Lightweighting rigid containers is extremely important for the future of rigid packaging. Overall, plastics are lighter and more efficient than many alternatives. The lighter weight reduces waste, energy use and carbon emissions through the full life cycle of a product.
It is a new year — with a new Congress, and many new state legislatures — but the same trade wars and scrutiny over packaging and plastics exists; so, what is the outlook for flexible packing in the U.S.? Still strong and growing.
Manufacturers of rigid plastics packaging are increasingly responding to the demands of brand owners and co-packers who seek nimbler, more efficient supply chains and are interested in new ways to differentiate their containers and improve the sustainability of operations and packaging.
Milliken & Company will feature its expansive portfolio of plastic packaging solutions at PACK EXPO. The materials meet consumer demand for packaging that conveys clarity and quality, contributes to a healthier planet and enables innovative designs.
Given the U.S. Department of Commerce’s recent decision to impose tariffs on aluminum foil imported from China, Toray Plastics anticipates that end users will want to substitute foil with metallized films at an even greater rate.
CarbonLITE, a PET bottle-to-bottle recycling leader, plans to build a new plant in Pennsylvania. The facility will enable the company to increase the number of post-consumer PET beverage bottles it recycles annually by 50 percent, to more than 6 billion.
The Packaging Conference and PETnology join forces to present their first joint PET conference. The conference was created to meet the needs of the PET industry, including innovation, technology and business opportunities.
Foods and beverages, personal care products and household cleaners packaged in clear polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles face a threat to their formulations and ingredients from ultraviolet (UV) light. In particular, UV light can cause color fading and shifting, create off-flavors and aromas, and reduce vitamin potency. Ultimately, lower product quality and shorter shelf life resulting from UV damage can impact profitability and brand reputation.
evian announced that it will make all of its plastic bottles from 100% recycled plastic by 2025, a move that will see the natural spring water brand adopt a ‘circular approach’ to its plastic usage, where plastic is kept within the economy and out of nature. Working in close relationship with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to define this roadmap, evian will move from a linear model to a circular one.