Willich, February 2017 – The bioplastics specialist has developed new Bio-Flex blends for the production of low gauge films which will biodegrade completely in garden compost at low, variable temperatures. Vinçotte, based in Belgium, has already issued OK Compost HOME certificates for these grades. In addition, most of the new compounds meet the requirements of …
Post-consumer plastic scrap can be made into high-grade recyclates provided that all processing steps are optimally matched. The achievable cost and quality level hinges to a large extent on the efficiency with which the shredded plastic material is washed and dried.
Tetra Pak announces the launch of the industry’s first carton made entirely from plant based, renewable packaging materials. The new Tetra Rex® carton will be the first in the market to have bio-based low-density polyethylene (LDPE) films and bio-based high-density polyethylene (HDPE) caps, both derived from sugar cane, in addition to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC …
A German brand, Jäger und Sammler, has chosen Innovia Films’ compostable flexible material, NatureFlex™ as the packaging for its range of premium energy bars.
Nestlé has announced that it will work in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and seven consumer firms to encourage the responsible development of bioplastics, derived from plant materials.
Cosmetic companies are making slow progress in reducing their packaging footprints. Although the cosmetics industry has become preoccupied with green initiatives, few steps have been made to tackle the environmental impact of packaging.
Intralogistics at drinktec 2013 – Increasing demand for modular and scalable concepts
Combibloc EcoPlus, the carton pack that generates less CO2, is now also available with the very lightweight and therefore extremely resource efficient combiCap screw cap – a packaging solution that combines environmentally friendly features and exceptional convenience. Compared to a 1-litre carton pack of the same format, combibloc EcoPlus generates 28 per cent less CO2.
Flint Group is proud to announce that their FlexiStar ™ BRC inks for packaging applications are the first solvent-based flexo inks certified by NAPIM as a biorenewable ink with a BRC Index of 80, and was developed using NAPIM certified bio-based raw materials.
RPC Containers UKSC and Nexus Packaging have collaborated in the design and launch of a new generation of user-friendly large plastic containers that incorporate a totally new and unique anti-glug feature.
The new bottles made from renewable raw material are already available at drug stores and supermarkets…
With this achievement, Klabin has become the biggest winner of the award, with a total of 11 Onda Verde trophies, since 1998
Pantene announced today it has started producing its new shampoo and conditioner bottles made primarily from plant-based plastic.
AWB and BASF start pilot project with compostable bags for biodegradable waste in the district of Bad Dürkheim, Germany
New transparent and flexible biopolymer for blown film extrusion
Sustainability is steadily gaining in importance for consumers. They want ethically and ecologically impeccable products, packaged in a resource-conserving manner that nevertheless ensures their perfect condition when purchased. This is a major challenge to packaging producers, as the industry wants to save on materials without compromising the stability of the packaging in any way.
Sun-Pat, the UK’s leading peanut butter brand, has been re-launched in a lightweight “glass clear” PET jar manufactured by RPC Containers Blackburn.
Your favorite catsup or fruit juice might be “hot-filled” at the food-processing plant—that is, poured into its waiting container while the catsup or juice is still hot from pasteurization. Current containers made from corn-based plastics literally can’t take the heat of hot-filling, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) chemist William J. Orts.
While grades of polyolefin combined with barrier materials such as polyamides and EVOH are usually employed on a blown film line for the production of food films, PET has long established itself as the “mass plastic” for cast films. This is explained by its good mechanical properties and above all by its outstanding transparency and …
Flint Group Flexographic Products launches digital version of well established water washable flexo printing plate nyloflex® Sprint.