UPM Raflatac’s Forest Film label material has received the 2020 Innovation in Responsible Sourcing award from the Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Forest Film is claimed to be the world’s first polypropylene film label material derived entirely from wood-based sources based on mass balance approach and brings UPM Raflatac’s vision of labeling a smarter future beyond fossils to life.

The innovative sourcing begins with UPM Raflatac’s...

Another award for Herma’s PE label material

The Green Packaging Star is a joint initiative between a trade journal Kompack, Packforce Austria and Altstoff Recycling Austria (ARA). The latter is the driving force of the Austrian circular economy and a promoter of innovation in resource management.

‘Our joint project shows very...

DS Smith has launched its new sustainability vision and strategy, Now and Next, which maps out ambitious commitments and goals for the next decade

Through its Now and Next approach, the company will continue to focus on the transition to a circular economy by partnering with customers, communities, governments and influencers to keep materials in use, design out waste and regenerate natural systems. It will continue to focus on CO₂...

Spanish manufacturer Comexi joins CEFLEX to further reaffirm its commitment to sustainability

This initiative is a collaboration of over 160 European companies, associations and organizations which represent the entire flexible packaging value chain. As an objective, the consortium will towards ensuring that all flexible packaging in Europe is based on a circular economy before 2025....

Arconvert-Ritrama has launched Eden FSC, a natural self-adhesive paper made entirely of dried grass and pure natural cellulose fibers

Besides the unique grain of the face material, color, and the fact it even smells like grass, the innovative composition also ensures the lowest possible environmental impact.

The Eden FSC AP1300 WG74 was specifically manufactured for the labelling of wines, spirits, craft beers and...

Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has launched a scalable matrix recycling program with RoadRunner Recycling to help label converters achieve their zero waste-to-landfill goals

Through a venture investment in RoadRunner Recycling’s Series C round, Avery Dennison is expanding the accessibility of matrix recycling and leveraging RoadRunner’s technology to optimize matrix collection and recycling processes.

The pilot program focuses on the economics and logistics...

Iggesund Paperboard’s mill in Workington, UK, has been awarded the Platinum sustainability medal

EcoVadis assesses companies' sustainability achievements and has performed more than 65,000 assessments in over 200 sectors in 160 countries. In 2020, EcoVadis introduced the Platinum medal designed specifically to reward the highest scoring companies.

The Platinum level, which the...

CEFLEX  has released its first position paper recommending the use of recyclable mono-materials

As part of its Issue Alignment process CEFLEX stakeholders are working with Swiss University ETH to collect and assess topics which are essential to realizing a circular economy for flexible packaging. These issues are being addressed individually to create considered and aligned positions on...

Siegwerk's deinking technology recognized for improving recyclability of PET bottles

The Aquantum Alkali strippable primer and Sicura UV/LED ink technology developed by the German ink specialist sets a new standard for the recycling of PET bottles. ‘It significantly facilitates...

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) has recognized a new Mactac pressure sensitive adhesive PureFloat for the association’s highest recyclability standard

PureFloat is a permanent acrylic emulsion adhesive intended for polyester (PET) bottle labeling applications. It was designed specifically to be washed off cleanly to allow the container to be recycled.

‘Meeting APR standards is a significant step for Mactac in demonstrating our company's...

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