INFOPACK NEWS _ 14/07/2024

New flexible and recyclable structures for food packaging materials

News - Packaging materials

New flexible and recyclable structures for food packaging materials


In 2022, global plastic production reached 400.3 million tons, a significant increase compared to previous years. In Europe, production was 56.42 million tons, representing 14% of the total, overall consumption was dominated by packaging sector (39%), followed by construction (23%) and automotive (8%). ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Packaging materials BRAND: ITENE
New cellulosic materials for packaging: approaches for food and e-commerce

Markets - Food

New cellulosic materials for packaging: approaches for food and e-commerce


Around 50 million tonnes of flexible packaging are produced annually globally. This represents about 40% of all plastic packaging produced by weight. This flexible packaging is mainly single-use, disposable and unlikely or unlikely to be recycled. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Food BRAND: ITENE
A key tool for improving the efficiency of packaging systems

Innovation - packaging systems

A key tool for improving the efficiency of packaging systems


Competitiveness in freight transport is a central factor for various industries, as it acts as a link between sectors such as agriculture, automotive, ceramics, food, distribution, textiles and tourism ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: packaging systems BRAND: ITENE
Agrifood waste for packaging production

Markets - Circular Economy

Agrifood waste for packaging production


Managing and treating packaging waste represents a considerable global challenge. In response to this issue, the EU Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste has been revised several times since its initial adoption in 1994. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Circular Economy BRAND: ITENE
ENZYCLE: A Paradigm Shift in Plastic Waste Management

News - Packaging materials

ENZYCLE: A Paradigm Shift in Plastic Waste Management


According to a recent JRC study (Exploring the EU plastic value chain: a material flow analysis), around 19% of plastic waste was recycled in 2019 (4.5 megatonnes of recycled plastics were consumed), and it is estimated that this rate will be increased a 45% by 2025. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Packaging materials BRAND: ITENE
Food packaging with barrier

News - Packaging materials

Food packaging with barrier


Barrier properties are essential in packaging to maintain food quality and safety. Packaging systems with optimal barrier properties protect their contents against water vapor, gases, light, and aromatics, and ultimately against spoilage ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Packaging materials BRAND: ITENE
Processes of decontamination of recycled polyolefins

Markets - Circular Economy

Processes of decontamination of recycled polyolefins


At present, 400.3 Mt of plastics are produced in the world and 58.7 Mt in Europe (Plastics Europe-2022), where the polyolefin family stands out for its high consumption, with polypropylene (18.9%) and polyethylene (14.7%) being the most in demand. In addition, it should be noted that around 90.5% (1) come from fossil and non-renewable sources. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Circular Economy BRAND: ITENE
Challenges and opportunities for the future: Introducing recycled content in your packaging

News - Circular Economy

Challenges and opportunities for the future: Introducing recycled content in your packaging


Plastic production has experienced a remarkable increase in the last two decades, doubling its output worldwide. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Circular Economy BRAND: ITENE
Extended Producer Responsibility: 4 key questions to find out if and how it affects you

News - general

Extended Producer Responsibility: 4 key questions to find out if and how it affects you


Since the publication of Royal Decree 1055/2022, one of the biggest questions that every company in Spain is facing is: What is the RAP and how does it affect my company? ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: general BRAND: ITENE
Key Global Trends for 2024: Towards a More Sustainable Food Packaging

Markets - Food

Key Global Trends for 2024: Towards a More Sustainable Food Packaging


At the present time, we are immersed in a historical revolution across all economic sectors towards a new system based on sustainability. This represents a disruptive transformation in which the packaging sector emerges as one of the main drivers of change to address the challenges posed by climate change. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Food BRAND: ITENE