Materials

Global biopolymer producer Braskem, and SCGC, a petrochemical company in Thailand, have signed a JV agreement to produce bio-ethylene and to commercialise Braskem’s ‘I’m Green’ bio-based PE.

Avery Dennison is launching its first generation of decorative linerless solutions, which it says will reduce carbon footprint, waste and water used in packaging production.

Milklab used its stand at the MICE to successfully showcase a sustainable building material made from recycled waste, including long-life milk cartons and coffee cups.

Fibre-based consumer packaging producer GPI has partnered with Swedish healthy eating outlet Picadeli to develop a new range of plastic-free paperboard lids for its paper-based salad bowls.

GPI has launched its new coated recycled paperboard PaceSetter Rainier in the US market, in response to increased customer and consumer demand for recycled content in consumer packaging.

Spark Sourcing, a distributor of innovative and sustainable packaging solutions, says its eggshell derived plastic additive, eco-shell, has received EN 13430 recyclability certification.

Global materials science company Dow has partnered with leading China-based dairy company Mengniu, to launch an all-PE yoghurt pouch designed for recyclability.

Labelstock producer Avery Dennison will use next month’s Labelexpo in Brussels to unveil a new range of variable information (VI) and decorative linerless labels.

Swedish company PulPac has been granted three new patents from the US Patent and Trademark Office for its dry moulded fibre technology. PKN is tracking PulPac developments with interest.

Amcor is expanding its AmFiber Performance Paper packaging range to include heat seal sachets for dry culinary and beverage applications, to be manufactured on a new line at its plant in Spain.

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.