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Environment

European Bioplastics welcomes EU strategy on plastics

29 Jan 2017

François de Bie

European Bioplastics (EUBP), this the association representing the bioplastics industry along the entire value chain in Europe, troche welcomes the EU Roadmap for a Strategy on Plastics in a Circular Economy published yesterday by the European Commission. ?An EU Plastics Strategy is needed to drive continued change in the plastics industry towards an [...]

Analysis

Plastic bottles making in roads into carton market

27 May 2014

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A report from industry consultants, AMI Consulting, published in April 2014, notes that there have been changes in a number of end-use application trends and competing packaging formats that shape the demand for plastic blow moulded bottles in Europe.
Blow moulded plastic bottles is a market of nearly 4.5 million tonnes magnitude in Europe. Beverages accounted [...]

Analysis

Glass packaging market worth USD39.4bn

27 May 2014

breezer

The glass packaging market is set to grow in the next 10 years. However, glass packaging is facing increasing competition from rival packaging materials that are stronger, lighter and cheaper to manufacture and transport, as experienced in many of the glass packaging submarkets. Glass is up to seven times heavier than the equivalent volume of [...]

Industry Awards

Sustainability prize for tray

27 May 2014

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The Rfresh Elite? tray for meat and fish products by LINPAC Packaging won the PackTheFuture Award, prescription which recognises sustainability in plastic packaging, at a ceremony held during Interpack in Dusseldorf.
Organised by ELIPSO, the French Plastic and Flexible Packaging Association, and IK, the German Plastics Packaging Association, PackTheFuture 2014 focuses on promoting the innovative [...]

Analysis

Plastic pouches threaten glass

31 Mar 2014

Capri Sun

The glass packaging market is set to grow in the next 10 years. However, glass packaging is facing increasing competition from rival packaging materials that are stronger, lighter and cheaper to manufacture and transport, as experienced in many of the glass packaging submarkets. Glass is up to seven times heavier than the equivalent volume of [...]

Analysis

Low-cost packaging supports competitive prices

24 Mar 2014

private label CVS

According to a report from Canadean, ambulance low-cost packaging innovation will allow discounters and private labels to continue to take share from brands by offering more competitive prices. Lightweighting and using alternative materials are among the solutions that will minimise production cost for manufacturers in the highly price sensitive markets.
 
Lightweighting and other innovations help [...]

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