paper & paperboard

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14 May 2019
--- Renewable packaging specialist Stora Enso is readying to launch a new paperboard which can be used to produce paper cups for hot and cold drinks, as well as ice cream, without the need for a traditional plastic coating... 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
03 May 2019
--- This week in packaging, Amcor revamped Packpyrus, its paper-based base-web pack derived from renewable sources. The new Packpyrus contains 85 percent FSC-certified paper fibers and replaces the previous non-recyclable... Read More
30 Apr 2019
--- Government initiatives around food safety, pressures to reduce plastic packaging waste and high rates of adulteration in the alcohol market are some of the key factors driving expansion in the aseptic packaging market in... Read More
19 Apr 2019
--- This week in packaging, DS Smith sold two of its European packaging businesses to US-based International Paper for a reported US$71.2 million. DS Smith says the transaction will help secure European Commission (EC) approval... Read More
17 Apr 2019
--- Global packaging giant Mondi and Munich-based design consultancy Pacoon have partnered to offer a digital interactive map demonstrating differing waste approaches across the world, which the companies hope will better... Read More
16 Apr 2019
--- Starbucks has partnered with UK environmental charity Hubbub to launch a £1m (US$1.3m) fund that will spearhead cup recycling initiatives in the UK. The grants to be given range from £50,000 (US$65,600) to... Read More
15 Apr 2019
--- In a £16 million (US$21 million) move, plastic ring carriers and shrink wrap are to be removed from multipacks of Diageo’s Guinness, Harp and Smithwick’s beers. In its place comes 100 percent recyclable and... Read More
15 Apr 2019
--- UK-based iced drinks company Polar Krush has developed a 100 percent biodegradable spoon straw made entirely from paper, that the company says may replace the millions of traditional plastic straws they distribute annually.... Read More
09 Apr 2019
--- Finalists have been announced for the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA), which recognizes FMCGs and suppliers that are making a significant contribution in their fields across Australia and... Read More
08 Apr 2019
--- Tetra Pak has launched a connected packaging platform, which will transform milk and juice cartons into interactive information channels, full-scale data carriers and digital tools. The platform is inspired by the trends... Read More
04 Apr 2019
--- Paper packaging specialist BillerudKorsnäs and plastic packaging innovator ALPLA have partnered on a groundbreaking project to develop a fully biobased and recyclable paper bottle. The joint venture will be formed... Read More
28 Mar 2019
--- Yakult Europe has commissioned Schubert to develop a machine for its transition from plastic film to cardboard secondary packaging. The Yakult plant has also increased its production capacity with the new Schubert machine... Read More
15 Mar 2019
--- In this week’s packaging news, Carlton & United Breweries scrapped plastic six-pack rings on its beer cans. The Australian company expects to prevent more than 25 million plastic rings entering the environment each... Read More
13 Mar 2019
--- Innova Market Insights identifies “Recyclable by design” as its number one trend in packaging for 2019. Widespread bans on single-use plastics, the implementation of China’s “National Sword”... Read More
08 Mar 2019
--- In packaging news this week, KP Snacks partnered with TerraCycle to launch a UK-wide recycling program which will allow all of its potato chips, nuts, popcorn and pretzels packets to be recycled for the first time. Also in... Read More
08 Mar 2019
--- Tetra Pak has taken one of its classic carton packs and redesigned its dimensions to launch the Tetra Classic Aseptic 65ml Cube packaging, touted as an efficient packaging solution for dairy, juice and liquid food. The... Read More
07 Mar 2019
--- British packaging group DS Smith has sold its plastics division to private equity firm Olympus Partners in a US$585 million deal, Reuters reports. The move allows the company to focus on its fiber-based model – as well... 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
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