UPM Biochemicals and Selenis, a subsidiary of the IMG Group that produces speciality polyester resins for a wide range of applications, have formed a strategic alliance to produce sustainable PETG.

Billerud has launched a machine glazed kraft paper especially adapted and validated for wrapping toilet and kitchen paper rolls, which are renewable, recyclable, biodegradable, and able to endure tough handling.

Corrosion solution company Cortec is offering two kinds of barrier paper, both of which is says are USDA Certified Biobased Products and are available in Australia and New Zealand.

Amcor Rigid Packaging has earned the US Plastics Industry Association 2023 Leadership in Sustainability Innovation Award, for its innovations in plastics manufacturing.

Bostik has developed a solvent-free adhesive solution, which it said can be applied for food, fast-moving consumer goods and pharmaceutical industries.

Aluminium Deutschland is concerned that the lack of high-quality PCR materials will cause major issues in Europe, and says a worldwide race for the recycled materials is already on.

UPM Raflatac is expanding its wash-off portfolio with new paper label materials that, it says, enhance the recycling of PET and HDPE. The materials have received European certifications of recyclability

Windmöller & Hölscher and its partners have developed a fully recyclable, mono-material PE pouch, which has similar properties to standard multi-material laminated pouches.

With the interim trade deal between India and Australia now in effect, Indian manufacturer of rigid packaging solutions AVI Global Plast is promoting its range of recycled packaging to Australian producers.

Garden care company Yates has partnered with flexible pouch manufacturer OF Packaging to develop a mono-polymer rPE stand-up pouch, with 60 per cent recycled content, combining PIR and PCR.

KM Packaging has welcomed the Soft Plastics Taskforce’s recently released Roadmap to Restart, which outlines the steps needed to relaunch a supermarket soft plastic collection scheme in Australia.

Avery Dennison, a global leader in materials science and manufacturing, has launched AD XeroLinr DT, its direct thermal linerless portolio for variable information printing.

A recent incident at Qenos’ Botany, NSW Olefines facility has halted operations at the facility with repercussions down the supply chain for packaging manufacturers using polyethylene.

Swedish company PulPac has joined forces with PA Consulting, launching a new initiative called The Bottle Collective, which will create a fibre bottle alternative to minimise the use of single-use plastic.

A collaboration between renewable packaging and paper business Opal and Australia’s largest animal protein processor, JBS Australia, has seen the pair recognised with a 2023 WorldStar global packaging award.

Sabic, a global leader in the chemical industry, collaborates with Scientex to develop material for the world’s first flexible food packaging made using PCR ocean bound plastic.