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Consumers have become strong advocates for environmental sustainability. In response, packaging companies have increasingly modified their materials, designs and processes. Manufacturers are looking for production methods that will give them the... Read more

For the first time since 2016, IMAGO Technologies is exhibiting at the FachPack in Nuremberg this September. In the year of its 25th anniversary, the company is placing a special emphasis on its camera technologies. Read more

Hasbro has announced the expansion of it toy and game recycling program to France and Germany, with plans to launch in Brazil later in the year. Through the program, consumers can send Hasbro toys and games to TerraCycle, a global product... Read more

SOCAR Turkey Energy has announced it will break ground on the construction of a new petrochemical industrial complex in Turkey in the first half of 2020. The estimated investment stands at €1.6-billion and will take the form of a joint venture... Read more

A new lab test shows that food packaging made of coloured paper and cardboard - such as coffee cups and straws - may contain and release chemicals originating from the inks used for printing. Read more

The European recycling industry is going to miss a 2025 target for recycling PET bottles unless there is a reversal of the slowing growth rate in recycling, according to a new study by ICIS. The study also found evidence that bottle-deposit... Read more

FachPack, the European trade fair for packaging, processes and technology, will open its doors on 24 September 2019. About 1,600 exhibitors will be on hand in 12 exhibition halls to show their innovations to an expected 45,000 trade visitors... Read more

With the impact of climate change being felt and consumer awareness at an all time high, it is important that product packaging has as little environmental impact as possible throughout its lifespan. Packaging materials have a large impact on how... Read more

French bioplastics biotech firm Carbios has announced that it raised €14.5m through share placement, which will be used to fun the building of a facility that makes 100% recycled plastics through the use of enzymes... Read more

Swedish sustainable packaging company BillerudKorsnäs, together with the Paper Straw Co, has developed the first functional 180° U-Bend paper straw. The straw is designed for use with individual drink cartons such as juice, milk and water. There... Read more

Industrial packaging products and services company Greif has announced that its steel drum plant in Cologne has successfully completed the Together for Sustainability (TfS) audit with a score of 98%... Read more

Berry Global Group has signed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment to eliminate plastic pollution at its source. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with UN Environment... Read more

The trend towards eco-friendly green products is increasingly applying to the home care and cleaning products industry. Ecovia Intelligence, a specialist research, consulting and training company that focuses on global ethical product industries... Read more

More and more of us are becoming aware of our consumption of single use plastic products, and the negative impact that their disposal can have on surrounding ecosystems. Research has found that on average, the typical person uses a plastic bag for... Read more

Whilst there’s a tendency to think about the packaging industry as an entity that’s reliant on other markets, it’s actually a highly lucrative sector in its own right. Read more

Finnish food and drink packaging specialist Huhtamaki is celebrating the opening of its newest food packaging manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland. The factory is in the town of Antrim, not far from Belfast and is set to employ around 100... Read more

Over 350 people attended the WorldStar Awards Presentations & Gala Dinner, the most important global packaging competition in the world, organised by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO), and hosted by the SYBA Obalovy Institut – Czech Packaging... Read more

Unilever has pioneered the use of a new detectable black pigment for its High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) bottles for its leading brands, TRESemmé and Lynx, so they can be detected by recycling plant scanners and sorted for recycling. This means... Read more

Finnish renewables solutions provider Stora Enso has made public its aim to begin the large scale recycling of used paper cups at its Langerbrugge Mill in Belgium. The company has already ran several production trials and has concluded that it... Read more

Makoter d.o.o., the Slovenian producer of polyethylene foils and bags, has earned a reputation as a reliable and trusted supplier of high quality packaging materials to renowned brands. Read more

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