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Breaking News in Flexible Packaging February 2024

DuPont's Sustainable Healthcare Medical Packaging Awards, cold-water soluble film patented, seaweed as a pouched snack and as a bioplastic, compostable and sensible packaging.

Rick Lingle

February 27, 2024

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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.

These include 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 X (formerly Twitter) social media feeds of sister publications Packaging Digest and PlasticsToday

DuPont's new Sustainable Healthcare Medical Packaging Awards recognize the use of Tyvek to drive and promote sustainability throughout the packaging lifecycle.

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Arrow Greentech earns patent for cold water soluble film for delivering heat sensitive active ingredients  for unit dose packaging of detergents, dyes, formulations, more.

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How to use packaging to effectively market a pouched seaweed snack.

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Start-up Sway’s technology can replace flexible packaging with seaweed bioplastic.

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The Alliance to End Plastic Waste funds new demonstration plant to convert post-consumer polyolefin films into food-grade materials.

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Determining water vapor transmission rates in barrier flexible packaging.

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When does compostable packaging make sense? Here’s a checklist.

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Ameripen, Flexible Packaging Association provide official input on packaging material evaluation and future of bio-based and compostable packaging.

Topline Farms’ cucumbers packaged in compostable fiber trays overwrapped in 100% clear recyclable film.

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BOPP film market expected to reach $39 billion by 2028 at a 4.7% CAGR from 2023 to 2028.

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Researchers pioneer use of single-cell protein/PCL or PBAT composites to create ultra-thin packaging films.

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American Packaging Corp. debuts RE Design for Recycle flexible packaging for frozen foods.

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Innovia's new white floatable PO shrink film enables labeled bottle to be recycled.

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A critical review of plastic vs. paper packaging.

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Berry Global unwraps 12,000 sq ft circular stretch films center in Tulsa, OK.

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Reflective bottle label helps sell cannabis flower.

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ECO Flexibles open new UK headquarters in Northampton.

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California legislators want to ban plastic bags.

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PRFLEX study: Flexibles comprise 47% of Canada's plastic packaging.

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Aptar CSP Technologies, ProAmpac, launch ProActive Intelligence Moisture Protect.

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Compostable polyethylene for packaging and shipping.

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Kp’s flexible film range unlocks recycling of protein packaging.

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Berry Global introduces new Silotite film with recycled content.

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Cortec awarded patent for industrially compostable stretch-wrap technology.

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Flexible Packaging Market to reach $325.8 billion by 2032 at 5.1% CAGR.

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Aldi announced plans to eliminate plastic shopping bags at more than 2,300 locations across the US.

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Novolex flexible packaging featured in FPA’s 2023 Innovation Showcase submissions.

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Taghleef Industries will present sustainable solutions including Mars Kind bar wrapped in a packaging with recycled content during Easyfairs Pack UK.

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Sappi Group's Algro Finess C coated flexible packaging paper prevents folds or color cracking with “superior” printing and converting properties.

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For more recent news, see Breaking News in Flexible Packaging January 2024.

 

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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