LyondellBasell to build recycling facility in Germany, expanding its operation

GERMANY- Netherlands-based chemical company LyondellBasell has decided to proceed with engineering to develop a commercial-scale advanced recycling plant at its site in Wesseling, Germany. The recycling plant will transform pre-treated plastic waste into feedstock for new plastic production by using the firm’s proprietary MoReTec technology. LyondellBasell expects to make a final investment decision by the end of 2023 and aims…

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CCL rolls out first-ever approved shrink film material in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – Global specialty packaging pioneer, CCL has introduced its EcoFloat shrink sleeves, the first-ever approved shrink film material for the South African beverage market. The launch follows a successful trial in the country by PET recycling specialist Extrupet and has been approved for the local recycling system.   CCL says that this marks the arrival of the first…

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Vetropack to scale operations in Italy with glass manufacturing facility

ITALY – Swiss glass manufacturer Vetropack Group has announced plans to invest over US$417.6 million (CHF 400 million) in a new facility located near Milan in Italy. Located at Boffalora Sopra Ticino near Milan, the new advanced site provides more flexibility in production with enhanced capacities and a focus on sustainable operations. Vetropack said that the new site aligns with…

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Don Simon introduces 100% sustainable smart packaging in collaboration with Elopak

SPAIN – Spanish number one juice brand in Spain, Don Simon, has unveiled its first-ever 100% environmentally friendly and smart packaging in collaboration with Elopak and creative technology studio Appetite Creative. The smart packaging utilizes a web app-based connected experience accessed via QR codes to inform consumers about the benefits of the new aluminum-free carton. It utilizes a transparent cap…

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Tetra Pak’s Prisma Aseptic 500ml wins gold at Afristar 2022 Packaging Awards

KENYA – Tetra Pak’s innovative prism pack, Tetra Prisma Aseptic 500ml connected experience has won Gold in the Beverages Category at the Packaging Afristar Awards 2022. Tetra Pak introduced the award-winning bottle during the Lewa Safari marathon in Kenya to hydrate the runners. The cartons featured a bespoke connected experience developed by the team at Appetite Creative accessible via QR…

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