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In depth analysis of the developments, innovations and research within barriers and for plastic packaging

Lift-Off initiative takes off 

Amcor has announced the next phase of its inaugural Amcor Lift-Off initiative, which was launched in April as part of a strategy to invest...

Retortable pouch secures Swiss sustainability award

Mondi's RetortPouch Recyclable solution has been recognised by the Swiss Packaging Institute with an award in the sustainability category. Made of PP-based mono-material, the packaging...

Multilayer packaging ready for a closed-loop future

PET-based multilayer packaging could have a big future after four technology companies teamed up to prove that closed-loop recycling is possible. Sulayr, a recycling company...

Lab team lead Milliken remodel

Milliken & Company has made a significant investment in the coating additives laboratory it acquired in 2020 as part of its purchase of Borchers Americas...

Recyclable barrier film project gets $1m grant

Interface Polymers and Flexipol have jointly won funding through a competition run by UKRI’s Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging challenge. The £850,000 ($1 million) grant...

Film range ‘counteracts’ EVOH shortage

Flexible packaging converter Schur Flexibles claims to have found a solution to counteract the worldwide EVOH shortage with the introduction of new high-barrier films. With...

Toppan extends global reach with Thai acquisition

Packaging converter Toppan has extended its reach in Southeast Asia with the acquisition of Thai packaging manufacturer Majend Makcs. Toppan entered into a share transfer...

LiquiGlide secures funds to flow to market with greater ease

US-based LiquiGlide has completed an intellectual-property-based financial deal that provides the company with $35 million to expand its commercial activities and continue to develop...

Amcor offers Lift-Off to innovative start-ups

Amcor has launched an open-call initiative aimed at supporting seed stage start-ups that are focused on packaging solutions and related technologies. Amcor Lift-Off offers these...

Plastics dominate flexible packaging awards

Packaging converters Amcor and American Packaging Corporation (APC) have scooped 12 awards between them at the 2022 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards in Florida, USA. Amcor...

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