Food Service Packaging News

Making unimpeachable sustainability claims reassures customers and consumers
EcoTensil
EcoTensil set out to ensure that it could legitimately make a range of claims around the product’s environmental sustainability criteria, including Single Use Plastics Directive (SUPD) compliance. EcoTensil founder and CEO Peggy Cross talks about the importance of making unimpeachable sustainability claims to reassure customers and consumers.
Karlo Spoon wins European carton excellence award 2021
Cardbox Packaging

Cardbox Packaging has been recognized by the organizers of European Carton Excellence Award and earned Innovations Award 2021 with Karlo Spoon. It is already the second hit of Cardbox Packaging in the competition. The previous year Cuckoo Ice Cream won in the same category. With this recognition, the company can enter Worldstar Packaging Awards 2022.

Coffee mug with screw cap
IIC AG
For an international customer IIC developed a reusable, environmentally friendly coffee mug with a screw cap. This gives customers the certainty and confidence that the cup will not leak in addition to being eco-friendly.
Packaging for the Planet 2021 Conference
Webpac

Webpac is proud to announce the launch of the Packaging for the Planet conference online in June 2021. The Packaging for the Planet 2021 Conference is the world’s first dedicated virtual event where brands and packaging suppliers come together to learn, network and collaborate for the good of the planet.

Ball presents infinitely recyclable aluminum cups at the Big Game
Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation and Bud Light have announced a partnership to bring the infinitely recyclable Ball Aluminum Cups to guests at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL for the Big Game. The aluminum cups, which are also available to fans at major events and venues across the country and for purchase online, are a demonstration of the partners' commitment to leveraging the Big Game's scale to advance sustainability in the industry.

Adhesive test on capsulated cork stoppers
Mecmesin
A capsulated stopper (T-top, Bar-Top or Altop) is a natural or synthetic cork stopper where the end is glued into a cap of wood, PVC, porcelain, metal, glass or other material. Testing the quality of the adhesive bond between cork and cap is a fundamental check performed by manufacturers of capsulated stoppers and their customers
Stora Enso and Tingstad launch unique formed fiber food service bowls
Stora Enso
Stora Enso is introducing its new eco-friendly take-away bowls for food service packaging, PureFiber by Stora Enso. The products are free from plastic and PFAS and are designed to help customers replace plastic on-the-go food packaging. The bowls are being brought to market together with the wholesale company Tingstad.
COVID-19 and Key Industry Dynamics
Raptor Packaging

As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, we have seen unprecedented disruption of the packaging supply chain, the result of which has made it very tough, and in some cases, impossible to meet customer demand. Some of the industry dynamics have resulted in under capacity and under supply. I will explain a few of the key dynamics happening.

Helping to feed the Nation during COVID-19
Robinson Packaging
A message from CEO Helene Roberts about how Robinson's collaboration is essential. Robinson-produced soup and sauce pots, bowls, and ready meal containers play a vital role in keeping us all fed during this troubled time. Our UK and Polish plastics businesses are considered as Key Industries within the Food and Drink sector, critical for ensuring that our nations have access to food and people are being fed.
Georgia-Pacific to expand operations
Georgia-Pacific

Georgia-Pacific has announced that it will make an investment of more than $145 million at its Darlington, South Carolina, Dixie plant that will expand plate and bowl making operations. This investment is based on customer and consumer demand for these well-known household products.