rigid plastics

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19 Jul 2019
--- 19 Jul 2019 -- Olay is remodeling its Olay Regenerist Whip moisturizer with a refill pod made from recyclable polypropylene that fits within its jar. Brand-owner Procter & Gamble (P&G) says the beauty brand project... Read More
19 Jul 2019
--- The British Plastics Federation (BPF) warned that the UK plastics industry will be badly hit in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit. Two-thirds of plastic companies are worried about the prospect of a no-deal Brexit,... Read More
17 Jul 2019
--- A decision by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to flag bisphenol A (BPA) – a chemical used to make plastics – as harmful has been upheld by the General Court of the EU, despite refutation from industry lobby... Read More
15 Jul 2019
--- With new funding from New Zealand’s Waste Minimisation Fund (WMF), Australia-based packaging solutions provider Pact Group has announced that it now has the capacity to use up to 100 percent locally sourced recycled... Read More
11 Jul 2019
--- Hot on the reusability trail, Unilever has launched Cif ecorefill – a new at-home technology that allows consumers to refill and reuse their Cif spray bottles “for life.” Made with 75 percent less plastic,... Read More
11 Jul 2019
--- Scottish consumers are estimated to be spending £600 million (US$751 million) on 300,000 metric tons of single-use packaging each year, according to a new report by Zero Waste Scotland. This cost is hidden in the... Read More
10 Jul 2019
--- Natural mineral water brand Valvert in Belgium has today launched its new bottle made entirely from recycled PET (rPET), a first for Nestlé in Europe. This innovation is a step further towards meeting... Read More
10 Jul 2019
--- Emphasizing the heightened call for a circular economy, Evian has teamed up with recycling expert charity RECOUP to supply the Wimbledon 2019 tennis championship with bottled water packaged in 100 percent rPET plastic, while... Read More
03 Jul 2019
--- Liquid packaging supplier Sidel has launched the “world’s lightest” 500ml PET bottle for non-pressurized still water. The ultra-lightness of the X-LITE Still bottle enables customers to optimize packaging... Read More
03 Jul 2019
--- PepsiCo has announced that premium bottled water brand LIFEWTR will be packaged in 100 percent rPET and that bubly sparkling water will no longer be packaged in plastic by 2020. Bubly will instead be packaged in aluminum... Read More
02 Jul 2019
--- Chemical recycling specialist SABIC is set to highlight its pioneering initiative for the production of certified circular polymers at the K 2019 plastics trade fair in Dusseldorf, Germany, 16-23 October. SABIC is the... Read More
01 Jul 2019
--- Berry Global Group has completed the acquisition of RPC Group for a purchase price of approximately US$6.5 billion. The combination of Berry and RPC is expected to produce a balanced franchise across geographies, markets and... Read More
28 Jun 2019
--- This week in packaging, Amcor entered into a US$394 million agreement with investment firm Kohlberg & Company for the sale of three former Bemis flexible packaging plants in the UK and Ireland. The divestment was... Read More
26 Jun 2019
--- In Part 2 of the exclusive PackagingInsights interview with Santiago Navarro, CEO and Co-Founder of Garçon Wines, he discusses the need for macro-level legislation that will allow companies to adapt to the demands for... Read More
26 Jun 2019
--- RPC Superfos has contributed to the development of a new multifunctional plastic storage box which ensures a more even distribution of microwave heat. This development project has been run together with Imerco, a Danish... Read More
21 Jun 2019
--- A Neste and LyondellBasell collaboration has achieved an “industry-first” parallel production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-density polyethylene on a commercial scale. The joint project used... Read More
19 Jun 2019
--- AB InBev has launched a polymer keg that quadruples the time beer in the keg stays palatable once it has been opened compared to a traditional steel keg while also significantly reducing the logistical carbon footprint.... Read More
18 Jun 2019
--- Coca-Cola has announced that its GLACÉAU smartwater bottles will be made from 100 percent recycled plastic (rPET) by the end of the year in a move that is expected to remove 3,100 tons of virgin plastic from... Read More
18 Jun 2019
--- Dutch supermarket Jumbo is relaunching its 1-liter bottle of fresh orange juice in a 75 percent rPET and 25 percent bio-based plastic bottle. The bottle cap is made of 100 percent transparent and recyclable HDPE. The new,... Read More
18 Jun 2019
--- Neopac and Streuli Pharma (Streuli) are simplifying vitamin D supplementation for children with the launch of a dropper tube, which enables a safer and more precise administration of doses. Streuli manufactures the oil based... Read More
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