paper & paperboard

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17 Jan 2022
--- Valmet is introducing the Valmet Fiber Furnish Control application package, enabling board and papermakers to stabilize refiner operation for maximized production efficiency with ensured furnish quality. The Valmet Fiber... Read More
14 Jan 2022
--- In packaging news this week, Dawn launched a one-handed washing liquid bottle design targeted at disabled consumers. Meanwhile, Sappi unveiled a one-side coated face stock label paper for improved printability, and Smurfit... Read More
13 Jan 2022
--- Mondi is targeting net-zero emissions by 2050, in line with the UN’s Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The paper and packaging giant says it has waited to announce the plan to develop a credible and detailed... Read More
12 Jan 2022
--- The conventional disposable coffee cup might not be as innocent as it first appears. While the thin plastic lining inside the cup holds liquid without leakage, it also renders it unrecyclable. A UK parliamentary report... Read More
11 Jan 2022
--- Huhtamaki China has installed 47,000 square meters of solar panels at two of its facilities, in what it calls a “significant first step” in its ambition to achieve 100% renewable energy usage by 2030. The panels... Read More
10 Jan 2022
--- Global flexible packaging manufacturer Scholle IPN is partnering with LactaLogics to produce pharmaceutical-grade packaging for its human milk-based nutrition products, which cater to premature infants. PackagingInsights... Read More
10 Jan 2022
--- French-headquartered Antalis Packaging is opening a new smart packaging center in the UK. The center features a demonstration suite for packaging automation and a dedicated packaging design studio. The latest developments in... Read More
10 Jan 2022
--- Central European consumers are increasingly shopping online and demanding more environmentally sustainable packaging. Mondi’s annual research of consumers in Germany and Poland also revealed Silver Surfers (age 55+)... Read More
07 Jan 2022
--- In packaging news this week, International Paper revealed plans to construct a state-of-the-art corrugated packaging facility in the US. Meanwhile, Clariant completed the sale of its Pigments business, Huhtamaki acquired... Read More
06 Jan 2022
--- Alpla has formed a joint venture with global engineered materials supplier Glatfelter and Swedish startup Blue Ocean Closures (BOC) to develop fiber-based closures using “dryforming” technology.In related news,... Read More
06 Jan 2022
--- Amazon is reducing packaging waste at scale with several artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. A combination of deep learning, natural language processing, and computer vision is helping the e-commerce giant determine... Read More
04 Jan 2022
--- Sirane is opening up a new manufacturing site in the Czech Republic to answer growing consumer demand for environmentally sustainable packaging, such as recyclable and plastic-free solutions, in Central and Eastern Europe.... Read More
04 Jan 2022
--- BillerudKorsnäs is set to acquire Verso, a North American coated paper producer, for approximately US$825 million in cash, corresponding to US$27 per share. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of... Read More
03 Jan 2022
--- Syntegon is launching a portfolio of paper-based trays and cups for sensitive food products. The barrier layer of each product is composed of 95% monomaterial and easily detachable, aiding recycling efforts. The portfolio is... Read More
21 Dec 2021
--- Estrella Galicia’s Cerveza Especial beer brand is launching a new glass bottle design in over 300 Sainsbury’s stores across the UK, which is estimated to cut the brand’s carbon footprint by almost 10,000... Read More
21 Dec 2021
--- As 2021 draws to a close, PackagingInsights looks back at the biggest industry developments of the year, from the EU Single Use Plastics Directive and US COMPOST Act to COP26 and Asia’s first Plastics Pact.... Read More
20 Dec 2021
--- Iceland is partnering with Mondi to improve the environmental sustainability of its product packaging. Mondi’s functional barrier paper will give the supermarket an 80% plastic usage reduction, says the company.The... Read More
17 Dec 2021
--- Seaweed-based packaging manufacturer Notpla has landed £10 million (US$13.3 million) in series A round funding. The UK-based start-up will use the investments to commercialize its flagship product “Ooho”... Read More
14 Dec 2021
--- Morrisons is set to become the first UK supermarket to remove plastic banana bags from its store shelves and as part of a 50% reduction of its own brand primary plastic packaging by 2025. Since bananas are the second most... Read More
14 Dec 2021
--- On-the-go consumption was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic but the trend will remain strong into the future, according to Anna Rabanus, global category manager at SIG. In this exclusive interview, Rabanus explores major... Read More
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