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Smurfit Kappa Develops its First Paper-Based Child-Lock Box for Laundry Pods

Smurfit Kappa has developed an innovative new packaging solution for detergent together with McBride, the leading European manufacturer of private label products for the cleaning and hygiene market. The Click-to-Lock Pods Box is a 100% paper-based solution which provides a sustainable and safe alternative to the traditional plastic box for laundry pods. 

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Henkel Improves Sustainability of Dishwashing Gels

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.

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IPMA Expresses Concern over Increase in GST on Packaging Material

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.

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Manjushree Technopack Buys Packaging Company Classy Kontainers

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.

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