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Digital watermarks for smart packaging recycling

Markets & packaging

Digital watermarks for smart packaging recycling


Under the patronage of AIM, the European Brands Association, over 85 companies and organizations from the packaging value chain have joined forces with the ambitious goal to assess whether a pioneering digital watermarks technology can enable better sorting and higher-quality recycling rates for packaging in the EU, to drive a truly circular economy. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Material innovations BRAND: AIM
Critical factors in the assessment of exposure to nanomaterials

Markets & packaging

Critical factors in the assessment of exposure to nanomaterials


Nanotechnology is one of the key technological areas to boost Europe's competitiveness in the future. Nanomaterials have already been commercialized at various stages of the packaging supply chain from food storage to traceability and tracking. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Material innovations BRAND: ITENE
Sweet sensations in sustainable packaging

Markets & packaging

Sweet sensations in sustainable packaging


Sappi supports Dutch chocolate producer with an innovation in secondary packaging. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Materiales de envase BRAND: SAPPI
Oxidation, fungi and pests: new packaging keeps food fit for consumption longer

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Oxidation, fungi and pests: new packaging keeps food fit for consumption longer


In the FOOD-REDUWASTE project, supported by IVACE, ITENE has developed various packaging solutions for nuts, pasta and rice, red fruits and vegetables. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Material innovations BRAND: ITENE
Amcor launches first recyclable shrink bag for meat, poultry, and cheese

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Amcor launches first recyclable shrink bag for meat, poultry, and cheese


Amcor Eco-Tite R is a new PVDC-free, fully recyclable shrink bag for meat and cheese. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Material innovations BRAND: amcor
Food contact materials: safety and quality

Markets & packaging

Food contact materials: safety and quality


There is a growing awareness both among packaging manufacturers and the food industry itself, as well as among consumers, of the importance of ensuring the quality and safety of all materials intended to come into contact with food. The quality of the packaging destined to come into contact with food is fundamental in the production process of the final product, since it plays an important role in the food safety of the packaged food.   ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Materiales de envase BRAND: ITENE
BASF and BillerudKorsnäs cooperate to develop unique home-compostable paper laminate for flexible packaging

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BASF and BillerudKorsnäs cooperate to develop unique home-compostable paper laminate for flexible packaging


Performance regarding processing, sealing, printability and strength on same level as conventional multi-layer films ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Materiales de envase BRAND: BillerudKorsnäs
OXYNOV Barrier Bottles New branding introduction in Airnov

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OXYNOV Barrier Bottles New branding introduction in Airnov


High barrier protection against oxygen and moisture for use in automated fill lines ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Materiales de envase BRAND: Airnov Healthcare Packaging
Walki’s PET-free solution for ovenable trays helps companies comply with EU directives

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Walki’s PET-free solution for ovenable trays helps companies comply with EU directives


EU is expected to revise the 1994 Packaging Directive to require all plastic packaging to be reusable or recyclable by 2030. The implementation of the Single Use Plastic Directive will ban materials like styrofoam containers. Several EU countries are also considering a tax on plastic and single use items. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Material innovations BRAND: Walki
Demand for packaging sustains Q2 aluminium foil deliveries during pandemic

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Demand for packaging sustains Q2 aluminium foil deliveries during pandemic


Aluminium foil deliveries inside Europe stayed relatively strong in 2020 thanks to more demand for some gauges used in packaging application, during the current pandemic. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Materiales de envase BRAND: Alufoil Trophy