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
28 Jul 2021
--- Metaspectral has been awarded a CA$300,000 (US$239,000) grant by the CleanBC Plastics Action Fund in Canada to support its development of AI-powered technology for sorting plastics automatically to enhance recycling. The... Read More
23 Jul 2021
--- SIG is unveiling an automated robotic sleeve filling magazine – the R-CAM2 – for the F&B industry, which it says will help manufacturers reduce the need for human labor and improve workflow efficiency. Arla... Read More
21 Jul 2021
--- Japanese probiotic milk company Yakult has announced a series of environmental sustainability targets to slash its carbon emissions, water consumption and plastic usage.
21 Jul 2021
--- Tetra Pak and Stora Enso are partnering on a complete recycling solution for beverage cartons in Poland. The large-scale carton repulping line at Stora Enso’s Ostrołęka production unit aims to triple the recycling... 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
19 Jul 2021
--- In a US state first, Maine has signed an Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging bill into law. Passing with a 86-57 vote, the LD 1541 bill will require producers of packaged goods that are sold in the state to... Read More
16 Jul 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Liquibox and WestRock teamed up to deliver an optimal e-commerce liquid format for beverage, liquid food and home care brands. Meanwhile, Syntegon Technology added a fully integrated, AI-enabled... Read More
14 Jul 2021
--- Ulma has added a new model of flow-pack packaging machine with side-sealing and shrink wrap film to its catalog. Called Artic SS C, the new flow wrapper is designed for cheese portions in modified atmosphere packaging for... Read More
08 Jul 2021
--- Ishida Europe has extended its range of QX Flex tray sealers by launching a model to maximize output, capacity and flexibility for medium- to high-volume production lines. The Ishida QX-900 Flex operates at up to 15 cycles... Read More
08 Jul 2021
--- Südpack hosted its first digital press conference yesterday, outlining the challenges and successes the company experienced throughout 2020, including chemical recycling strides and CO2 reductions. The coextruded film... 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
01 Jul 2021
--- Bobst is introducing the Novafoil 106 hot foil stamper for high-quality embellishment in folding carton production as brand owner demand for added-value finishing continues to grow. The new machine is designed for efficient,... Read More
01 Jul 2021
--- Nova Chemicals is introducing a “next-generation” high-density polyethylene (HDPE) resin for high moisture barrier performance in multilayer flexible packaging. Branded Surpass HPs267-AB, the resin’s... Read More
29 Jun 2021
--- UK-based Camvac is launching a 60 percent post-consumer recycled (PCR) PET barrier film branded ExtraPET PCR, meeting regulatory demands for recycled food-grade packaging solutions. Notably, the EU’s Plastics Strategy... Read More
29 Jun 2021
--- Tetra Pak is investing €100 million (US$119 million) in expanding its Châteaubriant plant in France. The plant designs and manufactures caps with a special focus on the increased production of tethered caps. The... Read More
25 Jun 2021
--- Swiss food testing company SwissDeCode has launched the “A2 INSIDE Label,” a label intended to help the end consumer identify the efforts of dairy producers in guaranteeing authentic A2 milk products. The move... 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
11 Jun 2021
--- Mondi has partnered with cheese packaging company Hazeleger Kaas to create EnvelopeForm, a mono-material polypropylene (PP) solution for Westland Kaas’ Maaslander cheese slices. Mondi says most sliced cheese in Dutch... Read More