Flexibles Packaging News

What cookies, pasta and plastics (now) have in common

A team of experts from Clariant’s Business Unit Additives learned when working with a global film manufacturer that only a fraction of the plastic film scraps can be reused for production. To change this, they created AddWorks® PKG 906 Circle – a special polymer stabilizer able to substantially boost the rate of scrap reused in polyolefin films.

SABIC and Schwarz Group embark on pilot project for vegetable bags made from TRUCIRCLE certified circular polyethylene
SABIC, a global leader in the chemicals industry, has embarked on a pilot project with Schwarz Group, Europe’s largest retail store operator, for the use of transparent film bags made from certified circular polyethylene in vegetable packaging. The project will include various different PE technologies from SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE portfolio based on materials produced via feedstock recycling of mixed and used plastic.
Canny Investments Paying Off for Roberts Mart
Roberts Mart

A multi-million-pound investment in plant and machinery – with more potentially in the pipeline – is proving money well spent by specialist printed flexible packaging company Roberts Mart & Co Ltd, following its latest scoop of industry honours.

Mondi shines by winning two awards for sustainable food packaging
Two products developed using Mondi’s EcoSolutions approach have been recognised: PerFORMing, a paper-based packaging with patented barrier for cheese slices, developed for Austrian retailer REWE, And a fully recyclable, mono-material thermoforming film for Austrian meat producer Hütthaler’s meat and sausage products. Mondi’s EcoSolutions approach focuses on developing products for customers using paper where possible and plastic when useful.
BillerudKorsnäs launches recyclable paper-based flow wrap – challenging the standard in confectionery packaging
BillerudKorsnäs joins forces with Syntegon Technology to launch Recyclable Flow Wrap, a paper based packaging solution that enables a shift from conventional plastic to renewable and recyclable materials. BillerudKorsnäs Recyclable Flow Wrap is an innovative paper packaging solution, based on primary fibres from well-managed forests and with high barrier performance that can be recycled as paper.
Toly's Latest Innovative Applicators Making Waves

Following months of extensive research, development, and testing, Toly is proud to release its latest wave of cutting-edge innovative lip gloss applicators, all of which have been designed with specific applications and results in mind.

Fast and fresh: Snack-friendly packaging for prepared fruit
Healthy eating trends and convenience are boosting the fruit snacks industry globally. Amcor Food Scientists work closely with customers and suppliers to understand every factor that needs to be considered when packaging fruit. From variety of fruit, cut size and weight, and country of origin, to supply chain, preparation processes and end pack format.
CTL-TH Packaging (CTL Packaging) collaborates in the fight against COVID-19 with the manufacture of flexible tubes for hydroalcoholic solutions
CTL-TH Packaging

The CTL-TH Packaging group, one of the leading companies in the packaging industry of flexible tubes with plants in Vitoria (Spain), Barcelona (Spain) and Vichy (France), launches a specific production plan for flexible tubes for the packaging of hydroalcoholic solutions at a European level, in order to quickly serve its customers, reducing delivery times from the usual 60/80 days to 15 days.

A convenient split
RPC bpi
The latest addition to the NorDiVent range from Berry bpi provides end-user convenience with a pack that allows the contents (typically concrete or cement) to be used without unnecessary product waste. End users are able to empty the bag on construction sites directly into concrete and cement pumps without the need for any additional opening tool.
5 Unique advantages to flexible packaging

Flexible packaging is a fantastic choice for a variety of products, offering unique characteristics for stability, design, and sustainability. Innovation and package engineering have led to the development of lighter weight flexible packaging that enhances the final product’s shelf appeal, barrier strength, protection, and the ability to be sealed.

Parkside collaborates with Taylors

Packaging solutions specialist, Parkside, has collaborated with iconic Yorkshire-based coffee company Taylors of Harrogate to create a new pack for its range of coffee products. The new design has enabled the leading brand to welcome new audiences to the Taylors brand.

Smurfit Kappa combines expertise with Mitsubishi HiTec Paper to create innovative food packaging
Smurfit Kappa
As part of its ongoing Better Planet Packaging initiative, Smurfit Kappa has collaborated with one of its partners, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper, to create a new type of innovative and recyclable food-safe packaging. A combination of Smurfit Kappa’s expertise in paper-based packaging and Mitsubishi HiTec Paper’s strength in coated papers has led to the first product in the new range being shortlisted as a finalist in the Swiss Packaging Awards.
JUSTIN'S and ProAmpac pioneer sustainable high-barrier FDA-compliant flexible pouch using PCR content

Taking a “pioneering step” toward sustainable food packaging, ProAmpac, the flexible packaging leader, has announced that it is producing a high-barrier pouch made with 25 percent post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials for JUSTIN’S newest product innovation, Nut Butter Covered Nuts. To produce the new pouch, ProAmpac collaborated with its customer JUSTIN’S, maker of naturally delicious, high quality nut butters and organic nut butter cups and snacks.