Materials

  • 4.5 million tea bags a year saved from going to landfill

    Jan 24, 2023
    Waitrose has recently announced it is the first UK supermarket to sell certified own brand home compostable tea bags which are now accredited with a TUV OK compost certification. As a consequence, tea bags can be placed directly into a home compost bin or heap.
  • A future guided by plant-based packaging?

    Jan 23, 2023
    Palsgaard, a Danish company which produces plant-based emulsifiers and polymer additives for the global food, packaging and plastics industries, presented its most recent novelties at K 2022 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • Less CO2 emissions

    Jan 09, 2023
    The packaging and recycling specialist Alpla has realised a carbon-optimised prototype solution as a showcase for future products with its innovative Canupak beauty care packaging.
  • Printing inks and PTFE

    Dec 21, 2022
    New and stricter regulations on the use of certain chemicals can pose significant operational challenges for industry. In printing inks, the use of PTFE is being impacted by new PFOA regulations in Europe as well as Japan and the United States.
  • Sustainable packaging for fresh produce

    Dec 14, 2022
    Basf and StePac, Israeli company specialized in functional packaging for fresh produce, have joined forces to create the next generation of sustainable packaging specifically for the fresh produce sector.
  • Exclusive gadget for Mapei customers

    Dec 05, 2022
    The Mapei group - one of the world's major producers of chemicals for the building industry has asked Smurfit Kappa Italia - a multinational company manufacturer of paper-based packaging - to create a special gadget to promote the new Mapestone GR-ECO mortar unveiled at Marmomac, the marble and natural stone exhibition held in Verona from 27 to 30 September 2022.
  • Expansionist aims

    Nov 16, 2022
    Unitechem, Chinese producer of light stabilizers, exhibited its novelties at K 2022 (Düsseldorf, October 19-26)
  • A bottle easily recognizable

    Nov 07, 2022
    How to combine the quality of a handcrafted product with the most current demands in terms of sustainability? From this common reflection between Verallia Italia and 32 Via dei Birrai comes the desire to make the renewed bottle of 32 Via dei Birrai a communicating object, not only for the values of the brand but also for the environmental commitment.
  • Artfully and cheerfully ennobled

    Oct 11, 2022
    If, for some, chocolate is a devouring passion, for Venchi it means giving moments of joy and celebration, but above all the experience of a true made in Italy.
  • Plastic circularity guaranteed by “Reload”

    Oct 11, 2022
    Aliplast’s project is a guarantee brand that tells the story of the quality of recycled plastic: polymers and films that are the result of completely circular processes, following a model that provides for the collection of waste directly from the company and the return of the same regenerated product.
  • Compostable film

    Oct 07, 2022
    Now, global flexible packaging and lidding films supplier KM Packaging has introduced a new alternative home-compostable C-Cling.
  • Recyclable refills for the cosmetic industry

    Oct 03, 2022
    Quadpack, a Spanish company which produces packaging for the cosmetic industry, has recently launched Regula Refill, a recyclable, refillable, monomaterial and easy to use jar which is part of Regula family, a range of jars and airless products.
  • Leading the way to a sustainable future

    Sep 28, 2022
    Schur Flexibles becomes adapa. The new name derives from “adaptive packaging” and underscores one of the company’s core values, of adapting to a changing world.
  • Tosaf develops new white masterbatch without TiO2

    Sep 19, 2022
    Tosaf has developed white masterbatches as an alternative to conventional types containing TiO2, which are suitable to produce hard and soft packaging for the food industry, as well as parts for the toys and cosmetics industries.
  • Sweet home bamboo

    Sep 06, 2022
    The partnership between Forever Bambù, an agricultural company from Milan, and Mixcycling, a start-up which creates sustainable biocomposites, has resulted in Sweet Home Bamboo, an innovative collection of caps, closures and accessories for room fragrances with a natural look and excellent fragrance preservation characteristics.
  • From Research to the Shelf - September 2022

    Sep 01, 2022
    Monthly showcase of packaging solutions to communicate, protect and distribute commonly used products. Powered by Best Packaging.
    Grafiche Paciotti: Green ID card for the pack
    Ceflex: Flexible packaging selected at its best
    Walki: Recyclable materials for frozen food