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Korean university researches tree-based biopolymer packaging

Research from Chung-Ang University in Korea has found that tara gum derived from the seeds of the tara tree (also…

Formable cellulose-based packaging could replace single-use plastic

In a pilot-scale trial to find alternative raw materials for rigid plastic packages, the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has discovered…

Signal: Coca-Cola invests in converting carbon emissions into ethylene

The biggest plastic polluter globally, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP), has invested in a new project at Swansea University which seeks…

UK estimated to mismanage 250,000t of plastic waste in 2023

The UK is predicted to experience its 'Plastic Overshoot Day' on 17 November 2023, which is when the total amount…

New research reveals packaging innovation warnings

Industrial Physics has surveyed 284 international packaging professionals operating in the consumer goods, food and beverage and medical and pharmaceutical…

Researchers develop tomato pomace lacquers to coat inner surfaces of metal packaging

A biodegradable alternative made of tomato pomace has been developed to coat the inner surface of metal food packaging, including…

Study finds fresh food labels contaminated by toxic BPA-like chemicals

A Canadian study has reported that toxic chemicals migrate from packaging materials such as price tags and labels, after examining…

Packaging and sustainability – how can we ease the transition?

Neville who is CEO and president at the material test and inspection company provides an analysis of his company's international…