All articles by Rajeev Chinna

Rajeev Chinna

Danone partners with Avantium to produce bio-based PEF bottles

Danone Research has partnered with Dutch Avantium to produce bio-sourced water bottles made from polyethylene furanoate (PEF), a furanic polyester.

UK Budget 2012: new recycling targets disappoint plastics industry

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.

Firms need to take responsibility for sustainable packaging, experts say

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 signs deal to acquire UPM packaging paper business

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).

Crown Holdings Q4 net income drops 82%

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.

MWV reports Q4 profit loss

Global packaging company MeadWestvaco (MWV) has posted a fourth quarter loss of $9m, citing the tough economic conditions.

IVL to open polyester plant in India

Thailand-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producer Indorama Ventures (IVL) has announced plans to construct a $700m integrated polyester facility in India.

EU approves new juice labelling

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 to launch plain tobacco packaging next August

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.

Bemis to close film making plants in the US

US-based packaging film maker Bemis has announced the closure of three of its film manufacturing facilities in the first half of 2012.