PACKAGING NEWS

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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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Sorma Group introduces new eco-friendly pack with ‘breathable’ window

Sorma Group – a leading provider of packaging, packaging materials and packaging equipment for the fruit and vegetable sector – is to introduce 100-per-cent paper packs featuring a cellulose mesh window to enable the product inside to ‘breathe’, thus prolonging shelf-life and ensuring visibility. read more

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Innovative start-up uses food waste to create durable packaging

Israeli start-up W-Cycle has used sugarcane waste to create a novel and durable form of packaging that’s both plastic-free and fully compostable, offering an environmentally friendly solution to the world’s pervasive plastic pollution challenge. read more

Latest issue – Vol 2/21
– Health focus
– Where nutra meets pharma
– Losing less, eating smarter – towards a greener food system
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