Vanish PCR

Sustainable no label look labels – UPM introduces UPM Raflatac VanishTM PCR, an ultra-transparent labelstock. Thanks to its particularly low material thickness and the use of 90% recycled PET, this requires fewer raw materials than standard clear-on-clear products. When applied to transparent containers, this allows a true “no-label look”‘ with improved environmental performance. The film is ideal for a wide[...]

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Standcap

Slip-on bag – Many want to turn the world of packaging upside down, STANDCAP has made it simple: the foil pouch with flip-top closure stands on its lid and thus stands out on the shelf thanks to a wedge-shaped upward communication surface that stands out attractively from ordinary plastic bottles for ketchup and co. STANDCAP can be[...]

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High performance lidding films

Sustainable barrier films – AR Packaging offers a complete range of lidding films for thermoforming and tray forming machines – with minimal resource consumption. Tailored barrier properties and high mechanical strength optimize product quality and shelf life of numerous food products. At the same time, convenience features and an appealing look help the product resonate with consumers. The[...]

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KPL Cirrus™

Lighter plastic due to special shape – UK thermoforming packaging company Kingsmoor Packaging has launched a weight reduction initiative called KPL™ Cirrus. This pursues the goal of producing plastics as sustainably as possible. The company has not only improved the recycled content and recyclability of its products, but also explored how to make them lighter and more efficient without losing stability[...]

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Marine bottle

PET bottle with marine plastic content – Coca-Cola presents a beverage bottle that contains plastic waste from beaches and the sea. This bottle is only a sample for now – currently no retail sale is planned. But this is the first time marine plastic has been successfully recycled into a food-grade bottle. The proportion of this material in the finished bottle[...]

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Bio-Packaging

Compostable To-Go Items – The Austrian online store offers over 1,000 different compostable items for on-the-go catering – from cutlery, bowls, cups, plates and many other products made from palm leaf, sugar cane, cardboard and wood to organic waste bags and organic carrier bags. The product range from the production of international specialists is also available in smaller[...]

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Grounded Packaging

Sustainable packaging solutions – Grounded Packaging is a Sydney-based company that produces sustainable packaging solutions for food and consumer products. The compostable envelopes, films and vacuum and stand-up pouches are made from potato, corn or rice starch. Remnants of manio root further strengthen the material. Fast-growing eucalyptus trees are used as the starting point for the biodegradable packaging[...]

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Ocean Bottle

Plastic bottle thermos – With its reusable water bottle, the Ocean Bottle company is making a contribution to counteracting the increasing plastic pollution of the oceans. Made from recycled biomaterial and plastic waste, the Ocean Bottle itself can dive into the recycling loop. The recycling idea is complemented by the promise that 1,000 more plastic bottles will be[...]

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Plastic Roads

Road surface
from plastic waste
– Plastic Roads offers an environmentally friendly solution for material use in road construction. While conventional production uses asphalt in combination with environmentally harmful petroleum, Scottish engineer Toby McCartney delivers a clever alternative made primarily from plastic waste. It is interesting to note that this new road surface is 60% harder than the classic asphalt[...]

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Eco-Bricks

Bricks
from used
PET bottles
– The ECO-BRICKS bricks are made of 1.2 kg of plastic waste or 20 PET bottles each. Visually, they resemble common cement bricks, but they are made from leftovers and without the use of heat. In this process, the waste is crushed and supplemented with sand, cement and water, and then formed into bricks in[...]

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Smile Plastics

Furniture design from plastic scrap – Since 1994, the English company Smile Plastics has been shredding scrap materials to create newly designed furniture as well as flooring. In this process, plastic scrap in the form of used bottles, CDs or pipes is not only cut up, but also pressed into sheets by applying heat in molding presses. This approach results[...]

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Ecolean

Chalk & Polymer Food Liquid Packaging – Ecolean’s lightweight material is made of recyclable plastic (PE and PP) and up to 35% chalk (calcium carbonate). The ingredients of this thin plastic film not only guarantee lightweight packaging, but also reduce environmental impact and optimize transport weight. The company is thus a pioneer in terms of detailed analysis and description in Environmental[...]

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