23 Apr 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Unilever brand Hellmann’s transitioned its “squeezy” condiment range to 100 percent recycled PET (rPET) bottles in the UK. Amcor announced a US$10-15 million strategic... Read More
13 Apr 2021
--- Waste management company Viridor is joining Norwegian recycling innovator Tomra in a bid to design, build and operate the Scottish Deposit Return Scheme’s (DRS) counting and sorting centers. This year, Scotland voted... Read More
12 Apr 2021
--- BillerudKorsnäs has released its Annual and Sustainability Report for 2020, showing a 2 percent decrease in net sales growth due to “challenging market conditions in certain product segments.” However, lower... Read More
01 Apr 2021
--- As a slew of policy changes addressing environmental sustainability issues like climate change and plastic pollution are implemented, fresh avenues for chemical innovation are opening up in the packaging industry. Measures... Read More
31 Mar 2021
--- BASF and Trinseo are partnering on the production of styrene based on circular feedstock. The collaboration aims to boost both companies’ environmental sustainability profiles. Trinseo has recently been procuring... Read More
29 Mar 2021
--- Key players in the plastics industry are coming together to voice concerns over the impending Break Free from Plastic Pollution (BFFPP) Act in the US, which they fear will damage job security and derail recycling efforts.... Read More
24 Mar 2021
--- Japan-based recycling company Jeplan is joining the Sojitz Corporation to establish a PET bottle chemical recycling business in Japan. The collaboration will utilize Jeplan’s proprietary chemical recycling technology,... Read More
23 Mar 2021
--- Avery Dennison is launching, a digital venture bridging the physical and digital worlds. is a connected product cloud: an end-to-end platform capable of creating, assigning and managing unique digital... Read More
15 Mar 2021
--- Regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic, the trend toward automation and robotics in packaging machinery is continuing at full pace, according to Jörg Spiekermann, sales manager for palletizing and packaging systems in... Read More
25 Feb 2021
--- Huber Group Print Solutions is debuting a barrier coating for protection against water in food and non-food packaging surface printing. The HYDRO-X GA Water Barrier Coating eradicates the need for polyethylene (PE) film... Read More
10 Feb 2021
--- The plastic waste crisis in the US is facing renewed scrutiny following the Recycling Leadership Council (RLC) publication of a blueprint detailing how the US government could unify its disparate recycling systems to create... Read More
26 Jan 2021
--- Sweden-based AR Packaging is strengthening its position in the UK with the acquisition of Firstan Holdings, a pharmaceutical packaging business. The move empowers AR Packaging’s position as a leading provider of... Read More
13 Jan 2021
--- European Plastics Converters (EuPC) and PlasticsEurope, the trade association representing plastics manufacturers in Europe, have signed an agreement to introduce a certification scheme aimed at reducing pellet loss... Read More
24 Mar 2020
--- Arvid Nilsson, supplier of fastening elements to the construction industry, and packaging material provider BillerudKorsnäs have joined forces to deliver a plastic waste-reducing, water-resistant “eco-box”... Read More
05 Feb 2020
--- Plastics packaging manufacturer Jokey has cooperated with JONAS Farbenwerke paint supplier to provide packaging that consists of 20 percent ocean-based recycled plastics and more than 50 percent post-consumer recyclates. The... Read More
03 May 2019
--- This week in packaging, Amcor revamped Packpyrus, its paper-based base-web pack derived from renewable sources. The new Packpyrus contains 85 percent FSC-certified paper fibers and replaces the previous non-recyclable... Read More
16 Nov 2018
--- The German Packaging Law will come into effect on January 1 and place stricter regulations on packaging, especially in regards to recycling and reuse. KHS is offering FreshSafe PET, which coats PET in glass, allowing the... Read More
11 Jun 2018
--- Scandinavian furniture chain, IKEA, has announced a global commitment to eradicate all single-use plastic products in its range by 2020. The move comes as part of the company’s new People and Planet Positive strategy,... Read More
29 May 2018
--- Rising demand for more environmentally-responsible consumer products is driving innovation in biodegradable and compostable packaging solutions. Public concern for the environmental impact of everyday packaging materials... Read More
28 May 2018
--- Krones AG, manufacturer of filling and packing technology, has purchased the remaining shares in Till GmbH, fully taking over the company. Under the name of Dekron, the group’s subsidiary is now “synergizing the... Read More