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July 07, 2022

Industry Roundup

Flexible Packaging

Packaging manufacturer Paharpur 3P launches commercial production at its greenfield plant in Sri City, India--the company’s second facility in the country; plant manufactures and processes flexible laminates and pouches
Hindu (07/06)

AliasSmith to launch Buen Vato tequila in Sweden in a bottle-shaped paperboard container and 750ml metalized PET pouch, made from 84% recycled material; the packaging is produced by UK-based Frugalpac, is easily recyclable, lighter to transport than glass
Packaging World (07/06)

Rigid Packaging

ISRI board to consider proposed changes to plastic scrap, nonferrous scrap guidelines on July 14; changes cover bale specifications for HDPE colored bottles, natural bottles, injection bulky rigid plastics, and PET bottles with and without thermoforms
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) (07/06)

Singapore-based Petitudo plans to reuse bottles of its Natural Go-Go Shampoo for dogs to reduce impact of waste generated; used PET bottles will be cleaned and UV sterilized prior to refilling, will have a sticker label to indicate their renewed status
PR Newswire (07/06)


DS Smith research finds that 85 million m3 of air is being shipped to UK homes each year due to oversized boxes; when faced with a box with too much packaging, 43% of consumers say it has made them feel frustrated with the retail brand
UKI Equity Markets (Web Disclosure) via PUBT (07/06)


India-based Refillable aims to tackle packaging waste via trucks that go to apartment communities so residents can refill detergents, cleaners in their own bottles; the startup has entered Bengaluru market in collaboration with Hasiru Dala Innovations
Hindu (07/06)

McCormick introduces 100% PCR plastic bottles from Berry Global for its food color; lifecycle assessment estimates McCormick will realize a reduction of 86.8 tonnes of CO2 emissions with the new PCR bottle in comparison to bottle made from virgin material
PR Newswire (07/06)


Bumble Bee Foods recalls its smoked clams in 3.75 oz. cans after FDA testing finds detectable levels of PFAS chemicals in samplings of the products
Business Wire (07/06)

Finnish microbrewery Fat Lizard Brewing reportedly replacing Crown 360 End lids on its cans with Crown standard lids due to a global aluminum shortage; Crown’s UK site reportedly announced it will suspend production of 360 End lids until further notice
M-Brain Nordic News (07/06)

Disposable/Takeout Containers

Burger King will reportedly begin phasing out single-use cups in Sweden; move is estimated to slash Burger King's CO2 emissions by 90% and is in response to a ban on single-use cups, which will enter into effect in 2024
M-Brain Nordic News (07/06)

Retail Beverage Packaging

Sweden-based Green Dairy testing white label Pure-Pak Sense aseptic cartons by Elopak for its new range of oat-based drinks in IKEA stores across 14 European countries; Green Dairy official says Pure-Pak is best option in terms of sustainability
Elopak AS (07/06)

Danone selects PET shrink sleeve with a double lane micro perforation strip by MCC for its Yogi Sip product in South Africa; the twin perforations allow consumers to remove sleeve from HDPE bottle before placing both items into recycling bins
Multi-Color Corp. (07/06)

Beauty Products Packaging

Essentra discusses the technologies it offers for health, beauty packaging; company offers hybrid printing, a new generation of Time Temperature Indicators, anti-counterfeit technology, and a range of sustainable label, leaflet, carton solutions
ENP Newswire (07/06)

Shiseido, Sekisui Chemical and Sumitomo Chemical start initiative on circular economy for plastic cosmetics containers; used containers will be collected from retail stores, converted into materials without sorting and recycled into cosmetics containers
Shiseido Co. (07/06)

Health Care & Medical Packaging

Bryant Ranch Prepack recalls one lot of Morphine Sulfate 30 mg Extended-Release tablets, one lot of Morphine Sulfate 60 mg Extended-Release tablets because bottles have incorrect labelling; tablets are used to manage severe pain
ForeignAffairs.co.nz (07/06)

Cannabis Packaging

RXDco named finalist by World CBD Awards for its two premier packaging products; Atid is made of biodegradable paper, certified child-resistant and has a flex-stretch pull top, C-Series consists of a 'Push n Turn’ Teflon-lined CR cap and glass container
PR Newswire (07/06)

Miami-based AE Global opens office in Massachusetts to better serve the rapidly growing northeast cannabis markets; office to serve the region with full graphic and structural packaging design capabilities for emerging brands, established operators
PR Newswire (07/06)

Industrial Packaging

Analyst roundup: BMO sees Sonoco doing well over next 2-3 years on strong demand despite near-term challenges faced by its Industrial segment; Zacks sees Sonoco hitting US$20 million cost savings target by 2024 via productivity improvement, optimization
Industry Intelligence Inc. (07/06)

Active/Intelligent Packaging

Packaging material made from molded kraft pulp with 30% mushroom waste provides similar microbial quality, better color properties in cold-stored fresh mushrooms than commercial counterparts; citric acid, alkyl ketene dimer improved packaging properties
Cleaner Materials (07/06)

Paper Packaging

Labor fund Tamkeen supports Bahrain-based packaging firm United Paper Industries (Bahrain Pack); the support will help Bahrain Pack increase production capacity as well as exports for CPG producers such as Mondelez, Arla Foods, Reckitt Benckiser, K-C
Bahrain News Agency (07/06)

Plastic Packaging

UK's plastic tax is failing just three months after launch, blown off course by soaring material prices and rules that are allegedly stymieing innovation, critics say; meanwhile campaigners fear the rules will inhibit recycling from hitting desired levels
Grocer (07/06)

Coca-Cola EuroPacific Partners GB to showcase its recyclable plastic bottles at Birmingham Commonwealth Games; all bottles sold at venue’s outlets will be made from 100% recycled plastic, excluding labels and caps
Packaging News (07/06)

Glass Packaging

Ardagh Glass Packaging commissions US$95M extension of its Nigel production facility in Gauteng, South Africa; the investment more than doubles the facility's capacity and provides energy, water efficiency and environmental benefits
PR Newswire (07/06)

Packaging Design

Luxury leather goods company MCM unveils second fragrance, MCM Ultra eau de parfum, with top notes of black currant, pink pepper and pink lady apple; fragrance will roll out globally in August, comes in flacon that resembles a MCM backpack
Fragrantica (07/06)

Graphic Design/Graphic Printing

EFI reports 800th install of its 5.2m VUTEk Q5r roll-to-roll UV LED printer at Paris-based DecoAder to grow its capabilities, increase output, gain competitive edge over other SME digital print providers; company has four other VUTEk UV LED printers
Large Format Review (07/06)

Labels, Displays & ID Technologies

Danavation says its Digital Smart Labels can help guide in-store trends in beauty industry by incorporating QR codes that give consumers access to product information, reviews, videos; labels can increase brand loyalty by including logos, special offers
Danavation Technologies Corp. (07/06)

Toronto-based Danavation's Digital Smart Labels are e-paper displays that integrate into a point-of-sale system to show prices, product information, QR codes, promotions; labels are battery operated, wirelessly connected to inventory, pricing system
Danavation Technologies Corp. (07/06)

Packaging & Containers

Sirane appoints Zela Clarke as new head of co-packing and fulfilment as it prepares to fully launch its Sira-Pack service in the coming weeks; Clarke has over 30 years’ experience in the food industry, previously worked at Premier Foods, Taz Co-Pak
Sirane Ltd. (07/06)

Greiner expands executive board to three members; Manfred Stanek--previously CEO of Greiner Packaging--to become COO of Greiner on Jan. 1, 2023, and Jürgen Kleinrath--previously joint interim CEO of NEVEON with Axel Kühner--became its sole CEO on July 1
Greiner AG (07/06)

ACME Printing and Packaging enters into preliminary discussions with parent company Lankem Ceylon to acquire Lankem’s equity holding in its subsidiary JF Packaging; Lankem's cost of investment in JF Packaging is stated at 1.12B Sri Lankan rupees
Daily Financial Times (07/06)

 Food & Beverage

Confectionery & Sweet Snacks

Nestle International Travel Retail to offer a limited-edition KitKat Lotus Biscoff Snacking Bag at Dufry duty-free stores worldwide in partnership with Lotus Biscoff; the KitKat flavor first debuted in the UK and Australia in April
Confectionery & Biscuit Processing (07/06)

Mars and Taste of Nature collaborate to launch new confectionery products featuring Skittles, Starburst, Snickers, Twix and M&M's brands; products include cotton candy and cookie dough
EIN Presswire (07/06)

Baked Goods

The Cheesecake Factory announces offering of new Classic Basque Cheesecake, featuring a crustless cheesecake with a burnt top, custard-like center and caramelized notes; menu item available beginning July 30
Business Wire (07/06)

Milk/Milk Alternatives

Scientists develop biobased nonwoven strips to monitor pH in milk, foods for seven days; strips contain nanoencapsulated anthocyanin from red cabbage, immobilized on ethyl cellulose nanofibers which are simultaneously electrosprayed, electrospun at 20 kV
Daily India Report (07/06)


Adding a little sugar to coffee does not eliminate the beverage's ability to reduce mortality and protect against diabetes and cancer, according to study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine
CE Noticias Financieras (07/06)

Colombia's coffee production falls 10% in June to 951,000 60-kg bags, impacted by continued rains and in a return to a negative trend after a short-lived recovery the previous month, according to data from the National Federation of Coffee Growers
Reuters (07/06)

Packaged Foods

Aldi putting security tags on blocks of cheese to deter theft at a store in the Midlands region of England; announcement comes amid a period of surging inflation, which is believed to be sparking an increase in retail theft
Business Insider (07/06)

McKee Foods announces promotion of Roger Olmstead to national foodservice sales manger; Olmstead to succeed Kelley VandeLune, who is retiring
Vending Times (07/06)

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

FDA announces plans to help overseas infant formula producers that have sent supplies to the US--under emergency approval to address the nationwide product shortage--secure long-term authorization to market their formula in the US
Associated Press (07/06)

Danone unveils new infant formula that blends plant and dairy ingredients; the product, which the company describes as an 'industry first,' will be launched under its Nutrition brand in the Netherlands
FoodNavigator.com (07/06)

Alcoholic Beverages

MGP Ingredients announces appointment of Sean Wirtz as company's first director of business development and integration; Wirtz was previously an advisory director for audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG
Food Business News (07/06)

Anheuser-Busch's Presidente brand announces new initiative called ''Step Up To the Plate,' which will look to provoke change and create more opportunities for Hispanic students interested in a career in sports
Contify Retail News (07/06)

 Personal Care


Green Science Alliance announces development of water-based, 100% biomass nail polish; development offers alternative to resin-based polishes that could contribute to microplastic pollution
PR Newswire (07/06)

Top-ranked beauty products in Japan show consumers are picking items that ease them back into pre-pandemic habits and seeking older, reliable products; foundations, lipsticks and blush trending again alongside products that do not transfer stains on masks
CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com (07/06)


Nigeria-based Wemy Industries increases local production capacity for its diaper, wipes, and sanitary pads business; move aims to encourage local sourcing of raw materials and manufacturing, discourage imports of such products
Business Day (07/06)

Personal Care

L'Occitane identifies China as its top driver for sales in FY2022, followed by Japan, Hong Kong, US and UK; its China unit grew 24.4% to 18.1% of the business from 17% in FY2021 despite pandemic issues, showing growth in both online and offline sales
CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com (07/06)

Researchers from Malaysia, Brunei, Turkey and China find mahogany seeds contain natural antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, skin-whitening and wound-healing phytocompounds; properties show promise for use in cosmetics targeting ageless beauty
CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com (07/06)

 Pet Care

Pet Food

US-based Kent Pet Group's FibreCycle subsidiary acquires Australian pet food manufacturer Lovitts; manufacturer partners with Australian retailers to provide sustainable product development within the pet and companion animal markets
EquityBites (07/06)

 Household Products


EPA orders e-commerce platform Wish to stop selling unregistered disinfectants on its marketplace; products make problematic claims of effectiveness against viruses, bacteria and germs, are unregistered with EPA and are being sold in violation of FIFRA
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (07/06)

 Health Care

Vitamins/ Supplements

Loud Muscle Science recalls certain lots of Launch Sequence Aphrodisia and Euphoria Capsules sold in US, Canada, because products contain Tadalafil erectile dysfunction drug; products were marketed on the internet, sold by Amazon
US Food and Drug Administration (07/06)

Health Care, Pharmaceuticals & Wellness

FDA lifts clinical hold on Phase1/2 study of Vertex Pharma's stem cell-derived VX-880 injectable therapy to treat type 1 diabetes; trial reopening for screening, enrollment, dosing at sites in US
SeeNews Pharmaceuticals (07/06)

Bavarian Nordic to supply US government with 2.5 million additional doses of its Jynneos liquid-frozen monkeypox/smallpox vaccine to be delivered starting in Q4; new order comes after initial US order of 500,000 doses in June
SeeNews Pharmaceuticals (07/06)


Automotive & Driving

Airstream recalls 224 2022 Caravel, Globetrotter, International, Pottery Barn, Flying Cloud travel trailers because hub may separate from axle wheel end; Airstream sending notification letters August 23, with dealers replacing faulty part for free
Contify Automotive News (07/06)

Hyundai to stop making Veloster N three-door hatchback, Accent subcompact, after 2022 model year; upcoming subcompact Venue SUV to become Hyundai’s least expensive model
Car and Driver (07/06)

Agricultural Products & Raw Foods

FAO warns that the world is at 'serious risk' of a global food access crisis now and a food availability crisis next season, hindered by pandemic, global interruption to supply chains, and rising costs of major primary commodities
just-food.com (07/06)

FDA finalizes guidance aimed at helping animal food facilities develop a food safety plan that complies with FDA’s Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls requirements
National Hog Farmer (07/06)

Logistics, Shipping & Delivery

Schneider honors 132 drivers, including inductees into the Schneider Haul of Fame and recipients of the Million Mile Driver Award and Consecutive Safe Driving Year Award; 62 new inductees join the ranks of 6,416 existing Schneider million-plus milers
Business Wire (07/06)

Ascent joins US EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership as a Logistics Partner for dedicated ground transportation arranged through its On-Demand business segment; Ascent moves over 250,000 shipments/year through its freight marketplace across North America
PR Newswire (07/06)


Latest: Jul, 06 2022

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
Amcor Plc (AMCR) 12.65 12.44 1.69% 10.58%
Aptar (ATR) 102.64 102.92 -0.27% -26.71%
Ardagh Group SA (ARD) 24.75 24.75 0.00% -1.12%
Ball (BALL) 71.45 70.03 2.03% -12.94%
Berry Global (BERY) 54.43 54.51 -0.15% -16.65%
Crown Holdings (CCK) 91.08 90.45 0.70% -10.99%
DS Smith PLC (SMDS) :LON 270.50 277.60 -2.56% -37.67%
Gerresheimer AG (GXI) :ETR 57.40 58.50 -1.88% -38.90%
Huhtamaki Oyj (HUH1V) :HEL 37.10 37.79 -1.83% -8.85%
International Paper (IP) 41.87 41.61 0.62% -30.66%
Owens Illinois (OI) 13.53 13.74 -1.53% -15.44%
PCA (PKG) 138.48 137.16 0.96% 2.03%
Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (PTVE) 9.36 9.82 -4.68% -39.18%
Sealed Air (SEE) 58.43 57.74 1.20% 0.34%
Silgan (SLGN) 41.20 41.29 -0.22% 0.00%
Smurfit Kappa Group Public Ltd Co-O (SKG):LON 2,623.00 2,740.00 -4.27% -34.19%
Sonoco (SON) 57.80 57.48 0.56% -13.02%
Transcontinental Inc. (TCL.A.CA) 15.30 14.88 2.82% -34.02%
WestRock Co. (WRK) 40.26 39.75 1.28% -21.49%