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07 Aug 2020
--- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, PackagingInsights is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this daily news feed for the coronavirus information and insights you... Read More
06 Aug 2020
--- Mondi Group has issued its H1 results flagging a dip in revenue from the same period last year. This was attributed to lower average selling prices across its key paper grades, offsetting good volume growth in Corrugated... Read More
04 Aug 2020
--- Antimicrobial packaging solutions have demonstrated impressive shelf life-extending capabilities, which are vital in the battle against global food waste. Prevalent here is the EU-funded NanoPack project’s essential... Read More
29 Jul 2020
--- European project BIOnTop has achieved “promising results” in its development of recyclable and reusable packaging. The EU-funded project is led by Aimplas, a Spanish plastics technology company. At the end of the... Read More
17 Jul 2020
--- Sheep’s wool is entering the sustainable packaging sphere as a viable alternative to plastic and paper. The lightweight, shock-proof and compostable attributes of renewable wool make it particularly attractive to... Read More
08 Jul 2020
--- Australia-headquartered Amcor has published results from its latest research into consumer perceptions of environmental sustainability and packaging. The proprietary insights offer an understanding of evolving preferences,... Read More
08 Jul 2020
--- Plastic cannot be replaced but it can be redesigned, affirms Woodly, the innovators behind a new type of plastic derived from softwood cellulose that mimics the functionalities of conventional fossil-based plastics. Woodly... Read More
12 Jun 2020
--- In packaging news this week, RecyClass introduced assessment methods to certify the recyclability of plastic packaging. The methods described are Design-for-Recycling Certification and Recyclability Rate Certification. Also,... Read More
19 May 2020
--- While developing biodegradable food packaging from upcycled cheese whey and almond shells, EU-funded project YPACK has found that integrating zinc oxide and oregano essential oil helps the bio-papers protect against... Read More
24 Apr 2020
--- This week in packaging news, Smurfit Kappa equipped Fée Nature with its BIB 700 automatic machine to package the company’s seasonal birch sap. Meanwhile, Syntegon has a host of novel packaging systems for powder... Read More
26 Mar 2020
--- Urth Organic’s new packaging boasts a greener profile as the line now includes wooden caps and tops. The green colored containers with the wooden additions reflect the purity of ingredients within the formulations,... Read More
23 Mar 2020
--- Finnish forest industry company UPM has developed a new biocomposite material called UPM Formi EcoAce, which the company says meets the “highest sustainability requirements.” The new material contains certified... Read More
06 Mar 2020
--- Converting cornstarch into a new class of material called amylose inclusion complex (AIC) has given life to food-safe and mosquito-repellent packaging. This research conducted at the US Department of Agriculture... Read More
16 Jan 2020
--- In celebration of its centennial year, US-based organic chicken producer Perdue Farms has launched a direct-to-consumer e-commerce website that packages orders in 100 percent recyclable foam insulated boxes. The foam... Read More
10 Jan 2020
--- This week in packaging, Walki Group entered into a license agreement with Smart Planet Technologies for the use of Earth Coating in several next-generation environmental packaging applications. Earth Coating is a plastic... Read More
11 Dec 2019
--- Stora Enso and Sulapac have teamed up to launch a renewable and biodegradable straw as an alternative to conventional plastic straws. Made from Sulapac’s microplastic-free, biodegradable material, the straw has strong... Read More
09 Dec 2019
--- European Bioplastics (EUBP) has announced “dynamic growth” in the global bioplastics industry, in which packaging remains the largest field of application with almost 53 percent (1.14 million metric tons) of the... Read More
03 Dec 2019
--- Two researchers from The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia, have discovered a novel way to turn banana plantation waste into packaging material that is both biodegradable and recyclable. Tapping into the... Read More
08 Nov 2019
--- In packaging news this week, KFC Canada is set to trial bamboo-based chicken buckets and Absolut Vodka has collaborated with Ardagh to design a glass bottle made with recycled glass shards. Meanwhile, Heineken jumped on the... Read More
01 Nov 2019
--- In packaging news this week, Nestlé Pure Life launched a four-part line of 100 percent recycled PET (rPET) water bottles featuring DC-iconic superheroes to encourage children to drink water. Avantium’s recent... Read More