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Mandatory deposit on containers in Germany: no more exceptions

Coated PET bottles protect sensitive beverages and the environment

The Bundesrat (upper house of German parliament) recently voted in favor of extending the mandatory deposit on containers to cover all non-returnable plastic bottles and beverage cans. This is good news for the protection of the environment. For besides yielding a higher quota of returns, a high recycling rate has a positive impact on the ecobalance of beverage packaging.

Antalis - replacing plastic packaging

Business cards are just one of the digital and wide format print and promotional merchandise offerings from WE DO. Print whose workers are young people attending the #NoLimits course run by Commercial Foundation. This social enterprise was established in 2015 and supports disadvantaged young people to develop practical skills to help them find a job or future career.

KG Group invests EUR 20 million in new plant in Lithuania

Buyers are looking for local suppliers to meet European demand

European demand for instant noodles, an Asian staple food, is growing, while the COVID 19 pandemic has disrupted many supply chains. As many European buyers of instant food, such as supermarket chains, are currently looking for local producers, the Lithuanian producer of instant food is investing €20 million in a new local production facility. This is the company's second production facility in Lithuania.

Associated Labels and Packaging installs Hudson-Sharp’s Ares 400-SUP

Pouch machine will support growth into new markets, provide additional capacity
Bag-converting equipment manufacturer Hudson-Sharp—part of Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) and Barry-Wehmiller’s converting equipment platform—is pleased to announce that Associated Labels and Packaging of Coquitlam, British Columbia, has successfully completed the installation of its Ares 400-SUP. This marks the first installation of Hudson-Sharp’s newest pouch machine.

Henkel pioneers digital watermark technology with new Vernel product range

Pioneering digital watermarks for better packaging recycling: Henkel is one of more than 85 companies and organizations of the new cross-value chain initiative “HolyGrail 2.0”, launched by AIM, the European Brands Association. The goal of the initiative is to assess whether a pioneering digital technology can enable better sorting and higher-quality recycling rates for packaging in the EU, to drive a truly circular economy. As a pilot project, Henkel will explore this innovative digital watermark technology for a new product range of its fabric softener brand Vernel.

PPG INNOVEL non-BPA packaging coatings selected for China’s iconic JDB herbal tea

Coatings facilitate brand’s international expansion by meeting food contact materials standards

PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced that China’s JDB Group selected PPG INNOVEL® non-bisphenol A (non-BPA) coatings for beverage cans for its iconic Jia Duo Bao (JDB) herbal tea.

With displays, shopping on site becomes an experience again

The stationary retail trade has not had an easy year so far: hoarding, distance regulations and compulsory masks have changed shopping in shops considerably. Many brand manufacturers are now facing the challenge of boosting their sales business in the stationary retail sector and getting customers excited about shopping in-store again. Here, secondary placements for the point of sale (POS) make a valuable contribution.

New UltraPure - Advancing competitive edge for biotech and pharma

alfalaval imagescms image 000003512Alfa Laval UltraPure products boost pharma and biotech process efficiency, productivity and end-product quality. The new LKH Prime 10 UltraPure self-priming pump and upgraded LeviMag® UltraPure magnetic mixers also reduce total cost of ownership while ensuring more responsible use of resources for sterile processing applications. Both are also backed by the Alfa Laval Q-doc documentation package for full supply chain transparency.

Magnum launches new tubs made using certified circular polypropylene from SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE portfolio

Last year, the world-famous ice cream brand became the first to use SABIC’s certified circular polypropylene. Over 7 million tubs made with recycled plastic will be rolled out across Europe in 2020 and due to be launched globally from 2021 onwards.

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