Aluminum aerosol can shipments rises 5.5% since early 2022, reveals AEROBAL

GLOBAL – The International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL) has reported a 5.5% increase in global shipments by its members since the first half of 2022. The organization reports that the market growth was mainly due to rapidly increasing demand from the pharmaceutical, hairspray and household sectors, which grew by 9%, 34% and 15% respectively compared to the…

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Stora Enso introduces Papira pulp form packaging in the market

FINLAND – Finnish forestry group Stora Enso has introduced Sustainability Awards finalist Papira as a ‘recyclable’ alternative to fossil-based foam materials in packaging. The company claims that its new solution is both plastic-free and fully recyclable at kerbside and in paper waste streams. Its reported biodegradability suggests that, if it ends up in the environment, the material will not have…

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Valmet to supply containerboard technology for Cheng Loong machine in Vietnam

VIETNAM – Finnish company Valmet will provide Cheng Loong Binh Duong Paper Co. with key process technology for its new containerboard machine 23 at the company’s Ben Cat mill in Binh Duong province, southern Vietnam. Valmet’s delivery will include approach flow systems, headboxes, a press section, a sizer, process air systems, a winder, automation systems, and industrial Internet solutions, the…

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Coca-Cola roll out fully recycled plastic bottles in Vietnam to drive circular economy

VIETNAM – Coca-Cola Vietnam has introduced fully recycled plastic bottles in the country as part of its efforts to help drive a circular economy. The bottles are made entirely from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET), except for their caps and labels. They are claimed to meet both Vietnamese regulations and The Coca-Cola Company’s global standards for food-grade rPET packaging. With the…

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Sonoco expands European operations with US$88M acquisition of Denmark-based Skjern Paper

DENMARK – US-based diversified packaging company Sonoco has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Skjern, a privately owned paper manufacturer from Denmark for US$88 million. The acquisition will help Sonoco expand its customer production capacity and convert operations throughout Europe and neighboring areas. Sonoco said the buyout was unanimously approved by its Board of Directors. Expected to be completed in…

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Ranpak launches automated in-line packing machine worldwide

US – Ranpak, a provider of paper-based packaging solutions for e-commerce and industrial supply chains, has announced the global launch of its automated packaging solution, Cut’it! EVO. The launch of the automated, in-line solution comes after it was introduced in the European market. Ranpak said that the machine scales up packaging output, reduces operating costs and enhances sustainability for customers’…

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