A breakthrough technology that coats polymer films with an ultra-thin clear barrier layer to enhance product shelf-life has been unveiled by the Fraunhofer Institute for Electron Beam and Plasma Technology.
The overall recycling rate of alufoil trays and semi-rigid containers throughout Europe is 40 per cent, but there are plans afoot to increase that rate, claims the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA).
The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) hit back
against criticisms on recycling issues by UK environment secretary
Hilary Benn, saying that while it agreed improvements must be made,
some remarks were incorrect.
Aluminium packaging firm Alcoa, just named as one of the top three
most sustainable corporations in the world, has bought two
factories in Russia with a view to both dominating the region and
using its rich aluminium resources to...
ExxonMobil Chemical Films Europe has developed two new metallyte
films that provide an ultra-high-barrier alternative to aluminium.
According to the company, a major advantage of these films,
compared to metallised polyester or aluminium...
Packaging giants Alcan and Pechiney have finally agreed on the
terms of a liquidity agreement that will be made available to
eligible beneficiaries of Pechiney subscription and purchase
options. This ends months of discussions, plans...
Alcoa, the global aluminium manufacturer, has announced a
disappointing fourth quarter loss, which the company claims is due
to one-off charges. A planned restructuring will include the sale
of a number of the group's packaging...
After announcing the acquisition of Corus's aluminium packaging
activities, Pechiney has reported a third-quarter net loss and said
its full-year profit would be worse than expected due to weak
Alcan, the Canadian beverage packaging provider, has announced that
it will begin a consultation process with employees and union
representatives on the proposed closure of the Burntisland facility