Monday, August 8, 2022

Rana Rashid

Manjushree Technopack has recently acquired Hitesh Plastics. Photo: Hitesh Plastics

Manjushree Technopack acquires Hitesh Plastics

Manjushree Technopack, the plastics packaging leader with the support of US Private equity firm Advent International, took over Bengaluru-based Hitesh Plastics in a slump sale. As per the agreement, the business operations and manufacturing...
Food packaging done with plastics can cause various serious health issues. Photo: Sri Lanka on Unsplash

Study reveals harmful substances present in food packaging

Food with plastic packaging may contain chemicals that cause serious health issues like cancer, infertility, or gene mutations. The study found that the food wrappings had 388 individual ‘chemicals of concern’, comprising 352 CMRs...
IIT Roorkee develops packaging material from pine needle waste

IIT Roorkee develops packaging material from pine needle waste

Since environmentally friendly customers are avoiding single-use plastic and researchers at IIT Roorkee, have come up with new packaging material - ethylene scavenging functional paper made from pine needle waste. This sustainable packaging can...
Actega division team has won Altana Innovation Award for making food and beverage sustainable can production. Photo: Altana

Actega team wins Altana Innovation Award

A team from the Actega division won the prestigious Altana Innovation Award for creating innovative food and beverage can production techniques using Rotarflow technology, making the process more efficient and sustainable. The Altana Innovation Award...
Greiner Packaging has won The Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2022 in the Product Technology Innovation of the Year 2022 category with K3 r100. Photo credit: Greiner Packaging

Winners announced for The Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2022

A crucial aspect of delivering sustainable products is sustainable packaging. Unsustainable packaging is resource-intensive and wasteful. Now, people are more concerned about the environment and looking for better alternatives to stop harming the natural...
Kellogg has lost a legal challenge against the UK government on the government’s decision to lower the sugar content in the products. Photo credit: Vachos Xantinidis on Unsplash

Kellogg loses legal challenge against UK government

Kellogg’s argument against new sugar rules did not go well with the British Court. The new rules prohibit high-sugar, salt, and fat-containing products from commercials. The British Court overthrew the company’s legal challenge against...
Active food packaging can help to avoid food wastage and improve food safety. Photo credit: Sophia Marston on Unsplash

Food wastage needs proper management

Active packaging technologies are the best preventive measures to reduce food waste. But many of these never reach the common public. The communication director at AIPIA, Andrew Manly, gives his opinions about innovations in...
A survey says that chemicals used in food packaging can affect human health and the ecosystem. Photo credit: logan jeffrey on Unsplash

Journal of Hazardous Materials surveys for food packaging

Food Packaging Forum has come up with a list of 388 toxic chemicals used in food contact materials, some of which are carcinogenic. This should be a priority for the EU’s chemical strategy teams...
Berry’s Superfos made with a highly advanced mold labeling technique has brought success to Kata Food. Photo: Berry Global

Berry’s SuperCube packaging solution brings success to Kata Food

The first thing that makes any food tempting and eye-appealing is its visual appearance. This includes the type and style of packaging, colors, and designs. The visual appearance of the packaged food is the...
Amcor has received three Flexible Packaging Association Achievement Awards 2022 for its different flexible pouches. Photo: Amcor

Amcor receives three Flexible Packaging Association Achievement Awards

The FPA Achievements Awards have successfully transformed the packaging industry since 1956. This year with 325 entries recorded with 100 package samples, only twenty-seven packages were honored. And Amcor was one of those to...
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