• Neopac Introduces Lightweight Plastic Tube with Reduced Wall Thickness for Enhanced Sustainability

    Latest addition to company’s EcoDesign portfolio of sustainability-minded tubes uses up to 30% less virgin materials 

  • WP unveils recyclable dispensing valve


    While silicone valves provide excellent functionality in caps and closures, WP argues that the recyclability of these valves is generally compromised. It is the company’s view that, although several alternatives have been launched on the market, none have managed to replace the traditional silicone valve.

    According to a press release issued by the company: “For example, floating silicone valves are not recyclable and prevent brand owners and private labels from claiming their products can be recycled 100%. Valves made of TPE are not 100% recyclable, or don’t offer the same performance as tried and tested options. For years, there has been an urgent need for a good alternative.”

    WP’s new valve is made of a specially developed material that reportedly enables full recycling within polyolefin waste streams – regardless of the bottle material.

    The solution offers dispensing of any quantity the consumer may require, and the dosing behaviour can also be adjusted, depending on preference. Meanwhile, the valve dimensions are exactly the same as those of WP’s familiar silicone valve: the new valve fits in all of WP’s existing MaxiDose valve closures.

    WP’s product is compatible with a wide range of applications such as food, home care, and personal care – including oily or fatty formulations.

    WP concludes: “This 100% recyclable valve is one of our green initiatives, and part of the circular economy programs we have created. Our Innovation & Development team converts sustainability challenges into new opportunities to stimulate circularity, so that we can enable customers and consumers to contribute to a more sustainable future.

  • Thailand-Based NR Instant Produce PCL Leverages V-Shapes Unique Sachet Packaging for Continued Growth

    Four V-Shapes ALPHA lines enable the company to manufacture non-food products for domestic and international distribution and to differentiate itself in the global marketplace

  • Who is recycling?

    Following up on the previous blog, we want to share with you 5 nationally and internationally brands that adopted 100% recycling or 100% recycled packaging in 2020.



    The new Dettol Liquid handwash Black is made with 100 percent Post-Consumer Resin (PCR).


    Travagliato, Italy – Antares Vision, a leading global provider of intelligent Track & Trace, Inspection and Smart Data Management solutions for the Life Science and Food & Beverage sectors, today announced entering into an agreement for the acquisition of rfXcel Corporation (“rfXcel”), a leading US-based Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) company, serving the Life Science and Food & Beverage sectors, for an upfront consideration of $120 million on a debt free and cash free basis.

  • Mondi Steinfeld certified as CO2 neutral for its manufacturing operations

    Mondi’s consumer flexible plant in Steinfeld, Germany has been certified as CO2 neutral by ClimatePartner
    The certification applies to the manufacturing process at Steinfeld after switching to hydropower and other renewable energies

  • Specialized market star industry prize awarded for the 4th time

    This week, the industry prizes for exemplary specialist markets and specialist market centers in the categories of new construction, refurbishment, mixed use and the special prize of the jury were awarded. The organizers are the dfv Conference Group, a subsidiary of the dfv media group, and Heuer Dialog. The winners were first honored in the digital award ceremony on Monday, after which the organizers personally presented the trophies and certificates.


    The past year has been one during which we saw a major wave of recycled products coming into use. Many global packaging companies announced the arrival of new designs incorporating recycled paper, recycled plastic. This year foresees the induction of fully recyclable and/or fully recycled packaging for most big brands.

    Let’s elucidate some of the benefits of recycling used paper and plastic and further using the recycled product:

  • Tupperware to be used as packaging for Terracycle Loop


    Aligned in the collective mission to reduce waste through a circular recycling system, the collaboration will provide a new packaging offering for Loop while advancing Tupperware's No Time to Waste initiative to significantly reduce single-use plastic and food waste by 2025. TerraCycle's Loop platform is specifically aimed at greatly improving the delivery, design and features of consumer products and packaging. Tupperware is the first reusable plastic container brand partner for Loop, adding to the platform's catalogue of reusable glass and metal containers. Loop's brand partners will have the opportunity to access enhanced options to package, store and ship products to U.S. consumers through a collaboration with Tupperware.

    "From our start nearly 75 years ago, Tupperware has been the leader in reusable, environmentally friendly and long lasting products in homes around the world," said Patricio Cuesta, President of Commercial Worldwide at Tupperware Brands.

    "By teaming up with Loop, we are excited to use our knowledge in product design and reusability to contribute to the circular recycling model. This partnership also allows us to learn more on how to address single-use plastic in the packaging of our own products to make it more sustainable for the future. 

    "We look forward to teaming up with other brands to collectively work to nurture a better future for our planet and communities by finding solutions to reduce waste across consumer touch points."

    Loop is a global reuse platform that partners with brands and retailers with the objective of shifting from a disposable to a durable supply chain where manufacturers own their packaging in the long term. In this model, consumers do not own the package yet they own the product within. Products available on the Loop platform are packaged and shipped directly to consumers in a specially designed tote. Once used, products are retrieved through free at-home pickup, then cleaned, refilled and reused - creating a first-of-its-kind circular packaging system. In 2021, along with online shopping, Loop customers will be able to participate in Loop at its retail partners in-store locations.

    "We couldn't have a more qualified partner than Tupperware to be our first plastics container brand partner," said TerraCycle and Loop CEO Tom Szaky. "Their long heritage and knowledge in durable, reusable product development makes them a valuable resource to our partners who are looking to improve the design and functionality of their packaging."

  • Dow and Henkel bring sustainability to hot melt adhesives


    Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, a business division of Dow (NYSE: DOW), announces the expansion of its high-performance AFFINITY™ GA polyolefin elastomers (POE) with the launch of bio-based AFFINITY™ RE. This solution has enabled Dow customer Henkel’s Technomelt SUPRA ECO line to achieve another milestone in both companies’ sustainability goals.

    Climate change is among the greatest technical, social, and economic issues the world is currently facing. That is why reducing the carbon footprint is more vital than ever. As consumers demand more sustainable solutions from suppliers and brands, AFFINITY™ RE offers an alternative to fossil fuel-based products and can help to reduce the carbon footprint whilst delivering the same well-known performance as the entire AFFINITY™ GA range. To achieve this, AFFINITY™ RE is made using bio-based feedstock such as tall oil – a by-product created by the paper-milling industry and ultimately sourced from sustainably managed forests. This whole process is certified on a mass balance basis by the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC).

    “Consumers expect more sustainability from the products they use, and packaging is no exception. We want to support the industry to not just meet consumer expectations but to proactively set ever higher sustainability ambitions,” said Imran Munshi, Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics consumer marketing manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “At Dow we’re proud to be embarking on a journey towards greater sustainability alongside an innovative customer such as Henkel.”

    “Consumers, brand owners, regulators and the industry are demanding change. The use of bio based material in consumer goods and packaging has been identified as an important driver for sustainable sourcing and lever to reduce environmental footprint. With a leading position in sustainable solutions, Henkel has anticipated these demands and believes in the necessity of driving change within the industry. This can only be achieved through close collaboration with industry partners along the value chain.” said Jenna Koenneke, Global Head of Market Strategy for Consumer Good Adhesives at Henkel. ”When the opportunity came to work with Dow to bring to life this sustainable solution, we saw it as a chance and a responsibility towards the industry and consumers to offer the best quality adhesive for their packaging with the lowest environmental impact through our new Technomelt SUPRA ECO range.”

    The AFFINITY™ RE range consists of three grades with 100% bio-based content on a mass balance basis to optimize the carbon footprint of hot melt adhesives.

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