bio-based

«12345»
19 Sep 2019
--- Concern about the potential health implications of microplastics in food and drinks is rising, and for a good reason. A study published by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) estimates that more than... Read More
19 Sep 2019
--- The drive for increased environmental sustainability in packaging was once again top of the agenda at Packaging Innovations in London, UK. Private and public concern for the rising tide of global plastic pollution has... Read More
13 Sep 2019
--- Chief Technology & Innovation Officer at Veolia UK & Ireland, Richard Kirkman, says that Veolia is ready and able to invest in the supply of recycled plastics, once the manufacturing demand is there. Speaking to... Read More
04 Sep 2019
--- Chemical corporations BASF and Japan’s DIC have reached an agreement on the acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business. The purchase price on a cash and debt-free basis is €1.15 billion. The transaction... Read More
21 Aug 2019
--- Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has revealed how a “secret recipe” to encourage Black Soldier Flies to mate can help tackle food waste. Working with Canberra-based start-up Goterra,... Read More
16 Aug 2019
--- This week in industry news, Aldi announced that it will trial cardboard skin packs for its steak products across 380 UK stores from September. The supermarket indicates that the cardboard reduces the amount of plastic used... Read More
16 Aug 2019
--- US agricultural technology firm Cambridge Crops has raised US$4 million in seed funding for a food preservation solution made from silk. Using just salt and water, Cambridge Crops uses natural silk proteins to create a... Read More
14 Aug 2019
--- Coca-Cola bottled water brand DASANI has announced a series of landmark sustainability moves, including the introduction of the HybridBottle. The HybridBottle is Coca-Cola’s first US pack to be made with a mix of 50... Read More
09 Aug 2019
--- This week in packaging, Ampacet introduced a metal detectable masterbatch for plastic, 1000818-E, that aids in the detection of plastic containments. The masterbatch can result in enhanced food safety and minimized food... Read More
07 Aug 2019
--- Unilever has relaunched its branded Carte d’Or ice cream in compostable paperboard packaging by Stora Enso, available in Italy. The container is made from Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)... Read More
06 Aug 2019
--- SÜDPACK is set to showcase packaging concepts that center on a “reduce, recycle and replace” model of sustainability without compromising product safety during FachPack 2019 in Nuremberg. Notable exhibits... Read More
26 Jul 2019
--- An Australian start-up has developed a biodegradable alternative to plastic food packaging produced from the chitin and cellulose contained in crustacean skeletons. The material – CARAPAC – has embedded... Read More
23 Jul 2019
--- UK business is expected to invest £149 million (US$185 million) into fighting the “global battle against single-use plastics,” adding to the government’s previous cash injection of £60 million... Read More
19 Jul 2019
--- The British Plastics Federation (BPF) warned that the UK plastics industry will be badly hit in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit. Two-thirds of plastic companies are worried about the prospect of a no-deal Brexit,... Read More
18 Jul 2019
--- Finnish paper-based packaging specialist Huhtamaki has launched a new compostable Bioware Impresso double-walled hot cup. Adding to Huhtamaki’s existing Bioware compostable range, this new cup in a mixed sleeve of... Read More
12 Jul 2019
--- Leading bioproducts producer Novamont announced that its Mater-Bi bioplastic has been shown to biodegrade in the sea with similar efficiency as cellulosic materials, like paper. Mater-Bi plastics were analyzed by means of... Read More
05 Jul 2019
--- This week in packaging, Tetra Pak inaugurated Vietnam’s first carton packaging material factory in Binh Duong, creating a regional production hub. The US$135 million state-of-the-art facility will serve both domestic... Read More
28 Jun 2019
--- This week in packaging, Amcor entered into a US$394 million agreement with investment firm Kohlberg & Company for the sale of three former Bemis flexible packaging plants in the UK and Ireland. The divestment was... Read More
28 Jun 2019
--- Tetra Pak has announced that HelloFresh, a global meal kit service provider, has selected the Tetra Recart carton package for use in European markets for its environmentally-friendly offering. Implemented by HelloFresh in... Read More
27 Jun 2019
--- Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have succeeded in 3D printing with a wood-based ink in a way that mimics the unique “ultrastructure” of wood. By emulating the natural cellular... Read More
«12345»