23 Sep 2019
--- Clariant has launched a range of 25 organic pigments for biodegradable and compostable polymers. Compliant with the European Norm (EN) 13432 compostable criteria for packaging, this color scheme aims to boost the... Read More
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
13 Sep 2019
--- In the packaging industry this week, Nestlé inaugurated a first-of-its-kind Institute of Packaging Sciences. Centerbridge Partners acquired pan-European fiber-based packaging supplier, Solidus Solutions. Macfarlane... Read More
26 Aug 2019
--- DS Smith Plastics has launched a new line of returnable alternatives to single-use packaging in the retail arena, coined Loop Ready Packaging (LRP). The line was designed following positive customer feedback to DS Smith... 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
15 Aug 2019
--- Farmdrop, a UK online grocer with a focus on food sourced by local farmers, fisheries and other producers, has launched its new Made By Farmdrop range of pre-prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner meals made with seasonal... Read More
14 Aug 2019
--- Uflex, India’s largest multinational flexible packaging company, has declared its earnings for the quarter ended June 30, 2019, reporting that consolidated revenue grew by 3.6 percent to INR 1982 cr in Q1 while EBITDA... 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
31 Jul 2019
--- Nestlé UK has switched to a new biodegradable security seal for use on its transport fleet. The Nestlé UK logistics team will team up with Mega Fortris Group to source and use their “world-first”... 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
--- Through its eSmart solutions service, Smurfit Kappa has designed a unique packaging solution to enable Granja Mantiqueira, a Latin American egg provider, to enter the E-commerce channel. Styled like a briefcase with handles... Read More
05 Jul 2019
--- Nestlé YES! snack bars will be “the first confectionary bar on the market” to be packaged in paper using a high-speed flow wrap technology. YES! snack bars were previously packaged in flexible plastic... 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
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