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Breaking News in Flexible Packaging December 2023

Calvin Klein's bioplastic pouch for gift wrapping, recyclable film for Snickers bar, Kellanova cuts 124,000 pounds of plastic in snack packs, Woodpack compostable wood-fiber film.

Rick Lingle

December 29, 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 month of December.

The content is selected from Tweets by stakeholders in the flexible packaging supply chain supplemented by content drawn from the X (formerly Twitter) feeds of sister publications Packaging Digest and PlasticsToday.  The "live" stream for the current month can be found here.

Snickers bar in China switches from nonrecyclable multilayer film to recyclable mono-PP alternative.

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CalvinKlein, Natural Material Studio collaborate to create a bioplastic pouch for gift wrapping made of Procel, which is both recyclable and biodegradable.

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Kellanova cuts 124,000 pounds of plastic from Cheez-It Snap'd, Cheez-It Puff'd, and Club Crisps packaging.

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Woodpack from Atacama Biomaterials is a compostable wood-fiber film to replace single-use flexible plastic films.

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Testing reveals factors that affect the NIR sorting of flexible packaging materials.

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German plastic film manufacturer Südpack develops new flexible film designed with superior thermoforming properties.

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Research: Preparation and reverse recycling logistics of a new type of nano-filled antibacterial layer packaging film for dairy products:

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Myplas USA opens a new mechanical recycling and pelletizing facility to recycle flexible plastic film in Rogers, MN.

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Sonoco acquires Inapel Embalagens in Brazil.

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Bio-PET film market is projected to generate $143.2 million in 2024.

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Flexible plastics and paperboard accelerating fastest in the packaging materials market, which is valued at $1.17 trillion in 2023.

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A new plastic recycling plant set to open in Durham, North England, with an $8.8 million investment from Nestlé UK and Ireland.

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Robust, protective dunnage bags with kraft paper outer layer and a laminated inner polypropylene layer claimed as reusable and 100% recyclable.

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Brook + Whittle acquires FlexoOne and InStock Labels.

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New pack designs and updated formulations for Earthborn Pets include use of 25% recycled packaging.

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Toppan Packaging breaks ground for plant in Most, Czech Republic, that will manufacture a sustainable transparent barrier film.

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For more recent news, see Breaking News in Flexible Packaging November 2023.

 

About the Author(s)

Rick Lingle

Senior Technical Editor, Packaging Digest and PlasticsToday

Rick Lingle is Senior Technical Editor, Packaging Digest and PlasticsToday. He’s been a packaging media journalist since 1985 specializing in food, beverage and plastic markets. He has a chemistry degree from Clarke College and has worked in food industry R&D for Standard Brands/Nabisco and the R.T. French Co. Reach him at [email protected] or 630-408-7184.

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