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Huhtamaki introduces new range of recyclable flexible packaging

Huhtamaki has launched blueloop, a new range of recyclable flexible packaging made of mono-material PP, PE and paper.

Huhtamaki blueloop products use innovative polyolefin structures to pack coffee, snacks, dry food, personal care and other fast-moving consumer products. The range also includes paper-based options to replace plastic packaging.

Huhtamaki noted that packaging is transforming from linear one-time use to a circular model where materials are collected, recycled and reused. This movement is driven by consumer desire and behaviour for more sustainable options, changes in legislation, and companies working to create more sustainable ways to manufacture and package the goods. Huhtamaki has launched blueloop to enable circular

The Navigator Company to give paper for magazine firm

The Navigator Company announced that as of April it will supply National Geographic magazine with paper for an envelope to replace about 150,000 plastic bag enclosures per year in Portugal.
“This partnership with a prestigious brand like National Geographic is a very important step for our company, which has always been committed to the sustainable development of the planet through the use of natural and renewable resources and the development of sustainable paper-based products,” said Antonio

Two Sides takes on greenwash at councils

Two Sides has highlighted unsubstantiated environmental claims at local authorities and challenged the government to enforce compliance.
In an analysis of local councils, using a random sample of 100, the print and paper advocacy group found that 42% used messaging that claimed printed matter and paper was unsustainable or harmful to forests.

Two Sides' campaigning has already persuaded 335 corporations to remove misleading greenwashing statements, following member complaints. It now hopes to

Clearwater Paper introduces NuVo

Clearwater Paper has introduced NuVo, a new brand of cup stock paperboard that provides foodservice operators choice and differentiation through customized material to fit their specific brand needs. The newly-branded cup stock paperboard is now available to Clearwater Paper's customers. “We are excited to introduce NuVo to our customers, with a quality standard that we believe stands apart from any other paperboard cup product in the market,” said Steve Bowden, senior vice president of the

Siegwerk develops enhanced UV/LED offset inks

Siegwerk has joined forces with INGEDE member Stora Enso, one of the leading provider of renewable products in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper, to improve the deinkability of UV/LED cured prints.

First results of this cooperation have already marked a significant milestone towards more sustainable UV printing products in terms of deinkability in the paper recycling process. Based on these investigations Siegwerk has developed a new UV/LED offset ink system with