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Ecolean growing in Thailand   

Swedish converter Ecolean is reporting strong demand for its lightweight flexible packaging from customers in Thailand, as a recent survey by Euromonitor claims that...

Converter sets retailer’s mind at cheese

A UK supermarket chain has switched from a mixed, nylon laminate to a recyclable PE mono-laminate for its grated cheese, reducing the amount of...

Trexel and Bokatech combine efforts on foamed packaging

Foaming technology pioneer Trexel has teamed up with UK-based Bokatech to further develop technologies that complement Bockatech EcoCore. Products made with EcoCore use a combination...

Pregis invests additional $32m in blown film extrusion facility

Flexible packaging converter Pregis is to invest $32 million in blown film extrusion technology at its Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA) manufacturing site. The latest investment...

Bubble scientists aim to pop lightweight drawbacks

The manufacturer of a liquid foam control and carbonation aid is stepping up production at its Leeds, UK production facility in order to help...

Sidel’s StarLite bottle base has anti-rocking appeal

Sidel has introduced a “completely flat” oval bottle base for PET/rPET containers as part of its StarLite range. Based on a 360-degree continuous contact surface,...

Converter calls for tough decisions to satisfy ‘enlightened’ consumers

A stronger route towards a circular economy could be key to winning back vital sales, claims UK-based flexible packaging converter Eco Flexibles, which is...

Muller designs around material shortages

Tool-maker and automation technology supplier Muller is working closely with brand owners and processors to employ a range of strategies to enhance the sustainability...

Don’t dismiss plastics

Brian Lodge, design manager at Berry Global and Lee Metters, group business development director at Domino Printing Sciences, consider designing for sustainability, including the...

Thermoformer delivers pockets of sustainability

A lightweighting initiative launched by thermoformed packaging converter Kingsmoor Packaging, adds further impetus to the company’s sustainability vision. KPL Cirrus works by creating a unique...

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