flexible plastics

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20 Jan 2020
--- A halt on both the production and use of single-use plastic products has been announced by China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) at the weekend. The ban will be gradually implemented across the... Read More
17 Jan 2020
--- This week in packaging, Stora Enso Intelligent Packaging introduced the first sustainable RAIN Radio-frequency identification (RFID) labels. Meanwhile, Stora Enso is also collaborating with Finnish dairy company Valio to... Read More
16 Jan 2020
--- Nestlé has announced an investment of up to 2 billion Swiss francs (US$2.08 billion) to pioneer the shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and accelerate the development of innovative sustainable... Read More
15 Jan 2020
--- UK retailer Co-op has committed to 100 percent own-brand recyclable packaging and aims to have phased out all non-recyclable plastics by mid-2020. Moreover, the company plans to replace them with reused or easily recycled... Read More
15 Jan 2020
--- Closer collaboration between supermarkets and recycling companies is crucial to raising recycling rates, according to Dan Cooke, Head of Sustainability for Viridor, the largest UK-owned recycling, renewable energy and waste... Read More
13 Jan 2020
--- The Circularise PLASTICS initiative is set to pilot its blockchain technology for transparent circularity in plastics in a production environment early this year in what the group is calling its “first... Read More
13 Jan 2020
--- The EU Commission is considering further bans on plastic packaging and new requirements for manufacturers, Virginijus Sinkevičius, EU Commissioner-designate for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, told German newspaper Die... Read More
13 Jan 2020
--- European flexible packaging supplier Coveris is set to launch a high-performance, recyclable version of its cast polypropylene film (CPP) for a wide range of food, pet food and non-food products. With an improved structure,... Read More
10 Jan 2020
--- This week in packaging, Walki Group entered into a license agreement with Smart Planet Technologies for the use of Earth Coating in several next-generation environmental packaging applications. Earth Coating is a plastic... Read More
10 Jan 2020
--- Plastic is only the tip of the single-use iceberg, according to a new Green Alliance report, which points the finger at throwaway culture as the root cause of packaging’s environmental scourge. The research, based on... Read More
09 Jan 2020
--- British-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has joined forces with global packaging supplier Mondi to produce a recyclable polypropylene (PP) mono-material pouch in Turkey for the Knorr dry soup powder range. The solution... Read More
09 Jan 2020
--- Responding to a need to develop eco-friendly solutions for secondary single-use packaging, Monta has developed a certified biobased self-adhesive tape made from around 90 percent renewable raw resources, called Monta... Read More
08 Jan 2020
--- Ampacet has introduced ReVive Compatibilizer masterbatch, a blend of functional additives that can reduce the amount of material sent to landfills by allowing post-industrial and post-consumer barrier films to be reprocessed... Read More
07 Jan 2020
--- Functional packaging innovator StePac has launched a range of recyclable solutions designed to preserve the freshness and significantly extend the shelf-life of pomegranates and their extracted arils. The technology is based... Read More
06 Jan 2020
--- Huhtamaki has agreed to acquire full ownership of its joint venture company Laminor S.A. in Brazil. Laminor is specialized in high-quality tube laminates, particularly for oral care applications, and was set up in 2002 as a... Read More
06 Jan 2020
--- The UK’s leading recycling label authority The On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) is set to launch a binary labeling system (“Recycle” or “Don’t Recycle”) this month that is designed to... Read More
20 Dec 2019
--- This week in packaging, ALPLA Group, an international plastic packaging and recycling specialist, joined a new consortium for the chemical recycling of PET. The consortium intends to speed up the commercialization of... Read More
19 Dec 2019
--- Swiss chemical company Clariant has agreed to sell its plastics Masterbatches business to PolyOne, a plastics material and resin manufacturing company, for approximately US$1.6 billion. Clariant’s Masterbatches... Read More
18 Dec 2019
--- Government-backed sustainability organization WRAP has revealed that UK businesses are making significant progress in reducing virgin plastic use and improving plastic recycling levels. Established in April 2018, The UK... Read More
17 Dec 2019
--- Chemists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have discovered a method that turns plastic waste into valuable chemicals by using sunlight. In lab experiments, the research team mixed plastics with... Read More
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