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).
In the food packaging field, demand is increasing for films with performance features that meet such needs. Of particular note, demand for functional CPP film, which contributes to the realization of reducing plastics, mono-material packaging, is expected to expand in the future.
New technologies allow us to continuously improve and expand our pioneering role when it comes to sustainability. The introduction of the new KeelClip™ packaging represents another important milestone in this journey.
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Nestlé announced today that its popular Smarties brand is now using recyclable paper packaging for its confectionery products worldwide. This represents a transition of 90% of the Smarties range, as 10% was previously already packed in recyclable paper packaging.
Some of the world’s largest consumer goods businesses—also some of the most significant plastic users—have joined forces to tackle this problem. Led by Procter and Gamble (P&G), the HolyGrail 2.0 project aims to increase plastic recycling rates by adding invisible digital watermarks to product packaging.
The cosmetics giant wants to generalize the substitution of plastics by cardboard in the primary packaging of its products. The advances already made with Ecologic Brands for Seed Phytonutrients, and with Albéa for La Roche Posay will be extended to new brands.
As part of the initiative, two training courses have been developed for people throughout the plastics packaging supply chain, including brands, designers, manufacturers, retailers and even students, about how to use plastics more sustainably.
The agency tested over 60 different paper and cardboard-based packaging materials, and besides the already mentioned items above, the test included bags for french fries and popcorn, muffin wrappings, packaging for several cereal-based food items for kids, straws, plates, cookie wrappings and more. And the test results are quite astonishing.
Direct thermal (DT) paper is a popular material due to its ease of use, high print speed, high image resolution, and wide range of compatible printers. Avery Dennison’s new rDT is the first recycled uncoated direct thermal paper label material available on the market.
Avery Dennison is partnering with Schreiner MediPharm and PragmatIC to leverage NFC technology by extending smart packaging to the unit-level for everyday pharma products to improve patient safety and experience.
Sadly they are also prime targets for counterfeiters. It is imperative to authenticate these products. TrueMed, a Finland-based tech start-up, says it has come up with the first end-to-end counterfeit medicine detection able to be accessed from every pocket.