Lecta has joined CELAB, a global industry initiative that is working to create a more sustainable pressure-sensitive labeling industry

CELAB gathers several leading companies in the European self-adhesive label value chain. Its activities focus on sharing information, identifying and rolling out recycling solutions for label materials, and educating stakeholders, policymakers, and the public through proactive communications....

MCC and Digimarc collaborate on food traceability and recycling initiative with Orkla

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, recalls in the food industry cost approximately $29 million per occurrence. To help mitigate the impact of these recalls, MCC and Digimarc have co-developed a hybrid printing method in which Digimarc Barcode can be printed in large volumes....

Elevate Packaging announces first BPI certified compostable adhesive label

The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) certifies compostable products that meet ASTM D6400 and ASTM D6868 standards for composability. Through rigorous lab testing, BPI Certification proves that a material will safely compost in a composting facility

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Loparex has expanded its sustainable portfolio with bio-based PE and PP pouch films from ISCC Compliant sources based on a mass balance approach.

From the beginning of April, Loparex customers will be able to order pouch films made of PE and PP from ISCC compliant sources offering lower carbon footprint versus conventional PE and PP while still supporting the same converting options, including silicone coating, printing, and custom-...

Foilco announces re-pulpability test results

Early last year the Foilco team approached the independent testing company, SGS-IPS Testing - a lab that provides testing services for the paper, nonwovens, packaging, and disposable consumer products industries. The aim was to prove that high percentages of foil coverage does not affect the re-...

Mondi has produced recyclable mono-material packaging for Bell Germany, decreasing its plastic waste by 35 tons per year

Bell Germany has launched a mono-material recyclable WalletPack for over 30 products, including Seranno, Prosciutto and Savoy sliced ham. The new technology replaces a multi-material non-recyclable plastic, using 37 percent less material than standard, modified atmosphere packaging. This switch...

Digital watermarks are imperceptible codes, the size of a postage stamp, covering the surface of a consumer goods packaging

‘Effective sorting of waste is a barrier to wider recycling of packaging materials in Europe,’ agrees Silviu Popovici, CEO of PepsiCo Europe. ‘This industry-wide challenge can only be resolved by working together for a system-wide solution.’

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Beverage labels become greener and smarter

The global non-alcoholic beverage industry remains one of the fastest growing of all label segments, expected to grow from USD 378.38bn in 2020 to USD 410bn in 2021 at 8.4 percent CAGR. The Business Research Company estimates it will continue to grow by at least 7 percent CAGR to reach a value...

CTA has installed Matho CB-100, an all-in-one waste extraction system to cut and convey the complete production liner waste

Matho develops and manufactures cutter, cutter modules, and waste extraction systems designed especially for the converting, packaging, and label industries. Thanks to the modular concept, the system cuts, conveys and collects residual production waste such as edge trims or matrix in PE-bags,...

CELAB (Circular Economy for Labels) has elected members of its global executive board

Renae Kezar, global senior director and head of sustainability at Avery Dennison, was elected to serve as global executive board president.

‘We are pleased with the great response we have received from companies with both a global and regional presence to our coalition. Members are...

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