UPM Raflatac has partnered with Vellamo, Finland’s natural mineral water brand for an innovative sustainable label

UPM Raflatac Forest Film PP is a transparent label material constructed from UPM BioVerno naphtha, a 100 percent wood-based technology made from tall oil, a residue of pulp production, originating from sustainably managed forests.

‘This is an ideal collaboration to showcase how labels...

 Vellamo’s bottle is designed to look like a block of ice, reflecting the blue hue of the glacier

A Finnish company, Ice Age Water, seems to be doing just that, by selling its unique natural mineral water from the last Ice Age under Vellamo brand (pronounced ‘vel-emo’, its name originates from the goddess spirit of water in Finnish mythology). The brand is all about nature and sustainability...

Essentra launches SupaStrip PCR recycled PET tear tape for flexible packaging combining the sustainability of recycled polyester (rPET) alongside the benefits of easy-opening and brand enhancement

Responding to both consumer demand for packaging sustainability and the latest legislative requirements for recycled content, the new SupaStrip PCR is made from rPET and contains 70 percent post-consumer resin (PCR) in a single ply, 23micron film.

The new product is easy to implement...

UPM Raflatac factory in Tampere, Finland, one of the site awarded with ISCC PLUS certification

The company is making a change in the sustainable labels value chain and be one of the first adopters in the packaging industry to deliver this certification. UPM Raflatac’s ISCC PLUS certified products via mass-balance approach include UPM Raflatac Forest Film and UPM Raflatac PP C-PCR.

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Tetra Pak commits to net zero emissions

‘We have consistently delivered on our climate goals, right from the first goal set in 2002, again in 2005 and we are on track to meet our 2020 goal. In 2017, we were the first company in the food and beverage industry to have our climate impact reduction targets approved by the SBT initiative...

Mohawk and UPM Raflatac partner to offer hemp and straw, environmentally friendly facestocks

Mohawk Fine Papers, one of the North America's largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes, and specialty materials for printing, recently unveiled a portfolio of papers made from rapidly renewable, sustainable fibers.

‘Mohawk Renewal expands the definition of...

Innovia to launch an Encore range of sustainable BOPP films manufactured from renewable non-food based raw materials

The Encore packaging and labelling film range offer the same properties as equivalent fossil-based BOPP films such as high clarity and gloss, high stiffness, water vapor barrier and printability. Encore has already been assessed by Interseroh an independent German recycling and consulting...

Coveris switches its Neuwied plant to natural gas energy

According to the company the key reason behind the decision to switch its production entirely to natural gas was efficiency. Appliances fueled by natural gas work significantly faster and produce more heat compared to alternative methods. As a result, the plant significantly reduced CO2...

Huhtamaki donates 3 million EUR on its centennial

Company statement said we are acting today, educating for tomorrow and funding innovation for the future, making a difference where it matters most to help address global sustainability challenges and build circular economy initiatives.

Charles Héaulmé, president and CEO of Huhtamaki,...

Siegwerk and APK successfully de-ink plastic films leading to efficient flexible packaging recycling technology

‘Design for recycling, ideally enabling product to product recycling, is crucial to closing the loop for flexible packaging. For Siegwerk this means providing innovative printing inks and lacquers, which facilitate high-quality recycling, for example by allowing easy de-inking while keeping full...

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