Prof. Horst-Christian Langowski, the retiring executive director of Fraunhofer and his successor, Prof. Andrea Büttner

Prof. Büttner joined Prof. Langowski as co-director of the Institute on November 1, 2019, and now takes over the full role as executive director following his retirement at the end of March 2020.

Prof. Langowski is stepping down after almost 30 years at Fraunhofer, with the past 16 of...

Bobst joins CEFLEX to reaffirm its commitment to sustainability

The CEFLEX mission is to further enhance the performance of flexible packaging in the circular economy by designing and advancing better systems identified through the collaboration of companies representing the entire value chain. 

‘We share the vision and aims of CEFLEX and believe that...

Coveris reduces emissions at its Egyptian site

The company’s plants across Europe and Middle East are working continuously to reduce their environmental footprint. The latest example comes from Egypt where the plant is switching its electricity source to eliminate CO2 emissions by more than 90 percent in 2020.

Marking a major...

UK-based DS Smith, sustainable packaging technologies specialist has received a Prime status in ESG from the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS).

The score is only awarded to companies with an ESG performance above the sector-specific threshold, meaning it has fulfilled ambitious and absolute sustainability performance requirements. 

Considered one of the industry’s highest quality metrics, the ISS rating analyses a company’s...

Borealis produces certified renewable PP

Taking its commitment to the circular economy, Borealis furthers its EverMinds ambitions by driving sustainable production in close collaboration with upstream and downstream value chain partners such as Neste and Henkel. It also aligns with the Borealis’ aim to ensure that entire line of its...

Herma, Polifilm and schäfer-etiketten enter recycling project

‘This is a very promising project. It can effectively and substantially increase the recovery rate of household plastic packaging waste while at the same time improving the quality of the pellets produced during recycling,’ said Dagmar Glatz, who oversees sustainable packaging on behalf of dm-...

Four factors shaping today’s cosmetics label market

Beauty and personal care products’ labels perform a difficult task. They must comply with regulations. They must conform to often small packages of varied and tricky shapes and sizes. They have to perform through the entire supply chain, in the store, and in the consumer’s home. Finally, the...

Mike Fairley column: A business review for success

Retail sales in the EU28 countries are up just 0.4 percent – and that includes eastern European countries that are generally doing better. The US has also reported declining retail footfall; international retail sales are said to be down by around 1.6 percent, while the UK recently announced...

Jeevaraj Pillai, joint president, Packaging and New Product Development, UFlex (right) explaining about PET bottles recycling at the plant

This pilot plant in its Noida facility is aimed to mitigate the piling plastic dumps in Delhi–NCR by recycling collected post-consumer waste PET bottles and multi-layer plastic packaging into chips and granules, put into further use to make products with economic value. The plant has the...

Klear Plastic Ventures recognized by APR

The announcement was made at the recent APR Annual Meeting in Nashville.

During the PET bottle recycling process, polyester shrink sleeve labels that remain with the bottle are ground into flake and sink along with the PET bottle flake. FENC TopGreen film creates negligible clumping and...

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