News: Recycling

24. April 2019 | Recycling

Two winners of Luxe Pack in green awards

Bio+ Vagheggi During Luxe Pack Shanghai this April, two winners of the Luxe Pack in green awards have been awarded. Favini and Nationalpak reportedly convinced the jury with their submissions with regard to more

17. April 2019 | Recycling

Molecular scissors for plastic waste

MHET-Moleküle aus PET-Kunststoff docken an einer aktiven Stelle im Inneren der MHETase an und werden dort aufgespalten According to a publication in the Open Access journal Nature Communications, a team from the University of Greifswald and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, both Germany, has now deciphered the structure of an important enzyme (MHETase) more

17. April 2019 | Recycling

Upcycling thanks to labels

Herma: Zwei Expertenforen des Deutschen Verpackungsinstituts (dvi) informierten sich darüber, wie Etiketten die Umweltbilanz von Verpackungen optimieren können Labels can have a positive effect on the carbon footprint of packaging. How this can work in the case of re- or upcycling of plastics is demonstrated by the adhesive technology manufacturer more

15. April 2019 | Events

Thermoformed paper and cardboard packaging

PaperBoard At Iffa, Multivac will be presenting new concepts ranging from the processing of mono films and extend right up to paper fibre-based materials. The range includes solutions made of paper and cardboard composites from rolls as well more

11. April 2019 | Packaging materials & packs | Innovation

First pressed board tray concept for chilled foods

Pressed board trays AR Packaging, by its own account, is first on the market to present a gas tight pressed board tray packaging for chilled foods as a replacement of plastic trays. This solution is said more

11. April 2019 | Recycling

New Corrugated Industry CO2 footprint

The European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers (FEFCO) announced the new cradle-to-grave carbon impact of corrugated packaging at 538kg CO2 equivalents per tonne of product. The carbon footprint covers more

10. April 2019 | Recycling

Blueloop drives for circularity

Coffee pack Food and drink packaging company Huhtamaki launched Blueloop, a new range of recyclable flexible packaging made of mono-material PP, PE and paper. According to the manufacturer, these solutions involve innovative polyolefin structures to pack coffee, snacks, more

03. April 2019 | Recycling

Sitma: all on paper

Paper Wrap Italian machinery manufacturer Sitma has invested in finding a packaging alternative to traditional thermoplastic materials, and has been developing a solution that can reconcile sustainability, production costs and mechanical performance more

01. April 2019 | Recycling

Yes to beverage cans made from steel

#lovesteel The World Steel Association (worldsteel) aims to draw the attention of consumers, packaging and beverage manufacturers to steel as a packaging material for beverage cans. Thus, the association launched the global #lovesteel campaign more

01. April 2019 | Recycling

Collection and sorting is the way forward

Since 1993, the entire PET (PolyEthylene Terephthalate) value chain has been ready to industrially recycle PET, to an extent that the PET recycling companies have always been in overcapacity in the EU. Ambitious recycling targets have more

29. March 2019 | Packaging materials & packs

Production capacity boost until 2020

Die Produktionskapazität für die Millad NX 8000 Clarifier wurde wegen wachsender Nachfrage um 50 % erhöht  In April, Milliken & Company in Blacksburg Company will begin building the said to be largest clarifier plant in Blacksburg, South Carolina. The new plant is more

27. March 2019 | Recycling

Recyclability acknowledged

FreshSafe PET North America’s Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) has officially acknowledged the recyclability of KHS’ FreshSafe PET technology according to its Critical Guidance criteria. Using more

25. March 2019 | Events

Full house at K 2019

Plastics industry K 2019 is fully booked. Over 3,000 exhibitors from more than 60 countries are said to have registered to participate. According to its organizers from the Messe Düsseldorf, the world's premier more

21. March 2019 | Recycling

Producing sustainable pouches

SI 280 Machinery manufacturer Volpak has developed a technology to operate with recyclable materials. According to the company, machines such as the SI 280 or the new more

20. March 2019 | Recycling

Record for paper and cardboard recycling

Verbraucher in Europa halten Karton für die umweltfreundlichste Art der Verpackung The recycling rate for paper and folding carton packaging has risen to a new record level throughout Europe. This is confirmed by the more

19. March 2019 | Economy

O-I with 60 million euro investment in France

O-I beer bottles US-based glass company Owens-Illinois has announced a major investment to expand capacity at its Gironcourt, France, glass plant. According to the manufacturer, the commitment more

18. March 2019 | Packaging materials & packs

Are bio-plastics a savior?

Organisches Recycling von biologisch abbaubaren Kunststoffen Plastic materials are the most hottest topic at the moment, whether because of the waste discussion or the increasing attempts to reduce them as packaging. Nevertheless, bio-based and more

18. March 2019 | Recycling

Bio-based additive enhances design possibilities

Hostatint A-100 ST At the European Coatings Show (ECS) in Nürnberg, Germany, specialty chemical company Clariant will introduce a natural based alternative for safer, hard-working printing inks for food more

18. March 2019 | Packaging materials & packs

Second life for ice cream packs

Die PET-Verpackung wird von Koral für die Flavours of Childhood genannte Produktreihe verwendet Food packaging that is getting a second life after it has been used. This is the core idea oft he circular economy. Bracia Koral, a Polish ice-cream producer, started to design a new packaging solution with more

14. March 2019 | Recycling

Plastics recycling: Used PP becomes virgin-like PP

PP Recycling US company PureCycle Technologies jointly with Milliken and Nestlé aim to move forward with plans to open the first plant to restore used polypropylene (PP) plastic to 'virgin-like' quality. This plant will more

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