Mondi has collaborated with Skanemejerier to create a mono-material PP-based packaging with high barrier functionality for Swedish supermarket ICA’s Hushallsost cheese.

Cortec Corporation has been awarded a US patent for its commercially compostable industrial strength stretch film technology, known as Eco Wrap film. .

Sidel’s latest stretch film technology, EvoFilm Stretch, is designed to offer the beverage, food, home and personal care markets a new sustainable solution for secondary packaging.

Paper-based packaging solutions were prolific at Pack Expo Las Vegas. ProAmpac launched its patent-pending ProActive Recyclable RP-1000 High Barrier paper-based technology for flexible packaging.

Henkel and global specialty packaging company CCL have won the AWA Sleeve Label Award in the category ‘Environmental Contribution’ for their sustainable design of Henkel’s Vernel fabric softener bottle.

Global biopolymer producer Braskem, and SCGC, a petrochemical company in Thailand, have signed a JV agreement to produce bio-ethylene and to commercialise Braskem’s ‘I’m Green’ bio-based PE.

Avery Dennison is launching its first generation of decorative linerless solutions, which it says will reduce carbon footprint, waste and water used in packaging production.

Milklab used its stand at the MICE to successfully showcase a sustainable building material made from recycled waste, including long-life milk cartons and coffee cups.

Fibre-based consumer packaging producer GPI has partnered with Swedish healthy eating outlet Picadeli to develop a new range of plastic-free paperboard lids for its paper-based salad bowls.

GPI has launched its new coated recycled paperboard PaceSetter Rainier in the US market, in response to increased customer and consumer demand for recycled content in consumer packaging.

Spark Sourcing, a distributor of innovative and sustainable packaging solutions, says its eggshell derived plastic additive, eco-shell, has received EN 13430 recyclability certification.

Global materials science company Dow has partnered with leading China-based dairy company Mengniu, to launch an all-PE yoghurt pouch designed for recyclability.

Labelstock producer Avery Dennison will use next month’s Labelexpo in Brussels to unveil a new range of variable information (VI) and decorative linerless labels.

Swedish company PulPac has been granted three new patents from the US Patent and Trademark Office for its dry moulded fibre technology. PKN is tracking PulPac developments with interest.

Amcor is expanding its AmFiber Performance Paper packaging range to include heat seal sachets for dry culinary and beverage applications, to be manufactured on a new line at its plant in Spain.

UPM Biochemicals and Selenis, a subsidiary of the IMG Group that produces speciality polyester resins for a wide range of applications, have formed a strategic alliance to produce sustainable PETG.