Day: July 19, 2018

Stadler Engineering

Stadler calls for uniform recycling to meet proposed EU targets

Germany-based international sorting system specialist, Stadler Engineering, has called for a uniform approach to waste collection and the end of co-mingled recycling if new EU recycling targets are to be met. The statement comes following the European Parliament’s decision to vote in favour of revised recycling targets for EU countries. In April 2018, MEPs approved …

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Ampacet

Ampacet launches two antistatic additives for packaging applications

Ampacet has introduced two antistatic additives, 102669 and 103453, that deliver excellent antistatic performance in food and industrial packaging applications, even in very dry conditions. Antistatic additives are often added to plastic parts, especially to films used in flexible packaging applications, to improve their antistatic properties and reduce or avoid processing issues and the risk …

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Amcor-injection blow molding

Amcor expands injection blow and extrusion blow assets for all packaging needs

Amcor has announced the expansion of its injection blow molding (IBM) and extrusion blow molding (EBM) capabilities for the production of healthcare, food and home and personal care packaging. The company has invested in the Jet series all-electric IBM platform from Meccanoplastica Group, Florence, Italy and the KBB series all-electric EBM platform from Kautex Maschinenbau, …

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Plastic-eating

Plastic-eating enzyme to help solve environmental problems

Scientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics, providing a potential solution to one of the world’s biggest environmental problems. The discovery could result in a recycling solution for millions of tonnes of plastic bottles, made of polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, which currently persists for hundreds of years …

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Frito-Lay

Danimer Scientific’s biodegradable resins attract Frito-Lay and other brands

Garry Kohl, senior director R&D, snacks category, global packaging innovation – ?PepsiCo, detailed a startling goal at last month’s The Packaging Conference when discussing specific Frito-Lay initiatives to develop packaging that’s better for the environment. Kohl told the audience that the company’s “Holy Grail” quest of a 100% biodegradable film was made possible by incorporating …

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High-barrier polymers

High-barrier polymers : Invisible but indispensable at your local supermarket

High-barrier polymers could seem a foreign concept for anyone living life outside a science lab, but in reality, they’re a lot more prevalent in daily life than most people realise. High-barrier polymers are the ideal food and pharmaceutical packaging solution that efficiently protects and extends the shelf life of food and medicines. Matthias Huter, Global …

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food grains packaging

India extends mandatory jute packaging norm for food grains

The Indian Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) recently extended regulations for mandatory packaging of food grains and sugar in jute material for jute year 2017-18, i.e, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018. The decision followed demands from the jute industry regarding the same and will support the livelihood of the workers and farmers …

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Michelman Innovation Centre for Coatings

Creating the Platform for Sustainable Packaging – Michelman Innovation Centre for Coatings

An Interview with Mr. Shailesh Nema, Vice President and Managing Director, The Michelman Innovation Centre for Coatings The Michelman Innovation Centre for Coatings(MICC) was recently inaugurated in Mumbai and Packaging 360 took the opportunity of having a chat with Mr Shailesh Nema, Vice President and Managing Director, Michelman about the center and their future plans in …

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Uflex-packaging

Uflex focuses on resource optimised packaging for essential Indian staples

Uflex is putting increased emphasis on developing resource optimised packaging for essential staples like Pulses, Wheat Flour, Sugar, Salt and Oil. It’s an endeavour to extend the very use of flexible packaging by India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company Talking more about this initiative, Mr. Jeevaraj Pillai, joint president, packaging and new …

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India’s flexible packaging

India’s flexible packaging demand to grow substantially to 2022

Demand for flexible packaging in the Indian market is estimated to be nearly 5.6 billion USD in 2017, and is expected to grow at nearly 10 percent a year over the next five years according to analysis from PCI Wood Mackenzie. The market intelligence specialist’s Flexible Packaging Supply Demand Study – India report has identified …

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