Materials

It will soon be easier to tell if products such as condoms are no longer safe to use, with Pennsylvania-based 3B Packaging (3BP) awarded a patent for damage-detecting smart packages.

Schur Flexibles has taken out the 2018 German Packaging Award for sustainability, for its FlexiClose(re) film.

For Australian food processors looking to switch from plastic to alternative tray types, KM Packaging's KPeel liddding film provides an option for reducing plastic without compromising functionality or shelf appeal.

After almost four years of development, Mondi and Werner & Mertz will introduce a new, patented, 100 per cent recyclable PE pouch with detachable decorative panels.

Though most liquid dairy is packaged in cartons or high-density polyethylene (HDPE), a growing number of producers are turning to aseptic PET bottles.

European tube manufacturers take out titles in four categories.

Bans on plastic packaging would threaten food safety, sterile packaging and health regulations. Industry bodies speak out.

Direct Paper, one of Australia’s largest paper suppliers, has launched its ‘Complete Packaging Solution’, a swatch kit with more than 50 paperboard samples to showcase its range of packaging grades.

A biodegradable fibre packaging alternative has been developed to help the industry move away from black plastic.

A company in the Netherlands has created a cap which makes opening plastic bottles easier.

Innovia Films will launch a new BOPP Rayoface facestock film designed for reclosable applications such as wet wipes.

Scientists from the University of New South Wales have developed a new carbon-based material that could impact moisture control in packaging.

Innovia Films is refocusing its R&D efforts on high-barrier materials, with plans to produce a range of new BOPP products.

Packaging company RPC Bebo has partnered with German tool producer Marbach on a new thermoformed screw closure system.

Innovia Films has added new downgauged grades to its BOPP squeezable Rayoface label facestock range.