UNDP India partners with HUL to drive plastic circularity in India

INDIA – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has partnered with Hindustan Unilever (HUL), on a plastic circularity initiative dubbed Inclusive Circular Economy. The initiative focuses on the end-to-end management of plastic waste by promoting the segregation of waste at source, collection of the segregated waste, and setting up Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) for recycling all kinds of plastic waste…

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Constantia Flexibles partners Premji Invest and S.B. Packagings to expand its operations in India

INDIA – Austria’s flexible packaging company, Constantia Flexibles has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with Premji Invest and SB Packagings to scale its Indian business and operations. In a news release, Constantia said the JV is pursuing organic as well as inorganic growth in higher-added-value market segments in India, continuing what it called a “strong growth trajectory” in the…

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H.B. Fuller develops bio-compatible adhesives for medical applications in India

INDIA – US-based adhesives manufacturing company, H.B. Fuller has unveiled its latest bio-compatible Swift melt 1515-I adhesive tape compliant in IMEA – India, the Middle East, and Africa. The Swift melt 1515-I is intended for medical tape applications to be utilized in stick-to-skin situations in particular climates, such as the hot and humid circumstances in the Indian subcontinent. H.B. Fuller…

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Indian researchers develop printable edible ink for packaging applications

INDIA – Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee have developed a water-based edible ink for printing and packaging applications that is manufactured from 100 percent plant-based material. According to the researchers, this ink is a substitute for synthetic ink, which is environmentally friendly, non-toxic, and suitable for different packaging and printing applications. Researchers Kirtitaj Gaikwad and Lokam…

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Shriji Polymers acquires controlling stake in Parekhplast

INDIA- Leading plastic packaging solution provider in rigid plastics for the pharma industry, Shriji Polymers has acquired a controlling stake in Parekhplast India Limited. According to industry sources, Parekhplast India’s valuation could be about US$24 million (more than ₹200 crores). The stake acquisition will allow Creador-backed Shriji Polymers to expand its footprint in the rigid plastic packaging space and diversify…

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Pernod Ricard India axes permanent mono-cartons across its brand portfolio

INDIA – Pernod Ricard India (PRI), a global leader in the wine and spirits industry, has introduced the first to-industry initiative #OneForOurPlanet as the firm aims to eliminate permanent mono-cartons from its packaging. With this sustainability initiative, PRI intends to remove 100% permanent mono cartons from its packaging by June 2023 in a phased manner. According to the firm, the…

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Sappi Verve inks deal with Birla Cellulose to provide forest-to-garment traceability

INDIA – Sappi Verve has partnered with Birla Cellulose, one of the leading viscose manufacturers in the textile value chain, to provide a forest-to-garment traceability solution for brand owners. Through this collaborative partnership, Sappi Verve, a world market leader in dissolving pulp, continues to strengthen its sustainability credentials within the textile industry. “This collaboration is part of Sappi’s vision as…

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Bostik bolsters its portfolio with launch of two new tape and label adhesives in India

INDIA – Global leader in sealing and bonding technologies, Bostik has launched two new products for the tape and label market in India, Bostik HM2060 and Bostik HM2070. Bostik HM2060 is a single solution for high-speed label converting in the Fast-Moving-Consumer-Goods (FMCG), pharmaceutical and logistics industries. As India’s manufacturing scene continues to grow, there is an urgent need to increase…

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JK Paper goes for majority stake in Horizon Packs and Securipax Packaging

INDIA – Indian paper and packaging board company JK Paper has agreed to acquire 85% of the shares of Horizon Packs (HPPL) and Securipax Packaging (SPPL) for around Rs5.78bn (US$70.68m). JK Paper will acquire 269.2 million equity shares in HPPL, paying Rs19.33 (US$0.24) for every Rs10 (US$0.12) share. The company will also buy 463,000 SPPL equity shares for Rs1,256.95 (US$15.36)…

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Coca-Cola India partners Zepto in ‘return and recycle’ initiative for PET bottles in India

INDIA – Coca-Cola India has partnered with 10-Min grocery delivery service, Zepto, to establish a plastic waste management initiative that will organize the process of collection of PET bottles with 100 percent traceability. The ‘return and recycle’ initiative for PET bottles is an extension of The Coca-Cola Company’s global goal of creating a World Without Waste by finding solutions to…

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