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Rosenberger OSI

Switch to bio-based and biodegradable packaging

18.10.2022 Rosenberger Optical Solutions & Infrastructure (Rosenberger OSI), expert in fibre-based connectivity, cabling solutions and infrastructure services, announces that its in-house plastic packaging for patch cords will be converted to bio-based and biodegradable polymers in the coming year.
Mitsubishi HiTec Paper and SN Maschinenbau

Cooperation in flexible paper packaging

30.08.2022 In the field of flexible packaging for food and non-food, sustainable solutions are particularly in demand. The speciality paper manufacturer Mitsubishi HiTec Paper (Bielefeld, Germany) and the expert for pouch packaging machines SN Maschinenbau (Wipperfürth, Germany) are now joining forces to offer safe and at the same time environmentally friendly packaging solutions made of paper.
Polymer Group and Fraunhofer IAP

Production plant for novel bioplastics starts operation

28.07.2022 The Polymer Group has established another subsidiary, SoBiCo GmbH (Solutions in BioCompounds). The focus of activities is on flexible PLA copolymers, a novel class of bioplastics marketed under the name Plactid.

CEFLEX project task team develops mono-material duplex laminated pouches using PP recyclates

15.07.2022 The CEFLEX initiative brings together more than 180 European companies, associations and organisations that represent the entire value chain of flexible packaging. To help boost recycling rates and expand sustainable end markets, a team of CEFLEX stakeholders developed a quality recycling process (QRP).

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.

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