Processing & Packaging

The Ferd Group, which owns Elopak, intends to remain an active and committed shareholder after the IPO. Pic: Elopak

Elopak aims for IPO in June

By Jim Cornall

Norwegian packaging company Elopak is preparing to apply for listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange, with the goal of being listed this June.

The Roadmap highlights the industry’s commitment to having 90% of all beverage cartons collected for recycling, and to have at least 70% of all beverage cartons recycled by 2030. Pic: Getty Images/curtoicurto

Advancement for beverage carton recycling

By Jim Cornall

EXTR:ACT, the European platform to improve and increase the recycling of beverage cartons and similar fiber-based multi-material packaging in Europe, has announced four projects allow roughly 50,000 tonnes of non-fiber components of beverage cartons to...

The new OmyaPET is an opacifier for the production of white opaque PET bottles or white opaque BOPET film and ensures a lower environmental footprint in, for example, UHT milk bottles.

Omya launches OmyaPET

By Jim Cornall

Swiss industrial mineral provider Omya International AG has launched OmyaPET, a new product family of functionalized calcium carbonates for PET applications.

Compatible with existing filling machines, SIG’s tethered caps are designed to prevent litter and ensure caps are recycled along with cartons. They will be launched in the second half of 2021, ahead of the July 2024 deadline set by EU regulations.  Pic: SIG

SIG launching tethered caps for cartons

By Jim Cornall

SIG has announced tethered caps will be launched for its beverage cartons in Europe in the second half of 2021, ahead of the July 2024 deadline set by EU regulations.

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