other materials

21 Oct 2021
--- Researchers at the King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Thailand have developed a polylactic acid (PLA) composite pineapple leaf fiber biopolymer. The composite could help meet the growing demand for... Read More
20 Oct 2021
--- Researchers in Saudi Arabia have pioneered a simple surface treatment for traditional jute storage bags, preventing moisture-induced damage to stored grains. The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)... 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
24 Sep 2021
--- Lawmakers in California, US, have passed a bill banning “forever chemicals” (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)) in all paper-based packaging from January 1, 2023. The legislation will make California the... 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
25 Aug 2021
--- Sweden-based PulPac has secured a patent from the Japan Patent Office for its Dry Molded Fiber technology for replacing single-use plastic packaging with price-competitive, renewable pulp alternatives. Japan has a strong... Read More
11 Aug 2021
--- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, PackagingInsights is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this regularly updated news feed for the coronavirus information and... Read More
03 Aug 2021
--- Baumer is unveiling a hot melt system for applying adhesives to cardboard packaging, which it says can achieve needed consistency and quality rates for the booming e-commerce market.
29 Jul 2021
--- Environmental sustainability is a must for cosmetic packaging, but it also has to be functional and aesthetically beautiful to offer a true alternative to conventional solutions, according to Dr. Suvi Haimi, CEO and... 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
27 Jul 2021
--- The Paper and Pulper Institute (ICP) of Slovenia has created corrugated cardboard packaging from tomato stems. Following three years of investigation, researchers at the institute say the findings could provide a major boost... Read More
14 Jul 2021
--- Colgate-Palmolive’s hand soap brand Softsoap is reducing plastic waste with the launch of Foaming Hand Soap Tablets and a refillable, recyclable aluminum bottle. The kit uses 71 percent less plastic than a traditional... Read More
13 Jul 2021
--- Beauty giant Coty is introducing a digitally-enabled, touchless fragrance testing device, which dispenses a single droplet of liquid directly to an arm or a blotter, offering customers a more hygienic testing experience.... Read More
13 Jul 2021
--- Dutch start-up Fibi-buffer is expanding its biodegradable shock-absorbing buffer packaging production toward full-scale commercialization, and “secretly dreaming” about production locations outside of the... Read More
12 Jul 2021
--- A new paper published by the American Chemical Society is calling for “meaningful action” on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to attenuate the “systematic failures” of US chemical... 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
06 Jul 2021
--- Researchers at the University of Göttingen in Germany are using popcorn to develop compostable packaging replicating the performance of polystyrene (PS).
21 Jun 2021
--- Stora Enso is launching a wood fiber-based material composition designed for microwavable food tray packaging called Trayforma. The renewable material is PET-free, has a low share of polypropylene and a lower carbon... 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