flexible plastics

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10 Aug 2020
--- AquaPak and DS Smith have completed a period of pilot trials, advancing a step closer in replacing hard-to-recycle plastics with fiber-based packaging. Now, the collaboration will begin developing practical applications... Read More
07 Aug 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Indian packaging giant Uflex launched a moisture-resistant paper-based tube pack that reduces plastic dependency by 50-70 percent across a range of oral care and cosmetic applications. Also,... Read More
07 Aug 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 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
06 Aug 2020
--- Specialty packaging manufacturer Parkside has launched a packaging solution incorporating an antibacterial coating that protects against bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19. UK-based Parkside collaborated with high-tech... Read More
04 Aug 2020
--- Antimicrobial packaging solutions have demonstrated impressive shelf life-extending capabilities, which are vital in the battle against global food waste. Prevalent here is the EU-funded NanoPack project’s essential... Read More
31 Jul 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Crown debuted Twentyby30, a robust program that outlines twenty measurable environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals to be completed by 2030 or sooner. The program identifies five distinct... Read More
31 Jul 2020
--- Dow is exploring vacuum packaging solutions (VPS) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and food loss through a recently signed Carbon Project Agreement with AEON. The partnership marks the first carbon mitigation project in... Read More
29 Jul 2020
--- The European Council has approved the implementation of a plastic tax starting January 1, 2021, as part of its latest agreement on the new Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) (2021-2027) and coronavirus recovery fund. The... Read More
28 Jul 2020
--- Amcor has launched inking technologies called AmPlify for brands looking to attract consumers with sensory and visually aesthetic packaging. The company’s new finishing technologies create engagement opportunities... Read More
28 Jul 2020
--- Molson Coors has adopted Hi-Cone’s partially recycled plastic rings for its Coors Light six-packs, available at grocery outlets across Ontario, Canada. The RingCycles solution contains more than 50 percent recycled... Read More
27 Jul 2020
--- The Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners has initiated a “groundbreaking” consortium with CVS Health, Target and Walmart to reinvent the single-use plastic bag. Having pledged to fund the... Read More
24 Jul 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Crown secured Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) approval for its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. The rigid metal packaging leader has committed to reduce its absolute Scope 1 and... Read More
24 Jul 2020
--- On the current trajectory, annual flows of plastic into the ocean could nearly triple by 2040, equating to 29 million metric tons of plastic leakage into the oceans at the cost of US$100 billion to the global economy. This... Read More
22 Jul 2020
--- The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has partnered with PTIS technology management company to produce a report highlighting a holistic view of the environmental sustainability benefits of flexible packaging in the... Read More
22 Jul 2020
--- Environmental sustainability has become a key product differentiator in the packaged water industry. Conventional plastic bottles are a symbol of the global plastic pollution problem and the rising tide of public... Read More
20 Jul 2020
--- With COVID-19 forcing the postponement of interpack 2020, food and medical packaging solutions specialist Wipak took to LinkedIn to launch 12 environmentally conscious products. Predominantly serving industries in Europe and... Read More
20 Jul 2020
--- Germany-based meat producer Hütthaler has looked to Mondi and its EcoSolutions approach – “paper where possible, plastic where useful” – for a fully recyclable meat packaging solution.... Read More
16 Jul 2020
--- Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler, has announced funding for CuRe Technology – a recycling startup that aims to provide a new lease of life for difficult to... Read More
15 Jul 2020
--- Ahead of the EU leaders' budget meeting in Brussels on July 17-18, over 40 organizations from the packaging supply chain have written a letter to voice concerns over the proposed inclusion of a plastic tax and... Read More
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