Rigid Packaging

It’s no big news to say that the way we consume is changing. And, ever mindful of consumer demands, retailers and brand owners are evolving to cater to these new habits. Victoria Hattersley reports. Read more

Last year Packaging Europe began to take a closer interest in chemical recycling – not a new concept in itself but one gaining momentum in the context of the challenges of dealing with plastic waste. Libby White takes a look at the progress. Read more

DS Smith is trialling what it says is the world’s very first water-resistant, compostable bird box made from recycled cardboard. Read more

K 2019 makes the case for plastics and highlight advances in recycling innovation. Read more

2019 is set to be a key year for the launch of new, more sustainable material structures by plastic converters aiming to comply with the new European Strategy for Plastics – introduced to ensure all plastic packaging is 100% recyclable by 2030. Read more


How can e-commerce consumer trends boost the adoption of smart and intelligent packaging? How can we make sustainability the core of packaging design? What are the implications for packaging in an omnichannel world? Read more

We must continuously innovate – or someone else will. Everywhere we can see how 21st century computing power has driven innovation and reduced costs – but not everywhere in the plastics industry, as David Russell reports. Read more

Elitron has unveiled AGILA – its newest compact  cutting plotter – at Sign Expo in Budapest, Hungary. Read more

The paper and board manufacturing industry, as well as converting sectors including the tissue industry, have published completely rewritten voluntary ‘Food Contact Guidelines for the Compliance of Paper and Board Materials and Articles’. Read more

Submissions to the most serious, rigorous and prestigious international competition for sustainability in packaging open today until 20 May. Read more

Stora Enso is investing EUR 5 million to build a new production line and related infrastructure to manufacture formed fibre products at Hylte Mill in Sweden. Read more

SIG is the first in the industry to enable customers to demonstrate their commitment to responsible aluminium sourcing using the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) certification. Read more

Paper packaging materials and solutions provider BillerudKorsnäs and plastic packaging solutions provider ALPLA have formed a joint venture in the Danish paper bottle company ecoXpac, which aims to develop a fully biobased and recyclable paper bottle Read more

Tubettificio Favia is proud to present the latest addition to its collapsible aluminium tubes range: ToBeNaturAl, the completely green evolution of ToBeUnique. Read more

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has surveyed its members in a flash poll that mirrored the ‘indicative votes’ that MP’s voted for in the House of Commons on Wednesday 27 March. Read more

Tri-Star Packaging has expanded its stackable pot range with the addition of the 100% recyclable Spartan pot. Read more

Walki's combined folding box concept with a special tear-off strip embedded in the cardboard and an intelligent folding mechanism for re-sealing was designed to answer demands for both efficiency and sustainability. Read more

The 14 expert judges represent a global perspective across the fields of design, engineering, retail, converting and academia, from organisations including Amazon, Bemis, Mintel, P&G - and Packaging Europe. Read more

A smart packaging solution developed by Schreiner MediPharm jointly with the Edelmann Group includes digital and analog technologies for product authentication and tamper evidence. Read more

In this week's weekly video news roundup, we look at trends and developments in the pouch market from lightweighting to recyclability, find out about a new mobility aid masterbatch and explore the dangers of simplistic media messages for packaging. Read more

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