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Berry ups film recycling, a p-s film first, Aldi uses AI to track bag recycling, sandy texture film, Dow and P&G recycle film together.

Rick Lingle, Senior Technical Editor

April 1, 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 from the X social media platform for March 2024.

April's live stream is found here.

Berry Global increases recycling capacity for flexible films.

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UPM Global receives RecyClass recognized for a pressures-sensitive PE film first.

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Aldi uses artificial intelligence to track the journey of flexible plastic packaging collected via front-of-store collection points.

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Nobelus launches film with a sandy texture.

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Dow, P&G film recycling.

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Amcor, Stonyfield Organic, and Cheer Pack launch first all-PE spouted pouch.

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VTT and Stora Enso debut new wood-based barrier film.

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Nucao and Koehler Group debut 100% paper packaging for candy bars suitable for vertical or horizontal form-fill-seal machines.

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GreenDot, Ineos, Irplast and Amcor collaboration yields film packaging made with recycled plastic.

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Amcor snags eight Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards.

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Fully recyclable child-safe pouch for laundry detergent pods wins WPO 2024 WorldStar Award.

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ProAmpac acquires UP Paper.

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Garware Hi-tech Film introduces peel-and-resealable film for food packaging.

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Rajoo Engineers launched Nonafoil nine-layer blown film extrusion line for flexible packaging.

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Roded Recycling Industries, Araran Group create a raw material from agro plastic film waste and bag-in-box laminates.

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Flexible packaging company Adapa introduces FlexiClose(re) AMX top film for Dutch cheese

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Whoa Dough wrapped snack is unveiling a sleek packaging refresh at Expo West.

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Films take center stage in latest issue of Plastics World.

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Parkside’s Popflex film is a new recyclable solution for fresh produce lidding.

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Video shows how flexible packaging can save a life.

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The State University of New York to phase out single-use plastics including bags, plastic wrap and packaging films.

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BOPET market growing 4.9% yearly to reach $39 billion in 2028.

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Paptic wood fiber-based flexible packaging gains financial backing.

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Flexible packaging market by country with projected growth rates.

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Research intro polylactic acid (PLA) cellulose bio-composite films as antimicrobial food packaging material.

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FPA launches FlexPAC, a political action committee supporting the flexible packaging industry.

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Certified bioplastic mailing bags made from plant-based materials such as PLA and PBAT have double strips to enable reuse.

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SÜDPACK and SN Maschinenbau teamed to develop recyclable film solution for stand-up pouches with spouts.

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For more, see Breaking News in Flexible Packaging February 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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