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Europe: Institutions to curb the use of single-use plastic products

The European institutions have reached an agreement on a directive to curb the use of a number of single-use plastic products in the EU,...

Europe: Smurfit Kappa buys France’s Papcart

Smurfit Kappa Group has bought Papcart, a specialist in offset printing and conversion of cardboard and corrugated board consumer packaging. This enables Smurfit Kappa to...

Americas: A tray that both cooks and serve a barbecue rib...

Traditional packaging of barbecue ribs for retailers and consumer preferences for a fuss-free cooking and cleaning have resulted to a packaging that cooks in...

Europe: share sells bottled water in recycled PET

Berlin startup share is the first beverage producer in Germany to sell its water in PET bottles made of 100% recyclate. KHS Group's Bottles...

Europe: Coveris reduces meat packaging by 50% for retailer

Coveris delivers a fully-circular skinboard tray for UK Plastics Pact's fresh protein products. Replacing hard-to-recycle black plastic trays with a printed Forest Stewardship Council or...

Europe: Austrian coffee roaster uses green coffee capsules

Active packaging manufacturer Alpla and materials manufacturer Golden Compound have launched a biodegradable coffee capsule that can be disposed of in a home compost. The...

Middle East: Functional packaging prolongs shelf life of cherries

Israeli companies StePac L.A. and Tadbik have produced the next generation of modified atmosphere resealable lidding film. The new technology is engineered to extend...

Asia Pacific: Soymilk served hot in a carton

Seoul Dairy Cooperative is launching Achimae Soymilk (which means morning soymilk), a nutritionally-rich, morning soy milk drink with chickpea protein, designed to be served...

Asia Pacific: Toyo Ink to set up factory in Myanmar

Toyo Ink SC Holdings plans to set up in July 2018 a wholly-owned manufacturing subsidiary, Toyo Ink Myanmar in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone...

Asia Pacific: Chinese bottler selects Ineos’ material for packaging

Tibet Qomolangma has selected Ineos Styrolution's K-Resin KR03 material to package its Qomolangma Glacier mineral water bottle cap packaging in Tibet, China. The styrene-butadiene-copolymer grade...