Westfalia shaping the sustainable future of food

Westfalia’s site in Peru. 
(Photo: Westfalia Fruit, PR015)As global food producers meet in Germany at Fruit Logistica 2023, the world’s leading exhibition for fresh produce (8-10 Feb), the Westfalia Fruit Group, a multinational supplier of avocados and a range of fresh vegetables and fruit, is showcasing three innovative agricultural approaches that are helping to shape the future of food through sustainable development.

INEOS Styrolution to display innovative styrenic healthcare solutions at MD&M West 2023 in Anaheim, California

INEOS StyrolutionINEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, will highlight its product expertise in styrenic solutions for the healthcare industry at “the world's largest medical design and manufacturing event”, MD&M West 2023. Showing in booth #1337, February 7-9, 2023 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The company’s experts will discuss innovative styrenic solutions for the healthcare industry.

Mondi celebrates eight WorldStar Awards for outstanding packaging solutions

Mono Formable PP. (Photo: Mondi, PR240)Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper solutions, has received eight awards in five categories at this year’s WorldStar Global Packaging Awards. The WorldStar Awards recognise the best ideas, innovations and technologies on the market, with a focus on sustainability, product protection and end-user convenience. They are open to entries from packaging companies around the globe.

TotalEnergies joins NEXTLOOPP to accelerate the development of food-grade recycled polymers

TotalEnergiesTotalEnergies has joined NEXTLOOPP, an initiative bringing together 47 companies from the plastics value chain that aims to create food-grade recycled polymer from advanced me-chanical recycling.

INEOS Styrolution introduces new benchmark for weather resistance for its Luran® S

Image: ShutterstockINEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, has today announced that it has improved its leading additive package for weather resistance. The new Luran S “SPF60” elevates the UV stabilisation of Luran S to an all new level.

Devan launches Purissimo® NTL, a full biobased, biodegradable allergen control technology

Devan launches Purissimo® NTL, a full biobased, biodegradable allergen control technology.Belgian textile innovator Devan Chemicals will launch Purissimo® NTL, a biobased and readily biodegradable allergen control technology, at the upcoming Heimtextil trade show in Frankfurt (January 10-13, 2023). It is based on the well-known probiotic encapsulation technology and aims to improve the lives of people who suffer from allergies. It can be applied to textiles during the finishing stage of the textile manufacturing process.

SABIC enables Scientex group in developing world’s first PP flexible food packaging using post consumer recycled (PCR) ocean bound plastic

SABIC enables Scientex to implement the world’s first flexible food packaging made from SABIC certified circular polypropylene (PP) based on advanced OBP. With a mass balance accounted OBP content of 30%, the certified circular PP from SABIC performs the same way as the incumbent fossil based virgin grade PP. 
(Photo: Scientex)SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, collaborates with Scientex in the packaging value chain to enable the manufacturer to develop material for the world’s first flexible food packaging made based on advanced recycled OBP, using SABIC® certified circular polypropylene (PP). The material is being used in a premium brand noodles packaging sold in Malaysia.

Can biomass waste improve manufacturing efficiencies & circularity?

Our rice bran waxes are a great testament, a step closer to more sustainable plastics.Definitely! Our rice bran waxes are a great testament, a step closer to more sustainable plastics. Now these bio-based processing aids can even be used in polyester applications that require FDA approval, like infant care, food packaging, appliances, and water filtration, even more compounders and converters working with virgin and recycled engineering thermoplastics can use a low-carbon additive to improve efficiencies in their production processes.

Airnov enlarges portfolio with a new and innovative addition to meet evolving customers’ needs

Airnov enlarges portfolio with suite of new and innovation additions to meet evolving customer needs. (Photo: Airnov)Airnov Healthcare Packaging, a global leader in controlled atmosphere packaging, continues to enhance its offering to customers with additions to its portfolio.

Archroma awarded EcoVadis Platinum rating for 2nd consecutive year, consolidating its position amongst Top 1% best rated companies

Archroma awarded EcoVadis Platinum rating for 2nd consecutive year, consolidating its position amongst Top 1% best rated companies. 
(Photo: Archroma)Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced the renewal of its EcoVadis “Platinum” status and further improvement of its overall rating.

Printing inks and PTFE: are you ahead of the evolving regulatory environment?

Printing inks and PTFE: are you ahead of the evolving regulatory environment?New and stricter regulations on the use of certain chemicals can pose significant operational challenges for industry. In printing inks, the use of PTFE is being impacted by new PFOA regulations in Europe as well as Japan and the United States.

Perstorp set to save more than one billion litres of fresh water yearly at Stenungsund plant

Perstorp set to save more than one billion litres of fresh water yearly at Stenungsund plant. 
(Photo: Perstorp)Sustainable solutions provider Perstorp is investing in a unique project that will allow it to use wastewater from a nearby municipal treatment plant for production operations in Stenungsund, Sweden. This will save 1.1 billion litres of fresh water per year.

GE Additive appoints Alexander Schmitz as CEO

GE Additive appoints Alexander Schmitz as CEO. (Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR070)GE (NYSE:GE) announced today that Alexander Schmitz has been appointed as CEO of GE Additive, effective January 16, 2023. Based in Munich, Germany, Schmitz will report into GE Additive’s current chief executive, Riccardo Procacci, who takes on an expanded leadership role at GE Aerospace.

Mondi and FRESH!PACKING reinvent the cooler bag with recyclable kraft paper alternative

Mondi and FRESH!PACKING reinvent the cooler bag with recyclable kraft paper alternative. 
(Photo: Mondi, PR237)Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, has worked with FRESH!PACKING, to design an innovative cooler bag, to protect and transport chilled or frozen goods home by consumers.

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