Reuse instead of waste, recycle instead of incinerate: in the future, the Jokey Group and WWF Germany would like to jointly promote a functioning circular economy for plastic packaging.
An end to the waiting at last! After a two-year break and the pandemic-related cancellation and postponement of many trade fairs and events, the European packaging industry is meeting again in its scheduled sequence for an in-person event at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg: FACHPACK, the European trade fair for packaging, processes and technology.
It is a world premiere: school milk in Upper Austria is now packaged in 100% sustainable cups made of recycled PET (r-PET). The joint project of Austrian school milk producers and the three Upper Austrian companies PET-MAN, Starlinger viscotec and Greiner Packaging is revolutionizing the food packaging market and proves that a sustainable circular economy is possible.
Despite the ongoing pandemic, the european tube manufacturers association (etma) reports stable deliveries in the first half of 2021. The total deliveries of aluminum, plastic and laminate tubes even increased slightly by 0.5 percent to a level of around 6 billion units.
Printed electronics are decidedly on the move. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is no longer a niche technology. It is already being used to great effect in many areas of everyday life: in our passports, ID cards and travel cards, clothes, library books, and much more. The vast scale and intricacy of the RFID market also offers new opportunities for the printing industry. With this in mind, ISBC has developed and presented on the market an innovative product: ISBC® RFID Paper. The product is sheet-fed and made with 100% fibre-based Swiss Matt paper substrate from specialty paper manufacturer Sappi. RFID chips are embedded into the paper sheets causing no effect over the paper surface – it remains flat and smooth.
The registration window for the next interpack, which will be held from 4 to 10 May 2023 at the Düsseldorf trade fair centre, was set to open this year in autumn. Due to this year’s cancellation (because to the pandemic), which first delayed the trade fair until spring 2021 and then cancelled it entirely, the companies that had already registered were given a one-off opportunity to rebook immediately for the next interpack, and this proposition was met with almost universal acceptance. Together with new registrations from other companies, the bookings received by mid-August 2021 have already filled 85% of our capacity.
On 15-18 June 2021, at “Crocus Expo”, Moscow, the 25th Anniversary International Exhibition for the Packaging Industry RosUpack and the 6th International Exhibition of Equipment, Technologies and Supplies for Print and Advertising Production Printech took place. The events were organized by the international group of companies Hyve.
Unilever is expanding its refillable packaging trials across the UK, including its first ‘return on the go’ refill trial, in selected Asda supermarket and Co-op convenience stores using its well-known and loved brands.
SIG announced today that tethered caps will be launched for its beverage cartons in Europe in the second half of 2021, well ahead of the July 2024 deadline set by EU regulations.
Henkel and Plastic Bank have opened their first three plastic waste collection centers in Cairo. The project is part of Henkel’s successful and long-term partnership with the social enterprise. The partners share a joint vision: to avoid plastic waste in the environment while making a long-term social impact for the local population.