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Ongoing shortages of some raw materials and supply chain disruption are impacting availability and costs.  Pic: Getty Images/o-che

Flexible packaging costs continue to rise

By Jim Cornall

The prices of materials often used for flexible packaging continued to accelerate in the final quarter of 2021, due mainly to the spike in energy costs, which began to increase dramatically after August, according to Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE), the...

SIG’s aluminum-free combibloc ECOPLUS solution is now available in the combiblocMidi family format, enabling dairy customers to choose the squarish pack and tap into demand for more sustainable packaging at the same time.  Pic: SIG

SIG extends aluminum-free packaging formats

By Jim Cornall

SIG’s aluminum-free combibloc ECOPLUS solution is now available for the combiblocMidi family format, enabling dairy customers to choose the squarish pack and tap into demand for more sustainable packaging at the same time.

Fraunhofer develops nano-thin coating to enhance shelf life

SPECIAL EDITION: SHELF LIFE

Fraunhofer develops nano-thin coating to enhance shelf life

By Rory Harrington

A breakthrough technology that coats polymer films with an ultra-thin clear barrier layer to enhance product shelf-life has been unveiled by the Fraunhofer Institute for Electron Beam and Plasma Technology.

An aluminium alternative

An aluminium alternative

ExxonMobil Chemical Films Europe has developed two new metallyte
films that provide an ultra-high-barrier alternative to aluminium.
According to the company, a major advantage of these films,
compared to metallised polyester or aluminium...

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