technology, processing & automation

02 Mar 2021
--- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, PackagingInsights is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this daily news feed for the coronavirus information and insights you... Read More
26 Feb 2021
--- In packaging news this week, the Scottish Parliament voted in favor of a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for all drinks containers, including PET, metal and glass. The DRS is set to roll out from July 2022 across the country.... Read More
26 Feb 2021
--- Innova Market Insights is revealing its Top Packaging Trends 2021 in collaboration with PackagingInsights, with “Home Delivery Haven” identified as the year’s leading trend. As much of the world perseveres... Read More
25 Feb 2021
--- UNESDA, the association representing the European soft drinks industry, is pledging to make EU beverage packaging fully circular by 2030. UNESDA members include corporations such as Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Danone. All members... Read More
25 Feb 2021
--- Huber Group Print Solutions is debuting a barrier coating for protection against water in food and non-food packaging surface printing. The HYDRO-X GA Water Barrier Coating eradicates the need for polyethylene (PE) film... Read More
24 Feb 2021
--- Kirin Holdings has developed a new thin film deposition technology for PET bottles using a hot wire technique. Developed at the Japanese company’s Packaging Innovation Laboratory, the new technology addresses potential... Read More
23 Feb 2021
--- L’Oréal brand Biotherm is reducing packaging waste by piloting its first refillable skin care bottle for the Life Plankton Elixir Blue Fountain serum. “The Life Plankton Elixir Blue Fountain represents... Read More
23 Feb 2021
--- Two Tetra Pak production sites in Europe are now certified to produce packaging with recycled polyethylene (rPE) polymers, according to the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) Chain of Custody mass balance... Read More
22 Feb 2021
--- CEFLEX has designed a “breakthrough” recycling process for flexible plastics. The European consortium of flexible packaging companies says the new process can boost both the value and volume of recycled plastics.... Read More
19 Feb 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Avery Dennison launched a label-liner recycling program in Europe, aiming to recycle 75 percent of its label waste in the European market by 2025. AD Circular improves on existing liner-recycling... Read More
18 Feb 2021
--- Graphene-enhanced bioplastic pioneer Toraphene has closed a seed round of external financing. The US$1.25 million raised prepares the UK-based start-up for commercial scale expansion. The company’s flagship material,... Read More
17 Feb 2021
--- Konica Minolta is launching a digital inkjet press for corrugated packaging. Branded PKG-675i, the press enables printers, converters, and brand owners to utilize more customizable technology in corrugated printing. PKG-675i... Read More
16 Feb 2021
--- Circularise is introducing its blockchain technology for increased transparency in plastics supply chains to Japan in partnership with diversified trading conglomerate Marubeni. With the circular economy now a key strategic... Read More
15 Feb 2021
--- CCL Labels is set to invest in unique recycling technology introducing “the first” closed-loop solution for plastic stretch sleeves on beverage bottles. Dubbed EcoStretch: the Closed Loop Solution, the technology... Read More
15 Feb 2021
--- The current quality of Dutch recycled plastic bottles and flacons (PE and PP) is well-suited for various non-food applications, according to Wageningen University & Research (WUR) study consensus, but the demand for... Read More
12 Feb 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Graphic Packaging International (GPI) launched a paperboard packaging range that protects and preserves fresh produce at a time of heightened hygiene concern, and joined the Ellen MacArthur... Read More
11 Feb 2021
--- Catalent is launching CosmoPod Duo, a softgel capsule for the delivery of topical skin treatments. Based on the company’s CosmoPod unit-dose twist-off capsule technology, the new capsule features segregated... Read More
11 Feb 2021
--- Confectionery snacks are hard to give up, but so is the environment. With legislative pressure and consumer demands for more eco-friendly packaging intensifying, packaging innovators are responding with recyclable plastic... Read More
09 Feb 2021
--- Sidel is equipping Indian PepsiCo franchise RJ Corp with its Aseptic Combi Predis technology. The move marks the first commercialization of dairy PET packaging in the region as Indian companies face increasing demand for... Read More
08 Feb 2021
--- Südpack is acquiring Netherlands-based LPF Flexible Packaging from the Clondalkin Group for an undisclosed fee. LPF is a manufacturer of high-barrier films for sensitive products, which Südpack says will constitute... Read More