Materials

Three representatives of specialist rigid and flexible packaging distributor Jet Technologies have been appointed to Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) working groups.

Qenos’ specialty distribution arm Exsource is the new distributor of LyondellBasell polypropylene (PP) in Australia and New Zealand.

PVC (vinyl) provides significant benefits as a specialist packaging material yet recovering this material for sustainable reuse presents challenges. Sophi MacMillan, CEO of the Vinyl Council of Australia, offers some practical solutions.

Innovia has extended its BOPP recycling certification across its entire range of uncoated, acrylic coated, and EVOH barrier films.

UPM Raflatac has released what it bills as the world’s first label material verified by the Carbon Trust, an international organisation working to reduce carbon emissions.

Amcor has launched a new marketing campaign to spruik the benefits of plastic at a time where many packagers and consumers are looking for alternative materials.

Swedish packaging giant BillerudKorsnäs has signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with Australian company Talga Resources to continue developing graphene packaging technology.

Two sustainable plastic solutions were among the innovations on display at K 2019, the world’s biggest trade show for the plastics industry.

Australian company Eden Innovations is developing a range of plastics applications for its carbon nanotube technology used in concrete.

Lightweight plastic containers account for around half of rigid industrial packaging sales worldwide, a report has found.

University of Sydney research fellow Dr Sina Naficy has been named on Australia's Most Innovative Engineers 2019 list, for his 3D-printed flexible food sensors. The new technology can detect gases generated by bacteria in packaged food and aims to reduce food waste.

In what is being hailed as a breakthrough solution Henkel is launching an innovative solution for fully recyclable black plastic packaging, in partnership with its supplier Ampacet, a global masterbatch producer.

More than 3000 exhibitors from 60 countries are set to descend on the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre for K 2019 this October.

Jet Technologies has partnered with Vinventions to create the world's first wine cork that is glue-free, TCA taint-free and biodegradable.

Form-fill-seal (FFS) films are increasing in popularity, with polyethylene (PE) likely to account for more than 40 per cent of the market share to 2029.