Roundup: Packaging

Here is your roundup of the latest packaging news. Next week’s roundup will focus on the latest processing news. To submit an item for inclusion, please contact Rodney Jack at or Kat Skeates at

  • Driven by rising concerns over contamination and labour shortages, the fresh meat industry is in favour of an on-machine vacuum flow wrapping process that eliminates any product contact, rather than using pre-made shrink bags.
  • Hi-Cone is launching RingCycles – a multi-packaging solution that contains +50% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content.
  • British retailer, Marks & Spencer, has swapped out black plastic for semi-clear natural colour tubs for its range of minibite cakes, to make them more recyclable.
  • Pre-cut lid and shrink sleeve manufacturer Chadwicks of Bury (part of the Clondalkin Group), has developed an aluminium lidding material to seal to glass.
  • SIG has launched its new combiMaxx closure, which offers consumers a new level of convenience, while allowing existing customers to upgrade their packaging without a major investment or the need for new sleeves.
  • The Carlsberg Group has issued an update on its journey to create the Green Fibre Bottle, the world’s first “paper bottle” for beer. Made from sustainably sourced wood fibres, it is both 100% bio-based and fully recyclable.

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