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18 Feb 2020
--- A team of scientists at the Imperial College of London, UK, have created what is marketed as a low-cost and effective method to measure the freshness of food within sealed packages. This simple approach enables the highly... Read More
12 Feb 2020
--- Major bioplastics players BASF and Novamont have both launched highly sustainable solutions for fresh-food packaging in two major compostable cling film breakthroughs. Tackling both plastic pollution and food waste... Read More
11 Feb 2020
--- Plastics packaging giant Amcor has teamed up with British multi-award-winning start-up Garçon Wines to bring its 100 percent recycled and recyclable letterbox friendly wine bottle to the US market. Posing a challenge... Read More
29 Jan 2020
--- After receiving approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) GEA has begun sales of its innovative GEA OxyCheck. GEA is the OxyCheckthe “world’s first” in-line measurement system that can... Read More
27 Jan 2020
--- DS Smith has opened a state-of-the-art box manufacturing plant in the town of Lebanon, Illinois, US. The “industry-leading” facility can produce 30,000 boxes an hour and 2 billion square feet of recyclable... Read More
24 Jan 2020
--- This week in packaging, Finland-based Huhtamaki will acquire full ownership of its joint venture company Laminor S.A. in Brazil, while the Bubble Wrap brand launched a new version including 90 percent recycled content. Stora... Read More
24 Jan 2020
--- Tetra Pak has unveiled the first full-scale virtual marketplace for the food and beverage (F&B) industry, at Davos 2020. The virtual marketplace boasts convenience and ease by making the purchasing of products faster and... Read More
21 Jan 2020
--- Aseptic packaging provider SIG is further establishing its global reach through international collaborations. In recent moves, the company has teamed up with Thailand-based start-up Tofusan to launch the country’s... Read More
15 Jan 2020
--- The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has introduced Circulytics, a digital measuring tool that gives companies a fully comprehensive picture of their circularity across all operations. Developed and tested by more than 30... Read More
13 Jan 2020
--- The Circularise PLASTICS initiative is set to pilot its blockchain technology for transparent circularity in plastics in a production environment early this year in what the group is calling its “first... Read More
09 Jan 2020
--- US-based Origin Labs has launched a four-part cannabidiol (CBD) product line, PearlCBD, which harnesses the power of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. With a tap of a mobile phone to the PearlCBD product, consumers... Read More
07 Jan 2020
--- Functional packaging innovator StePac has launched a range of recyclable solutions designed to preserve the freshness and significantly extend the shelf-life of pomegranates and their extracted arils. The technology is based... Read More
20 Dec 2019
--- This week in packaging, ALPLA Group, an international plastic packaging and recycling specialist, joined a new consortium for the chemical recycling of PET. The consortium intends to speed up the commercialization of... Read More
17 Dec 2019
--- Chemists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have discovered a method that turns plastic waste into valuable chemicals by using sunlight. In lab experiments, the research team mixed plastics with... Read More
12 Dec 2019
--- Finnish company Stora Enso is investing €9 million to build a pilot facility for the production of bio-based plastics as barriers in transparent packaging. Located at the company’s Langerbrugge Mill in Gent,... Read More
12 Dec 2019
--- Pulpac, a patented technology that 3D-molds cellulose into strong and stable paper packs, has secured funding to accelerate the global commercialization of its sustainable packaging and disposables. With increased investment... Read More
29 Nov 2019
--- UK multinational chemicals company INEOS will be supplied with recovered polymers from recycling specialist Viridor’s new £65 million (US$84 million) post-consumer recycling plant at the Avonmouth Resource... Read More
22 Nov 2019
--- This week in packaging news, Heineken teamed up with KHS to create its largest Heineken site worldwide in Mexico. The production facility is one of the biggest breweries in Mexico and, largely thanks to KHS’ latest... Read More
20 Nov 2019
--- Sana Packaging, a startup that designs and develops cannabis packaging in line with the principles of a circular economy, has launched its second line of packaging made from reclaimed ocean plastic in partnership with... Read More
19 Nov 2019
--- As the beverage market diversifies into new types of soft drinks, wellness infusions, non-alcoholic drinks and flavored waters, the packaging world shows no shortage of innovation. The aluminum can, which has been popular in... Read More
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