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-...

Four factors shaping today’s cosmetics label market

Beauty and personal care products’ labels perform a difficult task. They must comply with regulations. They must conform to often small packages of varied and tricky shapes and sizes. They have to perform through the entire supply chain, in the store, and in the consumer’s home. Finally, the...

Mike Fairley column: A business review for success

Retail sales in the EU28 countries are up just 0.4 percent – and that includes eastern European countries that are generally doing better. The US has also reported declining retail footfall; international retail sales are said to be down by around 1.6 percent, while the UK recently announced...

Jeevaraj Pillai, joint president, Packaging and New Product Development, UFlex (right) explaining about PET bottles recycling at the plant

This pilot plant in its Noida facility is aimed to mitigate the piling plastic dumps in Delhi–NCR by recycling collected post-consumer waste PET bottles and multi-layer plastic packaging into chips and granules, put into further use to make products with economic value. The plant has the...

Klear Plastic Ventures recognized by APR

The announcement was made at the recent APR Annual Meeting in Nashville.

During the PET bottle recycling process, polyester shrink sleeve labels that remain with the bottle are ground into flake and sink along with the PET bottle flake. FENC TopGreen film creates negligible clumping and...

Baker Labels launches BakPac for digitally printed flexible packaging

BakPac was officially opened on 12 Feb with a ceremonial ribbon cutting by Marian Baker, who founded Baker Labels with her husband Roy in 1973. 

The $3.2M USD investment in BakPac included a factory expansion and renovation plus the installation of three new presses that will allow the...

Avery Dennison launches rPET liners in North America

The rPET liner is available now on an FSC-certified semi-gloss paper facestock. Avery Dennison will continue to expand the portfolio of paper and film products available with this liner to include performance materials that will meet the needs of converters and brand owners.

The rPET...

Bobst hosted an open house at its new Flexo Center of Excellence at Bobst Bielefeld in Germany, giving attendees the opportunity to experience the entire flexo process from start to finish.

This Center has been extended to include a pre-press room, specifically for extended color gamut (ECG) for wide-web CI flexo presses. All of Bobst’s industry partners are present here, ensuring the integration of all the elements that combine to make a flawless end-to-end process.

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