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Record price levels for flexible materials as trend continues into 2022

15.06.2022 The cost of plastics, aluminium, paper and liquids materials used in flexible packaging reached new, record levels in the first quarter of 2022, maintaining the strong upward surge in prices seen throughout 2021, according to Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE). Continued pressure from soaring energy costs, as well as other external factors, means the dramatic increases seen in the last half of 2021 have now been exceeded.
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Ranpak

Winner of the iF Design Award 2022

24.05.2022 Ranpak Holdings Corp. (Concord Township, Ohio), a global leader in environmentally sustainable, paper-based packaging solutions, is a winner of this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD, a world-renowned design prize.
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AIMCAL

2022 Product of the Year, Technology of the Year and Sustainability Awards

09.05.2022 The Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) honoured the 2022 Product of the Year, Technology of the Year and Sustainability Award winners at a ceremony during the AIMCAL Executive Leadership Conference (4-5 April 2022 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina).
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Print Against War

Delivering support to Ukraine

04.05.2022 “The Russian invasion of Ukraine has triggered a catastrophic humanitarian crisis with lives being lost and thrown into turmoil, properties and infrastructures destroyed, and millions of livelihoods being threatened every day. It is our duty as humans to provide support and assistance as best we can to the citizens of Ukraine in their deepest time of need.”
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Soaring energy costs add more pressure on flexible material prices

22.02.2022 The prices of materials often used for flexible packaging continued to accelerate in the final quarter of 2021, due mainly to the spike in energy costs, which began to increase dramatically after August, according to Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE). On-going shortages of some raw materials and supply chain disruption also continue to have an impact on availability and costs.
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German core industry – cost increases weigh on the mood

01.02.2022 Manufacturers of hard paper cores for the paper, film and textile industries as well as manufacturers of composite cans in Germany are suffering from enormous cost increases in almost all areas. This was the result of a current industry survey conducted by the Fachvereinigung Hartpapierwaren und Rundgefäße e.V. (FHR) at the turn of the year. The companies expect the market environment to remain difficult in 2022, at least in the first half of the year.
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New packaging check by Deutsche Umwelthilfe – Strong criticism of supermarkets

26.01.2022 From the fruit and vegetable department to the drinks shelf and the fresh produce counter – in a new test, the German environmental protection association Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) examined branches of large German supermarkets and discounters. The environmentalists criticised the retailers for producing an unnecessary amount of packaging waste. They are thus claimed to be harming the environment and the climate.
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German plastics packaging association IK warns: record price jumps endanger production

07.01.2022 The extreme price pressure on electricity and gas as well as the persistently high raw material prices mean that one in four manufacturers of plastic packaging and films already has to turn down orders. For 2022, the industry expects a further sharp increase in electricity costs of 28%. Numerous companies see their existence threatened by this development. The industry is calling on the new federal government to provide urgent relief.
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German logistics expert: "Supply bottlenecks will not be exacerbated by the Omicron variant alone"

05.01.2022 How does the German Association of Freight Forwarders and Logistics (DSLV) assess the risk of possible supply bottlenecks in January and beyond with regard to the upcoming Omicron infection wave? Our sister magazine packREPORT asked the Berlin-based association for a statement.
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Coronavirus increases consumers' environmental concerns, according to new study

16.12.2021 Since the coronavirus pandemic and the positive impact of the global lockdowns on the state of the environment, thousands of Germans have changed their behaviour due to heightened concerns about climate change.

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