30 Jul 2021
--- Compost organizations across the US are welcoming the introduction of the Cultivating Organic Matter through the Promotion of Sustainable Techniques (COMPOST) Act in the US House of Representatives. The COMPOST Act would... Read More
29 Jul 2021
--- Avery Dennison is acquiring Vestcom, a privately held pricing and branded labeling solutions provider, for US$1.45 billion in cash. Vestcom uses data management capabilities to synthesize and streamline store-level data and... Read More
23 Jul 2021
--- Sweden-based AR Packaging is releasing a monomaterial polyethylene (PE) film for thermoforming, which the company says will meet the growing demand in the global multi-billion dollar flexible plastic packaging industry.
23 Jul 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Sana Packaging introduced the cannabis industry’s “first” concentrate lid made entirely from “ocean-bound” and reclaimed ocean plastic. Meanwhile, Mars Wrigley... Read More
23 Jul 2021
--- Packaging machine specialist Cremer is preparing to showcase its pharmaceutical counter and bottle filling module at Pack Expo 2021 in Las Vegas, US, September 27-29. The company will also demonstrate its servo-driven HQ... Read More
22 Jul 2021
--- German waste management giants EEW Energy from Waste (EEW) and Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System (DSD) are forming a joint venture for developing a chemical recycling process for mixed plastics and other residues... Read More
20 Jul 2021
--- Packaging data specialist Ecoveritas is launching a sophisticated online analysis and reporting tool called Ecoview later this month for brands and retailers requiring a detailed breakdown of their packaging supply chain.... Read More
16 Jul 2021
--- The Ferrero Group is introducing thinner Kinder Bueno plastic packaging material, and piloting paper-based external packaging for its Kinder bakery range in Italy. Meanwhile, the business has struck new global partnerships... Read More
15 Jul 2021
--- Zero Waste Europe is scrutinizing the European Commission’s proposal for the reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) regulation because it leaves municipal waste-to-energy (WTE) incinerators out of the scope.... Read More
09 Jul 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Huhtamaki launched a post-consumer recycled fiber carton branded Futuro for cooked colored eggs in Europe. Meanwhile, Smurfit Kappa acquired Cartonbox, a Mexican folding carton company, and... Read More
08 Jul 2021
--- With the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD) entering into force on July 3, PackagingInsights sits down with Francesca Stevens, managing director at The European Organization for Packaging and the Environment (Europen)... Read More
05 Jul 2021
--- The hotly debated EU Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD), first announced in 2019, has come into force. Since Saturday (July 3), single-use plastic cotton bud sticks, cutlery, plates, straws, stirrers, balloon sticks and... Read More
05 Jul 2021
--- European Plastics Converters (EuPC) is warning the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive’s (SUPD) legislative processes are creating “an unprecedented fragmentation among EU Member States.” The Directive came... Read More
28 Jun 2021
--- The quantity, diversity and impact of LGBTQ inclusion on F&B product packaging, advertising and marketing efforts are rapidly changing. Brands that were once concerned about being ostracized for showing support during... Read More
28 Jun 2021
--- Fujifilm North America’s Graphic Systems Division is expanding into the flexible packaging market by launching the J Press FP790 digital inkjet water-based press. The FP790 will be available in North America from... Read More
25 Jun 2021
--- Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE) is warning continuing raw material availability issues are creating a potential risk to the stable supply of food, pharmaceutical and medical products. Guido Aufdemkamp, FPE’s executive... Read More
14 Jun 2021
--- Scientists have developed a novel way to use plastic waste as a food industry resource by converting post-consumer PET into vanillin via a series of chemical reactions. The team from the University of Edinburgh, UK,... 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
20 Apr 2021
--- DTM Print is introducing faster and larger printing options on its edible ink desktop printer called Eddie, which creates personalized designs on baked goods and dessert items. The specialty printing systems provider has... Read More
30 Mar 2021
--- Futamura has secured a new customer for its NatureFlex compostable cellulose films in German confectionery brand Cool. Cool is using the sustainably-sourced cellulose films for its Ocoologisch Herz Lolli lollipops, sold... Read More