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8+ million pods recalled, paper ecommerce bags, banana fiber film, "intensive cooling" for films, WD40 pouches a winner, lighter fitment, gritty film, Capri Sun's recyclable pouch.

Rick Lingle, Senior Technical Editor

April 9, 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

P&G recalls more than 8 million laundry detergent pods due to faulty packaging.

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DS Smith and Jonsac collaborate on paper bags for ecommerce.

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Researchers make bioplastic film made from banana fiber that’s strong, sustainable, and transparent.

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Addex Gen 3 EGC’s "Intensive Cooling", a cutting-edge retrofit solution for blown film plastic lines, coming to NPE2024.

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2024 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards top winner: Brook + Whittle for the WD-40 Specialist EZ-Pods Pouch Family’s transition to flexible packaging.

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Rieke collaboration yields lightweight monomaterial pouch fitment reduce carbon footprint and increase recyclability.

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UFlex, India’s largest flexible packaging supplier, begins poly-condensing of polyester chips.

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FineGrit Film from Nobelus USA makes every day feel like a day at the beach.

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Costco to change rotisserie chicken packaging from rigid plastic to a plastic bag.

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Plastics dominated the US flexible packaging market in 2023 with 69+% market share.

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The British Crisp Co.’s chip bags use Aquapak’s Hydropol polymer as a plastic alternative making them curbside recyclable. It’s claimed as a UK first.

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Capri Sun launches a recyclable pouch in the UK.

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Polypropylene woven fabrics bags market set to grow from $2.97 billion in 2023 to $3.49 billion by 2030 at a CAGR of 2.8%.

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For more, see Breaking News in Flexible Packaging March 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 630-481-1426.

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