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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
09 Apr 2021
--- UK-based startup Forme has raised over £18,000 (US$24,600) in under 24 hours to finance the release of a “modern-day” supplement shaker, which its designers say prevents the build-up of harmful bacteria... Read More
08 Apr 2021
--- Coveris has partnered UK fruit producer Berry Gardens to launch a printed lidding film containing over 30 percent post-consumer recyclate (PCR). The new recycled PET (rPET) film is sealed to the existing rPET tray to offer a... Read More
08 Apr 2021
--- Biopolymer pioneer Avantium has signed a conditional offtake agreement with Resilux, an international rigid plastic packaging supplier, for the supply of PEF (polyethylene furanoate) resin from the planned Avantium FDCA... Read More
07 Apr 2021
--- Greiner Packaging UK & Ireland has invested over £3.7 million (US$5.1 million) in a new PET decontamination and extrusion line, enabling the use of more recycled materials in its pot and tub range. Recycled flake... Read More
07 Apr 2021
--- E-commerce in the food delivery sector has been exponentially expanded by the COVID-19 pandemic, as identified by Innova Market Insights’ leading packaging trend this year: “Home Delivery Haven.” Extended... Read More
02 Apr 2021
--- Hoffmann Neopac (Neopac) has developed a dropper tube for direct, precision administration of Streuli Pharma’s novel vegan vitamin D formulation. Neopac’s signature Polyfoil tube provides effective barrier... Read More
02 Apr 2021
--- In packaging news this week, chemical giant Clariant joined the EU Circular Plastics Alliance, supporting the Alliance’s target to boost the EU recycled plastics market to 10 million tons by 2025. Meanwhile,... Read More
01 Apr 2021
--- The US recycling system is “broken,” with only 25 percent of waste recycled, according to a new survey by Ball and environmental consultancy agency Eunomia. The research also reveals widespread public support for... Read More
01 Apr 2021
--- Global label solutions player Multi-Color Corporation (MCC) and Digimarc are partnering to serialize product packaging and labels with Digimarc Barcode in support of food safety and traceability initiatives. The Digimarc... 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
31 Mar 2021
--- The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) and specialty materials provider Eastman is announcing a global memorandum of understanding (MOU) enabling ELC to reach its 2025 sustainable packaging goals. The company has pledged... Read More
31 Mar 2021
--- BASF and Trinseo are partnering on the production of styrene based on circular feedstock. The collaboration aims to boost both companies’ environmental sustainability profiles. Trinseo has recently been procuring... Read More
30 Mar 2021
--- Tetra Pak is preparing its European customers to comply with the upcoming Single Use-Plastics Directive (SUPD) by expanding its line of paper straws made from renewable and low-carbon materials. The company is also... Read More
30 Mar 2021
--- Beauty for All Industries (BFA) is committing to eliminating 100 percent of virgin plastic waste by the end of 2030. In the next three years, it will come up with new ways of reducing the use of virgin plastic by 50 percent... Read More
29 Mar 2021
--- Key players in the plastics industry are coming together to voice concerns over the impending Break Free from Plastic Pollution (BFFPP) Act in the US, which they fear will damage job security and derail recycling efforts.... Read More
26 Mar 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Mars Food revealed its recycle-ready mono-polypropylene (PP) pouch – developed in partnership with Amcor – will launch with Uncle Ben’s wholegrain rice in Tesco stores in April.... Read More
26 Mar 2021
--- Nextek is launching a global multi-participant project called Nextloopp to address a “missing link” in the plastics recycling stream – polypropylene (PP) – following eight years of extensive research.... Read More
25 Mar 2021
--- The UK’s Department of Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) is launching an industry consultation on introducing a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) and updated Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme. Defra is... Read More
24 Mar 2021
--- Japan-based recycling company Jeplan is joining the Sojitz Corporation to establish a PET bottle chemical recycling business in Japan. The collaboration will utilize Jeplan’s proprietary chemical recycling technology,... Read More
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