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April 29, 2022

Industry Roundup

Flexible Packaging

ProAmpac to highlight its ProActive Recyclable solutions--including QUADFLEX Recyclable, Recycle Ready Retort RT-3000 and ProActive PCR Retort Pouches--at upcoming Petfood Forum; company to also showcase its comprehensive petfood packaging portfolio
ProAmpac LLC (04/28)

Researchers in Spain develop food packaging material derived from pineapple waste that can increase shelf life, with ultimate goal to develop an edible film; researchers are also investigating the material’s aroma-enhancing properties
India Engineering News (04/28)

Rigid Packaging

Berry to produce signature mortar-shaped pot for Spanish food producer Chovi Group’s garlic mayonnaise brand Allioli incorporating 25% recycled PP from Repsol; the recycled content of the packaging has been allocated using the ISCC mass balance approach
Berry Global Group Inc. (04/28)

Corrugated Packaging

In pre-close trading update for year ending April 30, DS Smith says trading is in line with management expectations, with at least 5% like-for-like corrugated box volume growth; input cost increases more than offset by volume growth, packaging price hikes
DS Smith PLC (04/28)


District court grants Sycamore Brewing’s request for Stone Brewing to stop using the phrase ‘keep it juicy’ on their boxes of Hazy IPA beer; the case is centered on trademark infringement of the phrase ‘keep it juicy’ owned by Sycamore Brewing
Filewrapper (04/28)

IP's Q1 net earnings up 3% year-over-year to US$360M, as net sales jump 14% to US$5.24B; higher maintenance outage expenses offset higher sales prices for containerboard, boxes, while cellulose segment loses US$49M on supply chain disruptions, input costs
International Paper Co. (04/28)


SC Johnson, Liverpool Football Club partner to launch ‘Don't Lose Your Bottle’ campaign that will give children LFC-branded reusable plastic bottles to promote reuse; campaign is part of companies' partnership aiming to upcycle 500,000 plastic bottles
Surrey Advertiser (04/28)

Carlsberg India launches its NY Dawn design and packaging in Maharashtra and Goa; the new chalice glassware bottle has a tapered mouth to enhance head retention and aroma, and a shape ideal for a smooth flow and perfect pour
Adgully (04/28)


Molson Coors announces launch of new Arnold Palmer Spiked Lite, an alcoholic version of the Arnold Palmer half iced tea, half lemonade beverage; beverage comes in 12 oz. sleek cans
PR Newswire (04/28)

KHS unveils new automated repackaging line that separates up to six varieties of beverage cans that have already been filled into variety packs; system processes up to 120,000 cans per hour, targets beer, hard seltzer, energy drink markets
WhatTheyThink (04/28)

Retail Beverage Packaging

Amcor Rigid Packaging, Danone launch 100% recyclable label-less bottle made from 100% rPET for the Villavicencio water brand in Argentina; removing label provides a greater opportunity to increase yields of recycled PET resin, says Amcor
Contify Retail News (04/28)

Foodservice Packaging

Ball, Sodexo Live! expand partnership to bring infinitely recyclable Ball Aluminum Cups to additional sports, entertainment venues and events across the US, Canada; the cups are now made of 90% recycled content
PR Newswire (04/28)

Berry Global launches Beverage Systems vending cups in monomaterial PP, which is more easily recycled than PS; the cups can be used for both cold and hot drinks
Berry Global Group Inc. (04/28)

Beauty Products Packaging

Hugo Boss launches Hugo Reflective Edition, a new men's fragrance that comes in a mirror-effect metal bottle, available in 75 ml and 125 ml eau de toilette; notes include citrus, eucalyptus, mint, violet leaves, cypress and nashi
Perfume Master (04/28)

Personal Care Packaging

Amorepacific debuts clean beauty brand, Longtake, with two hair-care ranges--Sandalwood and Black Tea and Fig--both having shampoo, hair treatment and hair oil; brand uses sustainable packaging materials and upcycled oakwood, sawdust in its woody scents
CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com (04/28)

Health Care & Medical Packaging

Germany-based Sanner to showcase its AdCap and AdPack drop-in desiccant solutions as well as its TabTec CR child-resistant tablet container with integrated desiccant at INTERPHEX 2022, May 24-26 in New York
Sanner GmbH (04/28)

Health Innovations launches EfferShield technology, with moisture resistant barrier, to pack effervescent powders, tablets in single-use sticks, pouches to reduce need for plastic effervescent tubes; material available in recyclable, compostable options
Packaging News (04/28)

Industrial Packaging

Europe’s supply of wooden pallets could face significant and increasing pressure as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, says FEFPEB; some countries allegedly source up to 25% of pallet and packaging timber from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine
Packaging Europe (04/28)

Active/Intelligent Packaging

Cross-linked chitosan, diepoxy-polyethylene glycol coating found to effectively inhibit growth of spoilage organisms on vibration-damaged Nanguo pears; CS-PEG coated pears also maintained better physical appearance, remarkable hardness for 25 days
LWT - Food Science and Technology (04/28)

Study finds Centaurea arvensis anthocyanin shows potential as pH indicator for food packaging, with distinct color change over pH range of 2 to 12; electrospun nanofibers incorporating CAE had responsiveness of 10 seconds, while films took 15min to 40min
Food Chemistry (04/28)

Extended Shelf Life Packaging

Scientists develop edible films made of levan, pullulan, chitosan enriched with epsilon-polylysine for food packaging; films strongly inhibited two foodborne pathogens, showed good biodegradability, improved storage of strawberries as an edible coating
Food Chemistry (04/28)

Paper Packaging

Neenah launches paper-based medical packaging capable of withstanding radiation, autoclave and ethylene oxide sterilization processes; product is an alternative to polymer-based or kraft medical packaging traditionally used for single-use applications
Business Wire (04/28)

Stora Enso's Q1 profit nearly doubles year-over-year to €287M, as sales rise 23% to €2.79B; company begins process to divest four of five paper mills, launches study to convert idle paper machine at Oulu site in Finland to renewable packaging board
Stora Enso Oyj (04/28)

Plastic Packaging

Report highlights slow progress of fashion industry’s move away from single-use plastic since 2019; in separate research, 52% of UK consumers say poor packaging recyclability puts them off buying items online, 58% are most concerned about microplastics
Aquapak Polymers Ltd. (04/28)

Starch manufactures, develops plant-based biopolymer technology designed to replace single-use plastic packaging; company’s mission is to streamline sustainable packaging, and its designs are inspired by the needs of nature and driven by consumer demand
Accesswire (04/28)

Glass Packaging

Cleveland selects Rumpke as its curbside recycling processor; city will collect, transport recyclables to Rumpke's Medina County facility for pre-sort, commodities removal, then company will ship paperboard to end users, glass to its Dayton facility
City of Cleveland (04/28)

Packaging Design

McKinsey: Consumer goods companies can capture additional value with 'skinny design' for packaging, which reduces a package's total cubic volume; benefits include sustainability, fitting more product on retailers' shelves and on trucks, ocean containers
McKinsey & Co. Inc. (04/28)

Sealed Air announces launch of Prismiq, a digital packaging brand with a portfolio of solutions for design services, digital printing and smart packaging; Prismiq enables touchless automation at Sealed Air facilities and at customer operations
Business Wire (04/28)

Graphic Design/Graphic Printing

Fujitsu's Corporate Brand Identity System receives iF Design Award 2022; system includes set of documents, design templates, material libraries, such as logomarks, colors, fonts, photos, to create consistent brand images across marketing platforms
Fujitsu Ltd. (04/28)

Labels, Displays & ID Technologies

HolyGrail 2.0 Assn. successfully concludes semi-industrial trials of detection unit that sorts packaging into waste management system using All4Labels digital watermarking technologies; detection rates were 99% across different packaging materials
All4Labels Global Packaging Group (04/28)

Packaging & Containers

Aptar’s Q1 net income falls 25.6% year-over-year to US$62.4M amid higher cost of sales, SG&A and R&D expenses, interest expense, income taxes and a US$1.3M investment loss compared with a US$16.8M gain a year ago; sales increase 8.8% to US$844.9M
AptarGroup Inc. (04/28)

Wipak UK maintains its ‘AA’ BRCGS quality excellence accreditation with no non-conformances raised--the best possible result; auditor notes high levels of hygiene, 5S and machine cleanliness
Wipak Group (04/28)

TriMas Packaging's Q1 operating profit increases 0.1% year-over-year to US$21.3M as sales increase 4.8% to a US$138.5M, driven by acquisition-related sales and higher demand for products sold into food & beverage and industrial & agricultural applications
Business Wire (04/28)

 Food & Beverage

Confectionery & Sweet Snacks

Barry Callebaut announces plans to build a C$104M specialty chocolate factory in Ontario; the factory's initial annual capacity will be more than 50,000 tonnes of liquid and molded chocolate production
Barry Callebaut AG (04/28)

Baked Goods

Scientists find that xanthan gum improves microstructure, quality of bread during 0 to 90 days of freeze-thaw treatment by alleviating depolymerization of gluten; bread prepared from XG-gluten mixtures showed better color, volume, visible pore proportion
LWT - Food Science and Technology (04/28)

Milk/Milk Alternatives

Scientists synthesize novel porphyrin-based conjugated microporous polymer to successfully extract 11 toxic phthalate esters from children's milk beverages; PCMP used for first time as coating for solid-phase microextraction fibers
Food Chemistry (04/28)

Scientists develop 'powerful' aqueous two-phase system to detect cow adulteration in goat milk samples; method improves extraction, accurate quantification of beta-carotene by weakening its interaction with beta-lactoglobulin
Food Chemistry (04/28)

Meat & Poultry

Study finds broth prepared from raw chicken that underwent short-term frozen storage displays enhanced aroma; as storage time increased, depolymerization of gelatin enhanced broth's emulsifying ability, increasing fat content and particle size
LWT - Food Science and Technology (04/28)

Mexican pork exports to the US total 14,624 tons in the first 15 weeks of 2022, up 0.9% from year-ago period, according to government statistics
CE Noticias Financieras (04/28)


Application of ammonium formate version of QuEChERS method on coffee prepared from capsules showed high extraction capacity for widely used plasticizers, including nine phthalic acid esters and one adipate; method showed moderate matrix effect
Food Chemistry (04/28)

Panamanian government approves the import of 80,000 quintals of gold coffee due to a shortage of the product in the country, according to the Ministry of Agricultural Development 
CE Noticias Financieras (04/28)

Packaged Foods

Study finds egg yolk phospholipids, alanine, glucose could be used to generate key odorants of fried, battered, breaded food; phospholipids produce characteristic lipid-derived odorants, while alanine, glucose generate typical Maillard reaction odorants
LWT - Food Science and Technology (04/28)

Pulsed infrared light found to accelerate drying rate of ginseng at early drying stage, improve color, texture of dried ginseng after rehydration; semidrying with IR more than doubled shelf life of fresh ginseng, shows potential to replace hot air drying
Food Control (04/28)

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

JDE Peet’s proposes the appointment of Jeroen Katgert--SVP of finance for Mondelez Europe--to its board of directors; announcement comes following Gerhard Pleuhs' decision to step down from the board on May 11
Globe Newswire (04/28)

Russian soft drink and other beverage manufacturers fear they may be forced to stop production due to Western sanctions over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, says president of the Russian Union of Producers of Juices, Water and Drinks
BBC Monitoring (04/28)

Alcoholic Beverages

Bacardi offloads its stake in Compass Box, with investment group Caelum Capital acquiring majority control of the UK-based craft distiller; further details not available
MarketLine (04/28)

Anheuser-Busch's UK division says it hopes to reach a 'mutually acceptable' way forward after staff at one of its breweries in the country vote in favor of strike action
MarketLine (04/28)

 Personal Care


Unilever's beauty and personal care business posts underlying Q1 sales growth of 7.1% from year-ago period, driven by double-digit growth in prestige beauty; deodorants, skin cleansing post high single-digit growth, hair care sees mid single-digit growth
Unilever PLC (04/28)

Soaps, Bath & Shower Products

Athleisure hair-care brand Sunday II Sunday launches Signature Scalp Balancing Shampoo and Signature Replenishing Conditioner, available online and in-store at Ulta Beauty; products provide a reset for scalps, textured hair on wash and recovery day
PR Newswire (04/28)

Personal Care

CeraVe Baby partners with New York City supportive housing provider Win to improve access to parenting resources for new mothers this spring; brand will donate US$50,000, host panel session with pediatric experts and offer care packages
PR Newswire (04/28)

Gophr survey of UK consumers finds over half of millennial, Gen-Z online shoppers would buy more often from beauty brands, retailers if same-day delivery was available, depending on costs; younger consumers increasingly see same-day deliveries as a given
M2 PressWIRE (04/28)

 Household Products

Laundry-Care Products

Unilever's home care business posts underlying Q1 sales growth of 9.2% year-over-year, driven by double-digit, price-led growth in fabric cleaning; home and hygiene saw modest growth, with strong pricing offset by negative volumes due to strong prior year
Unilever PLC (04/28)

Household Products

Church & Dwight reports Q1 net income of US$204.4M, down 7.4% year-over-year, with net sales up 4.7% to US$1.30B; growth driven by positive product mix and pricing, offset by volume decline from continued supply chain disruptions, pricing elasticities
Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (04/28)

SC Johnson partners with baseball team Milwaukee Brewers to form Brewers Sustainability Council, an advisory board that will implement sustainable practices at American Family Field; efforts include reducing plastic use, recycling plastic, educating fans
S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. (SC Johnson) (04/28)

 Health Care


Sandoz introduces generic version of AbbVie’s Combigan combination eye drop to treat glaucoma in US in three dosing strengths; Combigan is most-used eye pressure medication, with US sales totaling US$373M in 2021
Indian Pharma Industry : Policies (04/28)

USANA Health Sciences Q1 net earnings down at US$22.5M from US$30.6M a year ago, with net sales down 11% from a year ago at US$272.9M; in Q1 company rolled out more Active Nutrition products though number of active customers was down 11% from a year ago
USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (04/28)

Health Care & Wellness

Global infusion pump market projected to reach US$852.8M by 2028 with 4% CAGR growth from 2022-2028; growth driven by rise in chronic diseases, growing geriatric population requiring home care, demand for ambulatory infusion pumps
PR Newswire (04/28)

CDC reports US population with COVID-19 antibodies in bloodstream grew to 58% in February from 34% in December 2021, with 75% of children testing positive for antibodies; largest increase was in groups with lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates
The American Hospital Association (AHA) (04/28)


Automotive & Driving

Nokian Tyres reports Q1 profit for the period of €47.0M, up from €35.5M a year ago with net sales up 21.9% to €416.5M; North American tires now made in Dayton, Ohio, or Nokia, Finland as Ukraine war sanctions impacted European sales
Nokian Tyres PLC (04/28)

Michelin increases amount of sustainable material in MotoE motorcycle tires to no less than 46% in rear tire model; Michelin integrating more natural rubber, recycled carbon black in tires rated at 250 kilometers per hour
Michelin Group (04/28)

Agricultural Products & Raw Foods

Bain: Making regenerative agriculture more attainable for farmers could create more sustainable food systems; food companies can accelerate this shift by providing financial assistance for farmers, potentially connecting them to carbon credit markets
PR Newswire (04/28)

Economist Intelligence Unit expects global rice consumption at 511 million tonnes in 2021/2022, rise to 518 million tonnes the next year; Ukraine conflict hasn't directly affected world rice market, but raises interest in use of low-quality rice for feed
World Commodity Forecasts (04/28)

Logistics, Shipping & Delivery

Stephens says intermodal poised for reacceleration of growth in years ahead amid truck driver shortage, normalizing rail service; Citi also cites supply chains unwinding, ESG initiatives as more carriers consider ways to be carbon neutral, fuel-efficient
Indian Transportation & Logistics (Weekly) (04/28)

California-based logistics tech company ZUUM Transportation's platform offers a shipper and carrier TMS, digital marketplace and a mobile app for truckers; AI-based solutions offer automation and efficiency to reduce idling trucks and fuel inefficiency
GlobeNewswire (04/28)


Latest: Apr, 28 2022

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
Amcor Plc (AMCR) 12.14 12.02 1.00% 3.85%
Aptar (ATR) 112.10 111.10 0.90% -25.82%
Ardagh Group SA (ARD) 24.75 24.75 0.00% -9.90%
Ball (BLL) 82.93 81.01 2.37% -9.22%
Berry Plastics (BERY) 57.80 56.53 2.25% -6.77%
Crown Holdings (CCK) 111.12 108.43 2.48% 2.81%
DS Smith PLC (SMDS) :LON 323.70 319.90 1.19% -23.04%
Gerresheimer AG (GXI) :ETR 66.70 71.30 -6.45% -25.14%
Huhtamaki Oyj (HUH1V) :HEL 34.37 32.68 5.17% -11.42%
International Paper (IP) 47.48 47.36 0.25% -17.66%
Owens Illinois (OI) 13.91 13.43 3.57% -11.85%
PCA (PKG) 162.85 161.65 0.74% 12.02%
Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (PTVE) 10.09 9.67 4.34% -28.89%
Sealed Air (SEE) 66.12 65.11 1.55% 35.66%
Silgan (SLGN) 44.90 44.41 1.10% 8.80%
Smurfit Kappa Group Public Ltd Co-O (SKG):LON 3,283.00 3,227.00 1.74% -7.34%
Sonoco (SON) 62.11 61.27 1.37% -5.18%
Transcontinental Inc. (TCL.A.CA) 16.28 16.03 1.56% -30.07%
WestRock Co. (WRK) 49.98 49.33 1.32% -8.96%