technology, processing & automation

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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
13 Dec 2019
--- This week in packaging, The Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging initiative (CEFLEX) launched an open consultation to further enhance and refine its Designing for a Circular Economy Guidelines. After feedback from CEFLEX... 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
11 Dec 2019
--- Machinery and services packaging company BOBST has introduced two “revolutionary innovations” relating to flexo inking and color matching: Ink-on-Demand (IoD) and DigiColor, the latter of which represents the... Read More
06 Dec 2019
--- German top-loading packaging machine specialist Schubert has supplied spicy spread producer NOA with a compact, high-performance TLM system in which each cup is individually and gently drawn in and always held horizontal.... Read More
29 Nov 2019
--- This week in packaging, Starbucks announced that it will eliminate single-use plastic straws from nearly 1,500 stores across Japan and begin providing paper straws to customers starting in January 2020. Avantium secured... 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
27 Nov 2019
--- With demand for canned wines on the rise, contract wine packer Greencroft Bottling has invested over £2 million (US$2.6 million) in the UK’s first large-scale wine canning line. Working closely with Ardagh Group... 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
21 Nov 2019
--- Aseptic packaging systems and solutions provider SIG is set to deliver what it is calling the first integrated APM (Asset Performance Management) and FSM (Field Service Management) digital solution for the food and beverage... 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
19 Nov 2019
--- Filling and packaging systems manufacturer for the beverage, food and non-food industries KHS showcased several advanced packaging concepts during BrauBeviale 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany. Notably, the German supplier... Read More
15 Nov 2019
--- In packaging news this week, Coca-Cola swapped its iconic green Sprite bottles for more easily recyclable clear PET bottles in the ASEAN market and Constantia Flexibles announced plans to open its more sustainable and... Read More
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