06 May 2021
--- UK supermarket Co-op is removing plastic “bags for life” from sale in its 2,600 stores, warning the low-cost, reusable bag has become the new single-use carrier. As part of this move, and ahead of the new carrier... Read More
04 May 2021
--- German cosmetics brand i+m is releasing a deodorant cream for its We Reduce! range in a 30 ml biodegradable jar from the Sulapac Nordic Collection by beauty packaging manufacturer Quadpack. “The Rose Deodorant... Read More
04 May 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
30 Apr 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Berry Superfos launched a bamboo spoon for on-the-go food, and Celebration Packaging released a recyclable paper cutlery range ahead of the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive, taking effect in... Read More
26 Apr 2021
--- Berry Global (Berry) is investing more than US$70 million to support continued growth in consumer packaging films, primarily for e-commerce, food and beverage applications. The investment targets new multilayer blown film... Read More
22 Apr 2021
--- The Rethinking Materials virtual summit (May 19-20) will present new opportunities for partnerships and investment in the changing landscape of plastics, bio-based alternatives and circular solutions. One big name... Read More
21 Apr 2021
--- Innova Market Insights has reported steady +2.4 percent average annual growth in new bakery launches (Global, CAGR [2018-2020]). However, with increasing demands for environmental sustainability being levied through... Read More
20 Apr 2021
--- The Australian government has pledged to phase out some high-polluting single-use plastic items by 2025, after a virtual meeting between the nation’s environment ministers resulted in an agreement to harmonize regional... Read More
19 Apr 2021
--- World Centric is launching Leaf+, a 100 percent plant-based, fully compostable alternative to fluorinated chemicals, such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), for disposable fiber tableware. Combining new... Read More
16 Apr 2021
--- Bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics can have a limited and often damaging impact on the quest for more environmentally sustainable packaging, according to the findings of a UK government consultation. Launched... Read More
16 Apr 2021
--- Aimplas’ Plastics Technology Centre is supporting the Guacapack Project in developing a biodegradable packaging system from avocado waste capable of extending food shelf life by 15 percent. The Guacapack Project is... Read More
14 Apr 2021
--- Ahead of the Rethinking Materials virtual summit (19-20 May), PackagingInsights sits down with Hugo Menilo, Unilever’s global foods packaging director and a speaker at the event, to discuss the consumer goods... Read More
14 Apr 2021
--- Innofibre has released new research data validating HP’s Molded Fiber Advanced Tooling Solution. Based on its testing, the independent Canadian research institute confirms HP’s technology can offer greater... Read More
09 Apr 2021
--- Dafia, an EU-funded project led by Spanish research group Aimplas, is releasing the results of an investigation into turning fish and municipal waste into biopolymers and other barrier packaging materials. The researchers... Read More
09 Apr 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Schreiner MediPharm developed an NFC label enabling diabetes patients to administer insulin medication to themselves more effectively. Meanwhile, Versalis Revive launched a 75 percent domestic... Read More
08 Apr 2021
--- H.B. Fuller is unveiling two new compostable adhesive solutions for flexible packaging under its global Flextra Evolution brand. The new solutions come in response to increasing consumer environmental awareness, stricter... Read More
08 Apr 2021
--- Biopolymer pioneer Avantium has signed a conditional offtake agreement with Resilux, an international rigid plastic packaging supplier, for the supply of PEF (polyethylene furanoate) resin from the planned Avantium FDCA... Read More
07 Apr 2021
--- E-commerce in the food delivery sector has been exponentially expanded by the COVID-19 pandemic, as identified by Innova Market Insights’ leading packaging trend this year: “Home Delivery Haven.” Extended... Read More
02 Apr 2021
--- In packaging news this week, chemical giant Clariant joined the EU Circular Plastics Alliance, supporting the Alliance’s target to boost the EU recycled plastics market to 10 million tons by 2025. Meanwhile,... Read More
01 Apr 2021
--- The Loop Factory has been awarded exclusive funding from the EU Horizon 2020 EIC Accelerator to commercialize its Yangi Dry Forming Technology for fiber-based packaging. The patent-pending technology produces... Read More