Amcor rolls out recyclable forming films for meat and dairy that offer ‘80% carbon footprint reduction’

SWITZERLAND – American-Australian global packaging company, Amcor has announced the European launch of its new PrimeSeal and DairySeal Recycle-Ready Thermoforming Films for meat and dairy, to offer excellent packaging performance and improved circularity of packaging. Suitable for fresh and processed meat and fish, as well as hard cheese, the new packaging is heat resistant up to 90°C and is made…

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Hoffmann Neopac launches new rHDPE tube caps with high PCR rates

SWITZERLAND – Swiss packaging solutions provider Hoffmann Neopac has developed a new line of post-consumer recycled (PCR) caps for personal care and beauty packaging. The new series will debut with screw caps made of recycled high-density polyethylene (rHDPE) with diameters ranging from 19 to 40 millimeters (mm), a flip-top closure with a 35mm diameter, and an octagonal cap for sample…

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Amcor commits to use 30% recycled contents across operations by 2030

SWITZERLAND – Global packaging company, Amcor has released its 2022 Sustainability Report, which has announced a target of achieving 30% recycled content across its portfolio by 2030. The new recycled content target, which is three times its previous target of 10%, comes as Amcor reflects on a landmark year for its efforts on sustainability. In the fiscal year 2022, the company…

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SIG unveils next-generation packaging line-up to drive sustainability

SWITZERLAND – Swiss packaging company SIG has unveiled its most advanced and sustainable next-gen technology solutions and packaging innovations to Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO). The next-gen line-up of innovations will become the showpieces at the company’s Centre of Excellence at DSO, where business partners, food and beverage manufacturers, retail customers and entrepreneurs from the Middle East and Africa will be…

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Revenue growth for SIG and Elopak for third quarter of FY22

EUROPE – Swiss packaging company SIG and Norway-based supplier of carton packaging and filling equipment Elopak have reported growth in revenue for the Q3 of FY22. SIG records revenue of US$764 million Q3 of FY22 Switzerland-based packaging company has recorded revenue of US$764.98 million (€770.8m) for the third quarter (Q3) of fiscal 2022 (FY22). The figure represents a 52.1% increase…

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Bühler, Pellenc ST partners on new center for PET bottle and flake sorting

SWITZERLAND – Swiss multinational plant equipment manufacturer, Bühler has partnered with Pellenc ST on a front and back-end solution for PET bottle and flake sorting. The two companies are hoping to improve and future-proof PET recyclers’ processing activities with a new Demo and Applications Centre opening in November. Combining Bühler’s PET flake sorting solutions – the SORTEX N PolyVision and…

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Vetropack introduces bottles made from tempered lightweight glass

SWITZERLAND – With its innovative Echovai solution, Vetropack Group, has introduced ‘the world’s first’ returnable bottle made of tempered lightweight glass at Drinktec 2022. The Echovai bottle is durable and lightweight, weighing up to 30% less than standard returnable bottles. It is also more resistant to abrasion and reduces logistical effort, producing 25% of the carbon dioxide emissions of a…

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Amcor injects additional US$45M investment in ePac Flexible Packaging

SWITZERLAND – Swiss-based global packaging company Amcor has announced a further strategic investment of up to US$45 million in ePac. The investment will increase Amcor’s minority shareholding in ePac Holdings LLC an initial investment of US$15 million in April last year. Amcor’s Executive Vice President of Strategy and Development, Ian Wilson, said: “This additional investment reflects our confidence in ePac’s…

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Novelis introduces new low carbon laminated aluminium coating for beverage can ends

SWITZERLAND – US industrial aluminum company, Novelis has announced the launch of new laminated aluminium surfaces for beverage can ends that will be showcased September 27 to 29 at ALUMINIUM 2022 in Düsseldorf. This innovative application improves beverage container appearance, increases production process efficiencies and lowers CO2 emissions for European beverage brands and can makers. As a result, it further…

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Migros launches “world’s first” capsule-free compostable “coffee ball”

SWITZERLAND – Swiss retail company, Migros is launching CoffeeB, the ‘world’s first’ coffee capsule system that does not require a capsule at all. Branded CoffeeB, a small, fully compostable ball of pressed coffee, has the amenities of conventional capsule systems but does not add to the 100,000 metric tons of coffee capsule waste produced every year. CoffeeB is encased in…

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