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Oct 15, 2019
European recycled PET could soon be more expensive than virgin PET
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Oct 14, 2019
More than 55% of people in north-west England do not recycle correctly because they are confused by the rules, research shows. The survey by Confused.com found that although people want to recycle, more than a third of adults ‘improvise’, despite not fully understanding recycling rules. The survey showed more than 57% of people across the UK put polystyrene in with... [Read More]

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Oct 14, 2019
Aptar, a global leader in dispensing, sealing and active packaging solutions, has announced it has joined the Catalyst CEO Champions for Change. Aptar’s president and CEO Stephan Tanda made a ‘strong commitment’ ensuring the company is focused on gender equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The Catalyst CEO Champions For Change is a ‘transformational... [Read More]

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Oct 14, 2019
Patrick Heskins, chief executive of the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association, provides an insight into the journey to world-class aerosol recycling At the turn of the year, a series of UK Government consultations explored how packaging regulatory reform could help to reduce the environmental impact caused by the way we use and dispose of packaging – especially... [Read More]

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Oct 11, 2019
Next year’s ADF&PCD Paris event will be focused on the theme ‘Innovate Together’. The world’s leading dedicated event for the aerosol, perfume and cosmetic packaging community returns on 29 & 30 January 2020 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. According to the event organisers, Easyfairs, the theme reflects the show’s position as an event covering ‘closely-related’... [Read More]

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Oct 10, 2019
A local council in Hull, UK could buy a former aerosol factory complex after its sudden closure earlier this year. Hull County Council has set its sights on the former factory which belonged to Europe’s biggest maker of retailer own-brand household goods, McBride. The aerosol manufacturing facility closed in March 2019, resulting in job losses of more than 100. Earlier... [Read More]

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Oct 10, 2019
Global dispensing, drug delivery and packaging solutions firm Aptar has acquired a 49% stake in Chinese colour cosmetics packaging manufacturer, BTY Group. The group is made up of Suzhou Hsing Kwang, Suqian Hsing Kwang and Suzhou. The three firms produce decorative metal components, metal-plastic sub-assemblies and packaging solutions for colour cosmetics. Aptar’s... [Read More]

[Personal Care News]
Oct 8, 2019
Unilever, the major corporation behind aerosol brands such as Sure, Dove and VO5 has announced its plans to halve its use of ‘virgin’ plastic by 2025. Outlining its ambitious goals, the firm said it plans to reduce its absolute use of plastic packaging by more than 100,000 tonnes and accelerate its use of recycled plastic. It will also help to collect and process... [Read More]

[Product News]
Sep 30, 2019
UK chemicals manufacturer James Briggs is launching a new anti-corrosion aerosol primer using graphene. The Manchester-based firm is hoping to ‘transform’ the automotive aerosol primer market with its new Graphene Anti-Corrosion Primer (part of its Hycote range), which will be launched in October. The spray, developed in partnership with graphene technology firm... [Read More]

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Sep 27, 2019
A mother from Missouri in the US is warning people to take note of cautions printed on aerosol cans after a dry shampoo can exploded in her daughter’s car. Christine Debrecht posted on Facebook that thankfully no one was in the car when the can of Equate Tea Tree Dry Shampoo exploded in the Honda Civic, shooting straight through the sunroof. According to a report... [Read More]

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Sep 27, 2019
Global exhibition organiser Easyfairs has acquired a majority stake in Italian packaging exhibition, Packaging Première. The high-end event, which takes place on 26-28 May 2020 in Milan, is a ‘selective’ exhibition dedicated to luxury packaging manufacturers, designers and international brands. Packaging Première has expanded rapidly since its launch in 2017,... [Read More]

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Sep 26, 2019
Finnish industrial machinery company Metso has been awarded with an order to deliver a shredder for steel giant Tata Steel’s new steel scrap recycling plant. The order of the Texas ShredderTM PS marks the first steel scrap shredding facility in India. Tata Steel is one of the world’s largest steel-producing firms, with manufacturing operations in 26 countries. Metso... [Read More]

[Policy News]
Sep 25, 2019
Global consumer goods manufacturer Procter & Gamble has announced that it has joined the On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) Scheme. The firm explained this was a big step towards giving people 'simple, consistent and recognisable recycling guidance' as its research shows almost every UK home owns at least four P&G products. According to a report by LetsRecycle,... [Read More]

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Sep 24, 2019
Leading developer of direct-to-shape (DTS) digital printing technology Velox has announced a new appointment to its board of directors. Dr Petra Severit has more than 17 years of experience in engineering, research and development, innovation and business. As chief technology officer and member of the executive management team for ALTANA AG, a leader in speciality chemicals,... [Read More]

[Product News]
Sep 23, 2019
Aerosol and dispensing firm Lindal Group has picked up a joint award with chemical company, DuPont, at the ADF & PCD New York Packaging Innovation Awards. The winning product in the Technical Application category was the GREAT STUFFTM SMART DISPENSERTM, the world’s first polyurethane foam dispenser with an automatic tip seal to reduce product cure. The technology... [Read More]

[Policy News]
Sep 18, 2019
Overall aerosol unit production reached 5.5 billion in 2018, according to figures reported by the European Aerosol Federation (FEA). The organisation revealed this reflects a slight decrease from 2015 to 2017 production numbers. The results showed the UK, Germany and France provide more than 60% of the annual aerosol production in Europe in all areas. Together with... [Read More]


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