Professor Gerald Scott, president of the UK Oxo-Biodegradable Plastics Association (OPA) has hit out at Californian environmental marketing laws that prevent oxo-bio producers from marketing products as ‘biodegradable’, and says they were prompted by...
APPE insists that a ‘technological advance’ now allows it to produce large size polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles with recessed handles, and challenge blow-moulded HDPE rivals with a ‘significantly lighter’ alternative.
A new report into UK High-density polyethylene (HPDE) recycling rates has revealed that milk bottle recycling rates hit a high of 76 per cent during 2010, but 20,000 tonnes of plastic a year are still sent to landfill.
Shorter product shelf life, the need to use a raft of coatings and changes in the appearance of food and beverage cans are all potential consequences of the French ban on bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging from 2014, said the German Metal Packaging Association.
FoodProductionDaily.com gained an exclusive interview with Tetra Pak president and CEO Dennis Jönsson to discuss the demand for less packaging but improved product functionality, as he prepared to address delegates at the World Dairy Summit 2011 in Parma,...
Tetra Pak president and CEO Dennis Jönsson has admitted that his company didn’t do enough to raise awareness of the recycling potential of cartons during their crucial formative years in the UK market.
Tetra Pak claims that an ‘industry first’ combination of closure technologies will allow it to extend low-cost large openings into new ambient beverage categories with its new Tetra Brik Aseptic Edge 1000 carton.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that it does not believe that supermarket operator Coles broke any competition rules when it dropped the price of it’s house brand milk to AU$1 a litre
Dow Chemical Co and Mitsui have announced a joint venture to set up what they claim would be the world’s largest integrated plant to manufacture bioplastics from sugar cane-derived ethanol for packaging.
A new biopolymer range provides better seal integrity for the larger pack sizes of dry products such as muesli and pasta, claimed Innovia Films at the launch of the new NatureFlex film at the French industry event Emballage last week.
Longer shelf life and more attractive packaging are the benefits claimed for a lightweight foamed polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container blow moulding process applied for the first time to dairy products.
Holland Colours said its new white colourant additive for monolayer PET bottles for milk and dairy products allows for greater lightweighting, extends shelf-life and increases flexibility of resin sourcing.
Tetra Pak has given a boost to its green credentials after announcing that more than 1.5 billion of its cartons on sale in the UK and Ireland in the next year will carry the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) label.