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Asia Pacific: Cost-cutting, lifestyle changes drive lightweight packaging in Australia, says report

The Australian packaging market is expected to grow at a volume compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.21% up to 2017, finds Canadean’s report...

Asia Pacific: Japanese regard quality packaging highly, finds report

The demand for high quality and aesthetically pleasing packaging will aid the growth of the Japanese plastics industry, according to Canadean’s report Latest trends...

Europe: Detectamet’s new stretch wrap designed to be metal detectable

From internal industry reports on sources of physical contamination of food, it was found that at least 34% of incidents involved process and product...

Europe: Sappi Fine Paper Europe receives award for functional MOB packaging solution

Sappi Fine Paper Europe has received a RISI award under the ‘Advances and Innovation in Speciality Papers’ for its flexible packaging papers with a...

Europe: Ardagh Group publishes 2013 Sustainability Report

Sustainability is a journey rather than a destination, and it is one that Ardagh Group has been following for some time, according to Ardagh’s...

Europe: Scott Group launches ‘sustainable pallet solution’

As a result of a strategic restructuring of the business to best suit the current and future market requirements, Europe's manufacturer and supplier of...

World: Smurfit Kappa wins two Global 2013 PPI Awards

​Recognized for its commitment to sustainabilty, Smurfit Kappa was awarded the Bio Strategy of the Year and Mill Manager of the Year awards at...

Europe: Stora Enso acquires Fortum’s power plant, invests in renewable energy at Enocell Mill...

Stora Enso biomaterials division’s Enocell Pulp Mill’s power plant will be transferred from Fortum Power and Heat Oy to Stora Enso at approximately €16...

Americas: Owens-Illinois, eCullet JV opens recycled glass processing center in Portland

Joint venture (JV) company Glass to Glass by Owens-Illinois (O-I) and eCullet has opened a recycled glass processing facility in Portland. The facility will use...

Asia Pacific: Report expects eco-friendly packaging to gain importance

Bioplastic packaging is increasingly gaining importance in emerging regions such as the Asia-Pacific region, with increasing demand for effective, advanced, and eco-friendly packaging, according...

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