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PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2023 Highlights Sustainability

PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2023, which will be held September 11 through September 13, will highlight sustainability efforts through a new dedicated section of the annual trade show. Sustainability Central will provide expert speakers and...

TC Transcontinental Packaging Makes Major Investment to Accelerate the Commercialization of Recyclable Flexible Packaging

TC Transcontinental Packaging, the Packaging Sector of TC Transcontinental, announces an investment of $60M US (approximately $80M CAD) toward the development of cutting-edge mono-material recyclable flexible plastic packaging solutions, providing high-performance polyethylene films with more...

US Consumers’ Shifting Preferences on Sustainable Packaging

As the world recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic and grapples with a host of new uncertainties, consumer attitudes towards sustainable packaging are undergoing significant shifts. To better understand these changes, global management consulting firm McKinsey...

ProAmpac Unveils Sustainable Packaging Innovations at SuperZoo 2023

ProAmpac, a leader in flexible packaging and material science, opens SuperZoo at Booth 5760 with an emphasis on film-based and paper-based sustainable packaging innovation, highlighting the latest additions to the ProActive Recyclable® suite of products:...

NOVA Chemicals Releases 2022 ESG Report and Announces Second Long-Term Virtual Power Purchase Agreement

NOVA Chemicals Corporation has released its 2022 ESG Report: Reshaping Plastics, sharing progress on its aspiration to become the leading sustainable polyethylene producer in North America and achieve its NOVA 2030 strategy ambitions of solidifying...

Amcor, Mondelēz International and Licella Partner to Promote Circular Economy

Leaders in the packaging value chain have joined forces to further advance a circular economy for plastic packaging in Australia. Amcor, a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging solutions, and Mondelēz International, Inc.,...

Panel Discusses End-Market Solutions for Recyclables

Jason Pelz has some basic advice for brands when it comes to developing end markets for recyclables: “You have to get engaged.” “That’s obvious, but I have to be honest, obvious doesn’t always translate into...

Deinkable, Recyclable Pouch Wins German Packaging Award

A de-inkable, recyclable mono-material PE-pouch with barrier properties produced through a unique collaboration between Siegwerk, ExxonMobil, Henkel, Kraus Folie, and Windmöller & Hölscher has won the German Packaging Award in the Sustainability category for ‘Recyclability/design...

We’re at the Tipping Point for Curbside Recycling of Flexible Packaging

Recent developments and activities point to the capability for more widespread collection of bags, pouches, and films at consumers’ curbs. Let’s get there. Think about the reasons why flexible packaging isn’t collected today via curbside...

Sonoco Grows Sustainable Packaging Offerings with Two New EnviroFlex® Paper Pre-qualifications for How2Recycle® Labeling

Sonoco has added two new cold seal structures to the growing family of EnviroFlex® Paper products receiving How2Recycle® Widely recyclable pre-qualification. EnviroFlex Paper Ultimate (ULT) 1.0 CS and Advanced (ADV) 4.0 CS are the first...

ExxonMobil Introduces Novel HDPE Grade to Help Converters Create Mono-Material Machine Direction Oriented (MDO) Flexible Films

ExxonMobil has developed a novel high density polyethylene (HDPE) grade, ExxonMobil™ HD7165L, for Machine Direction Oriented (MDO) PE film applications. Designed for recyclability*, HD7165L can help converters create mono-material laminates to replace multi-material laminate structures...

MSU School of Packaging Researchers Make a Sustainable Plastic More Compostable

Researchers from Michigan State University’s top-ranked School of Packaging have developed a way to make a promising, sustainable alternative to petroleum-based plastics more biodegradable.

Terphane Signs PEF Offtake Agreement With Origin Materials

BOPET manufacturer Terphane, a subsidiary of U.S.-based Tredegar Corporation, and Sacramento-based carbon negative materials company Origin Materials, have entered into a strategic partnership to produce sustainable, high-performance bio-polymer films, the companies have announced.

BOBST Showcases Recyclable Packaging Materials at Pack Expo 2023

oneBARRIER PrimeCycle and FibreCycle, the new mono-material, recyclable materials from BOBST, will feature on the company’s booth at Pack Expo 2023 in Las Vegas from September 11-13.

Joint Pilot Testing Launches for Horizontal Recycling of Flexible Packaging Film

Toppan, Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello and Mitsui Chemicals have announced the launch of pilot testing this month for horizontally recycling printed BOPP film back into new flexible packaging film. Through this joint pilot testing initiative, the...

Flint Group Removes Mineral Oil From Sheetfed Process Inks to Support Sustainability in Offset Printing

Global print consumables manufacturer Flint Group has solidified its reputation as the sustainable ink supplier of choice after announcing that all its Sheetfed process ink series are now mineral oil free. The full range of...

FPA Comments on EPA’s Draft National Strategy to Prevent Plastic Pollution: Request for Public Comment

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) appreciates this opportunity to submit its thoughts and suggestions on EPA’s Draft National Strategy to Prevent Plastic Pollution (Plastic Strategy). The benefits of plastic to our society are clear and...

Society of Plastics Engineers Fall Conference Takes Shape

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has finalized its lineup of keynote speakers for its October annual conference, with the goal of addressing the challenges facing the flexible packaging industry. FlexPackCon® 2023, which will be...

Consumers Prefer Compostable Packaging, Study Finds

Consumers who are aware of compostable packaging options would prefer using them over plastic, a new study has found. TIPA, a compostable packaging producer, recently conducted survey on consumer perceptions toward alternative packaging. It found...

Plastics Industry Must Harmonise Approach to Improving Mechanical Recyclate Quality and Meeting Recycled Content Targets, Says Report

A report from Eunomia and the Alliance to End Plastic Waste is calling for the definition of quality specifications for mechanical recyclates in order to increase the volume of recycled content in plastic products and...

U of M Researchers Developing Canola-based Plastic Replacement

A University of Manitoba research team is working on a more environment-friendly plastic substitute, and they are using a product plentiful in Manitoba to do it. Local researchers developing an alternative to petroleum-based plastics have...

Alliance to End Plastic Waste Portrays 2022 Efforts

The Singapore-based Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) has published the newest version of its annual progress report, which summarizes its efforts and initiatives in 2022. A spokesperson for the alliance says the report underscores...

NOVA Chemicals Announces Company’s First Mechanical Recycling Facility, Operated by Novolex

NOVA Chemicals Corporation has made a significant expansion of its Circular Solutions business by announcing an investment into developing its first mechanical recycling facility in Connersville, Ind. The facility will process post-consumer plastic films to...

How Can We Make Healthcare Plastics More Recyclable?

The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) has updated its packaging design guidelines to educate design teams about practices that may hinder the recyclability of plastics used in hospitals. According to project leaders Rachel Hogan, R&D...

tesa Awarded EcoVadis Gold Status 

tesa, international manufacturer of innovative adhesive tapes and self-adhesive product solutions, receives EcoVadis Gold status. tesa achieved excellent results with its extensive sustainability initiatives, particularly in the areas of environment and energy, sustainable supply chains,...

Will The EU’s Flagship Packaging Legislation Be The Largest Driver of Plastic Waste Reduction?

The European Union (EU) is in the midst of revising its rules around packaging and packaging waste – again. It asserts that legislation must be revised to align with its wider goal of creating a...

Celebrating Trust and Sustainability: Constantia Plants in Turkey Achieve ISCC Plus Certification

A significant milestone in our journey towards a greener future: our plant, Asas, located in Turkey, has successfully passed the rigorous ISCC Plus audit in May. And now Propak also follows with a re-certification for...

‘Circular Economy’ Dream Coming True at New EcoCortec® Plastics Recycling Center

EcoCortec® is bringing the “circular economy” one step closer to reality for Europeans who want to turn plastic waste into something useful. After several years of planning and pandemic interruptions, the European manufacturer of rust...

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