Hub Labels

Hub Labels was also certified through TLMI's Label Initiative for the Environment (LIFE) program in 2007. TLMI endorsed SGP in 2018 and has since become an SGP resource partner. Many former LIFE facilities have applied for SGP certification and Hub is the third facility to complete that...

Constantia Flexibles named one of sustainability leaders

Sustainability along the entire production supply chain has been a priority for Constantia Flexibles demonstrated by the presentation of the more sustainable product line EcoLam in 2019; the opening of Ecoflex, the first plant in the world,...

Minimal label waste - overview of current linerless technology and innovation previewed

Today, some 40 plus years on, the industry is still working towards having fully viable, and global, pressure-sensitive solutions that substantially reduce or even eliminate the cost and waste generated by self-adhesive materials, whether through linerless solutions, thinner substrates, minimal...

UPM Raflatac collaborates with Sabic to develop PP label film made from PCR plastic

UPM Raflatac’s PP PCR Clear and White products are made with a chemical recycling technology that uses mass-balance approach to deliver virgin-like resin feedstock. With the same properties as standard PP films, these PP PCR films can be used in different label applications, including rigid food...

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-...

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