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Europe: Researcher makes durable plastics from plants, clay

A new more sustainable material developed by reinforcing commercial bioplastic using additives from plants such as nanocellulose and oregano extracts can solve the most...

Americas: Amcor introduces metal-free, high barrier packaging

Amcor introduces AmLite Ultra to its existing line of AmLite, which is metal-free packaging. It offers an even higher barrier, using Amcor’s Ultra SiOx coating,...

Asia Pacific: Tetra Pak launches Coconut Handbook

Tetra Pak has published a new guide to coconut beverage production, which includes general insight and technical detail. The 180-page Coconut Handbook also draws on...

Middle East: Water bottler uses Sidel technology, saves 25% more

Emirates Refreshments Company (ERC) has carried out a short-neck conversion on its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottling line. ERC, brand owners of Jeema Mineral Water...

Americas: Carton bottle with bio-based plastic debuts in the US

Tetra Pak introduces a new version of its Tetra Top package, more than 80% of which comes from plant-based materials, in the US with...

Europe: What’s next for sustainable sourcing, asks summit

Sustainable sourcing has become fashionable in the food industry, with a growing number of companies making such commitments. However, the increasing number of sustainability...

Europe: KHS dresses beer bottles with interaction

After the successful premiere of Direct Print Powered by KHS at Martens Brewery with their Dagschotel ‘talking bottles’ launch, the Belgian brewery is again...

Europe: KHS brings 40% energy savings to German bottler

Mineral water bottlers Teinach have tasked the KHS Group to modernize their polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle filling line. In the course of the process the...

Europe: Tetra Pak delivers 200B FSC packages

Tetra Pak will have delivered 200 billion packages labeled with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) logo by the end of April 2016. Since 2007, the...

Europe: UPM Raflatac, wine producer conduct LCA on wine bottles

UPM Raflatac and Italian wine producer Cielo e Terra will conduct a life-cycle assessment (LCA) to study the environmental impact of wine bottles. The study...

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