| Global themes | PACCOR | Düsseldorf | Germany
PACCOR to present new generation of DuoSmart® solutions
PACCOR is continuously searching for new materials, working to improve upon current materials, developing new technologies and bringing innovative product packaging solutions to life. Now one of the leading global players in the packaging industry is ready to present great additions to its DuoSmart®…
| Material technology | Origin Materials & Packaging Matters | West Sacramento, CA & Visalia, CA | United States
Advanced packaging materials
Origin Materials and Packaging Matters to partner for advanced packaging materials, including PEF
- Packaging Matters and Origin Materials will partner to develop advanced packaging materials, including polyethylene furanoate, “PEF,” a next-generation polymer. The project will leverage Origin Materials’ expertise with FDCA, a chemical from which PEF is made.
- Packaging Matters will transition…
| Material technology | Avantium | Amsterdam | Netherlands
Avantium successfully produces polyesters with its plantMEG™ from the Ray Technology™ demonstration plant
Avantium has completed the application validation for its plantbased glycols plantMEG™ and plantMPG™ produced in the Ray Technology™ demonstration plant in Delfzijl. Key applications include polymerisation to PEF and PET polyesters and functional fluids used for de-icing and heat transfer. Proving…
| Business function | Eastman | New York | United States
Molecularly Recycled Renew PET Copolymers for Luxury Cosmetic Packaging
Eastman cooperates with Estée Lauder on their line of molecularly recycled polyesters produced via Eastman's Advanced Circular Recycling
The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) and specialty materials provider Eastman announce a global memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will enable ELC to take significant strides towards its 2025 sustainable packaging goals.
| Material technology | SABIC | Riad | Saudi Arabia
SABIC's new, breakthrough LNP™ COLORCOMP™ compound uses nanotechnology to enable differentiated foams
SABIC introduced LNPTM COLORCOMPTM WQ117945 compound, a breakthrough material based on advanced nanotechnology that facilitates efficient production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) foams for core materials in sandwich structures. This new compound improves control over nucleation and cell…
| Material technology | Ring Container Technologies | Oakland, TN | United States
Ring Container Technologies partners with John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. for lightweight, recyclable snack packaging
SmartCAN® Offers A Modern Approach to the Classic Canister - Ring Container Technologies, a leader in the plastic container manufacturing industry, has partnered with food manufacturer John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (JBSS) to provide retail consumers with innovative, lightweight recyclable snack…
| Material technology | UNION Officine Meccaniche s.p.a. | S.Vittore Olona (MI) | Italy
UNION Officine Meccaniche: 100% rPET egg trays
The company is testing an extrusion line intended for the production of thermoformable sheet for single-layer PET egg trays, made from 100% recycled bottles.
| Material technology | SMI S.p.A | San Giovanni Bianco (BG) | Italy
SMI: Detergents in PET - Practical, safe and advantageous choice
Now more than ever we are surrounded by PET containers of sanitizers and room and personal hygiene detergents. Safety, functionality, innovation and ergonomics are the main features that the containers used by manufacturers of detergents and sanitizers must have. These characteristics can be easily…
| Material technology | EconCore | Leuven | Belgium
Recycled PET honeycomb now commercially viable using EconCore’s technology
Recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) honeycomb is now commercially ready and available to licence from EconCore. The company successfully conducted two years of research, learning how to optimally process the reusable resource-based polymer into its continuously produced honeycomb core.
| Material technology | Icelandic Water Holdings | Ölfus | Iceland
Icelandic Glacial announces new sustainability initiative
Icelandic Glacial, the naturally alkaline, super-premium spring water, today announced a multifaceted sustainability initiative that includes plastic reduction and new packaging innovation. By 2021, Icelandic Glacial plans to use 50% post-consumer recycled plastic (rPET) in their PET packaging and…
| Material technology | Vango | Port Glasgow | United Kingdom
Vango announces eco-friendly camping collaboration with the National Trust
Vango and the National Trust, Europe’s largest conservation charity, are launching a recycled plastic camping collection, including eco-friendly tents and sleeping bags.