Henkel has officially opened its upgraded Innovation and Application lab in Seven Hills, Sydney, targeting key growth sectors in Australia and New Zealand.

Recent polymer market developments in Europe have created sudden and significant shortages, along with price increases in the supply chain. PKN looks at the impact on Australian supply.

Innovia Films has launched SLF – a chlorine-free film that delivers high barrier levels to oxygen, moisture, aroma, and mineral oils.

Jet Technologies this year celebrates 40 years of service, innovation, and expertise in the Australian and global industrial printing and packaging industries.

Spicers brings to market the game-changing product Sylvicta by Arjowiggins, to answer the demand for sustainable packaging in ANZ with this revolutionary new translucent barrier paper.

Pressure sensitive label material supplier UPM Raflatac says it is making “great progress" toward a more circular economy, with a raft of measures reducing its environmental impact.

Jet Technologies is launching a new in-house aluminium brand – AluJet – which it says offers a diverse range of quality aluminium sheets and coils, to the Australian market.

Packaging materials, from paper to wrap around cases, require bonding in a fast-paced environment, such as manufacturing. Hot melt adhesives are often used and may cause a range of issues, but Henkel's latest solution can help overcome such problems with its reduced application temperature.

Melitta Single Portions has launched Avoury, a line of new, premium organic tea capsules made from certified circular polypropylene (PP) that uses feedstock made from used plastic.

Stretch hood films based on LyondellBasell’s Catalloy technology are used across the globe and have replaced more traditional EVA-based films due to their higher performance and versatility.

Martogg Group is to add food-grade HDPE to its range of marLENE LDPE food-contact recycled resin and marPET PET food-contact recycled resin to cater to growing demand in sustainable alternatives.

Polymer specialist Qenos eXsource is focusing on its online marketplace offering – Qenos Chemz – to provide a channel for businesses moving online for daily operational activities.

Packaging company Tacca Industries has signed a six-month supply agreement with Detmold Group to localise manufacture of a material that is critical for production of personal protective equipment.

Speciality coffee brand St. Ali has worked with Jet Technologies to overcome operational challenges faced due to Covid-19 restrictions, supported through its latest coffee packaging machinery.

European paper producer Norske Skog is investing €350m in converting two newsprint papermaking lines into containerboard lines, entering the packaging market for the first time.

Jet Technologies has launched a new anti-microbial protective film that can be used for various print and packaging applications, including indirect food contact packaging.