Processing and packaging equipment manufacturer tna has opened an Australian manufacturing site to support global demand for its food packaging solutions. Located in the Melbourne suburb of Boronia, the factory will allow tna to triple manufacturing capacities for its equipment, including its vertical form, fill and seal (VFFS) packaging system, the tna robag. The site will incorporate a...
PlantBottle, a recyclable PET plastics beverage bottle partially made from plant-derived chemicals, is not being ditched, claims the head of sustainability for Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) in Great Britain. But it is not the sole answer to improving the sustainability of plastics packaging, Nick Brown told Plastics in Packaging following a...
A ‘game-changing’ partnership is set to enable all components of used beverage cartons collected within the European Union to be recycled by 2025. Tetra Pak and resource management firm Veolia have joined forces to deliver an EU strategy, which could potentially be adopted elsewhere around the world. The average beverage...
Companies that sell goods to Germany have less than two months to comply with the country’s updated packaging laws or face fines of up to €200,000 ($226,000), a UK-based consultancy firm has warned. Says Lorax Compliance, businesses stand to be prohibited from selling goods on the German market if they...
Thai petrochemical giant Indorama Ventures Public Company (IVL) has acquired 74 per cent of Egypt’s Medco Plast for Packing and Packaging Systems SAE, a manufacturer of plastics bottles based in Giza, for E£843 million (US$47m). Medco Plast is the largest supplier of recyclable PET preforms, injection moulded products and closures...