Machinery & Materials
Logistics & Cold Chain
Static Bottle Recycling Rate is Insufficient to Meet CPG Demands for rPET
A new report shows a U.S. recycling rate for PET and HDPE bottles of 28.9% in 2018, far below the volume needed to meet CPG’s upcoming goals around the use of recycled content.
Jan 17th, 2020
GC Biotech: Rethinking Laboratory Waste with the Grenova TipNovus
Dec 7th, 2019
Recycling at the Molecular Level Through Commercial Operation System
Nov 23rd, 2019
Recycling and source reduction
Nov 19th, 2019
L’Oréal and Albéa Develop Paper-Based Tube for Cosmetics
Oct 16th, 2019
New Variations in Flexible Mono-Material Packaging
PAXXUS, Inc. introduced additional variations of single-stream recycle-ready flexible materials.
Sep 24th, 2019
Panel Alert: White Paper on Smart Asset Technologies
Tuesday panel to introduce the new report on identification, monitoring and tracking of reusable transport packaging assets.
Sep 23rd, 2019
Reusable Packaging Association Issues White Paper on Smart Asset Technologies
New report provides guidance on available and emerging technologies for the identification, monitoring and tracking of reusable transport packaging assets. A panel will introduce the white paper at Pack Expo Las Vegas.
Sep 20th, 2019
Clariant Additive Masterbatch Makes Black Plastic Packaging ‘Visible’ to Sorting Systems
The Masterbatch allows continued use of color preferred for many products, supports Clariant ‘Design for Recycling’ initiative, has systems available for numerous polymers and applications.
Aug 27th, 2019
ACG Capsules: a Line of Clean Label, Inert, and Robust HPMC Capsules
ACGcaps H+, with no gelling agent, are for hygroscopic and moisture-sensitive formulations.
Aug 24th, 2019
Syngas is the Key to Packaging Sustainability
University of Florida professor Bruce Welt, Ph.D., shares the main takeaways from the first meeting of the Industry Consortium for Advanced Recycling, which took place in June.
Aug 20th, 2019
Recyclable Toothpaste Tube Brings Style to Hygiene
Premium toothpaste manufacturer Twice’s signature product, called The Duo, uses the packaging itself to explicitly illustrate the importance of brushing teeth twice daily.
Aug 19th, 2019
Mindfulness Pervades Packaging for Mineral-Based Sunscreen
The introduction of a new reef-safe SPF 50 sunscreen product from Goddess Garden prompts the selection of recyclable packaging and updated graphics that reflect the brand’s authenticity.
Aug 12th, 2019
Canadian Online Pharmacy Boosts Patient Adherence, Reduces Packaging Waste
The company uses a simple packaging system, able to deliver most drugs, and provides free shipping of packs with easy, detailed instructions, as well as regular consultations to improve patient experience.
Jul 22nd, 2019
New Packaging for Herbal Supplements Uses 97% PCR Plastic
Nature’s Way debuts a square bottle for its 300-item herbal line that is made from 97% PCR HDPE. The packaging is expected to reuse 3,500 tons of plastic per year.
Jul 8th, 2019
Decoat Project: Creation of Smart Additives Designed to Give New Life to Plastics and Textiles With Coatings Difficult To Recycle
The Decoat project has been created to avoid landfilling 75% of the volume of textiles and plastics with coatings that are hard to recycle and generate a turnover of 150 million euros in Europe.
Jun 27th, 2019
Weber Packaging Solutions: Thermal-Transfer Label Material and ECO Ribbon
The new Transthin 400 is a thermal-transfer label material that features both a thinner facesheet and a thinner release liner so it contains more labels per same diameter roll. Combined with the new ECO ribbon, the duo is designed to stretch labeling runtime and reduce changeovers.
Jun 24th, 2019
Terphane: ‘Ecophane’ Line of Sustainable PET Films
Terphane’s Ecophane product line offers a film that is designed to be composed of 30% or more of post-consumer recycled, food-grade PET.
Jun 10th, 2019
MilliporeSigma’s Lofty New Goals Target Excess Packaging, Material Sourcing
Through its SMASH plan, the major life sciences supplier has set targets for deforestation, recyclability and package reduction by 2022.
Jun 10th, 2019
Pelican BioThermal Opens Mexico City Network Station & Service Center
New network station brings more convenient, flexible shipping options to the thriving hub of Latin American pharmaceutical exports.
Jun 7th, 2019
Amcor: Recyclable, High-barrier Flexible Packaging
The company reports the packaging can reduce a pack’s carbon footprint by up to 64%.
Apr 26th, 2019
ICYMI: Walmart Commits to Aggressive Plastic Waste Reduction Goals
The new initiatives are aimed at advancing the sustainability of the retailer’s private brand packaging and promoting consumer-friendly recycling labels.
Apr 24th, 2019
Call For Applications: 2019 Excellence In Reusable Packaging Award
The program recognizes implementation of reusable transport packaging solutions. Awards will be presented to both for-profit and non-profit organizations Submission deadline is June 15, 2019.
Apr 5th, 2019
Keystone Folding Box Co.: Paperboard Pack Cuts 50% of Plastic
Company’s Ecoslide-OTC paperboard package eliminates need for larger peel/push blister packs.
Mar 20th, 2019
‘Green’ Trend in Cannabis Packaging
As more states legalize medical marijuana, says a new report, the cannabis industry across the globe has grown more than 310% in the past four years.
Mar 13th, 2019
Reverse Logistics Services in East Asia Boosting Returnable Transport Packaging Demand
New report says returnable transport packaging is a type of reverse logistics that ensures a more efficient supply chain system with improved service quality.
Mar 12th, 2019
Study: Flexible Healthcare Packaging Materials Can Be Recycled
The recent HPRC assessment had some promising results for multi-material plastics from hospitals. The experts talk strategy and four important recycle-ready questions to ask yourself.
Mar 7th, 2019