Biological and chemical processes allow the recovery of PET plastic waste that is difficult to recycle
July 3, 2023
The ITENE technology center has developed new biological and chemical processes that make it possible to recover waste from multi-layer, single-layer and colored containers made of PET plastic (polyethylene terephthalate) that present difficulties for mechanical recycling or that are currently not recycled. These investigations have been carried out between June...
The Life Plasmix project enters its final phase
May 8th 2023
The LIFE Plasmix project is already in its final phase. Led by the company FCC Medio Ambiente and with the participation of ANAIP, ANDALTEC, Lindner Washtech Engineering, STADLER Selección, STADLER Anlagenbau, PELLENC and the University of Granada, LIFE Plasmix has set up a plant to mechanically recover, separate and recycle waste ...
New barrier film made from cellulose nanocrystals for food packaging
March 6th 2023
Israel-based Melodea introduces two recyclable barrier liners. MelOx™ is a high performance, plant-derived barrier coating that protects packaged products from oxygen and oil and grease transmission. VBcoat™ protects packaged products from water vapor and oil and grease transmission. The company ...
The Layertech project seeks solutions to improve the recovery of multilayer packaging
March 6th 2023
Layertech is a strategic intercluster project, promoted by the Packaging Cluster and the Food+i Cluster, where companies from the Ebro Valley: Aragon and Catalonia collaborate, with the idea of carrying out industrial research to improve the recovery of multilayer flexible packaging. The companies that are part of the execution of the project, ...
United Caps introduces innovative clip-on cap for carton packs
March 6th 2023
United Caps launches a unique clip-on cap for cartons: 23 H-Pak. This patent-pending cap includes an innovative tamper-evident seal that keeps all parts intact for easy recycling. "We are pleased to launch one of the first clip-on closures for cartons on the market," says the ...
Stella McCartney presents Alter-Care, a new range of ecological design
23 January 2023
Alter-Care by Stella McCartney is a new range of natural, vegan, effective and sustainable skin care, with eco-designed, recyclable and refillable packaging. For its packaging, Stella McCartney has collaborated with Texen and Bormioli Luigi. Alter-Care is developed in collaboration with the LVMH beauty division and consists of three products: ...
UPM Raflatac receives RecyClass recognition for self-adhesive labels
November 23th 2022
UPM Raflatac receives RecyClass awards for its self-adhesive labels for recycling PP and HDP containers. The awards granted extend UPM Raflatac's RecyClass recognized PE (polyethylene) label materials portfolio to include PP (polypropylene) label materials. It is recognized that both...
Aptar Food + Beverage Receives RecyClass Approval for its SimpliCycle™ Valve
24th October 2022
Aptar Food + Beverage has received RecyClass approval for its SimpliCycle TPE-S valve as fully compatible with polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PET), and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) recycling streams. RecyClass is a non-profit, cross-sector initiative facilitating the transition to a circular plastic economy. The ...
Intracluster dialogue on market evolution and availability of raw materials
28th September 2022
Different experts have participated in the Intracluster Dialogue on market evolution and availability of raw materials, organized by the Packing and Packaging Innovation Cluster. The current situation of uncertainty derived from the post-pandemic, the war in Ukraine and the energy crisis, among others, have led to a brake on the ...
Borealis and ITC Packaging develop sustainable rigid packaging formats suitable for food contact
27th September 2022
Borealis and ITC Packaging have jointly developed a number of new and more sustainable rigid packaging formats that are suitable for food contact. Partners used resins from the Borcycle™ C and Bornewables™ ranges to enhance a number of iconic food packaging formats found on supermarket shelves.
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