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EU: Menthol Cigarettes are Out

While the US has issued a ban on all e-cigarette flavors except tobacco and menthol, the fresh, minty flavor will soon no longer be available to conventional cigarette smokers in Europe as a full ban on menthol kicks-in. Staff Report Starting on May 20, menthol cigarettes will be banned in the European Union and UK, under the European Union Revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). Despite Brexit, the UK is still bound under TPD since EU laws will all become part of UK Weiter lesen

07.05.2020 read more

Constantia Flexibles selected as one of 50 global companies uniting in an international sustainability and climate initiative

This year, Constantia Flexibles is proudly announcing to be one of 50 global companies taking part in an international sustainability and climate initiative strongly supported by the United Nations. This initiative includes videos of companies that are pioneers in the field of sustainability and is hosted by Bloomberg’s digital network. More sustainability along the entire production supply chain always has been a priority for Constantia Flexibles. The presentation of tWeiter lesen

04.05.2020 read more

Government bans tobacco sales

The Indian government has banned the sale of tobacco, liquor and gutka, a form of chewing tobacco, it announced April 15, reported India Today. The move comes as part of the government’s extended lockdown. The measures have been put in place in order to ensure social distancing, an important aspect of the fight against coronavirus, is adhered to. The ban is part of a list of directives which have been issued under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, and also includes acts suchWeiter lesen

17.04.2020 read more

Removing Cartoons from Unhealthy Foods

Many food manufacturers advertise with cartoons, especially on snack and candy packaging, to directly address children as a target group. The BEUC – European Consumer Organisation recommends governments should take action against this. Lidl UK is already one step ahead. In the areas near the checkout counters of supermarkets, it is particularly noticeable: There are snacks and sweets everywhere. Depending on which film has just come to the cinemas, the main characters decoratWeiter lesen

15.04.2020 read more

Europe's packaging industry secures supply chain during outbreak

Last week, following calls from the packaging industry, the European Commission confirmed that the transportation of packaging materials, including paper-based cartons and cartonboard, for essential industries such as food and pharmaceuticals, will be able to use its ‘green lanes’ and has updated its ‘Guidelines for Border Management’ to reflect the recommendation. Short term demand for cartonboard has increased by around 30% as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with particuWeiter lesen

31.03.2020 read more

Constantia invests in three Comexi machines

Austrian Constantia Flexibles has installed one Comexi F2 MC flexographic press and two Comexi S2 DT slitters at its recently opened Ecoflex Ahmedabad plant in India to further contribute to more sustainable flexible packaging production. The new plant, Ecoflex Ahmedabad opened by Constantia Flexibles in November 2011 in India is focused on the production of more sustainable and fully recyclable flexible packaging material. The newly installed machines, one Comexi F2 flWeiter lesen

04.03.2020 read more

Lidl to use 'ocean-bound plastic' in packaging

Lidl said from 30 March it would use plastic collected in South East Asia, from areas within 50km of an ocean coastline or major waterway feeding an ocean, to package 13 fresh fish products – 50% of the retailer’s fish lines. The move, part of a commitment to ensure 50% of all packaging is made from recycled materials by 2025, will see the supermarket partner with seafood wholesaler Copernus, packaging manufacturer Sharpak and recycler Bantam Materials. Lidl said the fish pacWeiter lesen

26.02.2020 read more

Nordmeccanica launches new solventless lamination solution for HP Indigo printed digital flexible packaging

Nordmeccanica launched a new, solventless lamination solution designed especially for on-demand, flexible packaging production on HP Indigo digital presses. Developed in collaboration with HP Indigo, the Super Simplex e800 Laminator is an innovative system optimized for the HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press. The 800 mm wide Nordmeccanica Super Simplex e800 Laminator is a solventless laminator, offering innovation in energy consumption and waste, designed to answer the growing neWeiter lesen

18.02.2020 read more

Huhtamaki has completed the acquisition of the majority of the business of Everest Flexibles

Huhtamaki has completed the acquisition of the majority of the business of Everest Flexibles (Pty) Limited (“Everest”), a privately-owned flexible packaging manufacturer in South Africa. The annual net sales of the acquired business is approximately EUR 40 million and it employs altogether approximately 460 people. The business was acquired for an enterprise value of EUR 58 million. The deal was paid partly in cash and partly in shares, as the sellers of Everest entWeiter lesen

07.01.2020 read more

Plain packaging in Turkey

In a move aimed at curbing tobacco sales and discouraging smokers, Turkey will switch to plain packaging for cigarettes and tobacco products from 5 December, Reuters reported. The Agriculture and Forestry Ministry said in a statement that the production of plain cigarette packages would begin on 5 December and that sales of the older, branded packages would stop on 5 January 2020. According to Reuters, Turkey will join countries like France, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Weiter lesen

19.12.2019 read more