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New member of the R-Cycle Community

25.05.2022 OLBRICH GmbH (Bocholt, Germany), with its Polytype Converting brand, is active all over the world and in various fields. With approximately 450 employees worldwide, the specialists have been developing flexible production lines for more than 70 years, enabling customers to realize high-quality products.
Reifenhäuser Cast Sheet Coating

EFSA-compliant process produces food-safe sheet from PET recyclate

11.04.2022 Reifenhäuser Cast Sheet Coating – the Reifenhäuser Group's business unit specialising in cast film, sheet extrusion, and extrusion coating lines – has developed a particularly efficient production process that allows PET recyclate to be processed directly into food-safe sheet without an upstream drying process.

Where protection and translucence meet

31.03.2022 With its new translucent paper Crystalcon, Sappi is adding another innovative product to its range of sustainable packaging papers. Used in combination with Sappi’s heat-sealable Seal Silk, the new paper delivers a recyclable, easy-to-implement packaging solution for a variety of food and non-food applications – all from a single source.
H.B. Fuller

New member of the 4evergreen Alliance

08.03.2022 H.B. Fuller Company, a leading global adhesives provider, announced that they have recently joined the 4evergreen alliance, a cross-industry alliance hosted by the Confederation of European Paper Industries (Cepi) to improve the circularity of fibre-based packaging.
Faller Packaging

Competent partner also in matters of sustainability

16.02.2022 In the pharmaceutical industry, the issue of sustainability is increasingly coming into focus. This also means a rethink for packaging manufacturers, who have to offer flexible and environmentally friendly concepts. Faller Packaging sets a good example: the specialists for secondary packaging offer a broad portfolio of modular folding cartons, laminate-free labels and package inserts for biopharmaceuticals and sterile products.
BW Flexible Systems

Reduction of carbon emissions by 92% in Italy

09.02.2022 BW Flexible Systems, a Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Systems company, has reduced carbon emissions at its Italian facilities by 92% via a partnership with E.ON, one of Europe’s largest operators of energy networks. As of 1 January 2022, the flexible packaging company’s two Italian manufacturing plants—located in Mestrino and Monte di Malo—are now powered by 100% renewable energy, as certified by E.ON.
Innovia Films

New cast Polypropylene film for lamination

08.02.2022 Innovia Films’ (Wigton, UK) latest development is Propacast KF a clear cast polypropylene film that has been specifically designed as a lamination solution for HFFS, VFFS and lidding applications.

New appointments to the management as flexible packaging industry accelerates transformation

31.01.2022 Polysack (Tel Aviv, Israel), a world leading manufacturer of recyclable films for flexible packaging, has announced a raft of leadership appointments that are intended to support the company’s long-term growth strategy and intention to transform the flexible packaging films market.
C2 Background

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.
Fraunhofer IVV

Packaging films made of monomaterial – completely recyclable and functional

25.01.2022 Plastics are materials with many positive properties that are also used for packaging. They are convincing due to their simple production and low weight.

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