Breaking News in Flexible Packaging November 2022 … – Plastics Today

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| Dec 22, 2022
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. Here are relevant posts from November 2022 for pouches, bags, films, and other types of related packaging sourced from supplier breakthroughs, brand launches, and other advances of interest. CLICK HERE to see the current flexible packaging news.
Redesigned Plum Organics pouches clarify ingredients for parents while engaging them with a new QR code.
Plum Organics introduces bold new #packaging design that clarifies ingredients for parents and adds a QR for engagement
Mars is switching from plastic to recyclable paper-based wrappers in April for Mars, Snickers, and Milky Way brand chocolate bars.
Multinational food company Mars has announced plans to switch to sustainable packaging for its chocolate bars in Australia and New Zealand.#packaging #Sustainability #chocolate
Biodegradable films made from rice straw lignin.
Plastic is still being used in food packaging: Could #biodegradable films from rice straw lignin be a good replacement?

Isha Dudeja et al. tell the story of their research on Kudos via @IJFoodSciTech @WileyGlobal @WileyinResearch#StoryOfMyResearch
Black-owned Blk & Bold coffee brand collaborated with Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to create a coffee collection featuring the film characters.
Rod Johnson and Parnell Cezar, the founders of Blk & Bold, the first Black-owned nationally distributed coffee brand in the U.S., have collaborated with Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to create a coffee collection featuring the film characters in its packaging.
PCR guidance from ProAmpac for flexibles is a timely topic.
We interviewed our Blown Film Product Manager, Gary Koellhoffer, to help our customers determine if PCR content is the right #sustainablepackaging choice for their product. Check out the interview!#flexiblepackaging #packaging #pcr #sustainability #interview #proampac
Recyclable 4-side-sealed sachet is a sustainability awards winner in Europe.
@Ti_Films#BOPPHighBarrier #FourSideSealedSachet, developed with #GerosaGroup, is a #PackagingEuropeSustainabilityAwards2022 winner in the #RecyclablePackaging category for #PreCommercialisedInnovation @PackagingEurope
Flexible packaging will receive curbside recycling treatment.
Dow and WM are launching a household curbside #recyclingprogram for #plasticfilm in the US.

When the new neighborhood recycling program is operating at scale, it’s expected to divert 132,277 tons of plastic film from #landfills annually.

Full story:
Flexible packaging market growing 4.8% yearly.
Flexible #Packaging Market projected to reach $315.5 billion by 2027 at a CAGR of 4.8% @marketsmarkets
Sealed Air becomes first producer of certified vegan-compliant flexible packaging.
Sealed Air gains The Vegan Trademark for CRYOVAC® brand Sealappeal® range: Sealed Air has become the first producer of certified vegan-compliant flexible packaging after receiving The Vegan Trademark for its CRYOVAC® brand Sealappeal® range. The…
Shake ‘N Bake eliminates “skaker” polybag top save 900,000 pounds of plastic
Shake ‘N Bake Shakes Up Its #Packaging

Inside the #Kraft #Heinz brand’s decision to eliminate the iconic shaker bag and save 900,000 pounds of #plasticwaste:
Sealed-Air, ExxonMobil, Ahold Delhaize USA announce an advanced recycling initiative for flexible packaging.
.@Sealed_Air, ExxonMobil, & Ahold Delhaize USA announce an advanced recycling initiative, the first of its kind in the U.S., recycling flexible plastics from the food supply chain and remaking them into new, certified circular food-grade packaging:
Sabic launches partnership with Jinming and Bolsas to foster innovative flexible film packaging solutions.
SABIC launches value chain partnership with Jinming and Bolsas to foster innovative flexible film packaging solutions
Pouches Market forecast to grow by $12.92 billion at a 5.37% CAGR.
Pouches Market forecast to grow by $12.92 billion at 5.37% CAGR for the period 2022-2026 #packaging @Technavio
Waste management partners with Dow to address US plastic film recycling.
North American waste management company WM has partnered with chemical firm Dow on a plastic film recycling initiative in the US.#packaging #partnership #recycling
Dissolvable cranberry film sounds like a healthy and tasty alternative.
Could Dissolvable Cranberry Film Replace Plastic Packaging Someday?
5 major suppliers and brands, 5 flexible packaging patents.
5 flexible #packaging patents from major companies include Amcor Flexibles NA, Frito-Lay, Printpack, Procter & Gamble, and ProAmpac#packagingdesign #sustainability #creative @plasticstoday
Eliminate flexible packaging? That’s nuts!
The globally influential Ellen MacArthur Foundation told businesses that they should dis #flexiblepackaging because it doesn’t meet the foundation’s 2025 #sustainability goals of being #recyclable, #reusable, or #compostable.

What are they thinking?!
Hot chocolate brand Cocoa Canopy adopts NatureFlex renewable compostable packaging.
Cocoa Canopy adopts NatureFlex™ renewable and compostable packaging #bioplastics #Packaging
Gamechangers: Spouted stand-up pouch, the barrel pouch, and the new Fres-Flow.
3 Types of Flexible Beverage Packaging that are Changing the Game
Sustainable Packaging Coalition sees value in PHA bioplastic for flexible packaging.
PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoate) has a lower environmental impact & end-of-life biodegradable properties creating a unique value proposition as brands look for flexible packaging innovations. Check out our insights from a value chain collaboration here:
ePac Flexibles’ network is now global.
NEWS: @ePacFlexibles goes fully global with the world’s first and largest integrated network of packaging plants around the globe. #digitalprinting #packaging #flexiblepackaging
Ellen MacArthur Foundation wants to eliminate  flexible packaging.
Flexible plastic packaging is difficult to recycle & presents a disproportionate share of environmental leakage.
We call on businesses to prioritise eliminating and innovating away from it.

See our latest #GlobalCommitment progress report:
Flexible Plastic Packaging is growing 6.7% yearly.
The Flexible Plastic Packaging Market is Divided Into Sachets and Pouches, Bags, Tubes, Films, and Wraps, and Pack Types with Polyethylene.
Flexible packaging weighs on brands’ sustainable plans.
Big Food plastic targets ‘expected to be missed’: ‘Flexible packaging and lack of infrastructure are the main barriers’
Heat-resistant coating enables single-stream recyclability of mono-PE stand-up pouches.
The combination of @covestro‘s proof-of-concept heat-resistant coating enables single-stream recyclability of flexible mono-PE stand-up pouches made with @SABIC BOPE; Both Co.s plan to work towards commercialization: #circulareconomy #plastic #Packaging
Like inks, adhesives are also a crucial aspect of brands’ recyclable flex-pack plans.
Are adhesives at the heart of recyclability challenges?

Following our participation to the K show, listen to Wladimir Moraes, Global Market Manager for Flexible Packaging, as he discusses the role of adhesives in creating more circular packaging and our vision.
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