Smurfit Kappa becomes first vegan-certified packaging company amid rising concern over chemicals in food packaging

UK – Smurfit Kappa, one of the leading paper-based packaging companies in the world, has registered with the Vegan Society scheme, becoming the first vegan-certified packaging company. According to Smurfit Kappa, the certification was made possible thanks to the packaging company’s Markham Vale site in the United Kingdom. Its vegan certified packaging products are produced using corrugated solutions, which are…

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Nampak more than doubles headline earnings per share on improved performance across all segments

SOUTH AFRICAAfrica’s leading diversified packaging manufacturer, Nampak, has reported a 24% rise in revenue to R8.1 billion (US$520m) in the six months ended March 2022. The growth was driven by healthy demand in key markets coupled with higher selling prices caused by elevated commodity and raw material prices. According to the group CEO, Erik Smuts, “Nampak had a…

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Coca-Cola Hong Kong launches newly designed glass bottles as part of sustainability agenda

CHINA – Multinational soft beverage manufacturer, the Coca-Cola Company, and its bottling partner Swire Coca-Cola Hong Kong have relaunched iconic glass bottles for eight beverages to achieve its mission of a “World Without Waste”. The eight flavors that will kick off this sustainability move are classic Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola No Sugar, Sprite, Fanta, Schweppes Cream Soda, Soda Water, Kochakaden, Craftea Lemon…

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Irish packaging company Smurfit Kappa develops recyclable water-resistant paper

IRELAND – Irish corrugated packaging company Smurfit Kappa has introduced a sustainable water-resistant paper as part of its new TechniPaper portfolio. AquaStop is part of Smurfit Kappa’s new TechniPaper portfolio, which consists of an array of high-performance papers designed to handle even the most complex supply chains. As it is designed to withstand exposure to water without being damaged, it…

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Younger consumers drive demand for sustainable packaging, express willingness to pay more

USA – Demand for eco-friendly and sustainable product packaging has remained robust and is expected to remain so in the coming years thanks to an ever-expanding interest from younger consumers, a new report by Trivium Packaging has revealed. The 2022 Global Buying Green Report by Trivium revealed that 86% of those 45 and under had a preference for sustainable packaging

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Elopak boosts packaging manufacturing capacity with acquisition of MENA region’s Naturepak

  MOROCCO – Global supplier of carton packaging and filling equipment, Elopak, has acquired Naturepak, the leading gable top fresh liquid carton and packaging systems supplier in the MENA region. The move has earned the Norwegian packaging manufacturer additional production facilities in Morocco and Saudi Arabia, expanding its extensive global network, which already encompasses customers across 70 countries. It has…

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