Siegwerk’s UniNATURE wins Sustainability Awards 2022

GERMANYGlobal provider of printing inks and coatings for packaging applications and labels, Siegwerk has announced that its packaging ink series UniNATURE has won Packaging Europe’s Sustainability Awards 2022. The sustainable ink solution with a high Bio-Renewable Content was not only selected as the winner in the category “Renewable Materials”, but also as the “Most Sustainable Innovation” among all…

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Sappi unveils its Saiccor mill after latest US$437.13M upgrade

SOUTH AFRICA – Packaging and specialty paper manufacturer Sappi has officially opened its Saiccor mill after the latest US$437.13 million (R7.7 billion) expansion and environmental upgrade. The President of South Africa, His Excellency Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, graced the occasion in Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal. The project answered President’s call for investment in the South African economy and was first officially announced at…

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ALPLA opens recycling plant in Thailand in partnership with PTT Global Chemical

THAILAND – Austrian plastic recycler ALPLA Group in partnership with Thai petrochemical company PTT Global Chemical (GC) has opened the state-of-the-art ENVICCO recycling plant in Thailand’s Rayong province. With an annual production capacity of 45,000 tonnes (30,000 tonnes of PET and 15,000 tonnes of HDPE), it is one of the largest recycling plants for these plastics in Asia. Located in…

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Enaleia, ClimeCo launches Verra Plastic Collection Project in Kenya

KENYA – Non-profit social enterprise, Enaleia has partnered with ClimeCo to tackle plastic pollution in Kenya via a plastic collection project producing plastic credits under Verra. This partnership will support Enaleia’s newest project in Kenya, contributing to the generation of plastic credits through Verra. With additional funding from ClimeCo and the sale of the credits, Enaleia estimates they will collect…

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Corning secures US$104M funding from BARDA for glass packaging manufacturing

US – US-based technology company Corning is to receive US$103.8 million of funding from  BARDA for planned domestic glass tubing and vial manufacturing. Based in Corning, New York, Corning specializes in specialty glass, ceramics and related materials and technologies. The company’s solutions are designed primarily for industrial and scientific applications. Corning will use the funding to expand its capacity for…

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