14 Jan 2022
--- In packaging news this week, Dawn launched a one-handed washing liquid bottle design targeted at disabled consumers. Meanwhile, Sappi unveiled a one-side coated face stock label paper for improved printability, and Smurfit... Read More
11 Jan 2022
--- Plastic Energy is announcing plans to build a second advanced recycling plant for end-of-life plastics in Sevilla, Spain, after securing a new agreement with TotalEnergies. The plant is expected to become operational in... Read More
07 Jan 2022
--- In packaging news this week, International Paper revealed plans to construct a state-of-the-art corrugated packaging facility in the US. Meanwhile, Clariant completed the sale of its Pigments business, Huhtamaki acquired... Read More
06 Jan 2022
--- Amazon is reducing packaging waste at scale with several artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. A combination of deep learning, natural language processing, and computer vision is helping the e-commerce giant determine... Read More
03 Jan 2022
--- Sonoco has agreed to acquire Ball Metalpack, a leading metal packaging manufacturer for food and household products and reportedly the largest aerosol producer in North America, for US$1.35 billion in cash. Ball Metalpack is... Read More
21 Dec 2021
--- As 2021 draws to a close, PackagingInsights looks back at the biggest industry developments of the year, from the EU Single Use Plastics Directive and US COMPOST Act to COP26 and Asia’s first Plastics Pact.... Read More
10 Dec 2021
--- In packaging news this week, International Paper announced its 35% greenhouse gas reduction target was approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. Meanwhile, Berry Global designed a new lightweight closure for sauces.... Read More
09 Dec 2021
--- Amcor is unveiling its first high-barrier, high-speed, recycle-ready liquid pouch solution for complex packaging formats. The AmPrima PE Plus combines critical machinability performance and barrier characteristics for... Read More
03 Dec 2021
--- In packaging news this week, SIG secured direct access to renewable energy from wind turbines to power its carton production in Germany. Meanwhile, the 4evergreen alliance shared insights on how to increase fiber-based... Read More
29 Nov 2021
--- Smurfit Kappa’s bag-in-box Ibi facility in Spain is introducing bags with thermo-laminated metalized film for enhanced resource efficiency. The M-Compact 77 solution uses thermo-lamination technology to bond individual... Read More
19 Nov 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Ardagh Metal Packaging announced plans to construct a US$200 million beverage can plant in Northern Ireland, UK. Meanwhile, Amcor research revealed consumers worldwide want to recycle more. Also,... Read More
15 Nov 2021
--- The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) has revealed a 10% increase in recycled PET (rPET) end-use consumption in the US and Canada in 2020. However, the North American PET recycling rate, including... Read More
12 Nov 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Mondelēz International joined the Circulate Capital Ocean Fund (CCOF), investing in collecting, sorting and recycling plastic waste, including flexible films. Meanwhile, Tri-Star Packaging... Read More
11 Nov 2021
--- China has announced new restrictions on excessive packaging, requiring all food and cosmetics producers to adhere to specific guidelines determining the volume of packaging allowed in proportion to a product. The legislation... Read More
11 Nov 2021
--- Closed Loop Partners’ Center for the Circular Economy is launching the two-year Composting Consortium to increase the recovery of compostable food packaging and pursue circular outcomes. “As the market for... Read More
09 Nov 2021
--- Honeywell has commercialized a “revolutionary recycling process” for producing recycled plastics from different plastic types. The new technology can reduce fossil fuel dependency by eliminating virgin plastics... Read More
08 Nov 2021
--- UK polymer technology company Bright Green Plastics (BGP) says it has developed an additive capable of breaking down flexible plastics without the need for complex sorting processes. Branded Bright Fusion, the additive has... Read More
05 Nov 2021
--- Rethink Plastic and the Environmental Coalition on Standards (ECOS) are advocating for stricter accounting systems to calculate recycled plastic content in beverage bottles to avoid potential greenwashing. In a letter sent... Read More
05 Nov 2021
--- In packaging news this week, UFlex commissioned a BOPET film manufacturing plant in Nigeria to meet Western Africa’s growing packaging film demand. In Europe, FEFCO issued the Corrugated Packaging Recyclability... Read More
05 Nov 2021
--- Iceland Foods is set to become the first UK supermarket to offset its entire plastic footprint, working in partnership with Singapore-based clean-up organization Seven Clean Seas. The frozen food retailer will offset its... Read More