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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.