastics Alliance, supporting the Alliance’s target to boost the EU recycled plastics market to 10 million tons by 2025. Meanwhile,... Read More
01 Apr 2021
--- As a slew of policy changes addressing environmental sustainability issues like climate change and plastic pollution are implemented, fresh avenues for chemical innovation are opening up in the packaging industry. Measures... Read More
01 Apr 2021
--- The Loop Factory has been awarded exclusive funding from the EU Horizon 2020 EIC Accelerator to commercialize its Yangi Dry Forming Technology for fiber-based packaging. The patent-pending technology produces... Read More
30 Mar 2021
--- Futamura has secured a new customer for its NatureFlex compostable cellulose films in German confectionery brand Cool. Cool is using the sustainably-sourced cellulose films for its Ocoologisch Herz Lolli lollipops, sold... Read More
29 Mar 2021
--- A Tipa-commissioned review has found “landslide expert support” for compostable packaging across the EU to reduce plastic contamination in organic waste streams and increase the amount of food waste captured for... Read More
26 Mar 2021
--- Russian and Indian scientists have created a water-soluble, edible film for food packaging, dissolving by 90 percent within 24 hours. The researchers say they see no obstacles to industrial commercialization but must first... Read More
26 Mar 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Mars Food revealed its recycle-ready mono-polypropylene (PP) pouch – developed in partnership with Amcor – will launch with Uncle Ben’s wholegrain rice in Tesco stores in April.... Read More
24 Mar 2021
--- Zero waste cleaning brand Cleancult is launching its first Foaming Hand Sanitizer in an innovative refill system, featuring a shatter-resistant glass bottle which is refilled. The refills come in recyclable, paper-based milk... Read More
24 Mar 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
23 Mar 2021
--- UK-based Tyler Packaging’s 100 percent recyclable plastic laminate pet food packaging has “come out on top” in the results of a recent Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), conducted through consulting firm Trayak... Read More
22 Mar 2021
--- India’s largest IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor) producer Radico Khaitan is unveiling its blended whisky brand Triple Eight in UFlex–Asepto’s foil-stamped aseptic carton. The whisky carton will launch in... Read More
22 Mar 2021
--- Specialty chemicals company Clariant is partnering with India Glycols Limited (IGL), which specializes in green technology-based chemicals. The partnership will establish a 51-49 percent joint venture in renewable ethylene... Read More
19 Mar 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Petcore Europe, PlasticsEurope, Plastics Recyclers Europe and VinylPlus established PolyREC, an organization for monitoring and verifying plastics recycling and uptake data in Europe. Meanwhile,... Read More
18 Mar 2021
--- Corona beer is repurposing surplus barley straw from beer-making supply chains into new packaging material in a circular process targeting waste elimination. Based on three years of research, the new process uses 90 percent... Read More
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