flexible plastics

23 May 2019
--- Innovia Films is set to launch the first product in its new range of transparent high barrier packaging films, Propafilm Strata SL. The film has been designed to be a standalone mono filmic solution and can also be used in... Read More
22 May 2018
--- The Council of the EU has officially adopted measures proposed by the European Commission to tackle marine litter by banning the 10 single-use products most commonly found on European beaches. This includes cotton bud... Read More
20 May 2019
--- The production and incineration of plastics will add more than 850 million metric tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere in 2019 alone – equal to the pollution caused by 189 coal-fired power plants. That is... Read More
16 May 2019
--- Beverage company TAJA has released a fully recyclable bottle for its TAJA Coconut drink, which also boasts a recyclable cap, ring and label. According to the company, this innovation reflects its commitment to supporting... Read More
13 May 2019
--- A total of 187 countries have voted to add hard-to-recycle plastic waste to the Basel Convention, a UN-led treaty that controls the movement of hazardous waste from one country to another. Exporters will now be required to... Read More
10 May 2019
--- This week in packaging, Coca-Cola launched its Signature Mixers in retro Hutchinson glass bottles in a nod to the silhouette of the first ever Coca-Cola bottle. With the demand for paper-based packaging on the rise, Smurfit... Read More
10 May 2019
--- New research has pinpointed a method for producing 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) – a versatile plant-derived chemical that can produce bio-based plastics – which is efficient, economically feasible, and... Read More
08 May 2019
--- Personal care and cleaning products company Cleanyst has launched an innovative at-home system that allows consumers to easily create plant-based products using concentrated ingredients and water from their own taps. The... Read More
08 May 2019
--- Scientists from the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a “next-generation plastic” that can be disassembled into its constituent parts at the... Read More
06 May 2019
--- The winners of the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) for Australia and New Zealand were announced at a gala dinner on the April 30 at the SOFITEL Wentworth, Sydney. Coordinated by the... Read More
03 May 2019
--- This week in packaging, Amcor revamped Packpyrus, its paper-based base-web pack derived from renewable sources. The new Packpyrus contains 85 percent FSC-certified paper fibers and replaces the previous non-recyclable... Read More
02 May 2019
--- In light of mounting pressure to eliminate unnecessary and unrecyclable plastic by 2020, second largest UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has vowed to step up its sustainability game. Reportedly, it will dramatically... Read More
01 May 2019
--- The NanoPack project has reported significant advancements in the shelf-life and quality extension of a range of foods when packaged in nano-active materials. Funded by the EU Horizon 2020 scheme, the project aims to... Read More
01 May 2019
--- Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe have joined a consortium that seeks to bring enhanced polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling technology to market on an industrial scale. Carbios, a... Read More
01 May 2019
--- US-based global flexible packaging specialist ProAmpac will be unveiling its two newest additions to its portfolio of greener packaging solutions – Signature Surfaces ProActive Recyclable Paper Touch coatings and... Read More
29 Apr 2019
--- Mondi will showcase its new, fully recyclable stand-up pouch made of a monomaterial (polyethylene) with removable wrap-around label at the international trade show PLMA (Private Label Manufacturers Association) in Amsterdam... Read More
29 Apr 2019
--- UK-based WDS Group is joining Dutch company Lightweight Containers in a closed-loop recycling program for its PET beer kegs, KeyKegs. The program was initially launched as a pilot scheme, limited to the London area, in... Read More
26 Apr 2019
--- US-based technology company Digimarc announced its commitment to improving the reliability and efficiency of sorting plastic waste by signing the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment,... Read More
25 Apr 2019
--- Global plastic packaging supplier Amcor has taken a big sustainability stride with the launch of the AmLite Ultra Recyclable high-barrier laminate pack. It the first product made from the company’s landmark recyclable... Read More
19 Apr 2019
--- This week in packaging, DS Smith sold two of its European packaging businesses to US-based International Paper for a reported US$71.2 million. DS Smith says the transaction will help secure European Commission (EC) approval... Read More