Tag Archives: alternative packaging

Microline for the South American tissue market

Microline, an Italian company specialising in the design and development of packaging solutions for tissue products, has excelled for over twenty years in the dynamic South American market, where it has a reputation for providing versatile, high-performance and high-quality machines. The Tissue market consists in paper products in various forms, such as rolls and parallelepipedal […]

Sun Paper achieves early start-up of Nanning PM 2 and PM 3 packaging paper machines

Recently, Sun Paper’s two state-of-the-art packaging paper machines PM 2 and PM 3 were successfully commissioned at the Nanning, China site within one month. PM 3 successfully passed the tests in only three weeks and achieved a record-breaking start-up time of only one hour from stock on wire to the first saleable paper roll. With […]

VTT finds unprecedented extensible limits for formable cellulose-based food packaging to replace single-use plastic

Enabled by foam forming technology, VTT’s formable cellulose-based webs with 30% extensibility were used to make rigid packages using an industrial product packaging line. This opens up the manufacturing of a wide range of sustainable packaging solutions. In a pilot-scale study to find alternative raw materials for rigid plastic packages, VTT Technical Research Centre of […]

Ahlstrom promotes plastic-free packaging by offering paper tape solutions

Ahlstrom is extending its product range of pressure-sensitive adhesive packaging tape applications. MasterTape® Pack supplements the fiber-based product offering supporting megatrends like e-commerce and the global need for more sustainable packaging solutions. There are approximately 30 billion square meters of packaging tape worldwide, and the numbers are growing with the expansion of e-commerce. The market […]

UK food market first as Mondi launches new recyclable paper-based packaging with Veetee

Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, is bringing paper-packed dry rice to the UK for the first time, by collaborating with award-winning rice supplier Veetee. Veetee’s new rice packaging has been created using Mondi’s FunctionalBarrier Paper, providing a safe, secure and strong alternative to the industry standard plastic packs. Veetee and Mondi […]

Amcor Launches High-Barrier Performance Paper Packaging in North America

Amcor today announced the North American launch of curbside-recyclable AmFiber™ Performance Paper packaging, part of the company’s AmFiber portfolio. Prequalified by How2Recycle®, performance paper meets the repulpability standards for curbside recycling, allowing brands to provide consumers with more sustainable end-of-life outcomes for packaging. Paper-based packaging alternatives employ innovative technologies to deliver the right barrier, shelf-life, […]

Share of paper packaging rise in US$73.5 billion MEA packaging market

The share of paper packaging in the estimated US$74 billion overall packaging market in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) continues to see an exponential growth with e-commerce boom and consumer preference veers to sustainable and environment-friendly solutions. Industry experts participating at the upcoming leading B2B exhibition, Propaper 2023, said that in line with this […]

Wepack 2023 lifts a new trend of innovation and development in the global packaging industry

Organised by RX (Reed Exhibitions), WEPACK series exhibitions, including SinoCorrugated 2023, SinoFoldingCarton 2023, DPrint 2023, SinoPaper 2023, Food Pack & Tech 2023 and PACKCON 2023, has been successfully held at the National Convention & Exhibition Center (Shanghai) from 12-14 July 2023. T he area of the show exceeded 100,000 square metres for the first time, […]

Packaging Corporation of America 2Q net sales down to $2 billion

Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) reported Q2 2023 net income of $203 million, or $2.24 per share, and net income of $209 million, or $2.31 per share, excluding special items. Q2 net sales were $2.0 billion in 2023 and $2.2 billion in 2022. Excluding special items, the ($.92) per share decrease in Q2 2023 earnings compared to the Q2 2022 was driven primarily by lower volumes […]

Stora Enso opens new corrugated packaging production factory at De Lier, Netherlands

Stora Enso opens a new corrugated packaging production factory at De Lier, the Netherlands. The site is part of the recently acquired De Jong Packaging Group, now Business Unit Western Europe in the Packaging Solutions division. The expansion adds a new, second factory to the De Lier site and equips the facility with two new corrugators […]