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30 Jul 2021
--- Danimer Scientific is set to acquire Novomer, a developer of conversion technology providing transformable, functional, and low net carbon inputs for the production of PHA-based bioresins and other biodegradable materials,... Read More
29 Jul 2021
--- The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has published a members survey revealing 60 percent of plastics companies have staff absent due to being “pinged” by the NHS COVID-19 app, with an average of 7 percent of... Read More
28 Jul 2021
--- UK convenience food producer Greencore is releasing a fiber-based, plastic-free sandwich pack for UK supermarkets Co-op and Sainsbury’s. Created in collaboration with ProAmpac, the solution is touted as a “world... Read More
28 Jul 2021
--- Metaspectral has been awarded a CA$300,000 (US$239,000) grant by the CleanBC Plastics Action Fund in Canada to support its development of AI-powered technology for sorting plastics automatically to enhance recycling. The... Read More
27 Jul 2021
--- Jefferson Enterprise Energy’s joint venture with Zume, creators of an advanced molded fiber technology for replacing single-use plastic items, has secured US$122 million bond financing from Hilltop Securities to build... Read More
23 Jul 2021
--- Sweden-based AR Packaging is releasing a monomaterial polyethylene (PE) film for thermoforming, which the company says will meet the growing demand in the global multi-billion dollar flexible plastic packaging industry.
22 Jul 2021
--- German waste management giants EEW Energy from Waste (EEW) and Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System (DSD) are forming a joint venture for developing a chemical recycling process for mixed plastics and other residues... Read More
20 Jul 2021
--- Packaging data specialist Ecoveritas is launching a sophisticated online analysis and reporting tool called Ecoview later this month for brands and retailers requiring a detailed breakdown of their packaging supply chain.... Read More
16 Jul 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Liquibox and WestRock teamed up to deliver an optimal e-commerce liquid format for beverage, liquid food and home care brands. Meanwhile, Syntegon Technology added a fully integrated, AI-enabled... Read More
16 Jul 2021
--- PackagingInsights speaks exclusively with Camvac CEO Greg Kingham about raw material availability issues conjured up by the COVID-19 and Brexit “perfect storm.” Kingham also discusses Camvac’s compliance... Read More
12 Jul 2021
--- PulPac is revealing a cooperation with HS Manufacturing Group (HSMG) for developing cutting-edge barrier technologies adapted for its Dry Molded Fiber technology. Dry Molded Fiber is a patented manufacturing technology for... Read More
12 Jul 2021
--- Multivac is launching a thermoforming packaging machine for producing vacuum and modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for snack products. The F 286 thermoforming packaging machine’s main features are its high level of... Read More
09 Jul 2021
--- Co-op is launching “Europe’s most extensive” in-store recycling scheme for plastic bags, chip packets and food wrappings. The convenience retailer claims the scheme will make it the first UK supermarket to... Read More
09 Jul 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Huhtamaki launched a post-consumer recycled fiber carton branded Futuro for cooked colored eggs in Europe. Meanwhile, Smurfit Kappa acquired Cartonbox, a Mexican folding carton company, and... Read More
08 Jul 2021
--- With the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD) entering into force on July 3, PackagingInsights sits down with Francesca Stevens, managing director at The European Organization for Packaging and the Environment (Europen)... Read More
06 Jul 2021
--- The EU Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD) may be an ambitious piece of legislation, but it does not go far enough in addressing throwaway culture, according to various environmental organizations. Many NGOs argue banning... Read More
06 Jul 2021
--- Researchers at the University of Göttingen in Germany are using popcorn to develop compostable packaging replicating the performance of polystyrene (PS).
05 Jul 2021
--- The hotly debated EU Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD), first announced in 2019, has come into force. Since Saturday (July 3), single-use plastic cotton bud sticks, cutlery, plates, straws, stirrers, balloon sticks and... Read More
05 Jul 2021
--- European Plastics Converters (EuPC) is warning the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive’s (SUPD) legislative processes are creating “an unprecedented fragmentation among EU Member States.” The Directive came... Read More
02 Jul 2021
--- A Dutch public-private industry collaboration is researching whether water-soluble polymers could make vaporized aluminum in food packaging unnecessary. A thin oxygen-resistant layer of vaporized aluminum is commonly used to... Read More
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