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19 Jul 2019
--- The British Plastics Federation (BPF) warned that the UK plastics industry will be badly hit in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit. Two-thirds of plastic companies are worried about the prospect of a no-deal Brexit,... Read More
12 Jul 2019
--- Leading bioproducts producer Novamont announced that its Mater-Bi bioplastic has been shown to biodegrade in the sea with similar efficiency as cellulosic materials, like paper. Mater-Bi plastics were analyzed by means of... Read More
18 Jun 2019
--- Neopac and Streuli Pharma (Streuli) are simplifying vitamin D supplementation for children with the launch of a dropper tube, which enables a safer and more precise administration of doses. Streuli manufactures the oil based... Read More
17 Jun 2019
--- Clariant Healthcare Packaging has launched a new selection of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliant flat desiccant options for medical and diagnostic devices, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical powders, and other... Read More
28 May 2019
--- Israeli company Mushroom Benefit Ltd has launched a new line of Cuisine Bags that offer a plant-based, clean-label alternative to traditional powdered soup stocks. The patent-pending Cuisine Bags seek to disrupt the soup,... Read More
16 May 2019
--- Beverage company TAJA has released a fully recyclable bottle for its TAJA Coconut drink, which also boasts a recyclable cap, ring and label. According to the company, this innovation reflects its commitment to supporting... Read More
10 May 2019
--- This week in packaging, Coca-Cola launched its Signature Mixers in retro Hutchinson glass bottles in a nod to the silhouette of the first ever Coca-Cola bottle. With the demand for paper-based packaging on the rise, Smurfit... Read More
06 May 2019
--- The winners of the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) for Australia and New Zealand were announced at a gala dinner on the April 30 at the SOFITEL Wentworth, Sydney. Coordinated by the... Read More
01 May 2019
--- The NanoPack project has reported significant advancements in the shelf-life and quality extension of a range of foods when packaged in nano-active materials. Funded by the EU Horizon 2020 scheme, the project aims to... Read More
05 Apr 2019
--- This week in packaging, ALDI became the latest supermarket chain to introduce ambitious sustainability goals. By 2025, 100 percent of ALDI packaging, including plastic packaging, will be reusable, recyclable or compostable.... Read More
04 Mar 2019
--- Packaging Innovations 2019 Show Director, James Drake-Brockman, predicted that at this year’s show the sustainability debate around plastics would progress from “what needs to be done” to an evaluation of... Read More
11 Feb 2019
--- One of the key findings at the Petcore Europe Conference, held in Brussels last week, was that in order to achieve the stringent recycling targets set out in the EU Plastics Strategy, the industry must collaborate more... Read More
08 Jan 2019
--- Packaging trends in 2018 were dominated by sustainability action, largely fueled by rising anti-plastic sentiment. It was a year that saw widespread bans on single-use plastic items, the announcement of The New Plastics... Read More
21 Dec 2018
--- This week in packaging news, the UK government unveiled plans for a nationwide deposit-return scheme, which is set to launch in 2023. Sustainability action was widespread and exemplified by Stora Enso’s new partnership... Read More
18 Dec 2018
--- New research by Which? has found that the packaging of popular Christmas chocolates can constitute up to 42 percent the products’ total weight. After investigating the UK’s top 13 best-selling boxes of... Read More
03 Dec 2018
--- A 29-year-old French entrepreneur has created and independently-launched a 100 percent renewable and recyclable food wrap packaging called Cosse. Produced from organic cotton coated with resin, wax and oil, the sticky but... Read More
11 Oct 2018
--- The packaging solution is sometimes right in front of your eyes. That is the view of Simone Caronni, Pietro Gaeli and Paolo Stefano Gentile, three product designers from NABA University in Milan, who have created cone-shaped... Read More
20 Sep 2018
--- Gerresheimer, a pharma and healthcare packaging provider, is expanding its services to offer surface finishing of plastic packaging for ophthalmology and rhinology products with irradiation. As part of this move, the company... Read More
20 Sep 2018
--- Bisphenol A (BPA) alternatives used in “BPA-free” bottles, cups, cages and other items have been found to cause reproductive problems in mice by researchers at Washington State University. “BPA-free”... Read More
18 Sep 2018
--- A Plastic Planet – an organization which openly advocates a 100 percent discontinuation of plastics in food and beverage packaging – could be found tucked away in a far corner of the Packaging Innovations show in... Read More
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