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UK beverage company saves millions

Brothers Drinks has saved 1.5 million square metres of label liner waste from incineration after becoming one of the first brands to join the Avery Dennison recycling scheme run in partnership with PET UK.

Recoup joins OPRL

Plastics packaging trade body Recoup has joined OPRL, a packaging label recycling scheme that aims to promote greater and more effective recycling of packaging materials in the UK and to create a stronger position for the industry on recycling-based issues.

Treofan plant nears nameplate capacity

A €30 million ($34m) plant for the production of premium five-layer label and packaging film is nearing maximum capacity after being opened in July 2015 by German converter Treofan.

Jindal drives digital change

Jindal Films Europe is launching a range of Digilyte food packaging and labelling films that are printable using HP Indigo digital technology.

Innovation upgrade for Jindal

Indian converter Jindal films has started work on two testing laboratories in the US and Luxembourg for film characterisation, which will be equipped to simulate customer conditions on packaging, printing and labelling machines.

Krones acquires fellow German business

Krones has announced the purchase of German labelling machinery maker Gernep Group in order to strengthen its activities in the food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals markets.

Recycled PET quality improvements targeted

The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) in the US has developed new bale quality grading specifications for post-consumer PET bales, which are designed to provide incentives to suppliers to improve recycled PET quality.

Rebranding for Constantia Flexibles’ Labels Division

Constantia Flexibles Labels Division has rebranded all of its operating units as Constantia Flexibles.

P&G gambles on new label programme

Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble has joined the US-based Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC)’s How2Recycle Label programme in a bid to make consumers more aware of when they can recycle rigid packaging.

Smart label partnership targets food freshness

The Gabriel-Chemie Group and Insignia Technologies have announced a cooperation to create smart food packaging labels with colour indicators to show consumers when food is no longer fresh.