flexible plastics

19 Jul 2019
--- The British Plastics Federation (BPF) warned that the UK plastics industry will be badly hit in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit. Two-thirds of plastic companies are worried about the prospect of a no-deal Brexit,... Read More
16 Jul 2019
--- A chemical recycling pilot project – ChemCycling – involving Südpack, Zott, BASF and Borealis has resulted in the development of a prototype Zott Gourmet Dairy flexible pack made from 100 percent recycled... Read More
11 Jul 2019
--- Scottish consumers are estimated to be spending £600 million (US$751 million) on 300,000 metric tons of single-use packaging each year, according to a new report by Zero Waste Scotland. This cost is hidden in the... Read More
05 Jul 2019
--- Nestlé YES! snack bars will be “the first confectionary bar on the market” to be packaged in paper using a high-speed flow wrap technology. YES! snack bars were previously packaged in flexible plastic... Read More
03 Jul 2019
--- Plastic clip closures have been identified as the solution that delivers the lowest carbon footprint for the packaging of sausages. According to a German study, when directly compared with injection-molded cups and... Read More
02 Jul 2019
--- Chemical recycling specialist SABIC is set to highlight its pioneering initiative for the production of certified circular polymers at the K 2019 plastics trade fair in Dusseldorf, Germany, 16-23 October. SABIC is the... Read More
01 Jul 2019
--- Berry Global Group has completed the acquisition of RPC Group for a purchase price of approximately US$6.5 billion. The combination of Berry and RPC is expected to produce a balanced franchise across geographies, markets and... Read More
28 Jun 2019
--- This week in packaging, Amcor entered into a US$394 million agreement with investment firm Kohlberg & Company for the sale of three former Bemis flexible packaging plants in the UK and Ireland. The divestment was... Read More
21 Jun 2019
--- A Neste and LyondellBasell collaboration has achieved an “industry-first” parallel production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-density polyethylene on a commercial scale. The joint project used... Read More
20 Jun 2019
--- Mondi has developed a fully-recyclable polypropylene construction for thermoforming applications, which achieves a 23 percent reduction in carbon footprint compared to existing packaging options. The new, coextruded material... Read More
17 Jun 2019
--- Nestlé has formed a closed-loop recycling program with waste management specialist TerraCycle in the UK & Ireland for its confectionery flexible plastic packaging. Pouches, bags and wrappers from single bars,... Read More
14 Jun 2019
--- There are several avenues that need to be further developed before a true circular economy for packaging materials can be achieved. This includes creating a consistent market for recycled content and strengthening the... Read More
14 Jun 2019
--- This week in packaging, Canada announced its intention to ban “harmful” single-use plastics by as early as 2021. The initiative is modelled on the EU’s Single-Use Plastic Directive and aims to combat... Read More
13 Jun 2019
--- The Government of Timor-Leste has signed a memorandum of understanding at the University of Sydney with Mura Technology for the development of a US$40 million chemical recycling plant. The plant uses breakthrough water-based... Read More
12 Jun 2019
--- Amcor has completed the US$6.8 billion acquisition of Bemis, effective from 11 June 2019. The combined company will now operate as Amcor Plc, trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “AMCR”... Read More
12 Jun 2019
--- Project Proof, an Ellen MacArthur Foundation Pioneer Project led by Mondi, has developed a usable pouch prototype containing 20 percent post-consumer waste, bringing “flexible packaging one step closer to a circular... Read More
07 Jun 2019
--- As environmental concern continues to rise globally, consumers are turning towards more sustainable practices, especially when it comes to the packaging of goods. Sustainability oriented movements such as “zero... Read More
03 Jun 2019
--- Although there have been several promising efforts to address the problem of plastic waste, having specific prevention targets for different plastic waste is still not a widespread practice in Europe, according to a new... Read More
31 May 2019
--- This week in packaging, BillerudKorsnäs completed the acquisition of 350,000 hectares of forest land in Sweden for approximately US$670 million on a debt-free basis and after reduction of deferred tax. The move is part... Read More
29 May 2019
--- Dow and Menshen, manufacturers of caps, closures and single-serve capsules, has launched spouted pouches made of mono-material films. The innovation was made possible as the company developed a new Reverse Spout Sealing... Read More