Materials

In partnership with BillerudKorsnas, Oatly has implemented an innovative secondary packaging solution enabling a reduction in packaging material of up to 35%.

TIPA has launched its first home compostable, highly transparent laminate for food packaging, which it says will give end-consumers authority over their own waste management.

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe's new secondary packaging barricote liners have been used in packaging for chocolate drops, offering barrier protection and recyclability.

Taghleef Industries has launched the Shape360 shrink films range, featuring a new and updated Shape360 TDS that improves PET bottle recycling quality and efficiency.

UPM Raflatac’s unprinted SmartCircle PE labels with acrylic and hotmelt adhesives have received recognition from RecyClass, proving that they can be recycled in the HDPE coloured stream.

The global aluminium aerosol cans market saw a moderate shipment decline in FY21, but rising input costs of raw materials and secondary packaging are putting pressure on producers.

PKN speaks to Stephen Pratt, MD of Kurz Australia, about industry developments for the next decade, as the packaging industry undergoes a significant transformation.

The rise of consumer goods being transported in single parcel shipments has led to the increase of landfill due to the widespread use of single-use plastics. tesa is actively working to help ease these pressures.

In a bid to strengthen its footprint in Australia, NZ brand Compostic has launched into Woolworths, now bringing its range of home compostable cling film and resealable bags to the country’s shores.

The global market for folding cartons will be $136.7 billion in 2021, and as the market recovers from Covid-19 disruption, global demand will reach $172 billion in 2026, according to the latest market data from Smithers.

EcoCortec has released its new EcoShrink compostable film, a commercially compostable alternative to common plastic shrink wraps for use in industrial packaging applications.

With the growing need to replace fossil-based packaging materials with renewable ones, UPM Raflatac has introduced its new Forest Film label made from 100 per cent renewable wood-based raw materials.

According to Proseal, it has worked closely with both tray and film suppliers to stay ahead of the demand from retailers and consumers for environmentally-friendly packaging solutions.

Innovia Films has launched a new BOPP film in its Propafilm range of transparent specialty packaging options, with improved thermal resistance and shrinkage properties.

Global demand for PET and other rigid plastic packaging formats will accelerate through the second half of 2021, according to the most recent market analysis by Smithers.

Sappi will introduce new barrier coating technology at its speciality mill in Alfeld, Germany, strengthening its position as a leading global provider of sustainable paper packaging solutions through its functional paper packaging range.