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26 Nov 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
20 Nov 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (Coca-Cola HBC) rolled out the paper-based KeelClip can multipack carrier in The Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Austria, replacing plastic wrap.... Read More
19 Nov 2020
--- The UK government has released draft legislation and a draft policy paper on its Plastic Packaging Tax – effective from April 2022 – for public consultation. The measure is expected to impact around 20,000... Read More
13 Nov 2020
--- In packaging news this week, DS Smith teamed with TemperPack, developing a recyclable, expanded polystyrene foam-replacement packaging solution for temperature-sensitive deliveries. The launch comes as DS Smith’s... Read More
11 Nov 2020
--- The four-year EU-funded FlexFunction2Sustain eco-friendly packaging initiative is uniting 19 European research and industry partners in a smart plastics and paper-based products Open Innovation Test Bed (OITB). Dr. Esra... Read More
06 Nov 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Symrise stopped using plastic cups at its corporate headquarters in Holzminden, Germany. The flavor and fragrance giant is switching to cardboard cups for tasting flavoring ingredients. ACE, the... Read More
30 Oct 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Unilever increased its post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic use to over 10 percent of its total plastic footprint and expects this figure to double within a year. Berry Global launched a 2-inch... Read More
28 Oct 2020
--- SABIC is instigating a pilot project with Schwarz multinational retail group using transparent vegetable film bags made from 100 percent certified circular polyethylene (PE). The project involves multiple PE technologies... Read More
26 Oct 2020
--- Bacardi is unveiling plans to develop a 100 percent biodegradable and compostable bioplastic bottle by 2023. The family-owned spirits company is using Danimer Scientific’s Nodax PHA – a biopolymer derived from... Read More
23 Oct 2020
--- Swedish company Iggesund Paperboard is launching a pure cellulose-based food tray to replace traditional plastic designs. The material, called Inverform, is sourced from sustainably managed forests.
21 Oct 2020
--- After pledging to remove the unrecyclable plastic rings from its canned drinks 13 months ago, Budweiser Brewing Group UK and Ireland has announced success in reaching its goal.
16 Oct 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Siegwerk, a leading global provider of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, joined the HolyGrail 2.0 recycling initiative. This smart technology could revolutionize the sorting of... Read More
13 Oct 2020
--- Sweden-based foodservice and disposable packaging distributor Tingstad will sell Stora Enso’s PureFiber takeout bowls directly to customers in the fast-food industry. The plastic-free PureFiber bowls facilitate the... Read More
09 Oct 2020
--- In packaging news this week, leading bioplastic producer Danimer Scientific went public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), combining with Live Oak Acquisition special purpose acquisition company. Aldi supermarket... Read More
09 Oct 2020
--- A three-year EU-funded project called Refucoat has developed bio-based active packaging systems for fresh chicken, breadcrumbs and potato chips. The antimicrobial technology has demonstrated shelf life enhancement and... Read More
08 Oct 2020
--- Fonterra’s milk line Anchor is adding a new bio-HDPE, recyclable 2 L bottle made from sugarcane to its Blue milk range in New Zealand.
08 Oct 2020
--- Cargill and renewable energy company Virent are working together to evaluate the use of Cargill’s corn dextrose as a feedstock for Virent’s BioForming technology, producing raw material for packaging solutions.... Read More
07 Oct 2020
--- Smurfit Kappa is releasing an innovation to reduce non-sustainable materials in banana production. The BanaBag is a paper-based wrapping that covers the fruit to protect against insects and diseases while acting as an... Read More
05 Oct 2020
--- BillerudKorsnäs and Syntegon Technology are launching Recyclable Flow Wrap, a paper-based packaging solution that facilitates a shift from conventional plastic to renewable and recyclable materials.
02 Oct 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Danone natural spring water brand evian added fully recycled PET (rPET) bottles to its European range. UK compostable packaging specialist Sirane launched a fast-food range of susceptor packs... Read More
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