According to researchers, a caterpillar that’s been bred for commercial fishing purposes has demonstrated the ability to biodegrade polyethylene. In a controlled experiment, about 100 of these insects were placed in a plastic bag.
Sonoco has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of the stock of Clear Lam Packaging, Inc., for approximately $170 million in cash. The transaction is subject to normal regulatory review and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017.
Scholle IPN has opened a new manufacturing facility in Santiago, Chile. The new plant is capable of producing bag-in-box style flexible packaging for institutional and retail markets as well as consumer-friendly spouted pouch packaging.
DuPont has announced its 2017 winners of the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, honoring companies that have demonstrated major advancements in packaging technology to address the diverse and particular needs of consumers in markets around the world.
The Packaging & Specialty Plastics business of The Dow Chemical Company has launched an adhesive solution that helps to maximize resource efficiency, favorably influence packaging cost, enhance recyclability and optimize the shelf life of food packaging.
At the recent FPA Annual Meeting, Marci Rossell, Ph.D., Former Chief Economist of CNBC and a Leading Financial Expert, addressed FPA members and provided her perspective on a roadmap for businesses for 2017 and beyond.