30 Jul 2021
--- Danimer Scientific is set to acquire Novomer, a developer of conversion technology providing transformable, functional, and low net carbon inputs for the production of PHA-based bioresins and other biodegradable materials,... Read More
29 Jul 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
27 Jul 2021
--- Jefferson Enterprise Energy’s joint venture with Zume, creators of an advanced molded fiber technology for replacing single-use plastic items, has secured US$122 million bond financing from Hilltop Securities to build... Read More
26 Jul 2021
--- Tipa’s micro-perforated compostable packaging gives a longer shelf life to fresh vegetables than traditional plastic packaging, according to new research conducted by scientists at the Agricultural Research... Read More
26 Jul 2021
--- Alpla is reinforcing its research into fossil-based plastic alternatives by acquiring a minority stake in Slovak company Panara. Panara specializes in the development of fully bio-based and biodegradable plastics. Alpla says... Read More
19 Jul 2021
--- Environmental campaigners have reported the Italian government to the European Commission (EC) for passing legislation they say violates the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD), which came into force recently.
13 Jul 2021
--- Dutch start-up Fibi-buffer is expanding its biodegradable shock-absorbing buffer packaging production toward full-scale commercialization, and “secretly dreaming” about production locations outside of the... Read More
09 Jul 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Huhtamaki launched a post-consumer recycled fiber carton branded Futuro for cooked colored eggs in Europe. Meanwhile, Smurfit Kappa acquired Cartonbox, a Mexican folding carton company, and... Read More
06 Jul 2021
--- Lecta is launching EraCup Natural, a recyclable, biodegradable and plastic-free paper-based solution for single-use cups. EraCup Natural is the first product in Lecta’s new range of functional papers, aligned with... Read More
06 Jul 2021
--- Researchers at the University of Göttingen in Germany are using popcorn to develop compostable packaging replicating the performance of polystyrene (PS).
05 Jul 2021
--- The hotly debated EU Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD), first announced in 2019, has come into force. Since Saturday (July 3), single-use plastic cotton bud sticks, cutlery, plates, straws, stirrers, balloon sticks and... Read More
29 Jun 2021
--- AR Packaging and PulPac are expanding their partnership and bridging volume capacity to fast-track cost-effective, plastic-replacement fiber products to market using the new PulPac PU300 production platform. The PulPac PU300... Read More
23 Jun 2021
--- Danimer Scientific, a US-based bioplastics developer, has completed debottlenecking initiatives within its Winchester, Kentucky, manufacturing facility, enabling it to upscale production of its signature Nodax PHA... Read More
23 Jun 2021
--- Cryopak, a leader in temperature assurance packaging and temperature monitoring devices, is unveiling its latest entry into an expanding line of plastic-alternative shipping solutions. Cryopak Ecopak is a recyclable and... Read More
22 Jun 2021
--- Huhtamaki is introducing fiber-based egg cartons to the Brazilian and US markets as plastic and foam-based alternatives. The Smilepack cartons are made with molded fiber from recovered paper and can be recycled in regular... Read More
22 Jun 2021
--- PulPac is unveiling the “world’s first” Dry Molded Fiber standardized production unit for manufacturing cost-effective, fiber-based alternatives to single-use plastics items, including food-grade... Read More
21 Jun 2021
--- Stora Enso is launching a wood fiber-based material composition designed for microwavable food tray packaging called Trayforma. The renewable material is PET-free, has a low share of polypropylene and a lower carbon... Read More
18 Jun 2021
--- The US Plastics Pact, a consortium led by The Recycling Partnership and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Pact Network, has unveiled an “aggressive national... Read More
17 Jun 2021
--- HexcelPack is unveiling a protective paper-based wrapping system for product shipping as a cost-effective alternative to bubble wrap and other plastic or foam-based materials. Three leading US retailers use the HexcelWrap... Read More
14 Jun 2021
--- Researchers at the University of Cambridge, UK, have developed a plant protein-based biomaterial that can replace synthetic materials and virgin polymers in the packaging industry. The stated aim of the research is to... Read More