15 Sep 2021
--- Berry Global has announced plans to expand its foodservice packaging manufacturing operations in North America as part of its long-term strategic growth commitments. This more than US$110 million investment will expand its... Read More
07 Sep 2021
--- Stora Enso is restructuring its business due to a global decline in the paper market, increasing its focus on packaging and biomaterial innovation. The Finnish paper and pulp specialist will be making divestments and closing... Read More
06 Sep 2021
--- PulPac has announced that the European Patent Office intends to grant the Dry Molder Fiber specialist a general patent. Europe becomes the third major region – after the US and Japan – to confirm PulPac’s... Read More
31 Aug 2021
--- The UK government is ramping up its “war on plastic waste” with fresh plans to stop the supply of a range of single-use plastics that “threaten our natural environment.” Single-use plastic plates,... Read More
25 Aug 2021
--- Portable food box innovation RingPack has secured a European patent and is now ready for market entry. The packaging design is distinguished by a novel lid that converts into a handle, facilitating convenient handling and... Read More
24 Aug 2021
--- The Single-Use Materials Decelerator (SUMD), a group of foodservice companies, waste managers, non-profit and civil society organizations, has developed an online tool for evaluating the impact of food packaging on... Read More
13 Aug 2021
--- McDonald’s Germany is testing a move from paperboard clam shells to paper wrappings for its burger products, which the company says could potentially save up 70 percent of packaging material.
13 Aug 2021
--- Brazilian thermoplastic resin producer Braskem is unveiling a new polyethylene (PE) resin for the rigid plastic packaging segment. Touted as an option for companies seeking fully recyclable materials, Braskem’s latest... Read More
06 Aug 2021
--- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has come under fire from environmental activists. Rather than pledging legislative action to ban the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in packaging, the FDA has issued a... Read More
27 Jul 2021
--- Jefferson Enterprise Energy’s joint venture with Zume, creators of an advanced molded fiber technology for replacing single-use plastic items, has secured US$122 million bond financing from Hilltop Securities to build... Read More
26 Jul 2021
--- Graphic Packaging International (GPI) is launching a line of non-polyethylene (PE) coated, single-use foodservice cups branded OptiCycle. OptiCycle technology provides an alternative to traditional PE and polylactic acid... Read More
12 Jul 2021
--- PulPac is revealing a cooperation with HS Manufacturing Group (HSMG) for developing cutting-edge barrier technologies adapted for its Dry Molded Fiber technology. Dry Molded Fiber is a patented manufacturing technology for... Read More
08 Jul 2021
--- With the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD) entering into force on July 3, PackagingInsights sits down with Francesca Stevens, managing director at The European Organization for Packaging and the Environment (Europen)... Read More
06 Jul 2021
--- The EU Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD) may be an ambitious piece of legislation, but it does not go far enough in addressing throwaway culture, according to various environmental organizations. Many NGOs argue banning... Read More
06 Jul 2021
--- Researchers at the University of Göttingen in Germany are using popcorn to develop compostable packaging replicating the performance of polystyrene (PS).
06 Jul 2021
--- Scotland-based Arjowiggins is launching an antimicrobial surface treatment for paper products that inhibits the ability of bacteria and viruses to survive on packaging surfaces.
05 Jul 2021
--- The hotly debated EU Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD), first announced in 2019, has come into force. Since Saturday (July 3), single-use plastic cotton bud sticks, cutlery, plates, straws, stirrers, balloon sticks and... Read More
21 Jun 2021
--- Burger King’s parent company Restaurant Brands International (RBI) is coming under fire from public health advocates after promising to address the issue of toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in its food... 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