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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
21 Jun 2019
--- A Neste and LyondellBasell collaboration has achieved an “industry-first” parallel production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-density polyethylene on a commercial scale. The joint project used... Read More
21 Jun 2019
--- Glass packaging supplier Encirc announced that is building the “world’s first” intelligent glass line at its Cheshire site, UK. Part of the Vidrala Group, Encirc will use Industry 4.0 technology to... Read More
20 Jun 2019
--- Scientists at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in Lithuania have created a transparent, biodegradable plastic which decays in a compost bin within a couple of years. The bioplastic is made from cellulose – the... Read More
18 Jun 2019
--- Dutch supermarket Jumbo is relaunching its 1-liter bottle of fresh orange juice in a 75 percent rPET and 25 percent bio-based plastic bottle. The bottle cap is made of 100 percent transparent and recyclable HDPE. The new,... Read More
04 Jun 2019
--- The number of brands using green polyethylene, produced by Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem, has surpassed 150 worldwide. Made from sugarcane, Braskem’s green plastic “I’m green” was reportedly... Read More
30 May 2019
--- Imagine a packaging material that can lower carbon emissions, reduce plastic litter, cut food waste and improve gut health when eaten, while being very much affordable. That is what UK packaging designer, Jayne Cunningham,... Read More
28 May 2019
--- Rolf Stangl, CEO of SIG, a global leader in aseptic packaging solutions, has stressed that circular economies must go beyond minimizing environmental damage and find ways to actively give back to the planet. He believes... Read More
28 May 2019
--- Israeli company Mushroom Benefit Ltd has launched a new line of Cuisine Bags that offer a plant-based, clean-label alternative to traditional powdered soup stocks. The patent-pending Cuisine Bags seek to disrupt the soup,... Read More
23 May 2019
--- UK supermarket Waitrose & Partners has launched an Italian ready meal range in new fiber-based trays from Finnish food packaging supplier Huhtamaki. The new trays – called Fresh – are microwaveable and... Read More
17 May 2019
--- This week in packaging, Mondelēz International reduced its packaging by 59,600 tons meaning it is on track to eliminate 65,000 tons by 2020, according to a 2018 Impact Progress Report. In biodegradable packaging news, online... Read More
14 May 2019
--- Renewable packaging specialist Stora Enso is readying to launch a new paperboard which can be used to produce paper cups for hot and cold drinks, as well as ice cream, without the need for a traditional plastic coating... Read More
10 May 2019
--- This week in packaging, Coca-Cola launched its Signature Mixers in retro Hutchinson glass bottles in a nod to the silhouette of the first ever Coca-Cola bottle. With the demand for paper-based packaging on the rise, Smurfit... Read More
02 May 2019
--- A UK study has found that biodegradable and compostable plastic bags are still capable of carrying full loads of shopping after being exposed to the natural environment for three years. The study, conducted by Imogen E.... Read More
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