Mondi, German sustainable packaging and paper specialist has received recyclability certification from Institute cyclos-HTP for its BarrierPack Recyclable all-polyethylene film.

BarrierPack is a lightweight mono-material offering more sustainable packaging option for diverse applications ranging from stand-up pouches for dishwasher tablets to resealable pouches for organic dog food. It is currently used by Dutch pet food producer Yarrah and UK supermarket chain Tesco....

UPM Raflatac certifies all backing papers in Southeast Asia

With the increasing attention by a number of global brand owners and converters on sustainable packaging products available with forest certification can help them achieve their sustainability targets in an easier way. These products feature a lifecycle approach across the entire forest supply...

 2019 has been yet another year of fluctuations in India but the market continues to grow. Aakriti Agarwal reports.

Sharing his insights on industry’s performance in 2019, Harveer Sahni, chairman of Weldon Celloplast, says: ‘The first three quarters saw an increased number of reports on installations because of healthier toplines of smaller businesses that made them opt for high-end label presses. By...

Eirik Bergh with the new press

Eirik Bergh, managing director of Skanem Stavanger, said: ‘We are fully committed to creating renewable products, from labels to wraparounds and flexible packaging, with a key focus on reusable materials. We work side-by-side with customers on various development projects to help them reach...

International suppliers are increasing their focus on Southeast Asia’s fast-growing label market. Aakriti Agarwal reports

Brenton Barrett, president Asia-Pacific at Multi-Color Corporation, echoes that there is a wide room to grow with ASEAN’s per capita pressure-sensitive label consumption sitting at 1.6sqm.

2019 saw much activity in the region’s label industry, including multinational companies moving into...

Andy Thomas-Emans reports on a slowing market beset by economic and political worries – but looking to bounce back in 2019-20

This slowdown was also reflected in Finat’s Radar converter and end user trends report, which saw converter sales growth fall dramatically from 8.3 percent in 2018 to 4.9 percent in Q1 2019.

Finat’s survey does reveal a remarkable shift from growth in non-prime labels in 2017 to higher...

DS Smith joins CEPI's 4evergreen initiative

4evergreen was created by the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI), as a forum to engage and connect companies from across the fiber-based packaging value chain, from paper and board producers to packaging converters, brand-owners and retailers, technology and material suppliers,...

Vicki Strull’s daughter, Eden, reusing an empty furniture box as a canvas

Many brands are getting the message, employing sustainability goals and timelines – Coke, Unilever, Mondelez, Nike, Amazon, L’Oréal and Burger King, to name a few. Still, with the increase in online shopping, we’re seeing an increase in shipping packaging, too. Years ago, we only saw a product’s...

First Smyth facility achieves SGP certification

Smyth received its first sustainability certification in 2009, making a commitment to itself and its customers to protect the health of the earth's natural environment and conserve its energy resources. SGP's multi-attribute comprehensive certification was a natural progression and significant...

Avery Dennison launches matrix recycling program in India

Until now, matrix waste had no viable use and it was primarily going in landfills or disposed-off using non-environment friendly ways. With the new program now, it gets collected from printers’ factories by waste management company that the material manufacturer has signed up with, and recycled...

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