rigid plastics

23 Sep 2019
--- Clariant has launched a range of 25 organic pigments for biodegradable and compostable polymers. Compliant with the European Norm (EN) 13432 compostable criteria for packaging, this color scheme aims to boost the... Read More
20 Sep 2019
--- Rapak, part of DS Smith Plastics, has developed a durable Bag-in-Box solution in response to an increase in the e-commerce demand of laundry detergents and other Consumer Packaged Goods (CPGs). SÜDPACK Forest... Read More
19 Sep 2019
--- Concern about the potential health implications of microplastics in food and drinks is rising, and for a good reason. A study published by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) estimates that more than... Read More
19 Sep 2019
--- The drive for increased environmental sustainability in packaging was once again top of the agenda at Packaging Innovations in London, UK. Private and public concern for the rising tide of global plastic pollution has... Read More
17 Sep 2019
--- Food packaging manufacturer Sabert has launched foodservice products made from 100 percent high-grade, post-consumer PET bottle flake. The move eliminates the need for virgin PET across the manufacturer’s portfolio and... Read More
16 Sep 2019
--- PepsiCo has announced a new target to reduce 35 percent of virgin plastic content across its beverage portfolio by 2025, which equates to the elimination of an estimated 2.5 million metric tons of cumulative virgin plastic.... Read More
16 Sep 2019
--- In a bid to address concerns of single-use plastic packaging pollution, UK supermarket Sainsbury’s has announced a new commitment to reduce its plastic packaging by 50 percent by 2025. Towards this goal, the company... Read More
13 Sep 2019
--- Danone-AQUA, a B Corp company and subsidiary of Danone, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Re>Pal Indonesia, a subsidiary of Range International, to convert its Oriented Polypropylene (OPP) plastic label... Read More
11 Sep 2019
--- Chemical recycling (CR) should support – not jeopardize – a circular economy, according to a Zero Waste Europe study entitled El Dorado of Chemical Recycling. CR could be a complementary solution to mechanical... Read More
05 Sep 2019
--- In this sustainability-focused interview, Michael Lenaghan, Zero Waste Scotland Environmental Policy Advisor and Packaging Innovations 2019 keynote speaker shares his insights on the UK’s drive for more eco-friendly... Read More
04 Sep 2019
--- Chemical corporations BASF and Japan’s DIC have reached an agreement on the acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business. The purchase price on a cash and debt-free basis is €1.15 billion. The transaction... Read More
03 Sep 2019
--- Ahead of Packaging Innovations 2019 in London next week, PackagingInsights speaks to Nick Brown, Head of Sustainability for Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), about the multifaceted challenge of increased environmental... Read More
02 Sep 2019
--- Dow has partnered with Netherlands-based Feunix Ecogy Group to produce 100 percent circular plastic through chemical recycling. Dow will use Feunix Ecogy Group’s pyrolysis oil feedstock, which is made from plastic... Read More
27 Aug 2019
--- In a survey of 1,000 US consumers, consulting firm Category Partners (CP) found that the majority of consumers do not mind or even prefer buying food in plastic packaging. The survey examined which types of foods consumers... Read More
27 Aug 2019
--- Microplastics have been found across the globe, ranging from urban spots to the incredibly rural. Yet, the question of how much they may impact human health had remained unanswered. Findings from the World Health... Read More
26 Aug 2019
--- Color and additive concentrates for plastics company Clariant’s new CESA-IR additive masterbatches make dark-colored plastics visible to the near-infrared (NIR) sensors used in automated polymer sorting systems. While... Read More
23 Aug 2019
--- According to an international consumer survey commissioned by global chemicals company Kemira, over half of the 4,000 respondents in the US, China, Germany and Finland said they would be willing to pay more for renewable... Read More
23 Aug 2019
--- This week in packaging, Ampacet introduced a plastic pellet masterbatch that has been specifically formulated to enhance the appearance and functionality of post-consumer resins. Known as Blue Edge 78, the masterbatch... Read More
23 Aug 2019
--- UK retail giant Tesco is promising to eliminate “hard to recycle material” as it launches phase two of its “Remove, Reduce, Reuse & Recycle” plan to suppliers. This sets out steps that will govern... Read More
22 Aug 2019
--- The long-awaited findings of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) assessment of microplastics in the environment have been published, with the organization indicating that the impact on human health appears to be... Read More