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Cracker Jill snack bags, Amcor's new production line, Berry’s patented FFS film, Dymapak's CR bag breakthrough, Unilever's trial, New Zealand's ban, Bobst's vision, and more.

July 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 July 2023. 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

July's flexible packaging content includes Cracker Jill snack bags, Amcor's new production line, Berry’s patented FFS film, Dymapak's CR bag breakthrough, Unilever's trial, New Zealand's ban, Bobst's vision, Klöckner Pentaplast and Dow Packaging launch of kp FlexiVac R, Tesco snacks' move from bagged to banded multipacks, Parkside’s lidding films augmented by ParkScribe laser scoring, Nova Chemicals and Novolex's collaboration on a facility for making PE from mechanically recycled film, New Zealand is first country in the world to ban single-use produce bags at grocery stores, aand much more.

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Wendel signs agreement to sell Constantia Flexibles.

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Mack packages refill cleaning products in plant-based film from Notpla.

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Through its affiliates SK Capital Partners has signed a strategic investment to acquire a majority interest in Italian water-soluble and biodegradable films manufacturer Ecopol.

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Hugo Beck to showcase “e-com fit” paper packaging machine for ecommerce at Pack Expo Las Vegas in September — the first time it has been on display in the US.

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Flexible Packaging Association reveals winners in the 2023 Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge.

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Klöckner Pentaplast and Dow Packaging launch kp FlexiVac R, a recyclable, multilayered vacuum film for fresh food.

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Polymer films market expected to grow 5.10% yearly 2023 to 2029 to reach $180.25 billion.

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Tesco snacks turn to banded multipacks rather than bagged and reduces secondary plastic packaging by 86%.

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Parkside’s lidding films can be augmented by ParkScribe laser scoring that enables the easy peel-and-reseal PET lidding that that stays attached through the recycling process.

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Gerdau Graphene works with Packseven to commercialize world’s first graphene-enhanced stretch film that’s thinner and stronger than conventional films.

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Cracker Jack snack bags get a new look: meet Cracker Jill.

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PaperBarrier Seal, Coveris’ fully recyclable paper-based barrier packaging, wins major award recognition.

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Blown film extrusion lines market growing at a CAGR of 5.05% 2023 to 2030 to reach a value of $1.28 billion.

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Nova Chemicals, Novolex collaborate on facility for making PE from mechanically recycled film.

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Winpak Films plant is first US installation for Asahi’s single-step CrystalClearConnect automated flexo platemaking system.

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Amcor invests in new production line for high-performance shrink bags and films for meat and cheese.

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Biodegradable food packaging film made from citrus rinds and crustacean exoskeletons.

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Berry’s patented NorDiVent form-fill-seal (FFS) film for powdered products to use up to 50% recycled content.

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Mondi invests €16 million in technology to produce a new line of “ultra-high barrier” paper-based packaging.

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Start-up Sway, winner of the Tom Ford Plastic Innovation Prize, produces home-compostable film materials from seaweed.

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Dymapak debuts world’s first certified recyclable child-resistant bag.

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PFFC’s flexible packaging issue features Totani.

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Sustainable new flexible packaging from Huhtamaki.

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Unilever trials plastic-to-paper switch for hot noodle cups that rely on an ultrathin film barrier.

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Melodea introduces a water-based, high barrier plant-sourced coating for recyclable plastic food packaging.

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Riverside Natural Foods reduces plastic pollution at home and abroad with paper- and bioplastic-packaged snack foods.

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The FTC and the FDA sent cease-and-desist letters to companies marketing edible THC products in packaging almost identical to snacks and candy that kids eat.

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Foodservice bakers turn to modified atmosphere packaging and barrier films to extend product shelf life and address food safety concerns.

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Berry Global new form-fill-seal film for powdered products has up to 50% recycled content.

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New Zealand is first country in the world to ban single-use produce bags at grocery stores.

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Tipa expands compostable packaging in the US in partnerships with  PPC Flexible Packaging and Clearview Packaging.

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The role of reclosable flexible packaging in food safety.

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Dow and Klöckner Pentaplast launch KP Flexivac, a multilayer 100% recyclable vacuum film.

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Flexible plastic packaging coating market growing at 5% yearly to reach $5 billion by 2033.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison develops new recycling method for flexibles.

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Innovia Films business manager provides insights on making flexible packaging more sustainable.

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Mondi sells packaging business in Russia that includes two flexible packaging operations.

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Polyamide (aka nylon) films market growing at a CAGR of 7.7% from 2023 to 2030 is projected to reach $4.14 billion.

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Report from Recyclers EU shows 8% growth in the recycling capacity of flexible polyolefins between 2018 and 2020.

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Details on Parkside’s gold-award-winning compostable packaging.

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DYK that July 3 is International Plastic Bag-Free Day?

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Upcoming educational opportunities at Labelexpo’s first return to Europe since 2019.

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Bobst’s vision for a fully digital flexible packaging supply chain.

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