In this issue: Plastics in Packaging, Issue 222, April 2020
ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY

International news
Sluggish demand for Asian flexibles; Tomra launches the self-driving car of recycling; IK
and EuPC reject European Plastics Pact; Guala Closures invests in smart technology; Eco-artist turns packaging into art; Viridor and P&G to save millions; Fashion for good in London; Biffa ramps up rHDPE supply; Rising mechanisation drives sales; CCEP to increase rPET use

Projects
Nestlé Australia, iQ Renew, Sidel

News analysis
Russia tightens the screw on producers

Price check
A monthly review of European polymer prices

Editor’s comment
Touching down for a lockdown

Plastic platform
The plastics packaging financial time-bomb

Asiaphile
Stuart Hoggard investigates the likely
consequences of Covid-19

Products
Machinery: Flexprinter, Mark Andy, Engel Austria.
Packaging: Cabot Corporation, Clariant International, Gabriel-Chemie, Nordfolien GmbH

PlasticScene
A time for pledges and action

The view from the back

FEATURES

Cobots 
Why utilising cobots or automation does not
need to involve ‘rip-and-replace’

Flexible packaging 
A sector racing against the clock to get its
house in order

Aerosols 
The PET aerosols market has several
reasons for optimism. What are they?

Thermoforming 
Running flat out in order to keep up

Foodservice packaging 
Is the foodservice sector sleep-walking its
way to a cliff edge?

Converting 
How one converter is keeping out of the
crosshairs of legislators in India

Beverages
Is a new market-changing technology about
to revolutionise the beverage industry?

Filling systems 
A switch in time saves several process

Aseptic filling 
A partial shift from hot-fill

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