ESPOO, Finland, Dec. 13, 2019 (Press Release) -Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and part of Metsä Group, has published a web-based impact report to demonstrate the importance of sustainable packaging. Metsä Board created the report with experts at AskKauko, a Finnish software start-up developing next-generation impact communications.Read more
NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland, Dec. 12, 2019 (Press Release) -Tokyo-based 50-50 joint venture DNP • SIG Combibloc Co., Ltd has announced that pioneering dairy manufacturer Moriyama is the first customer in Japan to run commercial production using SIG filling technology and the first to offer premium ready-to-drink (RTD) products in SIG carton packs locally filled in Japan.Read more
SOLNA, Sweden, Dec. 13, 2019 (Press Release) -Paper based packaging that is used in bakeries, food outlets and quick service restaurants (QSR) often contains a treatment of a non-decomposable high-fluorinated chemical, known as PFAS. Now BillerudKorsnäs is launching Repel Pure, a paper where the grease-resistant barrier is plant-based and totally biological.Read more
PORCARI, Italy , Dec. 12, 2019 (Press Release) -Sofidel continues to pursue its commitment to more sustainable packaging with its main European brands (including Regina) – once again at the forefront to reduce the use of conventional plastic in consumer product packaging.Read more
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Dec. 12, 2019 (Fastmarkets RISI) -Stora Enso is investing EUR 9 million ($9.9 million) to build a pilot facility at Stora Enso’s Langerbrugge mill in Belgium designed to enable the production of bio-based plastics as a barrier in transparent packaging.
The pilot plant will convert plant-based sugars into the renewable building block required to make PEF, a bio-based plastic, mainly targeting the food and beverage industry.Read more
OYONNAX, France, Dec. 12, 2019 (Press Release) -The contest for innovation in spirits packaging organized during VS Pack exhibition in Cognac has awarded the no-foil metallization technology Gloss&Green developed by Duran Dogan.Read more
DUBLIN, Ireland, Dec. 11, 2019 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa and the Wings for Aid Foundation joined forces to create an innovative packaging solution that facilitates the delivery of emergency supplies into hard-to-reach areas.
The pack, which won the 2019 TIACA Air Cargo Sustainability Award, can be dropped from a plane without any damage to the contents. This was proven in prototype tests during which a pack of 30 eggs, a notoriously fragile product, remained intact following a drop from 100 metres.Read more
STOCKHOLM, Sweden and PARIS, France , Dec. 11, 2019 (Press Release) -A recent study found that paper sacks and form-fill-seal (FFS) polyethylene sacks provided equivalent protection for cement when stored for 18 months under the same conditions. The study was conducted by the Norwegian research organisation SINTEF on behalf of the European Paper Sack Research Group (ESG), a collaboration between CEPI Eurokraft and EUROSAC.Read more