Materials

Dow’s recyclable packaging solution, enabled by INNATE TF-BOPE, is now officially certified in China to reduce carbon emissions by 35%, compared to traditional unrecyclable packaging materials.

UPM Raflatac has become the first company in the world to invest in Ocean Bound Plastics (OBP) waste as label raw material in its new Ocean Action labels.

Finnish technical research centre VTT has developed a transparent cellulose film, which aims to replace traditional plastic films used in food packaging and reduce microplastics.

Adding to its ever-growing product offering, StockCap has released a new range of Australian-made clear tubes for packaging and mailing.

Caps & Closures has released its ID-Shield holographic labelling and decoration system, which aims to counter the threat of fake products undermining brands.

The Aerosol Association of Australia has announced the aerosol2022 awards winners, with Sundae Body scooping two awards, including the premier Aerosol Product of the Year.

In line with growing market demand for sustainable labelling solutions, UPM Raflatac has extended its CarbonNeutral product portfolio by achieving product certification for its entire linerless product range.

PulPac and HSMG have developed an innovative approach for water and oil barriers for PulPac’s Dry Moulded Fibre technology.

Innovia Films is launching RayoForm EUP60, a white BOPP film for in-mould labelling, suitable for use on PP or PE containers and providing a tactile ‘soft-touch’ finish after moulding.

Kissel + Wolf takes a look at the potential opportunities for growth in fibre-based packaging across many market sectors, fuelled by the material's recyclability and printability, enabling high quality graphics and strong consumer engagement.

Solenis, a leading producer of specialty chemicals for paper packaging, has joined PulPac’s worldwide network supporting the Dry Molded Fiber community to provide sustainable barrier coating solutions.

Stora Enso and Swedish take-away salad bar company, Picadeli have introduced renewable formed fibre lids to replace single-use plastics in take-away packaging.

Kurz’s ongoing quest to develop future-proof solutions that reduce C02 has led to its latest launch: five new Eco Label variants in the TrustConcept brand security portfolio.

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.