The foreseeable market evolution for HDPE CONTAINERS

A new generation of machines is needed that can use very high percentages of PCR The market for HDPE liquid containers was born in the 50’s, it has grown continuously, and it became a “high commodity” product with a low contribution margin: it is used on a large scale in all Countries of the World

Goods in short supply but in high demand

Using recyclates is completely in line with a circular economy. Secondary raw materials are won by recycling plastics that have been disposed of at least once – either as household waste (post-consumer recyclates, PCR) or as production waste (post-industrial recyclates, PIR). The most successful example of this to date are PET bottles: In a genuine

The trend for paper packaging

A normal trundle through the supermarket is enough to see that more and more packaging is made from paper, card and cardboard, either (ostensibly) wholly or in part. Where has this trend come from? How sustainable is paper packaging really? Amazon, the shipping giant, just stated that it would now be using paper-based insulated bags

Packaging made out of cup plant fibres-an eco-friendly alternative?

One trend that has clearly come to the fore within the packaging industry in the last months and years is the shift towards paper-based packaging. But the rise in demand is increasingly putting a strain on supply, and packaging manufacturers aren’t the only ones facing raw material shortages, both when it comes to virgin fibre

Uflex announces capacity expansion in packaging films

Noida: UFlex Ltd, India’s largest multinational flexible packaging company and a global player in polymer sciences, today declared its financial results for the quarter ending December 2020. With packaging becoming a lifeline in the battle against COVID-19 pandemic, the company has successfully supported customers and consumers with packaging solutions in the past quarters. The company

Mondi & Henkel partner to launch fully recyclable mono-material refill pouch for Pril

Mondi has created a recyclable refill pouch enabling Henkel consumers to reduce plastic by 70% and helping Henkel to move closer to its sustainability targets Henkel’s Pril hand dishwashing liquid is available in a 100% recycled PET pump dispenser bottle which can be re-used many times using refills packaged in Mondi’s recyclable mono PE refill

Greneir packaging develops sustainable cardboard-plastic packaging

FOR NEW SOMAT EXCELLENCE 4IN1 DISHWASHER CAPS FROM HENKEL As a manufacturer of sustainable plastic packaging, Greiner Packaging is constantly in the business of responding to new product types and requirements. One recent example is the new Somat Excellence 4in1 dishwasher caps from Henkel. These use a unique technology that combines powder and three solid

Compostable bags solution ends search for fresh produce growers

Strawberry Fields Organic Farm grows an extensive range of “inspirational vegetables and herbs”. But, after 46 years of organic growing, they had struggled to find a supplier of compostable bags at an affordable price. That was until they discovered the C BAG from flexible packaging and lidding films supplier KM Packaging and their partner Treetop

Plastipak’s Clean Tech and BioteCH4 form Unique Partnership to Power Recycling Operation

Plastipak, a leading rigid plastic packaging producer and recycler, has teamed up with anaerobic digestion (AD) operator BioteCH4 to deliver a low carbon solution to power its Clean Tech PET recycling plant. Based in Hemswell, Lincolnshire, BioteCH4 operates an anaerobic digestion plant, recycling over 90,000 tonnes of food waste per year. Anaerobic digestion is a

EWS metal bellows coupling for high-speed applications revised

The specially for high-speed uses designed metal bellows coupling EWS has been revised and now offers a multitude of new advantages. Thanks to its high balancing quality and the rotationally symmetrical design with a low moment of inertia, the new EWS can now be used at up to 57,000 rpm. It is still available in 6