Month: January 2023

TOPPAN Eco-friendly NFC tag label

Toppan Launches Sales of Eco-friendly NFC Tag Label with Paper-based Antenna Substrate

Toppan, a global leader in communication, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics solutions, has developed an eco-friendly near-field communication (NFC) tag label that uses paper material as the substrate for the antenna instead of conventional polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film. Global sales of the new tag label have been launched today, with Europe expected to be a promising market due to the high level of environmental consciousness.

Constantia Flexibles Announces Joint Venture in India

Constantia Flexibles, a leading producer of flexible packaging worldwide, signed a joint venture (JV) agreement for its Indian business and operations with Premji Invest and SB Packagings. The combination will help Constantia Flexibles achieve its ambition to grow further and create value in the Indian market.

NREL Develops Systematic Framework To Compare Performance of Plastics Recycling Approaches

With only a small percentage of plastics recycled, determining the best way to recycle and reuse these materials may enable higher adoption of plastics recycling and reduce plastic waste pollution. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) examined the benefits and trade-offs of current and emerging technologies for recycling certain types of plastics to determine the most appropriate options.

Braskem Mulls North American Bio-Based Polypropylene project

Bio-polyolefins leader Braskem has announced a project to evaluate an investment in producing carbon negative bio-based polypropylene (PP) in the U.S. The project would utilize Braskem’s proven, proprietary technology to convert bioethanol into physically segregated bio-based polypropylene. Braskem is exploring partnership opportunities for this project with several clients, brand owners, and suppliers. MLT Analytics just-released …

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The Recognition Of The Mass Balance Chain Of Custody Is Key To Accelerating Chemical Recycling And Meeting The EU’s Climate And Circularity Targets

The EU’s Single-Use Plastics Directive and the proposal for a revised Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation set out recycling targets for used packaging in order to reduce packaging waste and promote the use of recycled content in new packaging. In particular, the European Commission’s proposal for the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation stipulates that at least 50% of all plastic waste in the EU be recycled by 2025.

STADLER Shares its Vision of The Recycling Industry and Strategic Priorities

Altshausen, 17 January 2023 – STADLER, the globally active German company specialized in the planning, production and assembly of turnkey recycling and sorting plants, begins the new year ready to address the fast-growing demands of the recycling industry, which is evolving at an accelerating pace. The company’s strategic objectives for 2023 remain focused on anticipating …

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IIT Roorkee Licensed Water-Based Printing Ink Technology

IIT Roorkee Licensed Water-Based Printing Ink Technology To Packaging Industry

Researchers of Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee(IIT Roorkee) and Afflatus Gravure Private Limited, Noida, developed environment friendly technology for flexible printing. Institute has transferred the two technologies to a reputed packaging company under a licensed agreement signed in presence of Director IIT Roorkee Prof K K Pant and other officials of company and research team. 

Floreon new PLA plant in Europe

New Plans to Build Europe’s FIRST Biorefinery in Normandy to Produce PLA & Recycle it

The need for PLA (poly-lactic acid) has grown over the years due to its eco credentials and having the ability to be recycled; recent concerns of PLA supply is now being addressed by plans to build new refineries as this materials popularity grows. The benefit of PLA is clear and is a sustainable material choice in manufacturing, Floreon’s unique technology uses PLA as it’s core and is delighted at the news of expansion in these sites.

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