flexible plastics

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18 Jan 2021
--- Consumer packaging giant Amcor is now offering printed “Reducing CO2” labels accredited by the UK-based Carbon Trust on a range of flexible packs. The label is designed to inform consumers about the climate... Read More
15 Jan 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Amcor became the first global packaging company to report to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) packaging standard and PepsiCo committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2040.... Read More
15 Jan 2021
--- Fresh fruit and veg packaging innovation has several core aims, including product protection, shelf life enhancement and hygiene defense. The COVID-19 pandemic and a reinvigorated e-commerce boom are increasing functional... Read More
15 Jan 2021
--- 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
13 Jan 2021
--- European Plastics Converters (EuPC) and PlasticsEurope, the trade association representing plastics manufacturers in Europe, have signed an agreement to introduce a certification scheme aimed at reducing pellet loss... Read More
12 Jan 2021
--- Symphony Environmental Technologies (Symphony) is suing the EU for damages relating to the ban imposed through Article 5 of the Single Use Plastics Directive (SUPD) on “oxo-degradable” plastics for failing to... Read More
12 Jan 2021
--- Flexible plastic packaging specialist ProAmpac has created a high-barrier recyclable plastic wrapper for F&B manufacturer Ocean Spray’s snack range. ProAmpac used its Recyclable R-1000 film, a polyethylene-based... Read More
11 Jan 2021
--- GEA is adding a paper-based packaging dimension to its PowerPak Plus thermoforming machine. The new packaging option is made from a moldable paper composite consisting of more than 80 percent paper and a residual amount of... Read More
11 Jan 2021
--- The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has launched a sustainability report, highlighting recent industry progress and emphasizing that, contrary to common belief, plastics’ continued use is essential to achieving... Read More
11 Jan 2021
--- Virgil Abloh, artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s wear collection, has designed a fully recyclable water bottle made from recycled PET (rPET) for Danone’s water bottle brand evian. Available from... Read More
08 Jan 2021
--- Mexico City has kicked off the new year with a ban on certain single-use plastic packaging, following a year-long preparation. Since January 1, 2021, the commercialization, distribution and delivery of some products made... Read More
08 Jan 2021
--- PHA biopolymer pioneer Danimer Scientific has gone public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), generating approximately US$380 million of unrestricted cash to significantly increase production of its marine degradable... Read More
07 Jan 2021
--- GravityTray is launching a namesake thermoform meat tray that permanently traps juices from meat, fish, poultry or fresh fruit in a bottom tray chamber. The innovation omits the need for a typically unrecyclable plastic... Read More
06 Jan 2021
--- Yum China is launching a series of plastic reduction and eco-friendly packaging initiatives across brands including KFC and Pizza Hut in line with China’s latest sustainability regulations. The initiatives include... Read More
04 Jan 2021
--- The EU-funded Refucoat Project is reporting breakthroughs in recyclable bioplastic food packaging capable of replacing conventional fossil-based raw materials. Refucoat has developed three different bio-based active... Read More
28 Dec 2020
--- The COVID-19 pandemic dominated headlines in 2020, giving rise to e-commerce home food delivery, hygiene and shelf life enhancing packaging innovation, machinery automation and virtual trade events. Meanwhile, industry... Read More
23 Dec 2020
--- Limited edition Christmas packaging is keeping the spirit of the holiday alive this year while lockdown restrictions prevent large-scale gatherings with family and friends. However, boosted holiday sales mean more packaging... Read More
22 Dec 2020
--- Südpack has released its annual sustainability report, highlighting progress in environmental, economic and social responsibility. The multinational high tech film and packaging producer is touting its achievements as a... Read More
17 Dec 2020
--- The current Dutch recycling value chain for plastic packaging waste has not reached its full circularity potential, according to new research. The country has the potential to attain a net plastic packaging recycling rate of... Read More
17 Dec 2020
--- PopPack is harnessing a recently signed cooperation agreement with PPi Technologies to develop its air-powered flexible packaging. The “Air-Powered Package” uses the “EasyPop” air bubble function as a... Read More
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