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Ahlstrom achieves recyclability certification for a wide range of food packaging papers

Continuing a rapid development journey of sustainable and fiber-based packaging innovations, Ahlstrom passes Western Michigan Recyclability Certification for several food packaging base papers that utilize Ahlstrom’s proprietary FluoroFree® technology.   “We are proud that our food packaging products passed Western Michigan University’s testing protocol for recyclability,” says Travis Dahlke, Vice President, Food Packaging Americas. “Achieving […]

Stora Enso and Tetra Pak start operation of recycling line for beverage cartons in Poland

With a joint investment of approximately Euro 29 million by Stora Enso and Tetra Pak, a new recycling line for post-consumer beverage cartons is starting operations in Poland. Stora Enso has invested approximately Euro 17 million into a new repulping line that will recover the carton fibers, and Tetra Pak along with Plastigram have invested a total of approximately […]

Zeus acquires James Hamilton Group in Northern Ireland

Zeus Group has announced the acquisition of James Hamilton Group, a leading Northern Irish print and packaging business. With annual sales of Euro 18 million and a dedicated team of over 120 employees, James Hamilton Group is a provider of comprehensive packaging, label production, office supplies, and personal protective equipment solutions. This acquisition forms the […]

New UPM Specialty Papers study published

A key trend that emerges from a study commissioned by UPM Specialty Papers is that while recycling, reuse and composting of packaging will all increase significantly, a fifth of all food packaging could still find its way to landfill and incineration even in two decades time. Today, food packaging is predominantly plastic and recycling rates […]

Huhtamaki steps up production of advanced smooth molded fiber packaging

Huhtamaki steps up production of advanced smooth molded fiber packaging in Europe to provide plastic free packaging solutions Huhtamaki, a key global provider of sustainable packaging solutions, has strengthened its manufacturing capabilities in smooth molder fiber, a transformative and technologically advanced material which can be used to produce high-precision food packaging and replace rigid plastics. […]

Archroma launches new barrier coating for odor-free packaging applications

Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced the launch of Cartaseal® VWAF, a new industry-leading perfluorinated compound (PFC)-free and ammonia-free barrier coating for odor-free packaging applications.   Archroma is well known for its innovations and sustainable solution systems aimed at helping packaging & paper manufacturers to optimize productivity and/or create […]

Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches innovative compostable oxygen barrier

Continuing its focus on global sustainability leadership and aligned with its ‘from Plastic to Purpose’ campaign, Ahlstrom-Munksjö has released a pioneering mono-material oxygen barrier technology made of 100% cellulose fibers.   The PureBarrier™ technology is based on Genuine Vegetable Parchment and boasts numerous attributes including oxygen and gas barrier properties as well as natural wet […]

Huhtamaki to develop technology to tackle floating river waste

Huhtamaki partners with RiverRecycle and VTT to develop technology to tackle floating river waste. New technology river waste collector now operational on the Mithi River in Mumbai, India Finding new ways to address our environmental challenges is reliant on our ability to foster innovation to find ways of driving systemic change. To support such innovation […]

Amcor expands global network of innovation centers

Amcor, a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging, recently announced plans to build two new state-of-the-art innovation centers. The new facilities in Ghent, Belgium, and Jiangyin, China, will welcome customers as of mid-2022, with full build-out over the next two years. The total investment is expected to be approximately $35 million. The new […]

Mondi to upgrade and expand Kuopio mill in Finland

Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, has approved a €125 million capital investment project at its semi-chemical fluting mill in Kuopio, Finland. This investment will increase the facility’s capacity by around 55 thousand tonnes per annum to meet growing customer demand; enhance product quality and cost-competitiveness; and strengthen the mill’s environmental performance. […]