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SOLIDUS makes €11m investment in sustainable retail packaging for 2023

Europe’s leading sustainable packaging provider SOLIDUS launches three new retail and food service solutions – skin packaging, MAP (Modified Atmosphere Packaging), and fully recyclable punnets – as part of its innovative FUTURLINE® range. read more

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Mondi expands range of FunctionalBarrier Papers with high barrier packaging solution

Mondi – a global leader in packaging and paper – is expanding its unique range of medium, high and very high barrier paper-based packaging to support customers on their journey to use more sustainable packaging solutions. read more

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Solidus Solutions to showcase circular retail-ready packaging at Fruit Logistica

Leading fibre-based packaging provider Solidus Solutions (SOLIDUS) will attend the annual Fruit Logistica tradeshow for the fruit and vegetable sector at Messe Berlin in Germany from 8–10 February 2023, showcasing its latest sustainable packaging solutions. read more

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St Helen’s Farm launches ‘Elf On The Shelf’ for Christmas

St Helen’s Farm, one of the UK’s leading producers of goat’s milk products, has launched a new range of festive designs for its milk cartons – available from 23rd November. read more

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SIG receives ‘Breakthrough Food Technology Award’ at Gulfood Manufacturing 2022

Swiss multinational packaging pioneer SIG has received the ‘Breakthrough Food Technology Award’ at Gulfood Manufacturing 2022 for its innovative ‘Heat&Go’ packaging, which enables drinks to be microwaved without compromising product quality. read more

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Coffee breaks made greener with the launch of CauliCups

The UK’s first tech-enabled reusable food and drink packaging solution introduces reusable coffee cups. read more

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Mondi perfects mono-material bacon packaging

Mondi has collaborated with Austrian bacon producer Handl Tyrol to provide a new mono-material polypropylene (PP) high barrier packaging solution for bacon. The eye-catching 'wood effect' film ensures safe vacuum packaging and offers excellent protection to prevent food waste. read more

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Mondi’s RetortPouch Recyclable wins Swiss Packaging Award

Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, has been recognised by the Swiss Packaging Institute (SVI) for its RetortPouch Recyclable solution. The packaging, which won the Swiss Packaging Award in the ‘Sustainability’ category, was developed for Coop’s private label range of healthy pulses and grains sold in Switzerland. read more

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VTT develops transparent cellulose film to replace traditional plastic in food packaging

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is piloting a new transparent cellulose film that reduces microplastic. read more

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Croxsons’ striking bottle complements Silent Pool Gin’s Platinum Celebration release

A limited edition celebratory gin commemorating Queen Elizabeth’s II’s Platinum Jubilee, has recently been released by award-winning distillers, Silent Pool Gin. Leading glass-packaging company Croxsons provided the signature bottle, which features Silent Pool Gin’s iconic patterning. read more

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UFlex-Asepto to set up world’s fastest U-shape paper straw line for its aseptic liquid cartons

Leading aseptic packaging company Asepto – part of India’s packaging giant UFlex Ltd – has gone green with its new U-shape paper straw line at Sanand, Gujarat. The new line is the firm’s response to tightening restrictions across the world on using plastic straws. read more

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Mondi has food industry wrapped with two sustainable packaging launches at Anuga FoodTec

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, is highlighting the need for innovative packaging solutions in the fresh food industry by introducing two new recyclable packaging products - a paper-based tray and a semi-rigid plastic tray – at Anuga FoodTec. read more

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Henkel outlines key trends shaping packaging’s sustainable future in 2022

2022 will see the packaging industry continue to adopt a ‘sustainability-first’ mind-set, yet success will demand greater cross-industry co-operation and transparency, predicts Henkel Adhesive Technologies – a global leader in the adhesives market. read more

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Henkel adhesives gain RecyClass approval for recyclability

Two Henkel adhesives from the Loctite Liofol RE range for use in flexible packaging have been recognised by RecyClass as fully compatible with existing recycling processes for polyethylene (PE). read more

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SIG awarded ‘Top Futuristic Technology’ at Gulfood Manufacturing 2021 for its next-gen filling machine, SIG NEO

SIG, a leading systems and solutions provider for aseptic packaging, was awarded ‘Top Futuristic Technology’ at the Gulfood Manufacturing award ceremony for its next-generation filling machine, SIG NEO. read more

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Elopak presents breakthrough sustainable innovations at Gulfood Manufacturing

Elopak – a leading global supplier of sustainable carton packaging and filling equipment – is showcasing its latest sustainable packaging solutions and innovations at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai. Visit the firm at Stand D4-20 (Hall 4). read more

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Global launch of SIG’s next gen F&B filling tech and packaging @Gulfood Manufacturing

SIG, a leading systems and solutions provider for aseptic packaging, has marked the launch of its next generation food & beverage filling technology and family-size packaging at Gulfood Manufacturing 2021 in Dubai. read more

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Asepto from UFlex to showcase pioneering ‘FOIL STAMPING’ innovation @ Gulfood Manufacturing

UFlex’s highly successful aseptic liquid packaging brand, Asepto, will showcase its first-of-a-kind revolutionary ‘Foil Stamping’ innovation for the beverage industry at the Gulfood Manufacturing Expo 2021 in Dubai, from 7–9 November 2021. read more

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ILIP debuts at MeatTech 2021

Italy-headquartered packaging solutions expert ILIP participates this year for the first time at MeatTech – the trade fair specialising in innovative technology and solutions for the cold cuts, meat and ready meals production chain – from 22–26 October at Fiera Milan to Rho (MI). read more

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StePac launches lean, fully-recyclable top-seal solution

Fresh produce packaging innovator StePac Ltd has expanded its range of top seals with new solutions to extend the shelf-life of fresh fruits and ready-to-eat salads for the retail segment. read more

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Flex Films launches metallic polyester ultra-high barrier film (F-UHB-M) as innovative replacement to aluminium foil

Flex Films – the global film manufacturing arm of flexible packaging giant UFlex – has launched its new patented BOPET high-barrier film F-UHB-M, designed to replace aluminium foil in flexible packaging applications. The innovation is on show this week in Las Vegas at Pack Expo 2021, Booth N-9115. read more

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Stora Enso and Tetra Pak join forces to triple recycling capacity of drinks cartons in Poland

Amounting to more than €29 million, the two companies’ investment in a complete recycling solution is set to significantly improve recycling throughout Central and Eastern Europe. read more

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Stora Enso launches low-carbon material for microwavable ready-meal trays

Stora Enso – a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper – has launched Trayforma, a new wood fibre-based material composition designed for microwavable food tray packaging. read more

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OneCircle boosts coverage of PET kegs in Asia with new reseller MI Local Hops Korea

OneCircle, the global leader and producer of PET Kegs, continues to roll out the revolutionary KegKeg® and UniKeg® dispensing systems across its growing global network with the addition of new partners MI Local Hops Korea. read more 

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Toyo Printing Inks unveils new GMP-compliant offset inks for food packaging

Toyo Printing Inks, Inc. – a member of Japan-based Toyo Ink Group, one of the world’s largest ink manufacturers – has launched a new series of sheet-fed, offset inks with low odour and low migration characteristics. read more

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UFlex’s strong financial results fuel major capacity expansions in packaging films

The company’s expansion in India will see the establishment of a greenfield BOPET and CPP plant in Karnataka, with a new CPP line also to be set up in the UAE. Furthermore, UFlex’s commissioning this quarter of a BOPET Line in Poland makes it the largest BOPET manufacturer in EU today. read more

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StePac’s new-tech standing pouches cut fresh food waste

Fresh produce packaging innovator StePac Ltd is gaining growing interest in the retail sector for its functional standing pouches. California-based fruit and veg distributor Divine Flavor is an early adopter of the Israeli firm’s modified atmosphere standing pouches for extending produce shelf life. read more

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Plant-based bottles: Finnish researchers technology transforms citrus peel into recyclable bottles

New technology developed at VTT enables the use of pectin-containing agricultural waste – such as citrus peel and sugar beet pulp – as raw material for bio-based PEF-plastics for replacing fossil-based PET. read more

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UFlex to double capacity at its aseptic liquid packaging plant

UFlex Limited – India's largest multinational flexible packaging and polymer science company, and the country’s first manufacturer of aseptic liquid packaging – has announced it will double the production capacity at its aseptic plant to reach seven billion packs per annum. The expansion project at Uflex’s Asepto facility in Sanand, Gujarat, is slated for completion within the next 10 months. read more

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TINE debuts packaging to drive down plastic consumption by 7,000tpa

Norwegian dairy giant TINE has debuted a number of new packaging solutions aimed at reducing the company’s plastic consumption by more than 7,000 tonnes per annum. read more

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