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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 particu[En savoir plus]

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 fl[En savoir plus]

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 pac[En savoir plus]

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 ne[En savoir plus]

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 ent[En savoir plus]

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 [En savoir plus]

19.12.2019 read more

Are we on the road to achieving truly sustainable packaging?

While the sustainability of packaging has been an important topic for Brand Owners for several years, the need to implement meaningful solutions has significantly gathered pace in the last year or two. Consumers are rapidly becoming more environmentally conscious, and packaging recyclability is now a major decision factor in their purchasing. Indeed, 48% of consumers in the US said they would definitely or probably change their consumption habits to reduce their impact on t[En savoir plus]

19.11.2019 read more

Unilever pledges to halve its virgin plastic packaging by 2025

Unilever has also pledged to collect and process more plastic packaging than it sells by the year 2025. The personal care giant has also pledged to help collect and process more plastic packaging than it sells by the year 2025. "Plastic has its place, but that place is not in the environment," said Alan Jope, Unilever CEO, in a statement."We can only eliminate plastic waste by acting fast and taking radical action at all points in the plastic cycle." Accor[En savoir plus]

13.11.2019 read more

CPC Packaging has acquired Fina Flexible Packaging

Headquartered in Paterna (Valencia), Fina Flexible Packaging is a premium Spanish family-owned provider of flexible packaging that specialises in advanced, complex and customised solutions in rotogravure and flexography for leading companies in the food industry and other sectors. With over 40 years of experience, Fina is widely recognised in the Spanish industry as a specialised supplier that applies new technologies in the industry with a proven track record of new product[En savoir plus]

21.10.2019 read more

NESTLÉ INAUGURATES PACKAGING RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Nestlé has officially inaugurated the Institute of Packaging Sciences, the first-of-its-kind in the food industry. The new Institute enables Nestlé to accelerate its efforts to bring functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging solutions to the market and to address the global challenge of plastic packaging waste. “Our vision is a world in which none of our packaging ends up in landfill or as litter,” said Mark Schneider, Nestlé CEO, speaking at the inauguration. “[En savoir plus]

13.09.2019 read more