19 Oct 2021
--- Coveris is converting a “potentially revolutionary” new paper into flexible packaging for dry foods to meet growing demand for recyclable alternatives to plastic-based solutions. Notably, the material’s... Read More
13 Oct 2021
--- McDonald’s Canada is introducing wooden stir sticks, paper straws and wooden cutlery – excluding McFlurry spoons – to its 1,400 restaurants nationwide by December 2021. Wooden stir sticks are currently... Read More
11 Oct 2021
--- Greiner Packaging has secured its first UK customer for its recently improved tear-tab cardboard-plastic cup with Symington’s pot noodle and rice brand Naked. The K3 r100 cup delivers enhanced recyclability with an... Read More
08 Oct 2021
--- Smurfit Kappa is launching a range of circular packaging solutions for the rapidly growing online health and beauty market. The new customizable eHealth & Beauty portfolio includes paper-based packaging solutions for... Read More
08 Oct 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Weetabix announced 92% of its packaging is now completely recyclable, while the company is also on track to reduce its packaging carbon footprint by 20% in the next year. Meanwhile, Holland &... Read More
07 Oct 2021
--- Schubert showcased a unique two-in-one flowpacker and cartoner combination at FachPack 2021. Notably, the machine can process plastic or paper-based foil material, with the modular packaging machinery specialist experiencing... Read More
06 Oct 2021
--- Huhtamaki has highlighted an independent study revealing that transitioning in-store Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) dining to reusable tableware would be equivalent to adding one million petrol cars to Europe’s roads.... Read More
05 Oct 2021
--- UPM Raflatac is introducing RAFNXT+, the “world’s first” Carbon Neutral label material certified as a carbon-neutral product by Natural Capital Partners. In 2019, UPM Raflatac announced RAFNXT+ was the... Read More
04 Oct 2021
--- Mondi and Taurus Packaging have developed a wet strength paper shopping bag for the South African retail market. The partners say the bag can prevent up to 2 million plastic bags from entering the waste stream in the country... Read More
04 Oct 2021
--- Mosca has showcased efficiency and production advancements made through the COVID-19-induced digitalization boom at FachPack 2021. The company demonstrated some of its state-of-the-art innovations, including an automated... Read More
04 Oct 2021
--- Paccor has premiered a cloud-based “digital ecosystem” for increasing plastic packaging recycling levels through intelligent product identities at FachPack 2021 in Nuremberg, Germany.PackagingInsights caught up... Read More
01 Oct 2021
--- Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, a business unit of Dow, has delivered a “first-of-its-kind” pouch-to-pouch mechanical recycling concept enabled by a value chain partnership involving HP Indigo,... Read More
28 Sep 2021
--- Coveris and Austrian paper manufacturer Brigl & Bergmeister (B&B Paper Solutions) are launching a recyclable paper pouch with the same functionality and product safety as conventional plastic alternatives at FachPack... Read More
27 Sep 2021
--- Camvac is unveiling a high-barrier metalized machine-direction orientated (MDO) polyethylene (PE) film primarily aimed at the food and converter markets, including chips packaging and similar end-uses. The MDO PE film is... Read More
24 Sep 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Phononic presented a portable cooling and freezing solution for perishable goods, delivering “unmatched” cold chain integrity to meet “explosive demand for cold chain solutions... Read More
22 Sep 2021
--- With snack foods typically consumed on-the-go and often in small quantities, snacking habits can create an inordinate amount of environmentally damaging waste. As eco-concerns ramp up in legislation and consumer demand,... Read More
22 Sep 2021
--- Coveris is set to launch a monomaterial sandwich skillet called RecyclaPaper at UK trade show Lunch! tomorrow, taking place at the Exhibition Centre London (September 23-24). The supplier says the skillet delivers the same... Read More
21 Sep 2021
--- Heinz is replacing the shrink wrap on its Heinz beans, soups and pasta varieties with WestRock’s recyclable paperboard sleeve. The move is estimated to remove 550 metric tons of plastic packaging from UK supermarket... Read More
21 Sep 2021
--- Mondi is gearing up to present sustainable-by-design packaging developed through its EcoSolutions approach – “plastic when useful and paper where possible” – at FachPack 2021 in Nuremberg, Germany... Read More
17 Sep 2021
--- Alpla is launching a PET recycling facility in Romania with its partners Ecohelp and United Polymer Trading (UPT). Each year, the project aims to produce 15,000 tons of food-grade post-consumer recycled (PCR) PET (rPET).