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Europe: Plants as nanocellulose resource

Imagine a completely natural, abundant and easily renewable material that could feasibly be used to make lightweight car and aeroplane parts, strengthen building materials,...

Europe: drinktec 2017 highlights PET materials, applications

The task of beverage manufacturers to make polyethylene terephthalate (PET) greener and more environmentally compatible is reflected on all levels: in the choice of...

Europe: Bioplastic market to grow despite low oil price, report

The global bioplastics industry is slated to "grow by 50% over the coming years despite the low oil price”, according to the chairman of...

Asia Pacific: Liner bags found to reduce food waste during shipping

A European retail chain conducted a trial with Indian company Uflex's Flexfresh liner bags by shipping blueberries from South America to Europe. After a...

Americas: UPS, Sealed Air partner in e-commerce space

UPS and Sealed Air Corporation will together help retailers, e-tailers, and businesses around the world maximize the efficiency of their packaging operations, minimize packaging...

Americas: Single-serve beverages drive pouches demand, report

Technavio’s market research analysts predict the global market for high-barrier pouches to grow at a compound average growth rate of almost 7% between 2016...

Americas: Consumers prefer to use green packaging, finds report

As Americans take notice of increasingly strained global food resources, new research from Mintel reveals that four in five (80%) US food shoppers agree...

Europe: pacproject, EcoTensil launch carton spoons in region

pacproject, the Hamburg-based agency for packaging design, consultancy and strategy, has now concluded a contract with the Californian packaging manufacturer EcoTensil on launching its...

World: Domestic consumption grows metal packaging sector

After a significant slowdown in the late 2000s, the global market for metal packaging has recovered its growth with the highest rates registered in...

Asia Pacific: Super-toasted bread a possible foam material, find Chinese researchers

Sturdy, lightweight carbon foam has many structural and insulating applications in aerospace engineering, energy storage and temperature maintenance. Current methods to create this material...

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