Egypt partners US to build bio-degradable packaging factory utilizing eggshells

Egypt, US partner to establish bio-degradable packaging factory utilizing eggshells EGYPT – Egyptian Minister of Environment, Dr. Yasmine Fouad, confirmed that the state has signed a contract with the U.S. to establish the first factory to produce environment-friendly bags from eggshells, instead of plastic. The Minister said that the state seeks to provide biodegradable bags, as the plastic bag that…

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BASF inks MoU with Sulzer for renewable fuels and chemically recycled plastics

GERMANY – Germany-based chemical company BASF has signed an MoU with Sulzer Chemtech to advance technologies for renewable fuels and chemically recycled plastics. Under the partnership, the two companies will drive the development of innovative, cost-effective chemical processing solutions to improve the conversion of plastic waste into new plastics. The collaboration combines complementary areas of expertise, integrating Sulzer Chemtech’s capabilities…

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Berlin Packaging snaps up industrial packaging supplier Bark

ITALY – US-based hybrid packaging company, Berlin Packaging has entered a definitive agreement to buy industrial packaging supplier Bark Packaging Group. Founded in 1978, Bark evolved from a traditional packaging wholesaler to a value-added supplier of industrial packaging. The company has expanded into flexible packaging with the acquisition of Dutch Pack International in 2017 and into UN-certified packaging for the…

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Crown Holding assists Brazilian beverage player Socorro Bebidas to sustainably expand into Mineral Water

BRAZIL – Leading global supplier of rigid packaging products, Crown Holdings, is leading the sustainable packaging movement in Brazil through its partnership with local suppliers. Recently, in August, the company’s local subsidiary Crown Embalagens Metálicas da Amazônia S.A, partnered with Brazilian beverage producer, Socorro Bebidas (Socorro) to sustainably expand into the mineral water space. Instead of plastic, which is a…

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Krones taps into block chain technology to deliver 100,000 water bottles in one hour production line

GERMANY – Packaging and bottling machine manufacturer, Krones has unveiled what it describes as the world’s first wet-end block achieving an output of 100,000 0.5-liter water bottles per hour. According to Krones, the innovation represents a quantum leap in blockchain technology and responds to the need for appropriate machine speeds to meet the rising demand for packaged water. With the…

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Wildpack signs supply agreement for aluminium packaging with Ball Corporation

US – Canadian beverage can company, Wildpack Beverage has entered a long-term purchase and supply agreement with Ball Corporation for sustainable aluminium beverage packaging. Based in Vancouver, Wildpack provides sustainable aluminium can filling, decorating, packaging, brokering, sleeve and label printing services and logistics for brands across the US. The supply agreement improves the network strategy benefits of Wildpack to ease…

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DS Smith advances testing for cardboard packaging made from organically sourced fibers

US – British fiber-based packaging supplier DS Smith is exploring opportunities to create paper and cardboard packaging with materials available in gardens, parks and beaches. The company is working to give new life to alternative fibers for paper and cardboard, including daisies, straw, cocoa shells, miscanthus (grass) and seaweed – part of its efforts to invest in sustainable resources and…

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Bobst expands supply chain network in Belgium with new warehouse

BELGIUM – Swiss packaging machinery provider Bobst has established a warehouse in Genk, Belgium, as part of a ‘transformation’ of its supply chain network. Based near Lausanne, Bobst supplies machines for manufacturing packaging and its derivatives from solid board, corrugated board and flexible materials. The company has developed the logistics hub for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region…

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