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Graeme Smith of Mondi addresses the goals for sustainable packaging and the need for the whole value chain to embrace the responsibility for bringing through a new generation of resource-efficient, recyclable solutions. more

The number of polymers in packaging means raising recycling rates in a single collection stream demands better identification / sorting of plastics. Increasing interest and investment focuses on two technologies: UV tracers and digital watermarking more

As the world wrestles with the relationship of packaging to the environment, Smurfit Kappa has been rethinking its own engagement with sustainability. Arco Berkenbosch speaks about the challenges and SK's new, radically outward-facing approach more

There is a great deal of interest in graphene nanotubes in packaging, where the strength and anti-conductive properties of coatings offer potential downgauging and anti-static applications more

This week's video features Amcor's breakthrough launch of a polyolefin high-barrier film platform that's recyclable in existing streams and matches performance of existing multi-material substrates across a range of ambient & retortable applications. more

Zanders is presenting ‘Zangrass’ – an uncoated, tactile paper with grass content with a substantial carbon footprint reduction relative to other papers: offering both surface and substantive green credentials to sustainability-conscious brands more

Uflex, has launched first of its kind e-commerce website. Packaging Europe's Tim Sykes caught up with Anantshree Chaturvedi, who unveiled the innovation at FachPack today. more

Jindal Films is demonstrating a breakthrough OPP film technology, ULTRASEAL, this week at FachPack. Its unique heat seal performance capabilities are designed to replace blown PE or cast PP films used in flexible packaging laminates more

At FachPack today Marcel Kiessling, Schubert’s managing director, sales and service, introduced the new ‘lightline’ series, which emphasises compact design, short delivery times, quick set-up and commissioning. more

Exclusive! Amcor sets out to transform the circular capability of flexible packaging with the launch of a new polyolefin barrier film – a platform technology for packaging a huge variety of products. more

Pro Carton – the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard manufacturers – has called for an update on the 3 Rs of Recycling – updating the waste hierarchy to respond to today’s packaging conundrum. more

Revealing the winners of the prestigious Awards for Packaging Innovation! Packaging Europe’s Tim Sykes, a member of the global judging panel that assembled in Houston to scrutinise the entries, looks back on the competition and its deserving winners more

Packaging Europe has announced the top four submissions in each of the six categories of the Sustainability Awards 2018, as judged by the seventeen-strong, independent jury representing the breadth of the European packaging value chain. more

Announcing the finalists in the last of our six categories: ‘Driving the Circular Economy’, which celebrates innovations in recycling or reusable packaging systems; initiatives promoting increase in recycling rates or nurtures demand for recyclate more

The big reveal continues with the 5th of 6 categories in the Sustainability Awards 2018. Here we announce the judges' top four entries that have developed or applied bio-materials with significant positive impact on the environment. more

O-I today unveils a technological leap forward that (almost literally) breaks the mould. Ahead of the launch, Tim Sykes met Vitaliano Torno (president) and Arnaud Aujouannet (chief sales and marketing officer) to put the innovation in context. more

Announcing the finalists of the Sustainability Awards 2018 in the category celebrating the most significant innovations in packaging design and materials to boost recycling rates more

Which four innovations in packaging machinery have our magnificent jury judged to be the most significant in their impacts on sustainability? more

Which of these four finalists will carry off the trophy for 'Best Practice' in sustainable packaging at the Sustainability Awards 2018 in Gothenburg? more

Announcing the finalists of the Sustainability Awards 2018! The 17 independent judges for the leading competition for innovation in sustainable packaging have graded all submissions over the summer – this week we reveal the top four in each category more

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