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18 Jun 2021
--- Digital watermarks can increase packaging circularity in “ways that were not possible in the past,” according to plastic packaging specialist Paccor and digital identity technologists Digimarc. The two companies... Read More
18 Jun 2021
--- The US Plastics Pact, a consortium led by The Recycling Partnership and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Pact Network, has unveiled an “aggressive national... Read More
18 Jun 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Novolex launched a production line for manufacturing compostable cold beverage cups. Meanwhile, Mondi teamed up with the Italian machine producer ACMI to create a new wrapping system for pallets... Read More
16 Jun 2021
--- The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is calling for the implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes to create a circular economy for packaging. Mandatory, fee-based EPR schemes would require industry players... Read More
16 Jun 2021
--- Unilever has joined Nextek’s global multi-participant project called Nextloopp, pioneering the conversion of post-consumer polypropylene (PP) into food-grade packaging through mechanical recycling infrastructure.... Read More
16 Jun 2021
--- Long-term growth in the soups and sauces category has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, with more consumers purchasing shelf-stable foods via e-commerce channels and preparing meals at home. Innova Market Insights... Read More
15 Jun 2021
--- Tri-Star Packaging is rebranding its Tri-Label division as Gen-Label, which will provide a range of food packaging labeling services as more stringent legislation comes into force.
15 Jun 2021
--- Corona beer brand is launching an augmented reality (AR) tool to show consumers their annual plastic consumption, as it celebrates achieving a net-zero plastic footprint. The AR tool, called Plastic Reality, offers consumers... Read More
15 Jun 2021
--- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, PackagingInsights is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this regularly updated news feed for the coronavirus information and... Read More
14 Jun 2021
--- Take-out food and beverage packaging largely dominates global marine litter, followed by items resulting from fishing activities, according to a recent study. Ali Tabrizi’s popular Netflix documentary film Seaspiracy... Read More
14 Jun 2021
--- Amcor is launching a specialty multi-chamber pouch for drug-device combination products in Europe. The Dual Chamber Pouch has already won a 2021 Award from the Flexible Packaging Association for its technical innovation and... Read More
14 Jun 2021
--- Heat seal coating specialist Sappi Rockwell Solutions is unveiling its first multi-substrate heat sealing lidding film. The company’s Starlid GPE-CL coating can be applied to any film, including those with... Read More
14 Jun 2021
--- Scientists have developed a novel way to use plastic waste as a food industry resource by converting post-consumer PET into vanillin via a series of chemical reactions. The team from the University of Edinburgh, UK,... Read More
11 Jun 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Henkel Adhesive Technologies unveiled a palletizing adhesive packaging format that cuts or fully dispenses with the need for film and pallet stretch wrap. The plastics circular economy sparked... Read More
10 Jun 2021
--- Gualapack is acquiring the majority stake in Easysnap Technology, a single-dose sachet equipped with an easy opening system suitable for liquid or semi-liquid products. Gualapack is an Italian company based in Alessandria... Read More
10 Jun 2021
--- European Plastics Converters (EuPC) is bemoaning the nearly one year delay on the release of the EU’s Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD) guidelines – which eventually published end of May 2021 – warning... Read More
09 Jun 2021
--- CEFLEX has published a position statement emphasizing that the collection of flexible packaging waste is central to achieving a circular economy in Europe. The collaboration of European companies, associations and... Read More
08 Jun 2021
--- Packaging specialist ULMA has unveiled a new system designed for vacuum wrapping meat and cheese products, the FV 55 SD wrapping machine. The system meets US Department of Agriculture (USDA) hygiene standards and is the... Read More
08 Jun 2021
--- The Coca-Cola Company is partnering with Dutch technological non-profit The Ocean Cleanup to intercept plastic waste in rivers before it enters the world’s oceans. The partnership will deploy 15 semi-autonomous... Read More
04 Jun 2021
--- Italian packaging manufacturer ACMA, a Coesria company, is reducing plastic packaging in F&B applications with Ecoshell. The paper-based packaging solution features an asymmetrical design and a pop-open dosage function... Read More
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