Siegwerk, one of the world’s leading providers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, and APK AG, a specialist in the production of high-quality plastic recyclate from packaging waste, successfully completed de-inking trials of twofold printed LDPE-films
Paper is increasingly perceived as a sustainable packaging material. Brand owners are increasing the pace of sustainable packaging. The flexible packaging paper Koehler NexPlus® is already successfully in use.
UPM Raflatac is introducing a significantly improved universal topcoat for all its main PE and PP film products in the European market. The new topcoat will allow a greater range of printing methods to be used on standard films, reducing inventory requirements and making printers’ production processes more efficient.
Closing the recycling loop: Sustainable cardboard-plastic packaging produced for Henkel by Greiner Packaging now contains 50 % PCR PP
Cardboard-plastic combinations as sustainable packaging choice are helping to reduce plastic consumption, while at the same time ensuring high-quality appearance and stability. Henkel’s Persil 4in1 DISCS detergent packaging, which is produced by Greiner Packaging, is a top example. And this is now even more sustainable, as it contains 50 % recycled polypropylene (r-PP) obtained from discarded household plastics, meaning that postconsumer waste is being reused.
Henkel is stepping up its commitment for sustainability and has set further ambitious packaging targets for 2025 to promote a circular economy. By then, 100 percent of Henkel’s packaging will be recyclable or reusable* and the company will reduce fossil-based virgin plastics by 50 percent in its consumer goods packaging. Additionally, Henkel wants to contribute to avoiding plastic waste being disposed in the environment.
New trends the packaging industry is adopting to take on various functions (which vary from storage to branding) expected from the packaging of a product.
In an exclusive interview with Packaging 360, Mr. Vagish Dixit explains ALPLA’s commitment to offering sustainable solutions for accelerating India’s growth to reach the 5 Trillion-dollar Economy
Strong progress towards 2020 sustainability targets
New packaging targets for 2025 to avoid and reduce plastic waste
Become a climate-positive company by 2040
Compatibility of the ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) barrier in high-density polyethylene (HDPE) containers with the recycling process was tested by an independent laboratory. A compatibilizer layer was originally put into the structure, in order to test how an embedded solution could improve the recyclability of a structure usually considered difficult to recycle.
As the leading industry trade show CHINAPLAS was confirmed to be rescheduled to early August, many of the exhibitors are already planning to strengthen their presence at the upcoming show.
The official media of CHINAPLAS, CPRJ, has recently released the news about the resumption of operations and some exhibitors’ responses