Repsol has adhered to the "Circular Plastics Alliance", an initiative launched by the European Commission on December 11, 2018 Read more

Sustainability director Bertrand Swiderski tells Tim Sykes about Carrefour’s strategy for cutting carbon, food waste and plastics, as well as the role it is playing the launch of the Loop online shopping concept. Read more

All Hovis® bread bags are 100% recyclable through the plastic bag collection points at most major retailers’ stores. Recently, Hovis® has started rolling out clearer recycling labels on packs to encourage more people to recycle. Read more

RKW has developed a stretchable shrink film which according to the company reduces energy consumption as it shrinks much faster than conventional films. It also cuts material requirements by more than ten per cent. Read more

Honeywell  has unveiled Aclar Accel, a new thermoformable barrier film for pharmaceutical packaging that the company says provides faster service to companies at a lower cost while maintaining patient safety. Read more

The EU-funded NanoPack project completed extensive research to examine how active food packaging technologies are perceived by consumers and retailers. Read more

KM Packaging has launched two new KPeel Ambtort lidding films, to meet the complex needs of the pet food market. Read more

The need to move away from linear economy models is focusing minds in the paper innovation on new opportunities for recyclable barrier papers. Dr Dieter Becker of Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe GmbH surveys the industry outlook Read more

New research from Virginia Tech aims to cut down on waste – and consumer frustration – with a novel approach to creating super slippery industrial packaging. Read more

PragmatIC, a provider of low cost flexible electronics, has announced the first products in their ConnectIC family, the PR1101 and PR1102 flexible integrated circuits (FlexICs). Read more

KM Packaging, a global supplier of flexible packaging and lidding films, has launched two new KPeel Ambtort lidding films, to address the complex needs of the ambient food market. Read more

Packaging Europe and Smithers Pira are unveiling the product of an exciting new collaboration: a co-branded report produced by Smithers Pira’s experts according to a brief tailored to the needs and preoccupations Packaging Europe’s readership Read more

Netherlands-based JASA Packaging Solutions will be launching its new Bag-2-Paper™ vertical packaging machine solution at Fruit Logistica this week, which eliminates the need for plastic coating to produce packages that are 100% recyclable. Read more

The recent launch, by Avery Dennison, of a portfolio using recycled PET (rPET) liners has received another important boost, with four labelling constructions now available across Europe. Read more

From 12 – 14 March 2019, the converting industry will gather for the 11th edition of ICE Europe, the exhibition for Paper, Film & Foil Converting, at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany. Read more

The latest in flexible packaging materials for pharmaceutical applications will be featured by Tekni-Films, a Tekni-Plex business, at PharmaPack Europe, February 6-7, Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris, Hall 7.2, Booths E58, E60. Read more

Parkside has collaborated with meat substitute company Quorn to produce a reclosable pack for its range of meat-free products. Read more

The embryonic PCEP project is starting to take shape. On taking on the role of chairman in December 2018, David Baker spoke to Tim Sykes about the organisation’s aims and the conclusions of its recent workshop Read more

Positive Plastics Pledge articulates kp's sustainability strategy and commitments for the coming decade. Tim Sykes visited CEO Daniel Dayan in London to interrogate the vision and concrete plans behind this document. Read more

In April 2018, Schur Flexibles Group acquired Uni Packaging UK, allowing it to further offer flexible packaging solutions for a wide range of clients´ product portfolios. Read more

Fast food lovers are saying Bonjour to crepes and waving goodbye to the humble chip, according to a North East packaging expert. Read more

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