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Cove coasts towards biopolymer bottle

A Californian material innovation company is planning to introduce the “first water bottle made of biodegradable material” later this year, after entering into an...

Global PET demand rises as virus threat recedes

Global demand for PET and other rigid plastics packaging formats will accelerate through the second half of 2021, according to a report by Smithers. Consuming...

EU to become global pyrolysis leader

The European Union (EU) is likely to emerge as a leader in pyrolysis as the rest of the world catches up on mechanical recycling,...

Erema revenue up 20 per cent

In a year that has presented extraordinary challenges, Austria’s Erema Group has remained on course for growth with a 20 per cent increase in...

Vetaphone takes showroom to customers’ computers

Surface treatment manufacturer Vetaphone has opened a new high-tech showroom and demonstration facility at its headquarters in Kolding, Denmark. Designed to showcase the company’s extensive...

Fresh impetus for Coveris with Four04 purchase

Coveris Group has continued its strategic expansion with the acquisition of UK-based flexible packaging manufacturer Four04 Packaging. Specialising in packaging for fresh food and produce,...

Axion identifies new recycling markets for plastics

Although the need and demand for closed loop recycling back into packaging is growing, there are still opportunities to use more recycled content in...

Meaf offers to ‘test drive’ customer materials

Meaf Machines in the Netherlands has added a Promix physical foaming installation to its in-house extruder test and demonstration line. As of mid-May this...

Marfarlane delivers sales surge

Growth in its Packaging Distribution business has led to Macfarlane Group posting a first quarter sales surge of 15 per cent ahead of the...

Compostables specialist partners with Aussie firm

Packaging converter Detpak has partnered with US-based Eco-Products to provide sustainable packaging solutions in Australia and New Zealand. Eco-Products brings more than 30 years of...

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