Rigid Packaging

P&G has introduced a new bag-in-box for North American e-commerce channels to ship Liquid Tide laundry detergent with greatly increased efficiency. Tim Sykes spoke to some of the creators of the new format. more

Omya is pleased to announce the launch in Europe of Omya Smartfill® 55 - OM, a new functionalized Calcium Carbonate for use in biopolymers and in particular Polylactic Acid (PLA). more

EUROPEN and 72 other associations call on European Institutions to ensure free movement of packaging and packaged goods is not undermined by the SUP. more

Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging vendor incentive program has landed in Europe. Tim Sykes spoke with Dr Kim Houchens, Amazon’s director, Customer Packaging Experience, to discuss the aims and far-reaching implications of this initiative. more

WRAP has published its The UK Plastics Pact Roadmap to 2025, outlining  key actions businesses should take to help curb pollution caused by plastic packaging by moving plastics from being a single-use disposable material to a valued resource. more

DS Smith Plastics Bilzen has designed a returnable pack that fits inside reusable crates and can be stacked without a crate. The innovation was launched at BrauBeviale in Nuremberg in Germany. more

According to current trend assessments, the German Plastics Packaging Industry Association (IK) is expecting a 5.1 percent increase in sales for German plastic packaging production in the current year and a 3.9% increase in volume. more

Priority for fully recyclable PET bottles: when the German Packaging Law comes into effect on January 1, 2019, the new legislation will set down binding rules to increase recycling quotas. more

Ball is showcasing its latest innovations at BrauBeviale in Nuremberg, Germany, this November, responding to customer demand to continue developing eye-catching and exciting packaging. more

Petainer is launching its new 30L and 20L Slimline petainerKeg Hybrid kegs at this year’s Brau Beviale - Hall 4 / 4-137.  The new formats complement the standard 20L Hybrid which is already in use around the world. more

Elisabeth Skoda looks at key trends in area of closures and dispensing systems, and explores how key industry players are working to address challenges such as convenience, sustainability and connectivity. more

pokito is a robust, British designed and manufactured reusable cup that can be collapsed before and after use and slipped into your pocket, handbag or briefcase. more

Elopak is taking a step forward with sustainable packaging and launching aseptic Pure-Pak® cartons made with Natural Brown Board. more

Corrugated cardboard boxes have been the backbone of e-commerce for some time. The engineered paper product has a highly designed construction, which enables it to carry a wide range of weights - from food products to books and electronics. more

Swiss start-up Yamo, offering home delivery of fresh baby purees, takes us on its journey to create an e-commerce solution. more

At All4Pack 2018, taking place in Paris from the 26th to 29th of November, Sidel and Gebo Cermex will present the advanced systems and innovative packaging solutions suitably developed for the food, home and personal care industries. more

At All4Pack (stand 7B 106), Aegg will be launching several new lines of food packaging, including its innovatively designed PP plastic sauce/ soup pots. more

A Q&A with Rob Day, CEO Tonejet, exploring the benefits of direct printing to cans and what lies behind the increase in demand. more

Planglow has launched a box-fresh new packaging and labelling collection, Botanical Plus, which is made from sustainable, plant-based materials and suitable for both home and industrial composting. more

A comment piece by Noel Morrin, EVP and head of sustainability at Stora Enso. more

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