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Breaking News in Flexible Packaging February 2023

Nestlé UKI's flexible investment, Tesco in hot water over bioplastic tea bags, ProAmpac's recyclable paper packaging, Sainsbury’s vacuum-packed meat, Berry Global’s new stretch-hood film, FPA report, and more

Rick Lingle

February 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 February 2023.

You’ll find here news and developments 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

January's Breaking News in Flexible Packaging can be found here.  

Nestlé UK & Ireland invested in Yes Recycling facility that turns flexible plastics into building materials.

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Tesco accused of greenwashing for bioplastic tea bags.

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Transparent, heat-sealable bags for food packaging are made from carbon-neutral Woodly material. 

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ProAmpac debuts curbside recyclable, heat-sealable paper packaging.

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S-OneLP supplies converter sustainable FlexPaper Barrier Paper. 

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Sirane offers Sainsbury’s new vacuum-packed meat a better flex-pack solution. 

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Innovation in flexible plastic gets competitive. 

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Flexible Packaging Association’s 2022 report highlights state, federal advocacy, and advanced recycling. 

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Void Technologies’ patented masterbatch technology for flexible packaging is pre-qualified for How2Recycle recyclability.

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Tracer-based sorting technology for flexible food packaging achieves 97+% purity.

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C-P Flexible Packaging division teams with Northwest Frozen to launch a line of extended shelf-life refrigerated, prepared meals.

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Demand for packaging film in the pharmaceutical market is forecast to expand 2.6% yearly.

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New £250,000/$302,608 grant funds ideas to boost recycling of flexible plastic packaging.

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Compostable PLA shrink film requires less heat to apply.

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Ardour Group enters flexible packaging market.

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Volpak launches recyclable Enflex stick packaging for pharmaceutical and healthcare markets.

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Nordmeccanica with Parma University and other partners launches Remopack R&D project for recyclable monomaterial flexible packaging.

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Inside look at Korozo’s premade pouch, “a recyclable, high-barrier, mono-PE packaging solution.”

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Berry Global’s flexible films division is launching a next generation version of its proven stretch hood film with a minimum 30% recycled plastic content.

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APK receives €130M ($139 million) for its solvent-based recycling technology for LDPE multilayer packaging from LyondellBasell and another partner.

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MarsGlobal Petcare, Plastic Credit Exchange (PCX) and Pet Express launch collection and recycling scheme for mixed post-consumer flexible pet food packaging.

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Flexible Packaging Associations' Alison Keane talks flex-pack sustainability.

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ProAmpac introduces ProActive Recyclable R-2050, the newest addition to the ProActive Recyclable series, to European market.

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DOE strategy calls for more research and development to innovate flexible packaging.

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Limited-edition Wine Bag packaging for Lidl.

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Biodegradable food for thought.

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Pouched Black Panther inspired seasonings includes limited-edition “vibranium” spoon. 

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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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