February 2021

Stora Enso tubes

Renewable paperboard tube for cosmetics packaging to replace plastic

Stora Enso is introducing a paperboard tube for cosmetics packaging as a new, climate-friendly alternative to plastic tubes. The paperboard tube is suitable for the primary packaging of skin cream products.
Combating climate change and reducing the environmental impacts of packaging are high on the agenda for cosmetic brands who want to drive this change. Stora Enso aims to take the lead in supporting leading cosmetics brands in reaching their sustainability targets by co-developing climate-friendly packaging solutions that are both renewable and recyclable.

Digital Printing enables Labels on Demand with Digistik

Ep 5 – Digital Printing enables Labels on Demand with Digistik

In this episode of Packaging Talks powered by HP Indigo, Manan Chandok and Reena Yadav from Digistik in conversation with Dr.R.Rangaprasad of Packaging360, share how they are using  Digital Printing to enable Labels on Demand and build a business case around it. They discuss the motivation towards adopting digital printing technology and in the process …

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national packaging initiative

Govt’s logistics division starts formulating national packaging initiative

The logistics division, under the Commerce Ministry, has started an exercise to formulate a national packaging initiative, which will be part of the proposed logistics policy. The ministry on Wednesday said that a stakeholder consultation was organised to define the scope and the national packaging initiative as part of the national logistics policy that is currently being finalised. According to Pawan Agarwal, Special Secretary (Logistics), packaging deserves greater attention from improving the overall logistical efficiency perspective.


Key Trends That Reshaped Labels & Packaging In 2020

Throughout this eBook, HP Team has explored what the “new normal” looks like and how business will navigate itself to maximize new opportunities. As the world around us changes rapidly, a digital printing solution will evolve to meet your growing business needs, enabling you to leverage the latest technologies and techniques to ensure that your business is adequately future-proofed. As the world leader in digital print, HP provides converters with unmatched technological innovation, market-proven profitability and upgradeable systems to ensure that your business can meet the needs of your customers today – and more importantly tomorrow.

launch of post-consumer recycled (PCR) polyethylene film

Launch of Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) Polyethylene Film Solution in India

Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics and Lucro to launch post-consumer recycled (PCR) polyethylene film solution in India with investment from Circulate Capital. The partnership builds on P&SP’s momentum in driving adoption of PCR solutions in Asia Pacific. Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics (P&SP) and Lucro Plastecycle, a homegrown Indian recycling company, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop and launch polyethylene (PE) film solutions using post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics in India. This agreement introduces a close-the-loop packaging solution to help enable a circular economy in India and expanding overall circularity portfolio in the Asia Pacific region.

Single-use Packaging

Biodegradable PHA Polymers in Single-use Packaging Applications

Milliken will bring to GO!PHA its expertise in polymer chemistry to help improve the processing, performance, aesthetics and other important attributes of PHA. The goal is to expand the application range of this family of materials into more packaging applications. GO!PHA is a coalition of industry and academic stakeholders dedicated to advancing the development, commercialization and adoption of PHA polymers through advocacy and knowledge sharing. Milliken will collaborate with other GO!PHA members to prioritize technical issues and explore ways to solve them by adapting existing high-performance Milliken additives or developing new technologies.

totally biodegradable Made in Italy food film

The first totally biodegradable Made in Italy food film is born

Developed and produced by Crocco from Vicenza, it comes from an all-Italian supply chain, the raw material is bioplastic from Novamont from Novara, and has already been marketed by excellent food producers such as Melinda who chose it for 100% packaging compostable. It is developed and produced by Crocco from Vicenza , comes from an all-Italian supply chain , the raw material is bioplastic from Novamont from Novara , and has already been marketed by excellent food producers such as Melinda who chose it for packaging 100 % compostable of organic Melinda apples.

Acrylic Adhesives

High Moisture-permeable Acrylic Adhesives for Healthcare Field

Toyochem Co., Ltd., the polymers and coatings arm of Japan’s Toyo Ink Group, has launched a new healthcare-use line of pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) under its Oribain™ brand of acrylic adhesive solutions. The new PSA system addresses the demand for medical tapes and surgical dressing materials that offer high moisture absorbency and breathability, thus minimizing skin maceration and infection. Moreover, the adhesive compositions are based on acrylics – not silicones – so they do contain any substances that may contaminate coating environments or cause costly bonding issues.

wood-based plastic

Textile company to pack clothing in Woodly’s carbon-neutral, wood-based plastic

Black Moda Oy, a Finnish manufacturer of tricot clothes, bath and home textiles, knitwears and socks, is the first textile company to expand its packaging range to packaging bags made of carbon-neutral wood. This main raw material for Finnish Woodly® material is wood cellulose and the packaging bags can be sorted into plastic recycling or mixed waste after use if sorting for plastic recycling is not possible.

adhesive film

Toppan Develops Fire Extinguishing Film for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Toppan Printing (Toppan) (TYO: 7911), a global leader in communication, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics solutions, has developed a fire extinguishing film that responds to heat by emitting aerosol particles. This new film is an addition to Toppan’s “SMART LIFE-VALUE™ Packaging” lineup, which is part of the recently launched “TOPPAN S-VALUE™ Packaging” range targeting added value for society and fulfilling living. The fire extinguishing film is on sale from February and targeted at manufacturers of batteries and electrical appliances.


Future is always full of challenges, especially for market segments like edible oil.

The companies of the edible oil sector, influenced by the trend of strong product diversification, need very flexible and efficient bottling and packaging plants in order to reach high levels of optimization and competitiveness of production lines. In an economic environment that is increasingly oriented towards eco-friendly solutions in the use of plastic packaging, a growing number of companies have chosen to use rPET (100 % recyclable PET) preforms, that allow to produce bottles with a high mechanical and aesthetic quality in a context with low environmental impact.

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