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Breaking News in Flexible Packaging March 2023

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 current month.

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. Return to this page to quickly scroll through to see what you’ve missed.

February’s Breaking News in Flexible Packaging can be found here. 

A Plastics Recyclers Europe reminder that, for recyclable circularity, mono-material is the way to go.

Parkside launches new recyclable monopolymer laminated film.

Innovia Films breaks ground at new site in Germany.

Coors Light introduces beer-flavored Coors-icles.

World’s first compostable pallet wrap is made with food waste.

Trends in nanocomposite packaging films.

Flexible packaging’s effect on PCR on-topic at this week’s Plastics Recycling Conference.

Citeo in France announces chemical recycling of flexible polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) packaging at scale.

Illinois-based PPC Flexible Packaging  expands into Israel.

ProAmpac partners with FirstWave Innovations to bring contract packaged aseptic spouted pouches to market and with low-quantity orders.

Nescafe launches new low-cost refill pouches.

NuZee’s film-sealing breakthrough for flexible packaging eliminates one-way plastic degassing valves for bagged coffee.

Charter Next Generation, Revolution Sustainable Solutions collaborate to drive adoption of post-consumer recycled LLDPE for food and flexible packaging applications.

PepsiCo to trial new paper-based multipack packaging for Walker Crips.

Alliance Prize winner Nextek Ltd. Is addressing a key barrier to plastic circularity with COtooCLEAN, a waterless cleaning process that decontaminates post-consumer flexible packaging to achieve food-grade recycled materials. Note: Gaited content.

Antalis UK Master Performance range of blown hand stretch film is now Plastic Packaging Tax exempt thanks to 30% recycled content.

Constantia Flexibles to acquire Drukpol Flexo.

Up to £250,000 from the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Programme will fund projects that will develop innovative ideas to help with the collection of flexible plastic packaging waste from households.

Mura Technology’s supercritical water advanced recycling process converts post-consumer flexible and multilayered and rigid plastics into high yield premium feedstocks.

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