Henkel Laundry & Home Care introduces a new packaging concept for its Somat Gel product ranges and launches a new Somat All in 1 Gel Pro Nature product. With the more sustainable packaging and formula innovations, Henkel is taking a further step in driving sustainable product innovations.
CHENNAI: Indian Paper Manufacturers Association (IPMA) has expressed concern over increase in GST rates on paper bags, cartons, boxes and other packaging material which according to the association will make it expensive for consumers to shift away from single-use plastic. The GST council, in its 45th meeting held on September 17, 2021, has recommended an increase in the GST rate on cartons, boxes, bags, packing containers of paper etc. from 12% to 18%. According to IPMA, this recommendation of the GST council is surprising and not in sync with the move of the government towards ban on the use of single-use plastic. Recognising the global menace of single-use plastic which is not biodegradable, India had earlier given an international commitment to ban all single-use plastic by 2022. Last month, towards this endeavour, the government amended the Plastic Waste Management Rules prohibiting the manufacture, sale and use of several single-use plastic commodities from July 1, 2022; and also prohibited the use of plastic carry bags with thickness less than 75 microns with effect from September 30, 2021 and 120 microns with effect from December 31, 2022.
Advent International backed Manjushree Technopack Limited (MTL), one of India’s largest packaging companies, on Monday announced the acquisition of Classy Kontainers, India’s largest custom-molded rigid packaging supplier, for an undisclosed sum to further consolidate its presence in the fast growing segment.
Surf Excel, from the house of Hindustan Unilever, has announced its move to the use of recyclable bottles.
These bottles will be made from 50% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic and will use 100% biodegradable actives in their formulation.
Bengaluru: Premji Invest, the family office of Wipro’s chairman emeritus Azim Premji, has invested $25 million (about Rs 180 crore) in SB Packagings Pvt. Ltd. for a significant stake.
The material reduced in the packaging of Dabur Red Paste shall be repurposed to make notebooks for underprivileged children.
Procter & Gamble Announces First Lenor Paper Bottle Pilot and Joins Paboco Community of Pioneer Brands
GENEVA, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)– P&G unveils its first paper bottle for Lenor in partnership with paper bottle company Paboco, announcing a pilot for Western Europe in 2022. The trial rollout will form the basis of a test and learn strategy to scale up paper packaging and incorporate it more widely across P&G’s portfolio.
With the increasing acceptance of digital printing in the various application areas of packaging printing, the range of requirements for digital ink systems has expanded. The migration behaviour of ink systems is moving into the focus of the decision-making process of labels- and packaging printers and plays a decisive role in the selection of a digital printing press.
Never in our lifetime, the world has witnessed such a calamity as that caused by the pandemic, due to the lethal corona virus. Its reach has been unlimited and spread across almost all geographical regions of earth causing severe devastation, such that millions of people have got impacted, many have succumbed to the disease. Governments in most countries had no alternative but to declare lockdowns to stem the progress of this deadly virus and save precious lives of their citizens.