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15 Jul 2021
Plastics SA advocates for a “litter-free July”

Each year during the month of July, people across the globe are encouraged to take part in “Plastic-Free July” –…

Plastics SA advocates for a “litter-free July”

Each year during the month of July, people across the globe are encouraged to take part in “Plastic-Free July” – an international movement that encourages people to stop using plastic in order to achieve clean streets, neighbourhoods, water sources and oceans. While it might sound like a noble pursuit, the…

25 Jun 2021
Avery Dennison releases latest Cleanflake Label Materials for companies that care about recyclability

Avery Dennison has announced the latest iteration of its award-winning CleanFlake filmic label materials, which are now suitable for PET…

Avery Dennison releases latest Cleanflake Label Materials for companies that care about recyclability

Avery Dennison has announced the latest iteration of its award-winning CleanFlake filmic label materials, which are now suitable for PET packaging in food, home and personal care and other segments in addition to beverages. What began as a breakthrough solution for PET plastic bottles can now make PET packages in…

15 Jun 2021
Why you should be using PVC cling film to keep food fresher

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or vinyl cling film has been widely and commercially used since the 1950’s to wrap and protect…

Why you should be using PVC cling film to keep food fresher

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or vinyl cling film has been widely and commercially used since the 1950’s to wrap and protect food. It offers a high clarity, puncture resistant packaging solution that keeps food fresher for longer, allows for quick, visual identification and has literally revolutionised the food industry. Benefits of…

11 Jun 2021
Sidel reduces repacking activities with Cermex EvoPack

To meet the need for extreme case counts while still dealing with the standard high-production formats, Sidel is launching Cermex…

Sidel reduces repacking activities with Cermex EvoPack

To meet the need for extreme case counts while still dealing with the standard high-production formats, Sidel is launching Cermex EvoPack, a highly flexible Industry 4.0 case-packing platform for shaped containers in wrap-around blanks, trays & Shelf Ready Packaging (SRP). Changing consumer preferences, sustainability requirements as well as the growing…

11 Jun 2021
New cosmetic packaging from Sulapac doesn’t cause microplastic pollution

Sulapac has launched a ground-breaking innovation, a new bio-based barrier for packaging of water-based products that biodegrades without leaving permanent…

New cosmetic packaging from Sulapac doesn’t cause microplastic pollution

Sulapac has launched a ground-breaking innovation, a new bio-based barrier for packaging of water-based products that biodegrades without leaving permanent microplastics behind. The beauty and personal care industry is worth over $500 billion a year and the market is expected to grow annually by 4.75%. Accordingly, the forerunners have eagerly…

09 Jun 2021
Eco-friendly barrier identified to improve paper packaging recyclability

New research conducted by Aquapak Polymers highlights that ‘recycle ready’ adhesives and fully soluble barriers can replace plastics in fibre-based…

Eco-friendly barrier identified to improve paper packaging recyclability

New research conducted by Aquapak Polymers highlights that ‘recycle ready’ adhesives and fully soluble barriers can replace plastics in fibre-based packaging, making it fully recyclable in high volume recycling mills.  The new technology is non-toxic, marine safe, dissolve and subsequently biodegrades, but still provides the much-needed functionality required for household…

13 May 2021
Tetra Pak SA welcomes next step in circular economy journey

Tetra Pak South Africa has welcomed Section 18 Regulations to the National Environmental Management: Waste Act (NEMWA) which came into…

Tetra Pak SA welcomes next step in circular economy journey

Tetra Pak South Africa has welcomed Section 18 Regulations to the National Environmental Management: Waste Act (NEMWA) which came into effect from 5 May 2021. The Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) aspect of NEMWA will see existing producers being able to register with the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries although…

10 May 2021
BASF’s new website provides faster access to additives and formulation recommendations

BASF has launched a new website for ‘Performance and Formulation Additives’, offering multiple value-adding features. Its design provides faster and…

BASF’s new website provides faster access to additives and formulation recommendations

BASF has launched a new website for ‘Performance and Formulation Additives’, offering multiple value-adding features. Its design provides faster and easier access to new additives, fulfilling increasing market needs for performance and sustainability as well as stricter regulatory requirements. Reduction in complexity for customers The BASF ‘Performance & Formulation Additives’…

05 May 2021
Beiersdorf innovates NIVEA packaging with renewable polymers from SABIC

Beiersdorf is innovating the packaging of its world-leading ‘NIVEA Naturally Good’ range of face creams using SABIC’s certified renewable polymers.…

Beiersdorf innovates NIVEA packaging with renewable polymers from SABIC

Beiersdorf is innovating the packaging of its world-leading ‘NIVEA Naturally Good’ range of face creams using SABIC’s certified renewable polymers. SABIC’s bio-based polypropylene (PP) resin, part of its TRUCIRCLE portfolio, will be used for producing the jars of Beiersdorf’s NIVEA Naturally Good day and night face creams. The new NIVEA…

16 Apr 2021
Leading manufacturer and converter of closed cell Performance Foams

Sondor Performance Foams related products to all industries needing technical solutions for sealing, thermal and acoustic insulation, protection, packaging and…

Leading manufacturer and converter of closed cell Performance Foams

Sondor Performance Foams related products to all industries needing technical solutions for sealing, thermal and acoustic insulation, protection, packaging and buoyancy applications in local and selected export markets. Polyclosure the roof Sondor Polyclosures are eave and ridge fillers, manufactured from a durable expanded closed cell polyethylene. They are dustproof, bird-proof, waterproof,…

07 Apr 2021
Mondi develops new packaging that requires 37% less material for Bell Germany

Mondi’s new recyclable packaging for Bell Germany’s ‘Abraham’ range of thinly sliced gourmet ham ensures perfect conformity with existing recycling…

Mondi develops new packaging that requires 37% less material for Bell Germany

Mondi’s new recyclable packaging for Bell Germany’s ‘Abraham’ range of thinly sliced gourmet ham ensures perfect conformity with existing recycling guidelines. Bell Germany launched a mono-material recyclable WalletPack in March for over 30 products including Seranno, Prosciutto and Savoy sliced ham. The new solution will replace a multi-material non-recyclable plastic…

17 Mar 2021
New doctoral study develops renewable food packaging from wheat straw and mango peels

Wheat straw and mango peels, normally disposed of in landfills or used as manure and animal feed ,could potentially be…

New doctoral study develops renewable food packaging from wheat straw and mango peels

Wheat straw and mango peels, normally disposed of in landfills or used as manure and animal feed ,could potentially be used in the development of renewable, biodegradable and non-toxic active (the ability to respond to temperature and time changes in food storage) food packaging that could help keep products fresher…


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