Packaging Recycling News

  • HSM wins Benelux Office Products Award 2018

    The packaging machine HSM ProfiPack P425 was awarded the coveted Benelux Office Products Award 2018. The intelligent product solution from HSM GmbH + Co. KG came out on top in the category “Facility Products“ in competition against many other innovative products. The prize-giving ceremony took place on 11th October 2018 in Rotterdam. Patrick Nijhuis, Area Sales Manager for Holland and ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • Axion: targets for recycled content in food packaging need care

    Setting minimum targets for recycled content in food packaging may sound like a good idea, but could lead to overall less efficient use of resources if material types and their applications are not carefully considered, cautions Richard McKinlay, Head of Circular Economy at resource recovery specialist Axion. It’s widely acknowledged that to make recycling more economically viable, an end ...


    By Axion Group

  • Sachet improvement - R&D NEWS

    BION sachet products are an essential solution that meets the demands of postharvest industry. Our customers appreciate the convenience and dose accuracy for storage and transportation purposes. At BION we are constantly improving and upgrading our products. This August we are launching our new sachets. New improvements ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Nominees for Benelux Office Products Awards 2018 announced

    The jury gathered at the end of June to evaluate the products submitted for the Benelux Office Products Awards 2018. The expert jury, consisting of specialist retailers, retailers, management consultancies, end consumers and the trade press, judged the large number of submitted products and concepts that were of a consistent high quality. There was a large number of very strong categories where ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • Axion: £100m investment needed for flexible plastic recycling in UK

    Most flexible plastic packaging can be recycled, but investment of £100 million in collection, sorting and recycling infrastructure would be needed to make it happen in the UK, according to resource recovery specialist Axion. “The big problem is the lack of adequate facilities designed to process these largely-recyclable materials,” says Richard McKinlay, ...


    By Axion Group

  • Axion launches ‘Design for Recycling’ service

    Axion has launched a new ‘Design for Recycling’ service aimed at helping the plastic packaging value chain ensure that packaging placed on the market has been optimised for end of life, while maintaining its primary function of product protection.  The circular economy specialist’s service is aimed at a range of stakeholders in the food and beverage supply chain. This ...


    By Axion Group

  • Axion: Laying down markers for plastic packaging recycling

    New developments in marker technologies for sorting plastic packaging should not be viewed as ‘the answer’ to increasing recycling rates, however they could be valuable in other ways leading to higher quality and value in recycling, suggests Axion Consulting. While methods to detect different polymer types, such as fluorescent pigments and digital watermarks, offer exciting potential ...


    By Axion Group

  • Eastman increases RESIN INTERMEDIATES prices on Apr. 01, 2017

    Eastman Chemical Company is increasing prices on the following products Apr. 01, or as contracts allow. These increases are due to elevated operating costs, especially in raw materials. NPG, ALL GRADES AND PACKAGE TYPES : Offlist and List Price increase of $USD 0.03/LB ($USD 0.07/KG) in North America and Latin ...


    By Eastman Chemical Company

  • Eastman increases ACIDS and ALCOHOLS prices on Apr. 01, 2017

    Eastman Chemical Company is increasing prices on the following products Apr. 01, or as contracts allow. These increases are due to increased market demand & operating costs, particularly in raw materials. EASTMAN™ N-BUTYL ALCOHOL, ALL PACKAGE TYPES: List and Offlist Price increase of $USD 0.050/LB ($USD 0.110/KG) in North America and Latin America. EASTMAN™ ...


    By Eastman Chemical Company

  • UL Environment, Green Electronics Council Unveil UL ECOLOGO/EPEAT Joint-Certification for Mobile Phones

    UL Environment, a business division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, and the Green Electronics Council (GEC), managers of the EPEAT program, today announced a collaboration enabling mobile phones certified to the ANSI/UL 110 sustainability standard to also be featured on the EPEAT Registry, which is used by public and private institutional purchasers globally to ...


    By UL Environment

  • New Avery Dennison Clearintent portfolio enables sustainability improvements

    As part of its ambitious 2025 sustainability goals, Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has created a new portfolio designed to enable customers choose products that can help to make a positive environmental impact. Xander van der Vlies, director sustainability, Avery Dennison Europe, said that the ClearIntent portfolio is about working with converters and brand owners – ...


    By Avery Dennison Corporation

  • Eastman’s material enables innovative packaging design of O Boticário`s newly launched soaps

    The technology of Eastman Chemical Company was O Boticario's bet to innovate in its newly launched liquid soaps Incredible Wishes and Christmas Dreams. The Glass Polymer ™ resin has been chosen to develop a beautiful and functional packaging, especially for commemorative dates. ...


    By Eastman Chemical Company

  • Great response to our Permeation Analysers at the 2016 KShow

    We received a great response to our range of gas permeation instruments at the K 2016 International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber in Dusseldorf. Visitors were particularly enthusiastic about the 8700 multiple bottle oxygen permeation analyser on display. This permeation analyser has the ability to test a variety of samples; bottles, packages and films and the capability to allow individual ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • REFLEX project helps drive development of recycling options for flexible packaging

    The results of significant research to enable further developments towards establishing recycling options for flexible plastic packaging delivered by the two-year REFLEX R&D project were unveiled at the K Show in October 2016. The project is a collaboration of the whole value chain, from polymer production, packaging manufacturers, ...


    By Axion Group

  • TargetSolutions Is Organizationally Accredited by CAPCE

    TargetSolutions is proud of its EMS course catalog, which features more than 160 hours of accredited training hours for EMS continuing education. Possibly even more important, however, is the fact TargetSolutions has received “organizational accreditation” from the ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • NPR Here & Now Interviews NRC President, Bob Gedert

    Online Retail’s Having A Good Year. So Is Cardboard. On August 19, 2016 the NPR program Here & Now interviewed Bob Gedert of the National Recycling Coalition about what the boom in online retail means for cardboard recycling. ...

  • Chemtrade announces expansion of Texas Potassium Chloride facility

    Chemtrade announced today it has begun construction on an approximately Cdn$30 million project to increase the capacity of its high purity potassium chloride manufacturing facility at Midlothian, TX by more than 50% over the next 18-24 months.  In addition to the expansion, which will include a new crystallizer and downstream train, Chemtrade will construct a new upgraded packaging hall and ...


    By Chemtrade

  • Plastics industry trade association releases report simplifying bioplastics

    On April 1, 2016, The Plastics Industry Trade Association's SPI Bioplastics Division released a new report explaining and defining bioplastics. The report, Bioplastics Simplified: Attributes of Biobased and Biodegradable Products, educates consumers on ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • DIBBIOPACK Looks Back On Four Years of Collaborative Work Researching Bioplastics Packaging

    On February 24, 2016, the four year DIBBIOPACK project ended with a final conference at the CaixaForum Congress Centre in Zaragoza and the AITIIP ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • WRAP and Valpak to carry out placed on the market research for wood packaging

    Following an open tender call, WRAP is pleased to announce that it has commissioned Valpak to conduct new research on wood packaging flows. The work follows on from previous WRAP/Valpak projects studying the material flows for glass, metals and plastic and an active project examining paper and card packaging. The wood flow project will provide Defra with robust and independent updated estimates ...

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