Herma launches wash-off adhesive for PET recycling

Unlike downcycling or cascading, the resulting continuous cycle ranks among the most important requirements of a sustainable economy. The focus has long since been not only on PET beverage bottles, but also on detergent bottles, soap dispensers and cans for food and cosmetics. The Herma adhesive...

Sappi joins Cepi in 4evergreen alliance

The alliance will increase awareness about the benefits of fiber-based packaging materials, advocate for EU legislation supporting product design for recyclability and call for the development of optimized collection systems and appropriate recycling infrastructures.

The rise of...

Regulations, consumers, and corporate sustainability goals all demand reducing the amount of plastics in the waste stream. So how can labeling and packaging make a difference? In this session we follow the post-consumer journey of a plastic bottle and discover how the right labeling materials...

HermaExtracoat and HermaTherm Bio label stocks awarded with Keimlink compostability certification

The label stocks consisting of the HermaExtracoat (grade 242) or HermaTherm Bio (grade 908) and the special adhesive 62N have now been awarded the Keimling logo, as certification according to EN 13432 has been successfully completed. The standard is...

2020 predictions - Leading industry experts look at the key challenges

Andy Thomas-Emans, Labels & Labeling; Mike Fairley, Labels & Labeling; Bob Cronin, The Open Approach; ...

ABInBev starts using Ritrama’s linerless labels

Core Linerless Solutions (CLS) technology has been developed by Ritrama in collaboration with Omet, Spilker and Ilti with the aim of combining sustainability and cost reduction. The products of the series eliminate the problem of the liner disposal and offer reduced reel changes thanks to a...

UPM Raflatac RAFNXT+ gets sustainability approval

‘Companies are looking for tangible solutions to take positive climate actions. Through our RAFNXT+ range we want to help our customers and brand owners grow their businesses, not their carbon footprint,’ said Mauri Suomela, senior vice president of Paper Laminates at UPM Raflatac.

Due to...

Prof. Dr. Andrea Büttner has been appointed director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Freising as of 1 November 2019

In recent years at Fraunhofer IVV, the internationally renowned scientist established the Department of Sensory Analytics, launched the Product Performance business field, and took on the role of deputy director of the Institute. Concurrently, she built up an aroma research group at Friedrich-...

Avery Dennison and Labels & Labeling will host a webinar that follows the post-consumer journey of a plastic bottle and discover how the right labeling materials can extend a bottle’s lifespan.

The webinar will be at 9:30 am EST on Monday, December 9 and will last one hour. To...

Vicki Strull

Consumers are becoming more vocal in their demands for brands to protect the environment. They’re willing to pay more for it and ready to switch brands if they don’t get it. In the labels and packaging industry, caring for our planet is not only an environmental and ethical responsibility, it...

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