Danone Research has partnered with Dutch Avantium to produce bio-sourced water bottles made from polyethylene furanoate (PEF), a furanic polyester.
The UK Government’s decision to increase plastic recycling 5% a year to reach 57% in 2017 has disappointed the plastics industry, the British Plastics Federation (BPF) has said.
A panel of experts at the easyFairs Packaging & Print Portfolio 2012 have urged that packaging companies need to take more responsibility and control when designing a bag or package for a product.
Billerud Finland has signed an agreement to acquire UPM-Kymmene’s (UPM) packaging paper business in the Finnish towns of Pietarsaari and Tervasaari for Skr1.2bn (€130m).
US packaging giant Crown Holdings has reported a 2011 fourth quarter net income of $8m, an 82% drop compared to the $45m taken in the corresponding quarter last year.
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Global packaging company MeadWestvaco (MWV) has posted a fourth quarter loss of $9m, citing the tough economic conditions.
Thailand-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producer Indorama Ventures (IVL) has announced plans to construct a $700m integrated polyester facility in India.
The European Parliament has approved new consumer-friendly labelling rules for fruit juices and nectars, in an effort to prevent misleading claims for mixed juices and ‘no added sugar’.
Dubai, the largest populated city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will roll out a new plain cigarette packaging law in August 2012, surpassing initiatives in countries such as Australia and the UK.
US-based packaging film maker Bemis has announced the closure of three of its film manufacturing facilities in the first half of 2012.