14 Nov 2019
--- Biodegradable materials developer Danimer Scientific has collaborated with food packaging manufacturer Genpak to develop a new line of biodegradable food containers, coined GenZero. Featuring its signature plant-based... Read More
13 Nov 2019
--- Unilever brand Hellmann’s is teaming up with food delivery service Just Eat to trial a range of condiments in Notpla’s seaweed-based biodegradable sauce sachets. This attempt to tackle plastic pollution across... Read More
24 Oct 2019
--- PulPac, a patented technology that 3D-molds cellulose into strong and stable paper packs of any shape, is working with clients to set up production capabilities in Europe and the US as part of its quest for global... Read More
18 Oct 2019
--- Rigid box specialist Pollard Boxes has devised a packaging solution for the Experimental Perfume Club’s line of bespoke fragrances. The boxes are marketed as having strong sustainability credentials as the materials... Read More
14 Oct 2019
--- Chemical technology company Avantium has joined the Paper Bottle Project to provide a thin layer of polyethylene furanoate (PEF) that gives the paper bottle high barrier properties. The bottle must be able to withstand gas... Read More
04 Oct 2019
--- In industry news this week, materials science company Dow announced the development of a new resin made with 70 percent recycled plastic, called Dow Agility CE. The solution is the first post-consumer recycled (PCR) product... Read More
01 Oct 2019
--- Packaging trays made from BillerudKorsnäs’ FibreForm paper have up to 71 percent less global warming impact compared to trays made of only plastic. This is according to a life cycle assessment (LCA) performed by... Read More
26 Sep 2019
--- Marketed as the “first and largest zero-waste lifestyle shop,” Package Free has announced a US$4.5 million seed round led by Primary Venture Partners to grow the brand and begin manufacturing its own sustainable... Read More
24 Sep 2019
--- MarinaTex, a bioplastic made from fish waste, is the UK national winner of the James Dyson Award and could provide an environmentally-friendly alternative to single-use plastics. The James Dyson Award is an international... Read More
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