Clearmark unveils new labeling system for net and weave packaging

UK – UK’s leading supplier of digital coding solutions, Clearmark has unveiled a new Overprinting Watchstrap Labeler (OWL) system to apply watchstrap labels to net and weave packaging applications., The Zodiac OWL aims to overcome the challenge of watchstrap labels snapping under stress when they are applied to textured surfaces, reports Packaging Europe. To prevent the snap from occurring, the…

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Mars NZ introduces paper-based wrappers for its chocolate bars

AUSTRALASIA – Confectionery giant Mars has announced plans to switch to new recyclable packaging for its chocolate bars in Australia and New Zealand. Mars, Snickers and Milky Way chocolate bars will have biodegradable brown paper packaging, designed to be more environmentally friendly, in Australia in April and in New Zealand the following month. Mars said the wrappers on its chocolates…

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UPM Raflatac partners Orthex to recycle ocean-bound plastic

FINLANDGlobal supplier of labeling materials for branding and promotion, UPM Raflatac has collaborated with Orthex to offer household products and their labeling made of recycled plastic saved from ending up as marine litter. The initiative will produce products like buckets, wash bowls and water scoops using raw materials from value chains that collect plastic waste and transform them.…

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Low prices and convenience drive online shopping, reveals Mondi

EUROPE – Mondi has released its fourth annual consumer trend survey on e-commerce, online shopping and consumer attitudes toward packaging. The survey, conducted by RetailX, drew responses from 1,000 consumers each in France, Germany, Poland, Sweden and Turkey. The survey also includes the first data on generational differences in online shopping patterns. “This research has revealed five macro trends shaping…

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PepsiCo rolls out 100% recycled plastic bottles for Diet Pepsi in Kuwait

KUWAIT – American multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation, PepsiCo has launched 100% recycled plastic bottles for its Diet Pepsi product in Kuwait. The launch is part of PepsiCo’s efforts to increase alternatives for sustainable packaging in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Pepsi is the first beverage brand in Kuwait to introduce locally manufactured, 100% recycled plastic bottles through its…

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SABIC, Jinming and Bolsas to develop flexible packaging solutions

UAE – Saudi chemical company SABIC is collaborating with Guangdong Jinming Machinery and Bolsas de los Altos to support the growth of polyolefin-based innovative applications in the flexible packaging segment. The three partners have agreed to work on polyolefin-based solutions for the flexible packaging segment. They will provide an outlet to test and validate the performance of SABIC‘s polyolefin resin…

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Landliebe Molkereiprodukte opts for SIG’s combiSwift TC closure

GERMANY – German dairy firm Landliebe Molkereiprodukte has launched SIG’s combiSwift closure with tethered cap for its already existing combiblocSlimline carton packs. The dairy firm has introduced UHT milk with SIG’s combiSwift TC under its Landliebe brand, which is available on shelves since the end of September 2022. According to SIG, its combiSwift TC closure maintains convenience for consumers and…

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