technology, processing & automation

06 Oct 2022
--- Last month, US President Joe Biden gave an executive order to advance American biotechnology and biomanufacturing. New initiatives and funding will boost the bioplastics market – part of the government’s efforts... Read More
06 Oct 2022
--- Nereid Biomaterials, a team of material scientists, microbiologists, and oceanographers working to develop biodegradable materials for the ocean, has received Convergence Accelerator Phase 2 funding from the National Science... Read More
04 Oct 2022
--- Gatorade has launched a Gx bottle that tracks personalized hydration needs and indicates to athletes when to drink with a light-up cap. The bottle is an addition to their Gx range, designed for athletes to fulfill their... Read More
03 Oct 2022
--- UbiQD, a New Mexico-based nanotechnology company and Sicpa, a Swiss security company, are continuing their six-year-long partnership to create anti-counterfeit security inks using quantum dot technology. UbiQD has created... Read More
30 Sep 2022
--- This week in industry news, Sappi completed the modernization of its production site in Austria, while Innotech completed a trial in polystyrene yogurt pots. Meanwhile, Graphic Packaging International (GPI) invested in a new... Read More
29 Sep 2022
--- Scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder, US, discovered how to infinitely recycle plastic, creating full circularity for the material. By keeping the fundamental components of plastic intact, researchers claim... Read More
29 Sep 2022
--- Alpla showcased its capacity and methods for combatting packaging waste for the first time at the FachPack trade show in Nuremberg, Germany. On the show floor, PackagingInsights met with company representatives to discuss... Read More
28 Sep 2022
--- With stringent legislative targets set for recycling, recycled content and recyclability in packaging, the industry is increasingly looking to novel technologies as a means of reprocessing material unfit for current... Read More
27 Sep 2022
--- A study published today by Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) has found that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from plastic packaging pyrolysis are nine times higher than that of mechanical recycling. Accordingly, ZWE is urging the... Read More
26 Sep 2022
--- London-based IoT agency SharpEnd is bolstering Clinique’s latest Moisture Surge 100H “More Than You Think” campaign with its Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. The American personal care and... Read More
26 Sep 2022
--- DS Smith and Krones are partnering on a fiber-based alternative to shrink-wrap for PET multipack bottles. The Eco carrier was demonstrated during the Drinktec 2022 trade show in Germany this month on Krones’ Variopac... Read More
22 Sep 2022
--- RecyClass has evaluated Viva Packaging’s In-Mold Label (IML) tube to assess the impact that printed IML would have on the recyclability of PP tubes. The results of the independent laboratory testing demonstrated that... Read More
22 Sep 2022
--- Under a significant government support program, energy bills for UK firms will be reduced by around half this winter from their anticipated level. The Energy Bill Relief Scheme follows ministers’ announcement of a... Read More
20 Sep 2022
--- Circularise’s blockchain-based digital system has been tested with the ISCC Plus certification to make auditing of certified parties more efficient and to strengthen the integrity of certified data. “Digitizing... Read More
19 Sep 2022
--- United Caps and Mimica have partnered to debut a new closure technology, Touchcap, for food waste reduction. The cap works with a specialized gel that never comes into contact with the food product, yet changes the cap... Read More
16 Sep 2022
--- Advanced plastic recycling company Mura Technology has announced a new step in its collaboration with Dow. The duo will build a new facility at Dow’s Böhlen site in Germany, which will be the largest such chemical... Read More
16 Sep 2022
--- Peli BioThermal is releasing a reusable, flexible temperature-controlled shipping solution called Crēdo Go. This solution is designed to assist pharmaceutical businesses in achieving their cost-reduction objectives,... Read More
15 Sep 2022
--- PETform is currently showcasing its new preform injection mold at Drinktec 2022 in Munich, Germany, for beverage bottles. The technology allows companies to use their old machines to produce more cavities, thereby decreasing... Read More
13 Sep 2022
--- Swiss equipment manufacturer Bühler is showcasing its latest digital service, branded MontBlanc, which measures and recommends to beer producers the appropriate fan speed for kilning their barley. The technology is on... Read More
12 Sep 2022
--- North America-based Novolex is investing US$10 million to increase the capacity of its recycling facility in Indiana, US, which will enable the recycling of plastic bags and other PE films. With the purchase of mechanical... Read More