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Breaking News in Flexible Packaging September 2023

Article-Breaking News in Flexible Packaging September 2023

Breathable films, FPA talks EPR and regulations, groundbreaking soil bags, chocolate's home-compostable bags, rFlex bale produced, Südpack Medica breaks ground, IML label breakthrough.

If you’re interested in an informative and fast read on the subject of flexible packaging, this is for you — an all-in-one location for a steady stream of curated news and developments in this dynamic market for the current month.

You’ll find fresh news and developments updated once or twice weekly in the ever-widening world of applications for pouches, bags, films, and other types of flexible packaging sourced from supplier breakthroughs, brand launches, and other advances of interest. The content is selected from Tweets by stakeholders in the flexible packaging supply chain supplemented by content drawn from the Twitter feeds of sister publications Packaging Digest and PlasticsToday. Return to this page to quickly scroll through to see what you’ve missed.

 Breaking News in Flexible Packaging for August  can be found here. 

Breathable Films Market forecast to expand at a CAGR of 8.2% 2020 to 2025.

Flexible Packaging Association and other stakeholders weigh in on the landscape for bans, EPR, and more.

Organic gardening brand Back to the Roots’ groundbreaking soil packaging is the category’s first made from 100% advanced recycling content.

Parkside teams with Mummy Meegz to bring the vegan chocolate brand’s mascot to home-compostable packaging.

Single-stream mechanical recycling pilot produces the rFlex bale, a flexible packaging byproduct that could be used for future end markets and as a possible feedstock.

Südpack Medica breaks ground for an expansion of its pharma and medical device film and pouch packaging plant in France.

Super Barrier Coated Film Market to experience a 5.3% CAGR during the forecast period 2022-2032.

In-mold labeling (IML) breakthrough using certified renewable PP resins for both the molded cup and label film.

CEFLEX Design Check tool to enable collaborative flexible packaging design with an emphasis on sustainability.

Biodegradable packaging made with kudzu.

The top 21 flexible packaging suppliers.

Swedish government to end tax on thin-plastic carrier bags next year.

Cortec Corp. awarded US patent for its Eco Wrap, a commercially compostable, industrial-strength stretch film.

Klöckner Pentaplast earns ISCC Plus Certification for medical device packaging films.

The Canada Plastics Pact (CPP) releases five-year action plan to promote the circular economy of flexible plastic packaging across the country.

Tipping point for flexible packaging.

Westlake introduces Pivotal-brand polyethylene resin with PCR post-consumer content for flexible packaging.

Nurture brand diapers pivots to recyclable/compostable kraft paper packaging.

Charter Next Generation leases 210,600-square-foot building next to its current plant in Blythewood, SC, industrial park.  

Collaboration between Sabic, Taghleef, and two other companies uses certified renewable polymers in in-mold labeling packaging.

Clear nanocellulose packaging film from food waste.

Flexible packaging converter Glenroy purchases a ten-color MIRAFLEX II printing press from Germany-based Windmoller & Holscher.

Shein fashion’s hottest item in Latin America? The reusable plastic bags the garments once held.

ProAmpac launches ProActive Recyclable RP-1000 H B paper-based packaging.

Cheetos Bag of Bones snacks hit shelves in revamped Halloween 2023 packaging.

Tredegar sells flexible packaging business

Futamura invests in new cellulose film production line in Cumbria in the UK for its range of renewable and compostable NatureFlex films.

The Finnish Climate Fund provides 10 million euros to Paptic Ltd., which manufactures flexible packaging made of recyclable wood fiber to replace plastic films.

TC Transcontinental invests $60 million to accelerate sustainable flexible packaging development.

Bostik to unveil Bostik SF10M, the world’s first RecyClass approved laminating adhesive for flexibles.



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