Researchers at Swinburne University have been investigating the use of bioplastics - ingredients from renewable sources - and the properties of biopolymers that determine their ‘compostability’.
Companies can reduce their carbon footprint without affecting quality by using lighter weight cartonboard.
A sustainable deep-freeze packaging made from renewable resources has been developed by FKuR.
Marks & Spencer will convert its range of mini still wine bottles to PET, saving 525 tonnes of packaging a year. The range includes 19 bottles of red, white and rose wine.
Getting packaging right can help convince a cynical consumer that a product’s ethical claims are real, according to new research from Datamonitor.
Food packaging and other disposable plastic items could soon be composted at home, along with organic waste, thanks to a new sugar-based polymer.
Tetra Pak has an agreement with Braskem to purchase HDPE, derived from renewable feedstock, for use in a pilot project to produce 'green' caps and closures.
A one-stage process which produces polylactic acid and its copolymers through direct fermentation makes the renewable production of PLA and lactate-containing copolymers cheaper and more commercially viable.
Improved operations, cost savings and lower transportation costs are the top three drivers for companies re-evaluating their secondary packaging according to the latest PMMI report. Sustainability is high on the agenda but not one of the major drivers.
Plantic HP1 is a development in biodegradable packaging. It enhances the existing functional properties of Plantic R1 sheet, thereby creating a larger addressable market.
Plantic Technologies has released its biodegradeable polymer technology.
The European Organization for Packaging and the Environment (EUROPEN) has urged the packaging industry to not allow the Wal-Mart Packaging Scorecard to become an industry standard.
As market demand for environmentally friendly plastics grows, CSIRO is helping the packaging industry assess product biodegradability
Shaking and tapping is often the only way to get the last drop of tomato sauce out of the bottle. But soon a special coating on the packaging will make every last, precious drop of sauce ooze out of the bottle with ease.
The food, beverage, packaging and manufacturing industries are invited to submit an abstract for the 2008 Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) National Conference, to be held 12-13 June 2008 at Luna Park, Sydney.