technology, processing & automation

26 Nov 2020
--- 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
24 Nov 2020
--- Switzerland-based packaging equipment manufacturer Markem Imaje is releasing a thermochromic ink for food packaging, which the company says offers a more noticeable color change to indicate proper sterilization of food... Read More
23 Nov 2020
--- US-based investment firm Closed Loop Partners has released an interactive map of plastic waste in the US and Canada, revealing the diversity and volume of the problem by country and state. As part of the firm’s... Read More
20 Nov 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (Coca-Cola HBC) rolled out the paper-based KeelClip can multipack carrier in The Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Austria, replacing plastic wrap.... Read More
20 Nov 2020
--- Germany-based packaging manufacturer Sealpac is aiding Baumann Vertriebs, a fresh berry producer, to achieve virgin plastic reductions required by its retail partners. The collaboration says its work is an example to... Read More
20 Nov 2020
--- South Africa-based Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (CCPB) is saving massive amounts of water in its production process with the help of German filling and packaging specialist KHS Group. Facing severe water shortages caused by... Read More
16 Nov 2020
--- Third Aurora, the Australian tech start-up behind the Winerytale augmented reality (AR) wine platform, is introducing a similar technology enabling smartphone cameras to scan packaging and project virtual content. The AR... Read More
13 Nov 2020
--- In packaging news this week, DS Smith teamed with TemperPack, developing a recyclable, expanded polystyrene foam-replacement packaging solution for temperature-sensitive deliveries. The launch comes as DS Smith’s... Read More
11 Nov 2020
--- The four-year EU-funded FlexFunction2Sustain eco-friendly packaging initiative is uniting 19 European research and industry partners in a smart plastics and paper-based products Open Innovation Test Bed (OITB). Dr. Esra... Read More
09 Nov 2020
--- Yeo Valley Organic is unveiling connected packaging across all products as part of its new “Put Nature First” brand platform. The British family-owned dairy company is harnessing IoT agency SharpEnd’s... Read More
05 Nov 2020
--- Automated packaging machine specialist Schubert is adapting and developing its services in the face of new production challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic is making on-site services increasingly difficult and driving up the... Read More
02 Nov 2020
--- Over 30 packaging companies are forming a consortium to promote global recycling for the self-adhesive labeling industry. Circular Economy for Labels (CELAB) comprises some of the industry’s most prominent players and... Read More
30 Oct 2020
--- Ardagh Group is investing over US$1.8 billion in organic business growth projects between 2021-2024. Approximately 85 percent of the investment is in the global supplier’s metal can businesses, underpinned by long-term... Read More
30 Oct 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Unilever increased its post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic use to over 10 percent of its total plastic footprint and expects this figure to double within a year. Berry Global launched a 2-inch... Read More
30 Oct 2020
--- As the COVID-19 crisis pushes food safety concerns to unparalleled levels, Designsake Studio is delivering Matter, a new silver-based antimicrobial coating that can reduce the presence of harmful bacteria, fungi and viruses... Read More
29 Oct 2020
--- L’Oréal is partnering with energy giant Total and carbon recycling company LanzaTech to create cosmetics plastic packaging from captured and recycled carbon emissions, which it plans to fully commercialize by... Read More
28 Oct 2020
--- SABIC is instigating a pilot project with Schwarz multinational retail group using transparent vegetable film bags made from 100 percent certified circular polyethylene (PE). The project involves multiple PE technologies... Read More
23 Oct 2020
--- Unilever is launching its largest ever supermarket refill trial in Europe. Beginning in a single Asda supermarket in the UK, customers are encouraged to refill packaging for seven leading Unilever products.
22 Oct 2020
--- Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), the value chain initiative increasing the circularity of styrenic polymers, has successfully demonstrated the mechanical recyclability of polystyrene (PS) to food contact standards.
19 Oct 2020
--- UK Research and Investment (UKRI) is announcing the largest ever investment in UK chemical recycling technology. Four projects at the “cutting edge” of recycling are receiving cash injections to increase the... Read More