11 Oct 2021
--- At FachPack 2021, Vermiculite Poland presented its exfoliated vermiculite powder, which serves as an explosion-proof shipping material for potentially hazardous industrial goods. The company has eight years of experience in... Read More
06 Oct 2021
--- Switzerland’s largest retail company Migros is producing what it says is the world’s first PET beverage bottle made from captured carbon emissions produced by US-based company LanzaTech.
04 Oct 2021
--- Mondi and Taurus Packaging have developed a wet strength paper shopping bag for the South African retail market. The partners say the bag can prevent up to 2 million plastic bags from entering the waste stream in the country... Read More
08 Sep 2021
--- Constantia Flexibles is unveiling an up to 80 percent recycled polyethylene (PE) film made from its EcoLam laminates’ waste, offering a high-barrier non-food solution suitable for recycling in the existing low-density... Read More
03 Sep 2021
--- Swedish Plastic Recycling (Svensk Plaståtervinning) is investing SEK 1 billion (US$116 million) into what it says will be the world’s largest plastic recycling facility, named Site Zero.
23 Aug 2021
--- Mono Skincare has launched its Mono product in tablet form. The tablets dilute in water in 30 minutes, and one tablet requires 50 ml of water. Additionally, only one glass bottle is used in this process, eliminating the need... Read More
16 Aug 2021
--- PureCycle Technologies has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Korean global chemical company SK Global Chemical to build and operate a recycling facility in South Korea, which will turn polypropylene (PP) waste... Read More
12 Aug 2021
--- International biopolymer manufacturer Nature Works is building a US$600 million polylactic acid (PLA) complex in Thailand. The plant, which will produce lactic acid, lactide, and polymers, will also be the world’s... Read More
03 Aug 2021
--- US chemical company Eastman has entered into an agreement with P&G to supply the FMCG giant with recycled plastic for select products in efforts to reduce plastic waste and carbon emissions.
30 Jul 2021
--- Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics (Dow P&SP) is partnering with Indian film manufacturer Vishakha Group to extend the shelf life of wheat products through a new recyclable barrier film. The partnership’s new... Read More
01 Jun 2021
--- Bee’ah, a leading Middle Eastern environmental, recycling and waste management company, is partnering with UK waste recovery specialist Chinook Sciences to create the first waste-to-hydrogen project in the UAE using... Read More
31 May 2021
--- US-based investment firm Closed Loop Partners is joining leading plastic polymer producers Dow, LyondellBasell and Nova Chemicals in launching the Closed Loop Circular Plastics Fund.
27 May 2021
--- Dutch biopolymer pioneer Avantium has been awarded €1.78 million (US$2.17 million) in EU grants to develop its Volta Technology for producing CO2-based polymers. This platform technology uses electrochemistry to convert... Read More
14 May 2021
--- In packaging news this week, bio-based developments took center stage, with Coca-Cola’s Fuze Tea brand becoming the first in the iced tea category to switch to SIG’s plant-based carton packs. Berry Superfos... Read More
12 May 2021
--- Bio-industrial company Carbios is partnering with Michelin to produce car tires from waste PET bottles. The initiative will be the first large-scale operation to employ Carbios’ enzymatic recycling process, which... Read More
11 May 2021
--- Family corrugated board packaging firm Rondo Ganahl has added “the first” wood-free alternative to classic transport boxes for heavy goods to its product range in Austria. The MC-Box has long been manufactured at... Read More
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