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Innovia Films

Transparent, carbon-neutral packaging film

29.03.2021 Innovia Films (Wigton, UK) is launching a new film in its Encore range of sustainable Polypropylene packaging films. REF30cn has a high level of certified renewable content (via ISCC PLUS mass balance) specifically achieving carbon neutral on a cradle to gate basis from the Innovia UK site.
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KHS

Closing the recycling loop – shrink film made from 100 percent recycled material

22.03.2021 Every day, valuable plastics are lost to the recycling loop. At the same time, the demand for resource-saving packaging solutions is constantly increasing. With the option of also processing film made of 100 percent recycled material on all KHS shrink packers, the KHS Group is now realising another sustainable alternative in the field of secondary packaging.
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Comexi

Successful virtual presentation of EB solutions for sustainable and recyclable flexible packaging

17.03.2021 Approximately 1000 people attended the Green Packaging Showroom, an event organised by Comexi (Girona, Spain) and leading companies of the flexible packaging industry.
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Aluminium packaging as an ecologically viable solution in the take-away and delivery service sector

27.01.2021 According to a recent study by the German Packaging Institute (dvi) and the WWF (World Wide Fund For Nature), almost 83 percent of Germans pick up food and drinks from the supplier or have them delivered.
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Dow

Successful commercialisation of collation shrink films using recycled plastic

25.01.2021 Dow has announced the first large-scale commercial use of its innovative resin AGILITY CE, made with 70% recycled plastic. Plastigaur, a leading film converter based in Spain, is using the AGILITY CE resin in its collation shrink film, typically used in the transportation of cans or PET bottles.
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PreZero Polymers

Latest technology for closed polymer life cycles

15.12.2020 In the presence of Carinthian Governor Dr Peter Kaiser and Deputy District Governor of Völkermarkt Dr Adalbert Janesch, PreZero Polymers officially commissioned its new twin-screw extruder on 11 December. In future, the extruder will be able to produce particularly high-quality plastic recyclates for the global market.
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European Bioplastics

Unique virtual gathering

08.12.2020 The 15th European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference took place from 30 November to 3 December. Once again, having changed to a virtual format this year, the conference continued its success story as the leading business and networking platform for the global bioplastics industry.
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C2 Background

Plastic ban in Germany – EU project researches alternatives

01.12.2020 Plastic bags will no longer be allowed to be sold in Germany from 2022. In doing so, Germany is following the example of many other nations in its efforts to contain plastic waste.
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German Bundestag decides to ban plastic bags

27.11.2020 From 1 January 2022, the sale of plastic bags will be banned in Germany. The Bundestag today approved a corresponding amendment to the packaging law, which was initiated by Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze. In future, plastic bags with a wall thickness of 15 to 50 micrometres will no longer be allowed to circulate. The best alternatives would be fabric bags, bags or baskets.
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European Bioplastics

Meeting all EU safety standards

16.11.2020 Products made from bio-based plastics must undergo the same testing procedures as conventional plastic products to access the market of the European Union (EU). Thereby a health risk for consumers is excluded. Plastics intended to be certified as biodegradable or compostable must undergo additional tests.

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