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US company Michelman becomes part of IMFA for sustainable packaging

23rd Mar 2021

With a view to promote sustainable packaging solutions for a circular economy, Michelman has become part of the International Molded Fibre Association (IMFA), which advocates use of molded fibre products for environmental sustainability. Michelman’s barrier coatings help improve fibre-based packaging’s functionality while managing its end-of-life.

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Dow, Kashi, & Berry Global win 2020 SEAL award

1st Mar 2021

Dow, Kashi, and Berry Global have won the 2020 SEAL Environmental Initiative Award, for their collaboration to create the first fully recyclable flexible barrier pouch available nationally for Kashi's Bear Naked Granola brand. Dow is a chemical company whose portfolio of businesses consists of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings, and silicones.

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Sabic partners with Brückner Maschinenbau

6th Oct 2020

Sabic, a leader in diversified chemicals, is strengthening partnership with Brückner Maschinenbau, a leader in film manufacturing technologies. The collaboration is aimed at encouraging flexible packaging manufacturers to use Sabic's Trucircle solutions for certified circular polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) to create more sustainable products.

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Milliken becomes part of PP Recycling Coalition

16th Sep 2020

Milliken & Company has become part of the Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, an industry collaboration established by The Recycling Partnership to improve polypropylene (PP) plastic recovery and recycling in the US. Milliken will make available its material science expertise to help the organisation increase the supply of high-quality recycled PP...

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Ester Filmtech to open polyester film plant in Telangana

21st Aug 2020

Ester Filmtech has planned to set up an advanced polyester film manufacturing facility in Telangana. The total investment of the project is around ₹1350 crores in three phases. Implementation of the first phase with a capital outlay of ₹500 crores is scheduled to be completed by third quarter of 2022. The project will create employment for about 800...

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Returnity, Polygiene produce reusable packaging product

21st Jul 2020

Returnity has joined hands with Polygiene to produce an improved reusable packaging product, treated with Polygiene's ViralOff antimicrobial solvent. The initiative is a first for the packaging industry, directly addressing concerns linked to COVID-19 that have reversed progress in the fight against plastic pollution. ViralOff inhibits bacterial growth.

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SGS-IPS Testing now certified for ISTA packaging tests

18th Jun 2020

SGS-IPS Testing of Appleton, Wisconsin, has enlarged the scope of its packaging testing lab and services. The company now offers the full suite of International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) packaging tests including ISTA 6-Amazon.com test methods. SGS-IPS Testing has received certification to perform all of the tests specified in ISTA's 7-part...

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö becomes part of 4evergreen

24th Dec 2019

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has become part of a new industry alliance - 4evergreen. The alliance is working to increase the contribution of fibre-based packaging in a circular and sustainable economy. It aims to increase awareness about the benefits of fibre-based packaging materials, and advocate for EU legislation supporting product design for recyclability.

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Nolken makes recyclable composite packaging for wet wipes

9th Dec 2019

Nolken hygiene products takes the next development step with its recyclable composite packaging for wet wipes, thereby ensuring a higher recycling quality. The project underlines the many years of efforts in the realisation of sustainable products and packaging. Nolken is a leading developer of highest quality hygiene products, headquartered in Germany.

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