Reusable food pouch, pet food brand switches packaging, direct-on-paper print is sustainable, FPA call for entries, Oregon's new recycling law, SIG on mono-material pouches, PepsiCo seeks biodegradable film input.

August 31, 2023

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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.

The archived Breaking News in Flexible Packaging for July can be found here.  

Side Oven Bakery’s redesigned packaging was more than graphics: the pouch is now reusable.

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Fressnapf pet food switches to Mondi Group’s mono-material, recyclable flexible packaging.

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Sappi Group and Xeikon develop a new toner formulation printed directly onto paper-based packaging materials and that preserves recyclability.

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FPA announces call for entries for annual flexible packaging awards.

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Oregon’s new recycling law should encompass more types of materials and set more realistic standards for polyethylene film collection, recycling group says.

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SIG Combibloc provides guidance on mono-material pouch packaging.

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PespiCo welcomes input on recycling technologies for biodegradable films packaging.

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TC Transcontinental invests $60 million to commercialize recyclable flexible packaging.

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Camvac relaunches a “Rolls Royce” range of transparent AlOx barrier lidding film.

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Siegwerk and Henkel join forces to co-develop a printable oxygen barrier coating for plastic films.

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Text interview on the circularity of flexible packaging with SEE Chemical Engineer Timi Fadiran.

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Indorama Ventures partners with AMB, a European sustainable rigid and flexible food packaging solutions provider.

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The global polypropylene packaging film market is expanding at a 6.78% CAGR from 2023 to 2030.

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ProAmpac partners with the packaging engineering department of Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart (Stuttgart Media University), Germany, to develop curbside-recyclable, high-performance coated paper technologies.

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Unintended consequences derail Kenya’s progressive plastic bag ban.

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Berry Global’s flexible films division incorporates up to 30% post-consumer recycled material into its FormiFor insulation compression film.

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One agency’s unique and bloody clever promotional gift campaign.

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Plastic bags versus paper bags showdown by the numbers.

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An EU-funded printed electronics project spearheaded by Spanish R&D institute Ciditec aims to develop metal-free electronic components from bio-derived adhesives, conductive inks, and flexible substrates.

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Scientists develop starch film made from pineapple stems for packaging fruits and vegetables.

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Amcor Packaging to acquire India-based Phoenix Flexibles.

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SEE, formerly known as Sealed Air, expects to cut up to $160 million in costs by 2025 in Q2 2023 financial results.

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What’s claimed as the world’s most advanced flexible packaging facility opens in Utah.

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Mission Circular unpacks three innovative projects in sustainable end-of-life solutions for flexible packaging.

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Research: LDPE-natural rubber composite film as an active packaging alternative.

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Tigray Coffee Co., Abuja, Nigeria, commits to biodegradable coffee bags to reduce plastic waste.

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This month Toppan, Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello, and Mitsui Chemicals commenced pilot testing for the horizontal recycling of printed BOPP film, transforming it into new flexible packaging film.

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Origin Materials partners with Terphane to develop packaging based on PEF biopolymer.

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New Forest Fruit launches snacks in Parkside’s home compostable packs.

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Mondelēz International has launched Snacking Right, a digital platform accessible via on-pack QR codes

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Packseven introduces a recyclable stretch film made with Gerdau’s graphene masterbatch that reduces virgin resin use by 15% to 30%.

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Novolex touts its newly implemented waste-to-landfill measurement program and $10 million investment to expand in-house film recycling.

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Canvac’s Camfoil is a multilayer metallized laminate said to deliver the “ultimate” light, moisture and gas barrier.

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The Flexible Vinyl Alliance responds to FDA’s decision on phthalates in food packaging.

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