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Europe: Gualapack launches bio-based pouch

Gualapack has developed with Erdbär Freche Freunde's eco-friendly snack pouch for children in Germany. The premade multi-layer laminated pouch, with spout and cap, is mainly...

Europe: Linpac France recycles 100% of PVC waste

Linpac is recycling 98% of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) waste at its site in Pontivy, France. The remaining 2% PVC waste is sold to external customers...

Europe: RPC companies create bespoke ready meal packs

RPC Barrier Containers has created bespoke packs that resembles a traditional Tajine for French food manufacturer Soulié Restauration. The new design for Soulié Restauration’s ready...

Asia Pacific: Using solventless, water-based lamination adhesives

Preferences for lamination adhesives used in flexible food packaging, such as stand-up pouches (SUPs), wrappers and bags, are shifting away from traditional solvent-based products....

Europe: Maximizing shrink sleeve packaging operations

Shrink sleeve packaging is on the rise, primarily in the beverage industry, though it has also seen an increase in use in tamper-resistant packaging...

Europe: Emerald Kalama Chemical expands sodium benzoate factory

Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, has entered the planning phase for a large scale expansion of Purox S sodium...

Americas: Cucumber snacks keep fresh in stand up pouch

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Grootegast has developed a stand up pouch for a new premium snack brand. The Minigustos label from Bayer is a premium brand...

Europe: Smurfit Kappa acquires barrier film maker

Smurfit Kappa will buy film producer Litbag to expand in Southern Europe. Litbag specializes in multi-layer ethylene vinyl alcohol barrier films for extended product shelf...

Europe: RPC company releases compostable material for coffee capsules

RPC Bebo has developed a coffee capsule material that is able to be industrially composted while still delivering long-term protection of the contents and...

Americas: Sirane opens Mexican plant

Sirane's new manufacturing facility and offices in Mexico are now up and running – with manufacturing having begun in January 2017. In addition, absorbent fruit...

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