Swiss additive and masterbatch producer Sukano has launched a newly formulated transparent impact modifier for recycled or virgin PET resin. PET formulated with the new masterbatch can be used as an alternative to the specialty copolyesters currently used in cold, flash frozen and room temperature packaging trays.
In response to rising concerns about the use in consumer products of chemical substances such as phthalates, which can pose a health risk, companies are increasingly looking to develop safer technologies in replacement.
Neste and Jokey, a Germany-based, family-owned international manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging, are to collaborate on the development of rigid packaging from sustainable materials for food and non-food applications.
Tape manufacturer Essentra has responded to consumer demand for packaging sustainability and the need to comply with the latest legislative requirements for recycled content with the development of a new tear tape for flexible packaging.
Mask republic is the name of the new social business initiative launched by Borealis and paper republic, a Vienna-based stationery brand that is producing sustainable and reusable face masks for distribution across Austria.