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November 09, 2022



Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc Files Patent Application for High Concentration Anti-C5 Formulations
Indian Patents News (11/09)

US Patent Issued to Seiko Epson on Nov. 8 for "Fiber processing device and fiber body manufacturing apparatus" (Japanese Inventor)
U.S. Fed News (11/09)

US Patent Issued to LG CHEM on Nov. 8 for "Compound and organic light emitting device comprising same" (South Korean Inventors)
U.S. Fed News (11/09)

US Patent Issued to HITACHI on Nov. 8 for "Learning support device and learning support method" (Japanese Inventors)
U.S. Fed News (11/09)

US Patent Issued to TORAY INDUSTRIES on Nov. 8 for "Liquid layer thickness measurement method, measurement device, film production method" (Japanese Inventors)
U.S. Fed News (11/09)

US Patent Issued to Orbis on Nov. 8 for "Pole structure suitable for providing a smart pole" (Finnish, Estonian Inventors)
U.S. Fed News (11/09)

US Patent Issued to TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA on Nov. 8 for "Resin panel spacer block for energy absorption, load support, and gap prevention" (Michigan Inventors)
U.S. Fed News (11/09)

Research and Development (R&D)

US Patent Issued to HITACHI-LG DATA STORAGE on Nov. 8 for "Hologram light guide plate with plurality of layers and head mount display using hologram light guide plate" (Japanese Inventors)
U.S. Fed News (11/09)

US Patent Issued to HYUNDAI MOTOR, KIA on Nov. 8 for "Electrolyte membrane of a membrane-electrode assembly having improved chemical durability and a manufacturing method thereof" (South Korean Inventor)
U.S. Fed News (11/09)

US Patent Issued to SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE on Nov. 8 for "Laminated glazing with embedded data transponder" (Indian Inventors)
U.S. Fed News (11/09)

US Patent Issued to SIKA TECHNOLOGY on Nov. 8 for "Self-adhering sealing device with an adhesive layer arrangement" (Swiss Inventors)
U.S. Fed News (11/09)

US Patent Issued to Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America on Nov. 8 for "Rear cabin thermal management systems and methods" (Michigan Inventors)
U.S. Fed News (11/09)

US Patent Issued to Sumitomo Chemical on Nov. 8 for "Separator film conveyance device for nonaqueous electrolytic-solution secondary battery and method for manufacturing separator film for nonaqueous electrolytic-solution secondary battery" (Japanese Inve
U.S. Fed News (11/09)

US Patent Issued to Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics on Nov. 8 for "Photocurable compositions and methods for 3D printing using them" (Connecticut, Massachusetts Inventors)
U.S. Fed News (11/09)

New Market/Market Expansion

Carrefour to boost e-commerce expansion, open more discount stores, cut costs as part of strategy to accelerate turnaround amid soaring inflation; company also plans to have private-label products make up 40% of food sales by 2026, up from 33% in 2022
Reuters (11/08)

CIBC Paper Wrapper (Nov. 4): Additional pulp/paper capacity announced in China, including Shandong Chenming planning to add new 300,000 tonnes/year BSK line and APP China looking to add 800,000 tonnes/year capacity with two new virgin cartonboard machines
CIBC World Markets Inc. (11/08)

Central National Gottesman's Kelly Spicers acquires California-based operations of Connemara Converting--a custom paper, board converting company, supplier to label printers, envelope converters, paper and packaging--to boost custom converting capability
PR Newswire (11/08)

Asda opens first standalone Asda Express convenience store in Sutton Coldfield, UK; a second Express store will open at Tottenham Hale next month, following by 30 sites next year
Asda Stores Ltd. (11/08)

Canadian hair-care brand AG Care relaunches in the US with reimagined formulations and packaging; highlight includes relaunching its superfood-inspired hair collections at Ulta Beauty
GlobeNewswire (11/08)

Scent Beauty, singer Sabrina Carpenter launch new Sweet Tooth fragrance at Walmart stores and walmart.com; fragrance will also launch in the metaverse with a candy shop in Decentraland that reflects the scent's inspiration, in collaboration with Walmart
Business Wire (11/08)

Phillips Pet Food Supplies begins exclusive distribution of Three Dog Bakery in all of its distribution centers; Three Dog Bakery's recipes are slow-baked and crafted with premium ingredients, such as real egg, fruits and molasses
Pet Age (11/08)

Awards & Recognition

Meyer Labs, the innovation incubator of Meyer Corp., announces its Meyer Accent 6-Piece Essential Set was named a winner in Good Housekeeping's 2022 Kitchen Gear and Coffee Awards in the multifunctional whizzes category
PR Newswire (11/08)

As part of the UN International Year of Glass 2022 celebrations, a judging panel votes for the single pint reusable glass milk bottle as most iconic glass packaging in the UK while the public on Instagram votes for the Bonne Maman jam jar
Packaging News (11/08)

Hitch cladding attachment system by British Columbia's Longboard Architectural Products wins Architect's Newspaper Best Of Products Award; Hitch can accommodate continuous exterior insulation thicknesses from 1in. to 16in. and is Passive House-certified
PRWeb (11/08)

U-Haul's green initiative U-Box Load Share wins The Business Intelligence Group's 2022 Sustainability Service of the Year; program aims to supplement existing truck driver shortage which has led to delayed deliveries, pricing increases
PR Newswire (11/08)

Konica Minolta wins 2022 Specialty Best in Category Award for Supplier/OEM from annual PRINTING United Alliance Premier PRINT Awards for an embellished card that emulates design, colors, textures of original Minolta X-700 camera
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. (11/08)

Midea announces three of its products won in their categories at German Innovation Awards, two received special mentions; products are Midea's Side-by-Side Refrigerator, Wet & Dry Vacuum Cleaner, Smart Dishwasher, Fresh Dry Dehumidifier, Washing Machine
China Business News (11/07)

GP wins AF&PA's Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 Innovation in Sustainability Award for its Juno Technology; waste recycling technology can recover up to 90% of materials--like paper fiber, plastics, metals--to be circulated for reuse as raw materials
Georgia-Pacific LLC (11/07)

Material Substitution

Sony to start phasing out plastic packaging for small electronic gadgets from 2023, with plans to eliminate it for newly designed smaller goods by 2025, spokesperson says; Sony will mainly use paper and a blend of bamboo, used paper, sugarcane fiber
AFP World News (11/08)

Scientists create material from nanoscale cellulose fibers with high thermal conductivity, which is not seen with most plant-derived insulation; material's properties come from overlapping fibers, could replace polymer-based materials: University of Tokyo
University of Tokyo (11/08)

Metsä Board highlights use of its lightweight, recyclable dispersion coated paperboard in Fazer's new chocolate Christmas calendar; material will improve recyclability, reduce plastic by 1,200 kg/year compared to previous PE-coated board, company says
Iisveden Metsä Oy (11/07)

Unilever's Hellmann's brand to transition its ketchup bottles to 100% recycled PET; brand plans a similar shift to PCR packaging for other items in the coming years
CE Noticias Financieras (11/07)

Material Reduction

Upward Farms unveils new resealable packaging design for its line of organic microgreens; the sealed plastic trays drive a 38% reduction in plastic compared to the average greens clamshell model, are made with PCR PET, allows for extended shelf life
Business Wire (11/08)

Mondi announces agreement to exclusively supply packaging for MODIVO, one of Europe's largest fashion e-retailers; Mondi will support transition from standard rigid packaging to a combination of corrugated boxes and paper-based MailerBAGS
Mondi Group (11/07)

Product Recall

Recent study independent laboratory Valisure finds high levels of benzene in several dry shampoo products still available in stores; study comes one week after Unilever recalled 19 dry shampoo aerosol products for 'potentially elevated levels' of benzene
Independent, The (UK) (Online) (11/07)

VW recalls 225,000 vehicles in US due to possible issue with tire pressure monitoring system in a variety of VW and Audi models from 2019 to 2021 model years; dealers will update system monitoring software at no cost
Associated Press (11/07)

New Feature/Product Update

Aldi struggling to make final 1% of its own-label packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by end of 2022 due to lack of viable alternatives, says products that fall short ‘will not receive clearance to be sold in our stores’ by the deadline
Grocer (UK) (11/08)

Lenzing adds new features to its E-Branding Service to provide greater convenience, enhance value chain transparency; features include Artwork Approval, Fiber Blending Quick Check Tool, Onboarding Tool, E-Branding Master Class, E-Branding Helpdesk
Lenzing AG (11/08)

Pfizer and BioNTech release updated clinical data for Omicron BA.4/BA.5-adapted bivalent booster; data demonstrates booster offers substantially higher immune response in adults compared to the original COVID-19 vaccine
Business Wire (11/07)

Patent Expirations/Application Cessations

Zebra Tech Gets Patent for Systems and Methods of Detecting Scan Avoidance Events
Printing & Publishing Patent News (11/07)

New Products/Services

Bravo Sierra launched its first cologne, featuring citrus top notes with warm leather and cedarwood; products comes with a removable spray top that can be reused indefinitely or replaced with the screw top while traveling
Happi (11/07)

Aurora to pilot on-site fleet maintenance with Ryder technicians at its South Dallas terminal to help maximize utilization of autonomous trucks; Aurora expects to reach 100 pilot customer hauls/week by the end of 2023
Business Wire (11/07)

Products & Services

Patent Issued for Telescopic cup tray for a beverage machine (USPTO 11470996)
Food Daily News (11/08)

Epson wins DataMaster Lab’s GREEN Award 2022 in recognition of environmental benefits afforded by its PrecisionCore Heat-Free inkjet printers and MFPs
Epson America Inc. (11/07)


Biodegradable/Compostable Materials

Biodegradable coating for fruit and vegetable preservation patented
CE NAFTA 2.0 Newswire (Mexico) (11/08)

Xiamen Long Plastic Industry files Chinese patent for degradable paper-plastic composite film; film comprises paper, adhesive, barrier evaporation, plastic base layers, wherein plastics include PLA and PBAT, PCL, PBS or PHB: Publication No. CN114161800(A)
Plastics Patent News (11/07)

UK study finds up to 60% of 'home compostable' plastic waste fails to disintegrate after six months; only 14% of plastic waste placed in home composts were certified 'industrially compostable,' while 40% lacked compostable certification on package, labels
The Guardian (11/07)

MOBI Technologies introduces Mobi Ecoware, new eco-friendly natural disposable bagasse plates, now available on Amazon and Walmart.com; 100% compostable dinnerware is made from sugar cane pulp
PRWeb (11/07)

Scientists develop bioactive packaging films based on biodegradable PBAT with copper oxide nanoparticles and enzymatically prepared nanocellulose fibers; films exhibited good antimicrobial activity, mechanical properties, thermal stability
Food Packaging and Shelf Life (11/04)

Biobased Chemicals & Materials

Executive Perspective: Stora Enso's Lignode will be cost-competitive for batteries, but performance 'is the most exciting'; lignin-based hard carbon anode--an alternative to graphite anodes in lithium-ion batteries--can achieve charge times of 8 minutes
The Independent (11/04)

Scientists prepare spunlace lotus fiber nonwoven fabrics using viscose substrate; spunlacing is promising method to process lotus fibers for face masks, wipes since bundles can be split into finer fibers using high-pressure water jets: Donghua University
Materials Letters (11/03)

Iowa State University engineers launch spinoff company to market soy-based oil for use in biopolymer production; polymers could offer alternative to petroleum-based additives used in asphalt
ENP Newswire (11/03)

Lanxess highlights 90% renewable-based Scopeblue resins under its Lewatit brand, featuring 67% reduced CO2 footprint compared to conventional types; materials are suitable for domestic and commercial water treatment applications, company says
German Equity Markets (Web Disclosure) via PUBT (11/03)

Xiamen Long Plastic Industry files Chinese patent for degradable thermochromic PLA film; biodegradable film discolors over time, overcomes defects of biaxially oriented PLA film on functional film materials: Patent Publication No. CN114132039(A)
Plastics Patent News (11/02)

Renewable/Green/Clean Energy

CargoAi to enable freight forwarders, clients to lower carbon emissions of shipping through direct purchase of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel at time of booking, tracking; clients to automatically be prompted with data of CO2 emissions from shipment
InPR (11/07)

Maersk signs General Protocol for Collaboration with the Spanish Government to explore large-scale green fuels production; collaboration could deliver up to two million tonnes of green fuels/year, generate up to around 85.000 jobs, if implemented in full
A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S (Maersk) (11/03)

Waste to Energy

Washington State University researchers develop waste pretreatment technology to convert sewage to biogas; process enables conversion of more than 85% of organic material and produces 98% more methane compared to current practices
Washington State University (11/04)


Scientists use microalgae for wastewater treatment to remediate nutrients, produce biomass, recycle water; waste nutrients can significantly decrease biomass production cost in large-scale bioreactors, which can be used for agricultural purposes: study
NewsRx Life Science Daily (11/08)

Scientists develop plant-based anti-inflammatory, antioxidant electrospun nanofibers for wound healing efficiency; nanofibers are made with polycaprolactone, gelatin, are loaded with phytochemical quercetin, have bactericidal activity: SRM Institute
Nanotech Daily (11/08)

Stora Enso files European patent for paper or paperboard coated with a foam layer comprising nanocellulose; invention relates to a food container, preferably a cup, comprising such coated paper or paperboard: Patent Publication No. EP4077806(A1)
Paper and Pulp Patent News (11/07)

Australia Patent: Novamont Files Application for 'Biodegradable polymer composition for the production of molded items'
Australian Government (11/04)

Scientists propose microbial growth in spunlace natural-fiber wet wipes may be reduced with hydrophilic preservatives; hydrophilic viscose fibers are ideal carriers for contamination via biofilm formation in nonwoven substrates: Sharon Laboratories
Cosmetics (11/03)

Solar Energy

ORBCOMM debuts CT 1000 solution to digitally provide end-to-end tracking for dry marine containers to shipping lines; device features intelligent solar power management, which provides up to three months of operation at 75% capacity without sun exposure
GlobeNewswire (11/07)

Wind Energy

Two German universities to receive €4.0M over next six years to develop circular halogen technology; Halocycles project uses wind-powered electrochemistry to recover halogens from PVC materials, flame retardants, batteries, flue gas, non-stick coatings
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (11/08)

Patent Issued for System and method for detecting battery faults in a pitch system of a wind turbine (USPTO 11476685)
Energy Business Daily (11/08)

General Electric Co Files Patent Application for System and Method for Fusing Multiple Analytics of a Wind Turbine for Improved Efficiency
Indian Patents News (11/06)

US Patent Issued to General Electric on Nov. 1 for "Scarf connection for a wind turbine rotor blade" (German Inventor)
U.S. Fed News (11/02)

US Patent Issued to General Electric on Nov. 1 for "Method for operating doubly-fed wind turbine generator as a virtual synchronous machine to provide grid-forming control thereof" (New York Inventors)
U.S. Fed News (11/02)


Conifex Q3 2022 Earnings Presentation
Conifex Timber Inc. (11/08)

Builders FirstSource Q3 2022 Earnings Presentation
Builders FirstSource Inc. (11/08)

Masonite Q3 2022 Earnings Presentation
Masonite International Corp. (11/08)

Pactiv Evergreen Q3 2022 Investor Presentation
Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (11/08)

TreeHouse Foods Q3 2022 Financial Results Presentation
TreeHouse Foods Inc. (11/08)

Sustainability & Social Responsibility: TreeHouse Foods 2022 ESG Report
TreeHouse Foods Inc. (11/08)

Glatfelter Q3 2022 Earnings Presentation
Glatfelter Co. (11/04)

Kellogg Q3 2022 Earnings Release Presentation
Kellogg Co. (11/04)

Ingredion Q3 2022 Earnings Presentation
Ingredion Inc. (11/04)

Fresh Del Monte Q3 2022 Earnings Presentation
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. (11/04)


WhatTheyThink looks at current landscape of sustainable e-commerce packaging, highlights Ranpak's paper-based cold chain solutions for fresh goods like meal kits, and Neenah Environment Mailer that's curbside recyclable and made of 50% post-consumer waste
WhatTheyThink (11/08)

Covestro launches pilot green logistics program with partners in China in effort to decarbonize the chemical supply chain; about 70% of Covestro's goods are transported by truck in Asia-Pacific
German Equity Markets (Web Disclosure) via PUBT (11/08)

Storopack to soon launch production of recyclable, compostable Renature Thermo temperature-controlled packaging at its California facility, plans to open two new facilities within next four years; RenatureThermo comes in poly-wrap, paper-wrap substrates
Healthcare Packaging (11/08)