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
--- Berry Global is launching a stackable jar as a space-saving solution for retailer shelves, e-commerce channels and consumer homes. Meanwhile, the plastic packaging giant’s Berry M&H division is unveiling a complete... 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
10 Jan 2022
--- French-headquartered Antalis Packaging is opening a new smart packaging center in the UK. The center features a demonstration suite for packaging automation and a dedicated packaging design studio. The latest developments 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
04 Jan 2022
--- Sirane is opening up a new manufacturing site in the Czech Republic to answer growing consumer demand for environmentally sustainable packaging, such as recyclable and plastic-free solutions, in Central and Eastern Europe.... 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
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
01 Dec 2021
--- The European Bioeconomy Alliance has criticized the EU’s methodology for Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) comparing bio-based with conventional plastics, labeling it “not fit for purpose” and favorable to... 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
--- Amcor is launching a technology enabling brands to drive consumer engagement through online experiences by customizing closure liners, including the underside of bottle caps, with digital enhancements. Impressions technology... 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
29 Oct 2021
--- In packaging news this week, DS Smith opened its first hybrid Customer Innovation Hub, enabling collaborative packaging innovation through state-of-the-art audio-visual technology. Meanwhile, DS Smith and Liquibox unveiled... Read More
26 Oct 2021
--- Cannabis labeling is misleading and can potentially lead to harmful consequences for consumers, according to a joint study by Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands, and the Canadian Dalhousie University. The... Read More
19 Oct 2021
--- Astellas Pharma has begun using sugarcane-derived polyethylene as 50% of its raw material for creating pharmaceutical blister packs. The company says the move represents “the world’s first use” of biomass... Read More