Materials

Speciality coffee brand St. Ali has worked with Jet Technologies to overcome operational challenges faced due to Covid-19 restrictions, supported through its latest coffee packaging machinery.

European paper producer Norske Skog is investing €350m in converting two newsprint papermaking lines into containerboard lines, entering the packaging market for the first time.

Jet Technologies has launched a new anti-microbial protective film that can be used for various print and packaging applications, including indirect food contact packaging.

The Real Media Collective has published research which shows that the coronavirus will live for much shorter time on carboard than on plastic packaging, which will carry the virus for two or three times longer.

Three representatives of specialist rigid and flexible packaging distributor Jet Technologies have been appointed to Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) working groups.

Qenos’ specialty distribution arm Exsource is the new distributor of LyondellBasell polypropylene (PP) in Australia and New Zealand.

PVC (vinyl) provides significant benefits as a specialist packaging material yet recovering this material for sustainable reuse presents challenges. Sophi MacMillan, CEO of the Vinyl Council of Australia, offers some practical solutions.

Innovia has extended its BOPP recycling certification across its entire range of uncoated, acrylic coated, and EVOH barrier films.

UPM Raflatac has released what it bills as the world’s first label material verified by the Carbon Trust, an international organisation working to reduce carbon emissions.

Amcor has launched a new marketing campaign to spruik the benefits of plastic at a time where many packagers and consumers are looking for alternative materials.

Swedish packaging giant BillerudKorsnäs has signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with Australian company Talga Resources to continue developing graphene packaging technology.

Two sustainable plastic solutions were among the innovations on display at K 2019, the world’s biggest trade show for the plastics industry.

Australian company Eden Innovations is developing a range of plastics applications for its carbon nanotube technology used in concrete.

Lightweight plastic containers account for around half of rigid industrial packaging sales worldwide, a report has found.

University of Sydney research fellow Dr Sina Naficy has been named on Australia's Most Innovative Engineers 2019 list, for his 3D-printed flexible food sensors. The new technology can detect gases generated by bacteria in packaged food and aims to reduce food waste.

In what is being hailed as a breakthrough solution Henkel is launching an innovative solution for fully recyclable black plastic packaging, in partnership with its supplier Ampacet, a global masterbatch producer.