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Huhtamaki Lamitubes
Sustainability

Huhtamaki Set to Launch Next Generation Tube Laminates with ISCC Certified Renewable Content in Partnership with LyondellBasell, Plastuni Lisses and Groupe Rocher for Use in Cosmetics and Food Sectors

Huhtamaki, a key global provider of sustainable packaging solutions for consumers around the world, has achieved an important technology breakthrough in developing next generation sustainable tube laminates. Working in partnership with LyondellBasell, Plastuni Lisses (Groupe Somater) and Groupe Rocher, Huhtamaki is launching a tube laminate with more than 40% recycled content from renewable based plastics.

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Food & Beverage

Dow, Vishakha and Dharmesh Foods Join Forces to Advance Recyclable Packaging Solutions for Wheat Packaging in India

MUMBAI, India, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics (Dow P&SP), announced today the advancement of a partnership with a local leading barrier film manufacturer, Vishakha Group, to develop a “Recyclable Barrier Film” for Solids packaging. These films will be used for the first time by Dharmesh Foods for vacuum-packing wheat.

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New awarded eco-friendly designs by Stora Enso
Sustainability

New Awarded Eco-Friendly Designs by Stora Enso

Stora Enso’s innovative packaging designs have been awarded the German Packaging Award 2021 in two categories: New Materials and Functionality & Convenience. The award ceremony will be held on 28 September 2021.

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Pharmaceutical

Huhtamaki Launches Push Tab® Paper, an Industry-First Sustainable Renewable Paper-Based Blister Solution, Ideal for The global Healthcare Industry

Huhtamaki, a key global provider of sustainable packaging solutions and Syntegon, the German processing and packaging technology provider, today announce a breakthrough innovation for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. Push Tab® paper, the first paper-based tablet packaging, is made from renewable FSC™ certified paper and is designed to meet the stringent safety requirements of regulated pharmaceutical packaging. It provides customers a more sustainable alternative to traditional push-through packaging made of thermoformed PVC and aluminium and also helps to reduce environmental impact throughout the value chain.

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Zume Building First Renewable-Powered Compostable Packaging Factory
Food & Beverage

Zume Building First Renewable-Powered Compostable Packaging Factory

Zume, a tech-focused pizza brand that morphed into a developer of robots and sustainable packaging, secured $122 million to build the world’s first compostable packaging factory powered entirely by renewable energy. After spending years building bespoke packaging machines and rapid prototyping systems, the company hopes to revolutionize retail and delivery packaging, and reduce the amount of single-use plastic reaching oceans and landfills.

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Sulzer Chemtech and Wageningen Food & Biobased Research
Sustainability

Sulzer Chemtech and Wageningen Food & Biobased Research Announce Development Partnership for Bio-based Foamed Materials

Sulzer Chemtech has announced a strategic partnership with Wageningen Food & Biobased Research. The global process technology specialist and research institute are combining their capabilities to develop new methods to produce competitive bio-based foamed polymers. These will provide material properties equivalent to their fossil-based counterparts while featuring extremely low environmental footprints.

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Alpla backing biodegradable materials
Sustainability

ALPLA Backing Biodegradable Materials

With its acquisition of a significant minority stake in the Slovak company Panara a.s., the global packaging specialist, the ALPLA Group, is stepping up its activities in the research field of alternative, sustainable raw materials for packaging. Panara is focusing on the development of fully bio-based and biodegradable plastics.

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RFID inlay Tracks single-dose drugs to patients’ bedside
Pharmaceutical

RFID Inlay Tracks Single-Dose Drugs to Patients’ Bedside

AIPIA member SML Group has released an inlay for the pharmaceutical industry, designed for tracking single-dose drugs produced in disposable vials. The new product, known as the GB32U9, is SML’s smallest inlay to date, according to the report in RFID Journal and is engineered to transmit data effectively when applied to vials filled with liquid and made from plastic or glass packaging.

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Cosmetics

With LyondellBasell CirculenRenew polymers, CORINE DE FARME Innovates with Renewable-Based Bottles, Produced in Europe

Rotterdam, Netherlands, July 20, 2021 – Committed to improving the environmental footprint of its packaging, SARBEC Laboratories, with their Corine de Farme brand, announced the launch of their new renewable-based bottles, the result of its collaboration with LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), a major player in the production of innovative polymers. The bottles have been available since the beginning of 2021.

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