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.
You’ll find regularly updated news and developments 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.
Kao’s change from plastic box to Mondo pouch and paper carton cuts products’ plastic use 80%, carbon footprint 65%.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s new heat-sealed paper solution can replace plastic film.
The "RE: Mono" product from Australia is recyclable, flexible packaging of 83% recycled materials with a 57% reduced environmental footprint compared to virgin plastic packaging.
FPA student awards reveal clever revisions of flexible packaging.
FPA’s buyer’s guide is available.
ExxonMobil introduces metallocene linear low-density polyethylene (mLLDPE) for packaging, agricultural, and industrial applications.
Sealed Air goes big in smart-packaging connected flexible packaging.
Pilot scale R&D creates a better, more sustainable biopolymer cellulose film with food packaging potential.
Branded bioplastic PLA cling wrap from Bonnie’s Bio for home use.
As with everything, films have seen sharp price increases, too.
Pregis invests in advanced film technology.
Laser coding on a biopolymer compostable film provides a readable “label” for bagged food.
How store brands can incorporate sustainable flexible packaging.
Restaurant chain adapts cellulose film for take-out packaging.
Update on Digimarc’s digital watermarks in the sortation of flexible plastic packaging in Canada.
Dow expands flexible packaging recycling initiative – Project REFLEX – into new markets in Africa.
RPM Raflatac introduces Ocean Action labels made from ocean-bound plastic.
Investment made for new flexible film recycling plant in Minnesota.
Transparent and sustainable cellulose film can replace plastic packaging for foods.
Penrhos Spirits 2.5-L pouches offered for three products.
EPac Flexibles to open third facility in Canada.
Has Tipa solved a flexible packaging dilemma?
Flex-pack specialist Scholle IPN’s $31 million plant expansion in VA.
Collaboration yields stand-up pouch with PCR.
Award-winning hand sanitizer sachet cuts material requirements by 60%.
Tipa, G.Mondini report compostable films breakthrough in packaging wet food products.
Report: flexible packaging growing at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2022 to 2028.
ProAmpac acquires foodservice packaging-focused Specialty Packaging.
Parkside creates compostable packaging for Cutter & Squidge’s range of baked treats to replace previously non-recyclable plastic packaging.
Mondelez joins Flexible Plastic Fund FlexCollect project in the UK.
Velcro teases recyclable closure for flexibles.
UK’s biggest household recycling program for flexible packaging.
ExxonMobil's high-performance multilayer films.
Packets of oatmeal could use some some sustainable self-promotion.
What LasX Industries and partner Karlville bring to the flex-pack table.
Reifenhäuser Blown Film highlights three advanced solutions for economical, sustainable films.
In partnership with supermarket chain Lidl, Trioworld launching PCR film in Sweden.
Winpak’s ReFresh films line includes monomaterial sustainable options.
ProAmpac’s ProActive PCR Retort pouch has minimum 30% PCR.
Clay film prolongs the shelf life of produce.
ASTM’s plastics committee is developing a proposed standard that will help manufacturers to measure material properties for polyolefin films.
Curbside recyclable high-barrier stand-up pouch wins top Dow award.
MN companies mobilize on flex-pack recycling.
ePac Flexible Packaging opens first plant in Australia.
Innovia Films opens up new multilayer line at Poland plant.
First of its kind fully recyclable, 100% paper pouch.
Why reclosability is important for flexible packaging.
What can you do with one million pieces of empty pet food bags?
Masterbatch enables flexible packaging that uses 35% less plastic.
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