Materials

The consumer impact of packaging using foils and laminates has been measured by a research company.

Innovia Films has launched RayoForm ICU, a crystal clear In-Mould Label film produced using the company's proprietary bubble process.

Plastic packaging producer RPC has designed a marble-effect finish for its supersoft tube caps.

Packaging company KM Packaging Services has launched a range of lidding films for aluminium foil trays which stop fog from forming.

Klöckner Pentaplast has developed a shrink label film which claims to offer maximum light-blocking properties into the film process.

US scientists have come up with a biodegradable nanocomposite film using sweet potato starch and thyme essential oil.

UPM Raflatac has launched a range of textured, coloured, and metalised label materials to help craft beverage brands 'tell their story'.

Renewable packaging solutions company Stora Enso is upgrading its flagship carton board for better print results.

Packaging technology supplier Fresnels has announced a new direct-to-surface finish effect for bottles.

Food packaging development company Sirane has launched anti-microbial absorbent packaging that can extend the shelf life of meat and poultry.

King Group has launched a 'game-changing' stretch film for pallet wrapping and is offering PKN readers a free trial offer to test the film yourself.

Adhesive coatings company Herma has developed new technology for wet wipe packaging.

Specialty BOPP films manufacturer Cosmo Films has added several new barrier films to its range, including transparent and metalised varieties.

US company Fresnels has been studying the use of digital lenses as a way of enhancing packaging in the future.

A new, high-stiffness polypropylene grade for use in metallisable BOPP film applications has been produced by LyondellBasell.