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.
Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics and Lucro to launch post-consumer recycled (PCR) polyethylene film solution in India with investment from Circulate Capital. The partnership builds on P&SP’s momentum in driving adoption of PCR solutions in Asia Pacific. Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics (P&SP) and Lucro Plastecycle, a homegrown Indian recycling company, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop and launch polyethylene (PE) film solutions using post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics in India. This agreement introduces a close-the-loop packaging solution to help enable a circular economy in India and expanding overall circularity portfolio in the Asia Pacific region.