Month: February 2021

cellulose-based food packaging material

Cellulose-based food packaging material move to testing phase

VTT is testing Thermocell plastic film made of cellulose and fatty acids in the production of food packaging in cooperation with Arla Foods, Paulig, and Wipak. Thermocell plastic material, which is made from renewable components, is to be used in the same way as fossil-based plastic. Thanks to the development work, many features of the film already meet the requirements of the food industry, and cooperation has advanced to the testing of industrial production.

ABS plastic

INEOS Styrolution plans to build a demonstration polymerisation plant

INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, announced today plans to build a demonstration plant at its Antwerp, Belgium, site to test production of ABS plastic from recycled feedstock. The plans for the new plant are part of the project “ABSolutely Circular”, which is supported by the EU LIFE programme. INEOS Styrolution’s plant is intended to complement a demonstration unit planned by project partner Indaver, making Antwerp the leading European center for the recycling of styrenics.

refillable, reusable deodorant

Dove Refillable: Introducing our first refillable, reusable deodorant

To fulfil its promise of ‘buy once, refill for life’, the beautiful and reusable case is made from super durable stainless steel, specially designed to stand the test of time – and encourage you to buy less, but better. In order to keep the deodorant fresh and hygienic, plastic is still necessary – but to minimize its impact, we use 54% less plastic in our eco-friendly deodorant refills than in a regular Dove 0% stick pack.

New transparent PVC film

New transparent PVC film capable of inactivating coronavirus

Braskem’s vinyl application engineering team supported AlpFilm in developing the formulation that gives rise to the film, maximizing the potential for protection against fungi and bacteria, and achieving virucidal function – in other words, capable of eliminating viruses. In a second step, the plastic film received the addition of silver and silica based on the technology developed and licensed by the São Paulo company Nanox with support from the FAPESP Innovative Research in Small Business Program (PIPE).

Ep 3 - Sustainability starts here with Prashant Jagtap

Ep 3 – Sustainability starts here with Prashant Jagtap

In this episode of Packaging Talks in a conversation with Dr Rangaprasad, Prashant shares his thoughts on the journey of Trayak starting with his initial work with brand owners & how he became interested in Packaging & the waste generation issues. He describes the development of LCA to qualify sustainable packaging & adoption by leading FMCG & …

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Plastic Bottle Recycling Concept

How to make good preforms and bottles in rPET

PET bottles containing post-consumer recycled material will soon be the norm, not the exception. European Union law says that from 2025, PET beverage bottles will have to contain at least 25 % rPET (calculated as an average for all PET bottles placed on the market within any member state). That figure will rise to 30% from 2030. Similar pieces of legislation are being introduced in other regions of the world too.

Glass Containers for Packaging of Pharmaceutical Products

Glass Containers for Packaging of Pharmaceutical Products

Glass is an ideal container material for pharmaceuticals products regarding thermal and chemical resistance, and tunable transparency or selective absorption. However, glass needs high temperatures to melt and processing is highly dependent on the melt viscosity of the liquid glass. This study presents the temperature dependent viscosity of two packaging glass materials, as well as measurements of the visco-elastic properties. Quantitative data on flow and deformation behaviour are relevant for temperatures above and below the working point.

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