flexible plastics

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22 Oct 2021
--- In packaging news this week, DuPont unveiled its new DuPont Liveo Pharma Bottle Closures for sealing threaded glass and plastic bottles and containers. Also, BillerudKorsnäs released an upgraded version of its Pure... Read More
22 Oct 2021
--- Plant-based meat brand Charley St is launching its chorizo and bolognese alternatives in industrially compostable pouches. “Reducing the consumption of animal-based protein is well understood to reduce carbon... Read More
21 Oct 2021
--- Coca-Cola is unveiling a fully plant-based PET (bPET) bottle prototype, excluding the cap and label. The beverage giant has produced a limited run of 900 bottles, confirming the prototypes are recyclable within existing... Read More
21 Oct 2021
--- Nextek’s Nextloopp project for converting post-consumer polypropylene (PP) into food-grade packaging through mechanical recycling has revealed the results of its tracer-based sorting trials, achieving a 99.9% sorting... Read More
21 Oct 2021
--- Mondi has equipped French Group LSDH’s Les Crudettes salads with functional barrier paper packaging made from 95% fiber, replacing its previous plastic bags with a solution recyclable in France. According to Mondi, the... Read More
18 Oct 2021
--- Mondi is equipping Finnish premium dog food brand Hau-Hau Champion with a polyethylene (PE) bag, which can be recycled in plastic recycling streams. The mono-material packaging replaces unrecyclable plastic packs while... Read More
15 Oct 2021
--- Cameroonian authorities have intercepted a smuggling operation attempting to bring illegal non-biodegradable plastics into the country. Greenpeace Africa highlights the incident as an example of corruption impeding efforts... Read More
15 Oct 2021
--- Phthalate chemicals used as plasticizers in common F&B and cosmetic packaging could be causing over 100,000 deaths annually in the US alone, according to new research. The study, published in Environmental Pollution,... Read More
15 Oct 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Graphic Packaging secured all mandatory regulatory approvals to acquire fiber-based packaging manufacturer AR Packaging in a US$1.45 billion cash deal. Meanwhile, Crown joined the Ellen MacArthur... Read More
14 Oct 2021
--- International researchers are advocating for governments to ensure plastic waste generated during the COVID-19 pandemic is more efficiently collected, segregated and recycled. Crucially, the COVID-19 pandemic has not only... Read More
12 Oct 2021
--- FrieslandCampina is replacing single-use glass bottles with recycled PET (rPET) bottles for its Friesche Vlag coffee creamers. “Replacing single-use glass, a material we have recycled for years already, with plastic... Read More
12 Oct 2021
--- Berry bpi packaging solutions has incorporated up to 50% recycled content into its NorDiVent form, fill and seal (FFS) film. Significantly, this incorporation comes “without any compromise in overall strength and... Read More
11 Oct 2021
--- Dairy has long been seen as an integral part of a healthy diet, but that doesn’t mean it’s free from disruption, according to Mathieu Nicey, Amcor’s EMEA marketing manager for dairy. Nicey sits down with... Read More
11 Oct 2021
--- Mondi is expanding its portfolio of food and pet food packaging with RetortPouch Recyclable, an aluminum-free, mono-material solution designed to replace conventionally unrecyclable solutions. Moist or semi-moist foods often... Read More
08 Oct 2021
--- Plastic packaging for fruit and vegetable products weighing less than 1.5 kg will be banned throughout Spain from 2023, under a new draft of environmental legislation being finalized by the government. Stipulated in a Royal... Read More
08 Oct 2021
--- Solvay has established a proof of concept demonstrating polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) can be recycled. Consequently, the company is urging fellow plastics producers to work together to turn PVDC recycling into a reality.... Read More
08 Oct 2021
--- UFlex is joining forces with flexible packaging manufacturer Mespack and custom injection molding innovator Hoffer Plastics to develop easily recyclable polypropylene (PP)-based hot-fill pouches with material-reducing spout... Read More
08 Oct 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Weetabix announced 92% of its packaging is now completely recyclable, while the company is also on track to reduce its packaging carbon footprint by 20% in the next year. Meanwhile, Holland &... Read More
07 Oct 2021
--- Sweden-based AR Packaging is releasing a recyclable fiber-based tray for high-barrier applications called TrayLite. The solution provides an alternative to full plastic barrier trays, reducing plastic content by 85%, for the... Read More
07 Oct 2021
--- Schubert showcased a unique two-in-one flowpacker and cartoner combination at FachPack 2021. Notably, the machine can process plastic or paper-based foil material, with the modular packaging machinery specialist experiencing... Read More
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