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06 May 2021
--- Research by UK-based Aquapak Polymers has found the company’s Hydropol resin can act as a “recycle-ready,” fully soluble adhesive to replace plastic in fiber packaging. The research comes as a growing... Read More
04 May 2021
--- US-based Aptar CSP Technologies’ Activ-Film technology will be used as protective packaging for two new at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests recently received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the US Food and Drug... Read More
04 May 2021
--- Rabobank is predicting advanced recycling plants to double to around 140 plants globally by 2025 as regulatory and public demand for recycled plastics packaging drives “huge” investment. The Dutch multinational... Read More
04 May 2021
--- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, PackagingInsights is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this regularly updated news feed for the coronavirus information and... Read More
30 Apr 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Berry Superfos launched a bamboo spoon for on-the-go food, and Celebration Packaging released a recyclable paper cutlery range ahead of the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive, taking effect in... Read More
29 Apr 2021
--- Berry Global (Berry) has secured access to Borealis’ first volumes of circular polyolefins made from chemical recycling. The volumes add to Berry’s access to 600 million pounds of post-consumer recycled (PCR)... Read More
28 Apr 2021
--- Multivac is promoting its full wrap conveyor belt labeler for applying self-adhesive full wrap labels on up to four sides of fish or other seafood product packs. Full wrap labels can enhance consumer appeal at the chill... Read More
23 Apr 2021
--- GSK Consumer Healthcare (GSKCH) is using compression blow forming (CBF) technology to reduce the plastic in its more than 80 million Advil bottles by 20 percent. The new bottle format is set to eradicate nearly 500,000... Read More
23 Apr 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Unilever brand Hellmann’s transitioned its “squeezy” condiment range to 100 percent recycled PET (rPET) bottles in the UK. Amcor announced a US$10-15 million strategic... Read More
23 Apr 2021
--- Informed Sport is launching an app that uses barcode scanning to help users find sports nutrition products tested for banned substances. After years of development, the free app is available worldwide and informs users... Read More
22 Apr 2021
--- The Rethinking Materials virtual summit (May 19-20) will present new opportunities for partnerships and investment in the changing landscape of plastics, bio-based alternatives and circular solutions. One big name... Read More
21 Apr 2021
--- Innova Market Insights has reported steady +2.4 percent average annual growth in new bakery launches (Global, CAGR [2018-2020]). However, with increasing demands for environmental sustainability being levied through... Read More
21 Apr 2021
--- Ineos Styrolution and Trinseo have selected Recycling Technologies as their technology partner to develop commercial polystyrene (PS) recycling plants in Europe. The three companies share the same vision of making PS a... Read More
20 Apr 2021
--- GEA is unveiling a new version of its skin thermoforming packaging technology – the PowerPak Skin.50 – which can perform vacuum and Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) packing on the same machine. The... Read More
16 Apr 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Sealed Air developed a “world-first” recyclable shrink packaging for meat products. Greiner Packaging unveiled a polypropylene (PP) cup for Greek yogurt with 20 percent material... Read More
16 Apr 2021
--- Aimplas’ Plastics Technology Centre is supporting the Guacapack Project in developing a biodegradable packaging system from avocado waste capable of extending food shelf life by 15 percent. The Guacapack Project is... Read More
15 Apr 2021
--- Braskem has become the first Brazilian company to receive the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) Plus. The thermoplastic resins producer creates alternative virgin plastic materials, such as used... Read More
15 Apr 2021
--- Stora Enso is introducing a “world-first” recyclable RFID (Radio-frequency Identification) tag for microwave-safe use. RFID technology is used in the food industry to automate processes, provide real-time... Read More
13 Apr 2021
--- Avery Dennison has partnered with The Future Laboratory consultancy on a zero-waste roadmap. The report provides brands and retailers with a strategic framework for action, outlining a set of key drivers to accelerate... Read More
09 Apr 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Schreiner MediPharm developed an NFC label enabling diabetes patients to administer insulin medication to themselves more effectively. Meanwhile, Versalis Revive launched a 75 percent domestic... Read More
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