other technologies

17 Jan 2022
--- Eastman is investing up to US$1 billion in building what it says is the world’s largest molecular plastics recycling facility in France. The announcement was made jointly this morning by French President Emmanuel... Read More
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
13 Jan 2022
--- Neste is announcing the conclusion of its first series of trials into processing liquefied waste plastic with chemical recycling technology at its Porvoo refinery in Finland. The oil refining company says it has processed... Read More
13 Jan 2022
--- Industry appetite for Natural Branding – a technology that lasers markings onto the surface of some fruits and vegetables – is gaining traction amid proliferating plastic packaging bans. Notably, France recently... Read More
12 Jan 2022
--- Ineos Olefins and Polymers Europe is joining the pioneering polypropylene (PP) recycling project Nextloopp, supporting its delivery of food-grade recycled content. The chemicals company will orchestrate a pivotal two-year... Read More
12 Jan 2022
--- German recycling technology company APK has successfully proven it can mass-produce decolorized post-consumer plastic recyclate from mixed waste, marking what it calls a “milestone” for the business. The... 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
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
05 Jan 2022
--- Faerch is acquiring Paccor from private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg for an undisclosed fee. The acquisition underlines Faerch’s strategy for creating circularity in food packaging, in this case the European dairy... Read More
04 Jan 2022
--- Consumer Convenience Technologies (CCT) has developed a software-designed technology branded EEASY Lid, which the company claims is the first jar lid innovation in over 75 years. Through a light push of the button in the... 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
20 Dec 2021
--- Ineos is partnering with Plastic Energy in what is being touted as a “breakthrough” in chemical plastics recycling. The collaboration will see the duo trialing technology to convert hard-to-recycle plastic... Read More
14 Dec 2021
--- Mars Petcare is launching what it says is the world’s first recycled packaging for wet pet food. Developed in partnership with Huhtamaki and SABIC, the pouches are created using chemical recycling technologies. The... Read More
14 Dec 2021
--- The US Department of Defense’s (DOD) ReSource program is partnering with US-based biotech company Conagen to use its proprietary fermentation technology for converting plastic waste into reusable materials on the... Read More
14 Dec 2021
--- On-the-go consumption was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic but the trend will remain strong into the future, according to Anna Rabanus, global category manager at SIG. In this exclusive interview, Rabanus explores major... 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
08 Dec 2021
--- Dutch company FiliGrade Sustainable Watermarks is launching its CurvCode digital watermark system on fish packaging in the Netherlands, claiming the technology will be the “missing link” for sorting post-consumer... Read More
07 Dec 2021
--- Israeli tech start-up Melodea is releasing two cellulose-based materials that it says can provide a viable solution to the world’s plastic waste crisis. Based on Cellulose NanoCrystals (CNC), the solutions are designed... 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
03 Dec 2021
--- Mondi is opening an International Safe Transit Association (ISTA)-certified lab in Czechia to test high-performance corrugated e-commerce packaging. The testing equipment simulates the typical impacts packed goods face in... Read More