K 2019

Comexi had launched for the first time ever a central impression offset solution for flexible packaging back in 2012. After seven years of development, the new generation of offset CI8 press has introduced new solutions for colour matching. Read more

Stand-up pouches (SUPs) can now be made using recycled material from full polyethylene (PE) laminated SUPs and virgin performance PE polymers. Read more

SABIC is launching its range of circular solutions to help manufacturers address one the planet’s most urgent sustainability challenges – the reduction of mixed plastic waste. Read more

Borealis and Borouge have developed a series of new, monomaterial pouch solutions based on polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP). Read more

"Sustainable products" is one of the three main topics of the machinery builder W&H at K 2019. W&H is showing a whole spectrum of example products that are either fully recyclable or contain shares of recycled material. Read more

Novamont and Saes Group have joined forces to develop solutions to meet the growing demand for materials with lower environmental impact and high functional performance. Read more

The Gabriel-Chemie Group will once again be present at K2019 in Hall 5, Booth B40, sharing a new booth design as well as numerous new, innovative solutions and product demonstrations. The main topics up are digitalisation and sustainabilty. Read more

It has been a challenging period for the plastics packaging industry with difficult market conditions and the ongoing 'war on plastics' having an effect. Read more

Milliken & Company has announced the European launch, at K 2019, what it describes as one of its most sustainable products yet—Millad® NX® 8000 ECO. Read more

UNITED CAPS and LyondellBasell have announced that they are displaying the results of an extensive collaborative effort to respond to EU Directive 2019/904 on single-use plastics Read more

The adhesives used in packages typically only make up no more than five percent of the total weight – yet, their properties can actually make the difference when it comes to the overall recyclability of the material. Read more

The shredder-extruder recycling technology provider PURE LOOP has added new system types to its ISEC evo series and now offers higher output alternatives in the medium to high throughput range. Read more

There is an increasing demand from consumers and the beverage industry alike for packaging which saves on resources. Read more

At the start of K 2019, Packaging Europe asks some major players in the plastics packaging industry a few pertinent questions about the big issues the industry faces today and finds out about their sustainability drive and innovations. Read more

Plastics are described as an important resource that must be recycled and not end up as environmental litter. In order to manage and optimise the flows of material specifically for this purpose, the volumes of material flow need to be known. Read more

Thanks to the joint development with machine manufacturer BOBST, extrusion converter Hosokawa Alpine and packaging producer ELBA, Dow will present a selection of polyethylene-based(PE) pouches Read more

Visitors to K 2019 this year will be able to sample a free coffee, and reusable / recyclable Zero Waste Cup at the Borealis stand A43, hall 6. Read more

Total Corbion PLA's peer reviewed Life Cycle Impact Assessment of PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) produced from Sugarcane in Thailand has been published in the "Journal of Polymers and the Environment" and confirms PLA's low carbon footprint. Read more

ExxonMobil will introduce Rethink Recycle with Vistamaxx™ performance polymers – a solution that the company says allows increased recycled content utilization for high-value applications ― at its K2019 pavilion (FG10.1). Read more

Jointly with the industry, Dow has enhanced its polymer solutions for meat and cheese packaging for efficient packaging production, consumer experience and  food preservation, helping to further reduce food waste. Read more

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