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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

Our writers share their predictions for the trends that will define the coming year in food and drink packaging. Read more

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European packaging manufacturer Coveris has opened a first of its kind sustainable development centre in Leeds, as part of its Pack Positive® strategy to address packaging and food sustainability in a circular economy. Read more

Fling Group introduces AquaCode, a full technology range and an ink system that it says goes beyond conventional chemistries to deliver 21st century print quality while providing environmental stewardship opportunities. Read more

Sun Chemical has entered into a partnership with HAVI, to bring its SunVisto® AquaGreen bio-renewable, natural based inks to market. Read more

In the first edition of our new guest column in which packaging experts challenge widely held thinking, Jocelyne Ehret of TheRightPackaging.com invites us to have second thoughts about SUPs and accessibility. Read more

The Walki Group is focused on turning recycled mixed plastic waste into certified circular polymers for the packaging industry. The first products with circular polymers will be delivered to customers this year. Read more

Food and drink packaging specialist Huhtamaki has now entered the market for paper straws. The company says its new range of straws are made of fibres from sustainably managed forests. Read more

Dow has launched its call for entries for the 2019 Packaging Innovation Awards – with submissions expected to reflect the cutting edge of innovation in sustainability, e-commerce, and communicative packaging. Read more

Latest industry data on glass recycling confirms that over 12 million tons of glass bottles and jars are collected and recycled in Europe, with an average glass recycling rate in the EU28 of 74% according to FEVE recycling statistics. Read more

Mario Abreu, Tetra Pak's sustainability VP, talks to Packaging Europe about the biggest sustainability challenges the packaging industry faces, and outlines opportunities and solutions. Read more

Against the backdrop of zero-waste initiatives and the growing influence of conscious consumerism, packaging innovators Touch have partnered with Nestlé Ice Cream to develop a reusable, durable container for its Häagen-Dazs brand. Read more

Arla Oy is set to be the first company in Finland to use renewable wood-based bioplastics in gable-top paperboards for milk, yoghurt and cooking products. The tall oil-based raw material used for the cartons was developed by Finnish company UPM. 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

Neopac has earned a certificate at the Perfume, Cosmetics & Design Paris show for the sustainability of its PICEA™ Tube for the brand Bamse, owned by Trimb Healthcare. 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

With the presentation of its newly developed VACUNITE technology yesterday at the PETnology conference in Paris, EREMA demonstrates its role as innovation leader. Read more

Charpak Ltd, is delighted to be officially unveiling their development for a Localised Circular Economy at Packaging Innovations on 27-28 February 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham Read more

After the successful completion of the pilot project, PACCOR and Veolia are preparing to implement PET recycling trays on an industrial scale. Read more

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