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Breaking News in Flexible Packaging April 2023

rPP-content bulk bags, PP film that extends shelf life, program recycles 2.7+ million pounds of films, Huhtamaki's monomaterial packaging, Dow’s RecycleReady Technology, Amcor and Tyson Foods project cuts film's carbon footprint up to 70%.

Rick Lingle

April 28, 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 April 2023.

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

April's content includes rPP-content bulk bags, PP film that extends shelf life, recycling program diverts 2.7+ million pounds of films, Huhtamaki's monomaterial packaging, Dow’s RecycleReady Technology makes news, cyclodextrin’s role in active packaging films, Huhtamaki's monomaterial flexible packaging, Sempack's development of a paper-based vrsion of its  unique conical stand-up pouch, Amcor and Tyson Foods project that cut food packaging film’s carbon footprint up to 70%, French startup Cilkoa's barrier  transparent ceramic film for paper food packaging, Fres-co System USA’s Nextpak recycle-ready, all-polyethylene gusseted retail coffee package, and more.

May's "live stream" of Breaking News in Flexible Packaging can be found here. 

Big new sustainable packaging option: recycled-content polypropylene bulk bags aka FIBCs.

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Copol Intl. introduces new polypropylene film that extends shelf life, improves food safety, and reduces waste.

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Innovative recycling program diverts 2.7+ million pounds of flexible films from landfill.

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Huhtamaki launches monomaterial flexible packaging.

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Dow’s RecycleReady Technology is first compatibilizer to obtain a RecyClass Recyclability Approval.

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Cyclodextrin’s role in active packaging films to prolong shelf life and reduce food waste.

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Fraunhofer develops new types of bioplastics with Polifilm Extrusion GmbH.

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Sempack, makers of the unique conical stand-up pouch, is developing a paper-based version.

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Got a bad code for your paper-based flexible packaging? Markem-Imaje SmartDate Xtra ribbons are optimized for that emerging format.

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Amcor and Tyson Foods cut food packaging film’s carbon footprint up to 70%.

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Michelman highlights innovative coatings for flexible packaging.

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Barrier paper packaging: French startup Cilkoa introduces a water- and oxygen-resistant transparent ceramic film to line paper food packaging.

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Fres-co System USA’s recycle-ready, all-polyethylene gusseted retail coffee package, Nextpak, is the first high-barrier package approved for the store drop-off NexTrex Recycling Program.

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Can paper packaging outperform plastic packaging in terms of functionality, cost-effectiveness, and durability? And is it more sustainable?

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Dow and Avery Dennison co-develop hotmelt label adhesive that enables polyolefin film labels to be mechanically recycled together.

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Inside judging of the 2023 FPA flexible packaging awards.

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UPM and Henkel reveal heat-sealable packaging concept that delivers high-level grease resistance

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Flexible Paper Market projected to reach $89.46 billion by 2030 while growing 4.5% yearly.

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Micro-Perforated Films Packaging Market to surpass $2.28 billion by 2033.

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Virginia Tech researchers will use a $75,000 grant to explore biodegradable replacement materials, including a sugar-based film for packaging.

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ProAmpac PRO-EVO Recyclable is a curbside recyclable, grease -resistant paper-based multiwall bag packaging platform.

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R&D 100 of the day notes a sustainably improved collation shrink film enabled by RevoLoop and Dow’s DowLex film.

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Flexible Packaging Association’s yearly awards program winners unveiled.

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SIG's second production plant in Palghar, India, will specialize in making SIG-branded bag-in-box and spouted pouch packaging, previously marketed under Scholle IPN and Bossar brands.

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Analyst sees electron high barrier packaging film market as a packaging technology “game changer”. The market is expected to register a 5.6% CAGR going from $25.32 billion in 2023 to $44 billion in 2033.

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Chemical company Indorama Ventures and sustainable PET barrier specialist Evertis collaborate to turn flake from recycled PET trays to PET packaging films for food trays.

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With the acquisition of HP-Etikett, Optimum Group comprises 19 member companies in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Denmark.

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EVOH films market for packaging is expected to grow 5.1% yearly from $5.1 billion in 2022 to $7.7 billion by 2030.

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A look at cellulose film's potential for food packaging.

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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 630-481-1426.

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