Low dosing, enhanced recyclability, and major reductions in scrap rate and energy consumption – Holland Colours is expanding its TasteGuard range of additives for PET with the addition of two new AA scavenger products: TasteGuard Liquid and the highly loaded solid TasteGuard Ultramax – the first of its kind. Along with the first generation TasteGuard, both products can be combined with colors and additional functional additives as a 1-pack solution. Holland Colours’ TasteGuard range has been proven to be as effective as, or even more than, other commercially available solutions. With the launch of TasteGuard Liquid and TasteGuard Ultramax, Holland Colours is offering bottled water brands new options depending on their market, sustainability goals, brand positioning, cost base, and their suppliers’ production technology.
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hubergroup Print Solutions is launching a barrier coating that protects against water. It is particularly suitable for surface printing in the packaging industry, both in the food and non-food sectors. By using a revised formulation of the binding agents for the water-based coating, there is no longer any need for PE film lamination as a water barrier. Paper packaging with a barrier coating can be recycled in the already well-established paper recycling system. Changing from conventional packaging to pure paper packaging with a barrier coating is a cost-effective and more environmentally friendly option. The HYDRO-X GA Water Barrier Coating is now available worldwide.
ALKOflex™ tab is one of the latest innovations out of the Meyer Seals® ‘induction family’. To uncover the views of the public, independent research was conducted by Consumer Link in London. The respondents were men and women aged between 21 and 65, a cross-section of the population regularly purchasing the three target categories milk, condiments, and coffee. Clearly, consumers prefer the ALKOflex™ tab over other currently used induction seal liners, rating it the best easy to open product. ALKOflex™ tab is different from the conventional seals but at the same time has proven to be familiar to the respondents. From the youngest to the oldest ALKOflex™ tab meets the needs of all consumers with an intuitive opening.
The upcoming revision of the Foodcontactmaterials legislation (expected in Q4 2022) is again an opportunity for EU legislation on printing inks for food contact materials. In this interview, Dr. Matthias Henker explains the approach at EuPIA on printing inks for food packaging and which bottlenecks should be avoided in future legislation.
In this episode of Packaging Talks powered by HP Indigo, Manan Chandok and Reena Yadav from Digistik in conversation with Dr.R.Rangaprasad of Packaging360, share how
The companies of the edible oil sector, influenced by the trend of strong product diversification, need very flexible and efficient bottling and packaging plants in order to reach high levels of optimization and competitiveness of production lines. In an economic environment that is increasingly oriented towards eco-friendly solutions in the use of plastic packaging, a growing number of companies have chosen to use rPET (100 % recyclable PET) preforms, that allow to produce bottles with a high mechanical and aesthetic quality in a context with low environmental impact.
Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has successfully developed a new recyclable functional barrier paper range. Designed with protection in mind, this range of certified recyclable barrier paper solutions is fully integrated across Mondi’s value chain—from paper production to the barrier application—and can run on existing filling lines for form-fill-and-seal (FFS) applications.
Varun Beverages Ltd, part of RJ Corp group, one of the largest franchises for PepsiCo Inc. globally, has installed Sidel’s Aseptic Combi Predis™ in its newly established plant in Punjab, India. This pivotal project aims to expand PET bottling capacity and provide production flexibility for the private label milk brand Cream Bell as well as Pepsi’s Tropicana juice range. By choosing the new aseptic dry preform sterilisation technology, RJ Corp is commercialising its liquid dairy products (LDP) in PET for the first time in India.
VTT is testing Thermocell plastic film made of cellulose and fatty acids in the production of food packaging in cooperation with Arla Foods, Paulig, and Wipak. Thermocell plastic material, which is made from renewable components, is to be used in the same way as fossil-based plastic. Thanks to the development work, many features of the film already meet the requirements of the food industry, and cooperation has advanced to the testing of industrial production.
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).
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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