Toyo Ink Group and Itochu Corporation have partnered to establish a plastic recycling scheme to recover and reuse multilayer film packaging materials

The two firms plan to develop the technology needed to create a circularity of multilayer flexible packaging by making currently unrecyclable multilayer plastic packaging into a recyclable material by 2022. 

The collective goal is to boost the plastic material recycling rate to more than...

Farne of Scotland has partnered with Coveris to develop packaging that delivers premium shelf appeal and responsible design

Farne of Scotland has a long history of supplying private-label fish products to leading retailers. In September 2020, the company launched its own luxury branded salmon and trout, Strong & Robust Smoked Salmon, in Tesco.

Supporting the brand’s sustainable sourcing and environmental...

Flint Group launches Enviroflex

According to Flint, the Enviroflex biodegradable product range has been developed to deliver a safe work environment whilst performing daily maintenance or weekly/monthly deep cleaning, and also ensures delivery of the highest possible print quality and optimum Overall Equipment Effectiveness (...

Sappi and HP Indigo have joined forces to advance paper use in the flexible packaging market

According to both companies, several European surveys indicate that the type of packaging is a hugely important factor with consumers at the point of sale. Paper and cardboard packaging ranks highest with consumers for sustainability attributes, including being home compostable, better for the...

VPF has launched Kraftliner NSA700-476, a kraft paper liner claimed to be the first on the market made predominantly of recycled paper

The new product contains 70 percent of recycled material and received an FSC certification. According to the company, it significantly reduces the use of virgin fibers. Its manufacturing process saves 60 percent of the energy and up to 70 percent of the water, offering an improved carbon...

Avery Dennison's senior director for marketing and sustainability, Burak Sabhaz on recently launched AD Circular, a comprehensive program providing recycling of used paper and filmic label liners in countries across Europe. 

Toppan Printing has collaborated with Unilever Japan on quality tests resulting in the adoption of mono-material flexible packaging for the Lux Luminique sachet set

With the problem of plastic waste receiving significant attention, demand for more eco-friendly packaging continues to increase, and companies worldwide are taking various measures focused on targets for better circulation of plastic resources used for packaging and containers. 

Unilever...

AG Barr has introduced new packaging for its iconic Scottish drink Irn-Bru using the entirely recycled wrap

Irn -bru, often referred to as ‘Scotland’s other national drink’, is the first of AG Barr’s soft drinks to make the switch to 100 percent recycled wrap across its can multipacks, with the new sustainable pack set to hit shelves across the country from May. 

Furthermore, the company has...

Intercoat has doubled its production capacity while reducing its environmental impact

The company invested in a new coating machine with a working width of up to 2,150 mm, installed in 2020. The in-line process and compact design of the latest equipment enable optimal resource usage with shorter production runs and a minimal amount of waste. 

‘In addition, the logistics...

Avery Dennison has launched AD Circular, a comprehensive program providing recycling of used paper and filmic label liners in countries across Europe

Through the program, companies can use an online application to schedule a pickup of used label liners by Avery Dennison to one of its recycling partners. The web app also provides data such as analytics and certificates on the amount of recycled liner material, the amount of CO2 emissions...

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