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KP Snacks nutty about recycling

KP Snacks is launching a UK-wide recycling scheme for nuts, popcorn, crisps and pretzels packets. In tandem with TerraCycle, the scheme will give consumers...

Eastman launches “advanced solution” for polyester recycling

Eastman has launched a recycling technology that uses methanolysis to break down polyester-based products into their polymer building blocks. It is designed to handle...

Faerch educates the consumer on CPET recyclability

UK thermoformer Faerch has introduced a recycling programme for retailers that switch to its new product line, whereby an identical quantity of purchased trays...

Baton change at Wittmann Battenfeld

Rainer Weingraber has taken over the management of Wittmann Battenfeld after long-standing managing director and chief executive, Georg Tinschert, confirmed his retirement at the...

China’s supply-side reforms slow GDP growth

China’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth this year will slow to a maximum of 6.5 per cent, reported the National People’s Congress (NPC) yesterday,...

Packaging profits under pressure, warns Moody’s

The profits of packaging companies face considerable pressure this year as rising demand for recycled materials and looming clean-up charges drive up costs. That...

Flexible packaging converter closed down by administrators

Administrators have closed down a UK converter of flexible packaging based in Hereford, with the loss of 50 jobs. Visionscape, an environmental utilities group, formed...

Proseal helps processors find the perfect seal

Tray sealing specialist, Proseal, has launched a seal quality testing system that enables food manufacturers and processors to determine the ideal seal and peel...

Ring makes a big barrier call

Oxygen-sensitive products such as baby foods and sauces are the targets of Ring Container Technologies, after it launched its patent-pending BarrierGuard OxygenSmart technology for...

ExxonMobil commits to polypropylene expansion on Gulf Coast

Petrochemical giant ExxonMobil will fund the construction of a polypropylene production unit in Baton Rouge, Texas, that will expand capacity along the US Gulf...

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