PACKAGING NEWS

Packaging

SABIC and KraussMaffei Collaborate on Development of Innovative Thin-Wall Packaging

The partners launched their collaboration at the newly expanded Thin-Wall Packaging Applications Center at KraussMaffei’s Swiss subsidiary and manufacturer of Netstal injection molding machines  

Packaging

FPA Develops Roadmaps to Guide Packaging Supply Chain Players on Aligning Flexible Packaging to Circular Economy Framework

Roadmaps are designed for FPA members, policymakers, NGOs, consumer product companies, consumers, local municipalities, and other associations.

Additives

OTC Medicine Bottles Made with Less Plastic

With new barrier technology, GSK Consumer Healthcare aims to have transitioned to more sustainable bottles for its Advil portfolio by 2022.

Packaging

Argentinian Food Producer Switches Olive Oil Bottle from Glass to PET

Amcor helped Morixe Hnos convert to a lightweight olive oil bottle that allows the company to export oil across Brazil to meet growing demand.  

Packaging

New Industry Guidelines for Recycle Content in Food Packaging

PLASTICS has published the highly-anticipated guidance document.
#Elastomers

Packaging

Plastic Bank, SC Johnson Partnership Keeping Bottles from Oceans

Partnership has diverted more than 500 million bottles from oceans.
#sustainability

Packaging

For Honeywell’s Aclar Edge Bottles, “The Pie Is Much Bigger Than We Thought”

High-moisture-barrier Aclar Edge bottles for liquid drugs are nearing commercialization, and much broader market opportunities are emerging.

In-Mold Decorating

New Package Concept Offers Relief from PP Shortages & Soaring Prices

A new IML approach that uses a thick paper label as most of the structure of a plastic container can slash resin use drastically—especially handy when resin supplies are tight and prices are soaring.

Stretch Blow Molding

Fresh Milk in Clear PET with 20% PCR

Use of clear PET bottles for fresh milk is a growing trend, and Amcor offers up to 100% PCR content, as well as a UV barrier additive that doesn’t affect clarity.

Recycled Materials

Specialty 50% Recycled Content Copolyester Gets Further Commercial Adoption

Eastman’s Tritan Renew copolyester now used by Italian manufacaturer of water bottles and food storage containers.