other materials

16 Jun 2021
--- Researchers at British Institute Campden BRI and sterile packaging specialist Sterafill have developed a plasma technology capable of cutting pre- and re-sterilization times in packaging by up to 93 percent compared to... Read More
15 Jun 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
14 Jun 2021
--- Researchers at the University of Cambridge, UK, have developed a plant protein-based biomaterial that can replace synthetic materials and virgin polymers in the packaging industry. The stated aim of the research is to... Read More
14 Jun 2021
--- Scientists have developed a novel way to use plastic waste as a food industry resource by converting post-consumer PET into vanillin via a series of chemical reactions. The team from the University of Edinburgh, UK,... Read More
25 May 2021
--- Holography remains a highly versatile and flexible technology in the search for ever more interesting packaging concepts and designs, says Dr. Paul Dunn, chair of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA).... Read More
24 May 2021
--- Fraunhofer Institute’s Process Engineering and Packaging IVV division is reporting progress in its international project to develop packaging solutions effective against food waste. Food retailers discard up to half of... Read More
13 May 2021
--- With the Rethinking Materials virtual summit (May 19-20) now less than a week away, PackagingInsights interviews Marco Jansen, Braskem’s director of circular economy and sustainability for EU and Asia and global... Read More
11 May 2021
--- A week before the Rethinking Materials virtual summit (May 19-20), PackagingInsights speaks to Jun Wang, packaging innovation and global design at Colgate-Palmolive Company Technology Center. Wang explains how the... Read More
07 May 2021
--- Sweden-based Emballator Innovation Center is testing the use of bio-based microfibers from poultry feathers for packaging applications. In collaboration with Bioextrax, a bio-extraction specialist company that has developed... Read More
06 May 2021
--- Research by UK-based Aquapak Polymers has found the company’s Hydropol resin can act as a “recycle-ready,” fully soluble adhesive to replace plastic in fiber packaging. The research comes as a growing... Read More
04 May 2021
--- German cosmetics brand i+m is releasing a deodorant cream for its We Reduce! range in a 30 ml biodegradable jar from the Sulapac Nordic Collection by beauty packaging manufacturer Quadpack. “The Rose Deodorant... Read More
20 Apr 2021
--- Italy-based cosmetic packaging specialist Baralan is launching a bio-based packaging range for skin care, fragrance and makeup products. The range consists of new variations of Baralan’s current product offerings but... Read More
19 Apr 2021
--- World Centric is launching Leaf+, a 100 percent plant-based, fully compostable alternative to fluorinated chemicals, such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), for disposable fiber tableware. Combining new... Read More
16 Apr 2021
--- Aimplas’ Plastics Technology Centre is supporting the Guacapack Project in developing a biodegradable packaging system from avocado waste capable of extending food shelf life by 15 percent. The Guacapack Project is... Read More
09 Apr 2021
--- Dafia, an EU-funded project led by Spanish research group Aimplas, is releasing the results of an investigation into turning fish and municipal waste into biopolymers and other barrier packaging materials. The researchers... Read More
09 Apr 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Schreiner MediPharm developed an NFC label enabling diabetes patients to administer insulin medication to themselves more effectively. Meanwhile, Versalis Revive launched a 75 percent domestic... Read More
08 Apr 2021
--- Canada-based Nexe Innovations has secured CA$8 million (US$6.3 million) in financing from Canaccord Genuity at the heels of launching an e-commerce superfood store via its subsidiary Xoma Superfoods.The company intends to... 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
29 Mar 2021
--- A Tipa-commissioned review has found “landslide expert support” for compostable packaging across the EU to reduce plastic contamination in organic waste streams and increase the amount of food waste captured for... Read More
22 Mar 2021
--- Specialty chemicals company Clariant is partnering with India Glycols Limited (IGL), which specializes in green technology-based chemicals. The partnership will establish a 51-49 percent joint venture in renewable ethylene... Read More