flexible plastics

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06 Oct 2022
--- Last month, US President Joe Biden gave an executive order to advance American biotechnology and biomanufacturing. New initiatives and funding will boost the bioplastics market – part of the government’s efforts... Read More
06 Oct 2022
--- Microban International is launching LapisShield, a non-heavy-metal technology designed to integrate antimicrobial functionality into water-based coating formulation. The technology inhibits bacterial growth by up to 99.99%,... Read More
06 Oct 2022
--- Mura Technology has received an investment from Dow to fortify the duo’s partnership in furthering accessibility to advanced plastic recycling in the US and Europe. The companies started their partnership based on... Read More
05 Oct 2022
--- British advanced recycling company Recycling Technologies has gone into administration after failing to secure adequate funds to continue its operations. The Swindon-based group created a machine that could turn plastic... Read More
05 Oct 2022
--- Researchers at the Center for Biological Research (CIB) in Spain have discovered that the saliva of wax worm species contains enzymes that are able to degrade plastics. The discovery of these enzymes being able to rapidly... Read More
05 Oct 2022
--- Using less plastic could free up needed energy for industrial and domestic use during the conflict with Russia, according to a report by Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) and the Center for International Environmental Law... Read More
04 Oct 2022
--- Conducting life cycle analyses (LCA) are crucial for companies to back up their labeling claims with scientific objectivity. However, the market shows evidence that some companies tend to act more in their own interest,... Read More
04 Oct 2022
--- Improving waste management is an essential and dangerously unrecognized key to reducing global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to a report released today by the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA).... Read More
04 Oct 2022
--- Saperactec, Wentus and Henkel have partnered to create a fully circular flexible detergent package. The designed prototype meets environmentally sustainable packaging goals proposed for the pending EU Directive on Packaging... Read More
03 Oct 2022
--- The Coca-Cola Company has evoked ridicule after announcing its sponsorship of the 27th annual UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) in partnership with Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The conference... Read More
03 Oct 2022
--- A coalition of lawyers and environmental NGOs have put nine “Big Food” corporations – including McDonald’s, Nestlé and Danone – on notice for failing to produce “Duty of... Read More
30 Sep 2022
--- This week in industry news, Sappi completed the modernization of its production site in Austria, while Innotech completed a trial in polystyrene yogurt pots. Meanwhile, Graphic Packaging International (GPI) invested in a new... Read More
29 Sep 2022
--- Scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder, US, discovered how to infinitely recycle plastic, creating full circularity for the material. By keeping the fundamental components of plastic intact, researchers claim... Read More
29 Sep 2022
--- Alpla showcased its capacity and methods for combatting packaging waste for the first time at the FachPack trade show in Nuremberg, Germany. On the show floor, PackagingInsights met with company representatives to discuss... Read More
28 Sep 2022
--- With stringent legislative targets set for recycling, recycled content and recyclability in packaging, the industry is increasingly looking to novel technologies as a means of reprocessing material unfit for current... Read More
27 Sep 2022
--- Amcor Rigid Packaging (ARP) has created ClearCor to create DairySeal – a new PET barrier technology for ready-to-drink dairy beverage containers. The bottles are recyclable and can be made with up to 80% recyclable... Read More
27 Sep 2022
--- Sealed Air has added three items to its Bubble Wrap brand collection made from 30 or 50% recycled plastic waste. The new range utilizes “ultra-thin” (12.7 microns) film to decrease material usage and carbon... Read More
27 Sep 2022
--- A study published today by Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) has found that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from plastic packaging pyrolysis are nine times higher than that of mechanical recycling. Accordingly, ZWE is urging the... Read More
27 Sep 2022
--- Mondi is equipping Austrian food company Handl Tyrol with a monomaterial PP film to wrap its bacon. The packaging and paper leader says the film is recyclable through existing recycling streams for mixed polyolefins. The... Read More
26 Sep 2022
--- DS Smith and Krones are partnering on a fiber-based alternative to shrink-wrap for PET multipack bottles. The Eco carrier was demonstrated during the Drinktec 2022 trade show in Germany this month on Krones’ Variopac... Read More
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