sea food polyamide-based packaging - Leading Companies Unite to Form Advanced Packaging Association

Leading Companies Unite to Form Advanced Packaging Association (APA)

In a groundbreaking collaboration, industry giants BASF, UBE, Envalior, DOMO Chemicals, and Grupa Azoty ATT Polymers have established the non-profit Advanced Packaging Association (APA). Launched in 2023, the APA aims to advance the use of polyamide-based packaging, showcasing its high-performance capabilities and promoting fact-based sustainability assessments for flexible materials.   Highlighting Polyamide’s Sustainable Benefits The…

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IV bag - Call for PVC Ban in EU

Call for PVC Ban in EU

International organizations are urging the European Commission (EC) to extend the current ban on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) beyond food packaging, and include medical applications. This initiative, led by the environmental law organization Client Earth, aims to address the health risks associated with PVC in a wider range of packaging applications.   ECHA Report Highlights PVC…

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High Demand for Packaging Machines Drives Record Production in 2023

High Demand for Packaging Machines Drives Record Production in 2023

In 2023, the production value of food processing and packaging machinery hit a record-high of € 16.5 billion, marking a 5 % increase from the previous year. This notable achievement was highlighted in a press release by the VDMA (Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association), establishing the sector as the fifth-largest in the mechanical engineering…

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Paris 2024 Olympics 11.000 Seats from Recycled Plastic

Paris 2024 Olympics: 11.000 Seats from Recycled Plastic

The 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris are set to make history, not just in athletic performance but in environmental sustainability. Organizers are taking significant steps to reduce the event’s environmental footprint, including the innovative use of recycled materials, making this year’s games to be the greenest ones yet.   Recycled Plastic Seats The standout feature…

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Regulation (EU) 202320551 on Microplastics

Regulation (EU) 2023/2055 on Microplastics

On the 27th of September, 2023, the European Union’s Official Journal (OJEU) published Regulation (EU) 2023/2055, introducing a group of restrictions on microplastics, under Annex XVII to the REACH regulation. This regulation marks a significant step in the EU’s commitment against microplastic pollution, aligning with the European Green Deal and the Circular Economy Action Plan.…

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