23 Oct 2020
--- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, PackagingInsights is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this daily news feed for the coronavirus information and insights you... Read More
16 Oct 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Siegwerk, a leading global provider of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, joined the HolyGrail 2.0 recycling initiative. This smart technology could revolutionize the sorting of... Read More
09 Oct 2020
--- A three-year EU-funded project called Refucoat has developed bio-based active packaging systems for fresh chicken, breadcrumbs and potato chips. The antimicrobial technology has demonstrated shelf life enhancement and... Read More
02 Oct 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Danone natural spring water brand evian added fully recycled PET (rPET) bottles to its European range. UK compostable packaging specialist Sirane launched a fast-food range of susceptor packs... Read More
29 Sep 2020
--- Monadnock Paper Mills is expanding its alternative fiber packaging solutions with the Monadnock Hemp Envi Performance Board.
28 Sep 2020
--- Corbion and Total have planned to build a new polylactic acid (PLA) bioplastics plant in Grandpuits, France, through their Total Corbion PLA joint venture. The plant is expected to have a capacity of 100,000 metric tons... Read More
28 Sep 2020
--- US-based Mantrose-Haeuser Co. is expanding its line of certified compostable barrier coatings for environmentally sustainable food packaging, dubbed VerdeCoat. The expansion comes in response to per- and poly-fluoroalkyl... Read More
24 Sep 2020
--- Biodegradable materials developer Danimer Scientific and Plastic Suppliers, Inc. (PSI), a global manufacturer of non-barrier sealant films, have partnered to create bio-based, home-compostable films.
23 Sep 2020
--- Germany’s fast-food sector and academia have teamed up under the MakPak project to develop sustainable packaging solutions from marine macroalgae for the F&B sector.
22 Sep 2020
--- Israeli food-tech start-up W-Cycle has developed SupraPulp, an energy- and water-saving bioplastic made of 99.99 percent bagasse, the dry pulpy residue left after the extraction of juice from sugarcane.
18 Sep 2020
--- In packaging news this week, CEFLEX, the collaborative initiative of a European consortium of companies representing the entire value chain of flexible packaging, strongly recommended transitioning flexible packaging to... Read More
15 Sep 2020
--- GreenTek Packaging has rolled out a “first-in-kind” hemp-based disposable utensils line, Hemptensils. The range includes compostable forks, spoons and knives.
15 Sep 2020
--- Edible packaging is a developing space that shows promise in combating environmental crises. A novel solution to climate change and plastic pollution could be to eat the packaging that contributes so ubiquitously to these... Read More
09 Sep 2020
--- PepsiCo is trialling products encoded with invisible digital watermarks for more effective recycling. The technology is pegged as the “holy grail” that will make mechanical sorting more efficient.
09 Sep 2020
--- It took 13 hours for Impact Snacks, a Generation Z-founded snack brand, to reach its goal to raise US$20,000 on Kickstarter. The start-up’s ambition to package its superfoods snack bars in 100 percent biodegradable and... Read More
04 Sep 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Sous Vide Tools unveiled home-compostable food-safe vacuum pouches designed to withstand temperatures up to 85°C and store fresh produce and chilled food. Also, Baker Perkins manufactured... Read More
21 Aug 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Heineken UK replaced the plastic ring on its multipack cans with cardboard alternatives, while Ardagh’s 16 oz cans featured in Adrenaline Shoc’s latest “performance... Read More
18 Aug 2020
--- UK supermarket chain Morrisons is set to recall its plastic checkout bags, coined “bags for life” – which were meant to be reused by consumers – and instead employ “sturdy” paper... Read More
07 Aug 2020
--- The COVID-19 pandemic has ignited an upsurge in take-out delivery orders, and consequently, single-use plastic container waste. Particularly polystyrene – the material used to make Styrofoam – is experiencing a... Read More
06 Aug 2020
--- Mondi Group has issued its H1 results flagging a dip in revenue from the same period last year. This was attributed to lower average selling prices across its key paper grades, offsetting good volume growth in Corrugated... Read More