bioplastics

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20 Jun 2024
--- Mondi is partnering with advanced biomaterial engineers at Traceless Materials to develop a new coating solution based on by-products from the agricultural industry. The bio-circular coating solution is said to be the... Read More
19 Jun 2024
--- Connected packaging technologies like QR codes and near-field communication (NFC) tags are now a core part of most businesses’ growth strategies, with 85% of brands reporting their intention to boost investments in... Read More
19 Jun 2024
--- Huhtamaki and 2M Group of Companies are deploying Xampla’s plastic-free Morro Coating polymer to replace traditional barrier coatings in takeaway boxes. The deal is said to improve Huhtamaki’s use of alternative... Read More
10 Jun 2024
--- London-based start-up Aeropowder, which creates materials from surplus feathers, has secured a £150,000 (US$190,000) investment from the British Design Fund (BDF). The company will use the financing to support the... Read More
05 Jun 2024
--- Consumers increasingly expect clear product labels to improve disposal behavior. A new study titled “Enabling desired disposal of compostable plastic packaging: an evaluation of disposal instruction labels,”... Read More
05 Jun 2024
--- UK-based seaweed packaging company Kelpi has secured £4.35 million (US$5.5 million) in investment to take its biomaterial technology to market. The funding will expand operations, grow the company’s team and run... Read More
29 May 2024
--- Tea bags manufactured using plastic alternatives might not biodegrade and could harm terrestrial species, according to a new study. The study’s authors highlight the need for accurate disposal information to be... Read More
10 May 2024
--- This week in industry news, Suzano announced its Cerrado Project, the “largest single-line pulp mill in the world,” will be operational in coming weeks. Meanwhile, Amcor worked with personal care company Avon to... Read More
03 May 2024
--- This week in industry news, Sappi future-proofed its mill in Austria to adapt to digitalization and industry 4.0 needs. Meanwhile, SIG launched a spouted pouch system featuring in-line pouch sterilization and Carbios... Read More
02 May 2024
--- Henkel Adhesive Technologies, Kraton and Dow are partnering to reduce the carbon footprint for two of Henkel’s North American proprietary products for end-of-line packaging: Technomelt Supra 100 LE and Technomelt Supra... Read More
25 Apr 2024
--- The European Parliament (EP) has adopted the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), greenlighting new rules obliging businesses to mitigate environment and human rights violations. However, support groups... Read More
25 Apr 2024
--- Eastman and SEE, formerly known as Sealed Air, are launching a compostable, lightweight tray designed to replace conventional polystyrene foam trays in protein packaging that can work on existing, industrial food packaging... Read More
22 Apr 2024
--- The EU is calling for global legally binding obligations across the entire lifecycle of plastics, from polymer production to waste management and final disposal, to prevent pollution. Tomorrow, world leaders and negotiators... Read More
22 Apr 2024
--- Sweden-based food technology company Saveggy has raised €1.76 million (US$1.87 million) to launch its plant-based packaging alternative for fresh fruit and vegetables at an industrial scale. The investment round was led... Read More
19 Apr 2024
--- This week in industry news, Amcor Flexibles North America announced a significant expansion of its North American printing and converting capabilities for the dairy market. Also, Aptar Closures introduced fully-recyclable... Read More
19 Apr 2024
--- Sony has announced it is the first company in the electronics industry to eliminate polystyrene foam cushioning material for the Bravia 9, the 85-inch 4K Mini LED TV, in Hong Kong and Taiwan, furthering the company’s... Read More
18 Apr 2024
--- FoodChain ID has unveiled a regulatory library module called “Sustainable Packaging Services” as a digital tool to enable food manufacturers to keep up with changing global regulations on sustainable packaging.... Read More
17 Apr 2024
--- Aimplas, the Plastics Technology Centre, is participating in an EU-funded project to promote a European circular economy for the bio-based industrial ecosystem using AI-powered solutions. The SYMBA project titled... Read More
16 Apr 2024
--- The UK government might further postpone the implementation of its long-delayed deposit return scheme (DRS). Although no official announcement has been made, reports suggest that the start date could be pushed to 2028,... Read More
15 Apr 2024
--- After almost five years of planning and research, environmental consultancy expert Paul Foulkes-Arellano and material sciences specialist Dr. Julia Freer Goldstein have published a new book on how industries like packaging... Read More
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