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Reduced off-odor of plastic recyclates via separate collection of packaging waste
31 March, 2020
Plastic recyclates produced from waste packaging have to meet high...
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Recycling Revolution 30 March, 2020 How Manufacturers Are Finding Innovative Ways to Support a Circular Economy. Written by
Tracee Reeves, Chief Sustainability Officer, Graham Packaging

Accelerating plastic recovery in the United States 17 March, 2020 Plastic waste is a critical issue of our time. Effecting change will require an integrated approach.

by Thomas Hundertmark, Manuel Prieto, Andrew Ryba, Theo Jan Simons,...

Winning in the new age of packaging: An interview with WestRock’s CEO, Steve Voorhees 17 March, 2020 WestRock, which is headquartered in Atlanta, has operations
around the world and expertise in every shopping category. The
company has created game-changing innovations...

And the winner is… 18 February, 2020 30 judges, 11 committee members and a handful of FTA staff were present for the judging of the 2019 FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards. They saw hundreds of pieces of...

TLMI on labels and labelling 18 February, 2020 Your name on a bottle? A relative on a jar? Personalised packaging has been a driving trend in the labelling sector since Coca-Cola disrupted the sector with the much-talked-about...

foiled again 04 February, 2020 Fresh, convenient, lightweight and decorative: films and foils have long been a popular material for packaging. Leading figures from European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) talk...

Lamination and sustainability 20 January, 2020 Laminates and coats are a fundamental part of the packaging industry, keeping the products inside safe and free from contamination. Any failures can have terrible consequences, both...

Paper sacks provided equivalent shelf life as plastic sacks 20 January, 2020 A recent study found that paper sacks and form-fill-seal (FFS) polyethylene sacks provided equivalent protection for cement when stored for 18 months under the same conditions. The...

The Carton Revolution 07 January, 2020 Carton is undergoing a green revolution. From replanting forests to recycling, the industry is doing a huge amount in the fight against climate change. Andrea Valentino talks to...

Above and beyond 07 January, 2020 Companies want to do right by their customers and the environment. One major focus area is in inks, how they can be separated in recycling and waste stream, and support...

Solutions that stick 07 January, 2020 More than 80% of food packaging contains adhesives, although often only to a small extent. Depending on the food in question, there are very different requirements on its packaging....

A pressing engagement 10 December, 2019 For all the focus that companies give to the finished printed product, many times they have ignored the previous , vital step that occurs to deliver the printed product to the...

China's Pulp Demand Growth to Stabilize 09 December, 2019 The decline in pulp demand seen in China in late 2018 and early 2019 seems more temporary than structural. Demand drivers point to moderate growth in demand from 2020 onwards, as...

On a roll 25 November, 2019 Web cleaners are a common feature on printing lines, and remove dust and debris from paper and other materials using a variety of methods. The choice of which unit is most appropriate...

The bespoke approach 25 November, 2019 As the market moves from the mass approach to targeted, local and personalised, companies are discovering the many benefits of digital printing to deliver varied and engaging forms...

A volatile situation 25 November, 2019 Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are a hot topic in the flexographic industry. Boosted regulations have brought their challenges to the fore, with the indoor and outdoor...

Bend and flex 13 November, 2019 Versatile and functional, flexible packaging is, as its name suggests, flexible. Brands love flexible packaging as it allows them to package their products with few...

Finesse in the finish 13 November, 2019 With the industry gearing up for Labelexpo Europe in September, print and labelling are at centre stage for packaging, printing and converting companies. One area that is often...

Old kid on the box 13 November, 2019 The pretty one. The clever one. The sporty one. Just because something has a label, doesn't mean that's all it is. Gravure printing has long been considered 'the quality one',...


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