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World: Plastics packaging still favored in markets due to cost, performance

The global food packaging market seems to have reached a plateau in terms of technology and its ability to protect and extend the life...

Europe: Matrìca green chemistry plant opens in Italy to produce monomers, intermediates from vegetable...

The first of the Matrìca green chemistry plants, the 50/50 joint venture between petrochemical company Versalis (Eni) and Italian research group Novamont was opened...

Europe: Study finds it possible to create bioplastics from waste product lignin

It is feasible to extract organic chemicals from lignin for the manufacture of bioplastics, according to a research led by Biome Bioplastics. The results stem...

Europe: Krones introduces 500 mm, 12.5 g PET bottle for aseptic filling

Krones’ Contiform AseptBloc technology has created a square 500 mm polyethylene (PET) bottle weighing 12.5 gram for aseptic filling. Presented for the first time at interpack...

Europe: LINPAC Packaging introduces absorbent EPS base for fresh meat, fish

LINPAC Packaging introduces LINslice, an absorbent expanded polystyrene (EPS) base ideally suited to products such as sliced smoked salmon and pre-cooked meats. Micro-perforations have...

Americas: Edible films infused with essential oils could keep bread fresh longer, find researchers

A study from American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry reports the development of new edible films containing oils from clove and...

Americas: New technology may help identify safe alternatives to BPA

Numerous studies have linked exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) in plastic, receipt paper, toys and other products with various health problems, from poor growth...

Europe: Taghleef Industries enters graphic arts film industry with Derprosa

Taghleef Industries (Ti), a global biaxially oriented polypropylene film (BoPP) producer, has closed the transaction to acquire Derprosa Film, a Spanish supplier of flexible...

Europe: EFSA gives safety green light to Phoenix Technologies’ rPET process

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has given Phoenix Technologies International the green light for its manufacturing process based on extra small particle size...

Europe: Graphic Packaging expands in region with Benson Group

Graphic Packaging Holding Company has completed the previously announced acquisition of the business of UK-based Benson Group. "The strong presence of Benson Group in the...

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