Materials

Cassava Bags Australia has launched a biodegradable single-use bag and liner range, which the company says is non-toxic, plastic-free, and won’t break down into microplastics.

RMIT University researchers have developed a self-cleaning bioplastic, inspired by the lotus leaf, which has potential application in compostable packaging.

Avery Dennison has launched AD Stretch, a global labels and packaging industry partnership program to engage with startup innovators to solve key industry challenges.

Innovia Films has released Propacast KF, its new clear cast polypropylene film, which is specifically designed as a lamination solution for HFFS, VFFS and lidding applications.

Caps & Closures has launched ThermoShield which, it says, can safeguard cold chain products using thermochromic materials that signal temperature fluctuations by changing colour.

Ball & Doggett’s move to strengthen its leadership team has resulted in the appointment of Leigh Hooper to the role of GM – Labels & Packaging. Colleen Bate talks to him about this, and more.

In a bid to advance HDPE recycling, Avery Dennison and UPM Raflatac have successfully tested non-removable labels for the first time in collaboration with cross-industry initiative, RecyClass.

In partnership with BillerudKorsnas, Oatly has implemented an innovative secondary packaging solution enabling a reduction in packaging material of up to 35%.

TIPA has launched its first home compostable, highly transparent laminate for food packaging, which it says will give end-consumers authority over their own waste management.

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe's new secondary packaging barricote liners have been used in packaging for chocolate drops, offering barrier protection and recyclability.

Taghleef Industries has launched the Shape360 shrink films range, featuring a new and updated Shape360 TDS that improves PET bottle recycling quality and efficiency.

UPM Raflatac’s unprinted SmartCircle PE labels with acrylic and hotmelt adhesives have received recognition from RecyClass, proving that they can be recycled in the HDPE coloured stream.

The global aluminium aerosol cans market saw a moderate shipment decline in FY21, but rising input costs of raw materials and secondary packaging are putting pressure on producers.

PKN speaks to Stephen Pratt, MD of Kurz Australia, about industry developments for the next decade, as the packaging industry undergoes a significant transformation.

The rise of consumer goods being transported in single parcel shipments has led to the increase of landfill due to the widespread use of single-use plastics. tesa is actively working to help ease these pressures.

In a bid to strengthen its footprint in Australia, NZ brand Compostic has launched into Woolworths, now bringing its range of home compostable cling film and resealable bags to the country’s shores.