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Berry announces its first North America ISCC PLUS certifications

23rd Oct 2021

Berry Global has announced its first three sites in North America to achieve the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS designation to support its growing North America-based customer demand for more sustainable packaging. The company is a Fortune 500 global manufacturer and leading marketer of plastic packaging products.

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Germany’s Freudenberg develops more sustainable Evolon RE

6th Jul 2021

Freudenberg has developed Evolon RE - an even more sustainable version of its high-performance microfilament textiles. Evolon RE is manufactured from an average of 70 per cent recycled polyester, which the company makes by recycling post-consumer PET bottles in-house. It can be used for various purposes including high-tech wiping and technical...

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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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Dow introduces bio-based Affinity RE

23rd Feb 2021

Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, a business division of Dow, has introduced bio-based Affinity RE, expanding its high-performance Affinity GA polyolefin elastomers (POE). Affinity RE offers an alternative to fossil fuel-based products and can help to reduce the carbon footprint while delivering the same performance as the entire Affinity GA range.

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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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