SATS subsidiary partners Hilton Foods to reduce food packaging waste

SINGAPORE – SATS’ subsidiary, Country Foods, has entered into a strategic collaboration with multi-protein producer Hilton Food Group (Hilton Foods) to redesign Country Foods’ protein processing capability in Singapore. According to Singapore-based SATS, the partnership also includes the supply of proteins from Hilton Foods to Country Foods. The deal aligns with the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals to promote responsible…

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Unilever partners Too Good To Go to deliver food to consumers’ homes, cutting costs and food waste

NETHERLANDS- British multinational consumer goods company Unilever and Too Good To Go’s latest pilot program allow consumers to have Unilever brands delivered directly to their door via an app, cutting costs and food waste. According to Unilever, consumers can use the app to reserve and pick up discounted products that would otherwise be thrown away, from nearby restaurants, bakeries or…

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Gunze launches eco-friendly heat shrinkable GEOPLAS HCT3 film to scale operations

JAPAN – Japanese plastic films producer Gunze has announced plans to launch an eco-friendly heat-shrinkable film, with recycled resin early next year. GEOPLAS HCT3 is said to be a mass balance approach-based polystyrene/polyethylene terephthalate multi-layered product that uses 30% of chemically recycled raw materials. As per the firm, the latest film is the first of a series of recycled heat-shrinkable…

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Ukrainian start-up Releaf Paper secures US$2.66M EU funding to build pilot line for cellulose extraction

UKRAINE – Releaf Paper, a Ukrainian-based paper manufacturer has received a US$2.66 million (€2.5m) grant from the European Commission’s EIC Accelerator 2022 program for its pilot line project to extract cellulose from the fibers of fallen leaves. The start-up will use the proceeds to establish two more production lines in different countries within the next five years. “We are closer…

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Trinseo eyes closure of plants in Germany to boost finances

GERMANY – Global materials supplier Trinseo has announced plans to shut down its styrene plant in Boehlen, Germany, and close a polycarbonate (PC) line in Stade, Germany, to cut costs. The company will also consolidate its polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) sheet manufacturing site in Matamoros, Mexico, at the Aristech Surfaces production line in Florence, Kentucky, and reduce styrene-butadiene (SB) latex capacity…

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Borealis inks power purchase deal with VERBUND to supply Austrian operations with hydropower

AUSTRIA – Austrian chemical company, Borealis and VERBUND have signed a ten-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to supply a yearly 220 GWh of hydropower to Borealis operations in Schwechat, Austria, from January 2023. The power will be supplied from two of VERBUND’s Austrian hydropower plants in Aschach and Abwinden-Asten on the Danube River. The company is thought to generate around…

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Formulated Solutions agrees to buy FDA-approved drug production site in US

US – US-based Formulated Solutions has signed an agreement to acquire newly updated 455,000ft² FDA-approved pharmaceutical liquids, semi-solids, aerosol, BoV, and metered dose nasal spray production facility located in Tennessee, US. The addition of the new site in Cleveland will bolster the firm’s capabilities in topicals, metered dose nasal sprays, and the pressurized package manufacturing sector. Additionally, the plant will…

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Placon launches new recycled PET-made deli product line

US – US-based plastic packaging products maker Placon has launched a new line of deli products designed for its food market. Dubbed Crystal Seal Cravings, the new sustainable deli product line is made from post-consumer recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) materials that will help meet sustainability goals. According to Placon, Craving containers feature a tamper-evident lid to protect the product inside…

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Bioplastics manufacturer Futerro to build PLA biorefinery plant in Normandy, France

FRANCE – Belgian bioplastics manufacturer Futerro has announced plans to establish Europe’s first vertically integrated biorefinery in Normandy, France to produce and recycle polylactic acid, or PLA. According to Futerro, this biorefinery aims to feature a lactic acid unit for the transformation of raw material from agricultural sources, a PLA conversion unit, and a unit dedicated to the molecular recycling…

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Engineered Foam Packaging bolsters portfolio with acquisition of NatureKool

US – Engineered Foam Packaging (EFP), a leader in custom protective packaging and cold chain solutions has completed the acquisition of a natural fiber insulated shipper, NatureKool. This acquisition adds to EFP’s efforts to provide a complete line of high-quality and repeatable cold-chain packaging solutions to the U.S. Cold-Chain Packaging is the process of packaging and shipping goods while maintaining…

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