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Issue 238, August 2021

ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY

International news
Engel order books ‘as full as in 2018’; Sipa launches ‘smallest and lightest’ stackable bottle; APR calls for collection support; ‘On- the-go’ sustainability targeted by Coca-Cola Europacific Partners; Reuse schemes likely to be key, says Wood Mackenzie; Newly formed business buys PinnPack; Cereal liner seeks to improve bran appeal; Shellfish film extends strawberry shelf-life; Associations urge EC to speed up recycling process authorisations; PepsiCo outlines sustainability achievements

Russia review
How the Russian Government plans to curb the upward trajectory in plastics packaging prices

Price check
A monthly review of European polymer prices

Editor’s comment
We could all do with some heroes in a
half-shell right now

Asiaphile
Singapore’s waste masterplan

Products
Machinery: Syntegon Technology, Sigma
CapSeal, PE Labellers

Packaging: Avery Dennison, Sibur, Sealed
Air, Mondi Group, Weener Plastics

Events diary
Your guide to the places to be this month

PlasticScene
A hive of M&A activity

The view from the back 
Printz Holman takes an alternative look at the news

FEATURES

Chemical recycling
How partnerships are driving one company
to increase the circularity of its products

Future of packaging
Talking heads: A global brand owner discusses its sustainability strategy

Digitisation 
Now that you are connected to the Industrial Internet of Things, are you set up to extract the promised benefits?

PET
Taxes that aren’t taxes, and bottlenecks that need breaking

Cosmetics North America 
In the final leg of our global tour of cosmetic packaging innovation, we visit North America

Polymer research 
Accelerating the USA’s journey to a circular economy

Food filling
A Chilean firm with an eye on flexibility

Aseptic filling 
Blocking and breathing in equal measure

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