August 2020


Procter & Gamble Plans To Go 100% Recyclable By 2030

Procter & Gamble (P&G), the parent company of many, many brands that we all use, is aiming for 100% recyclable packaging by 2030 — Downy, Bounce, Pampers, Tide, Gain, Gillette, Dawn dish detergent, Vicks vapor rub, and Mr. Clean are just some of the brands under P&G. Gian De Belder, Principal Scientist at P&G, said, “We are guided by the question: ‘How can we really make a difference in consumers’ lives where it matters the most?’”


Fresh produce protected by antimicrobial plastic additive

Smart Plastic additives are inserted into the production process in very small percentages along with other standard ingredients. These additives transform the plastic into a powerful agent that is highly effective against salmonella, listeria, E.coli, MRSA, and dozens of commons dangerous organisms.


Communicating eco-credentials in fashion and beauty packaging

With fashion and beauty (as well as its packaging) still largely sitting within the ‘disposable’ goods section, communicating your message is key to still being ‘buyable’. Whether it is stamps of approval from environmental organisations, minimising internal packaging ‘fillers’ or simply educating the consumer with a ‘re-use me’ message – there is plenty that can be done say’s Robert Lockyer of Delta Global.


How the coronavirus pandemic has affected the packaging industry ?

The coronavirus crisis has brought about unprecedented transformations at a global scale, and the packaging industry has been no exception.

While the consequences of COVID-19 have not been as negative for the packaging sector as they have for other industries, there have been significant trend shifts in relation to the future of packaging.


Dabur launches new Low-Calorie juice range in the first ever Tetra Pak® Craft packaging

etra Pak and Dabur (makers of Juice Brand Real) have partnered to bring a unique packaging material effect Tetra Pak® Craft to India, with the launch of Low Calorie range under Real Activ. Tetra Pak® Craft gives the package a natural look of bare paperboard with wood fibres and helps food and beverage brands bring out the ‘naturalness’ of their product and gain high on-shelf differentiation. This is the first time that Tetra Pak® Craft is being introduced in India.



Avient Corporation, a premier provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions and services, today announced availability of a new light blocking additive technology for PET dairy packaging as an addition to its existing portfolio of ColorMatrix™ Lactra™ light blocking additive concentrates. This new additive technology helps customers’ packaging products to comply with new titanium dioxide (TiO2) restrictions in Europe under the EU Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC.

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