flexible plastics

08 Apr 2020
--- Coperion has developed a closed-loop concept for the production of flexible multi-layer film in which up to 100 percent of production waste can be re-processed and fed back into the production process. The concept overcomes... Read More
08 Apr 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
06 Apr 2020
--- Through the use of Ecolean’s aseptic, lightweight plastic packaging, Indonesian food and beverage manufacturer Real Good has become the first national company to receive Class A certification from Indonesia’s... Read More
03 Apr 2020
--- In packaging news this week, a study published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology discovered a bacterium that feeds on plastic waste. The bacterium was first found in a plastic dump and shown to break down... Read More
01 Apr 2020
--- Food packaging and processing solutions provider GEA has launched its SmartPacker TwinTube packaging machine to the European market. Ideal for packaging small-sized, on-the-go food products, the new high-speed system reduces... Read More
30 Mar 2020
--- Skins Sandy arrives as the fourth and newest addition to Royal DSM’s range of haptic coating resins, helping print and packaging manufacturers to differentiate their products with an additional sand-like sensory layer.... Read More
30 Mar 2020
--- Unprecedented times have forced the packaging industry into unparalleled action. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing major disruption to the global economy as human health takes priority, yet the essential role that packaging... Read More
27 Mar 2020
--- The global coronavirus outbreak is causing significant disruption in the fresh produce supply chain and concerns around the potential contamination of unpacked foodstuffs when handled. This is according to reports by StePac,... Read More
26 Mar 2020
--- BillerudKorsnäs has developed durable paper packaging for online retail mailing bags called Xpression E-com. The bags can reduce fossil emissions by nearly 50 percent compared to virgin plastic, according to a study... Read More
24 Mar 2020
--- In collaboration with PackagingInsights, Innova Market Insights has unveiled its Top Packaging Trends 2020, with “The Language of Environmental Sustainability” identified as this year’s leading trend. FMCG... Read More
23 Mar 2020
--- Opening plastic packages can catapult up to 75,000 microplastics across 3 meters, a new study funded by the Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE)... Read More
23 Mar 2020
--- Ampacet has introduced REVIVE 962 E, a compatibilizer masterbatch that enables the recycling of multi-material packaging made of polyolefin and technical polymer components into quality film applications. Ampacet REVIVE 962... Read More
20 Mar 2020
--- In packaging news this week, recycling giant Viridor was sold to US global investment firm KKR for £4.2 billion (US$4.9 billion). The deal is widely regarded as one of the most significant transactions in the UK... Read More
17 Mar 2020
--- The European Commission has adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan in which it prioritizes reducing overpackaging and packaging waste, driving design for reusable and recyclable packaging and reducing the complexity of... Read More
13 Mar 2020
--- Global consumers are confused by how to correctly recycle different types of plastic packaging and lack confidence in current recycling collection systems, according to Hi-Cone’s first report on The State of Plastic... Read More
12 Mar 2020
--- British multinational groceries and general merchandise retailer Tesco has released its Packaging Preferred Materials & Formats Guidelines 2020 with one notable absentee from its preferred materials list: compostable and... Read More
12 Mar 2020
--- Mondi-commissioned research has found that the majority of British consumers say they would choose one brand over another based on how much packaging is used. The online survey of over 2,000 people aged 16-75 across the UK... Read More
11 Mar 2020
--- As announced at Budget 2018 and following consultation in Spring 2019, the UK government will introduce a new Plastic Packaging Tax from April 2022 to incentivize the use of recycled plastic in packaging. The 2020 Budget,... Read More
11 Mar 2020
--- Sealpac, a thermoforming technology specialist, will be showcasing several resource-saving solutions at interpack 2020. The trade show set to be held in Dusseldorf, Germany, from May 7 to 13, provides an ideal platform for... Read More
09 Mar 2020
--- Cutting carbon was the key theme of Packaging Innovations 2020 in Birmingham, UK. Nobody will deny that the scourge of packaging pollution remains an urgent global issue, but increased attention to climate change has led the... Read More