UK-based plastics manufacturer, Aquapak Polymers Limited, has unveiled a major new green plastics technology that it says has the potential to transform mainstream packaging applications. more

Sep 23, 2016 9:03 AM Materials

Innovia says it is driving forward its growth strategy for its biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films business, following the sale of its cellulose film division earlier this year. more

Jul 13, 2016 3:43 PM Materials

DuPont Advanced Printing (DuPont) has launched a new anti-counterfeiting film that it says is “revolutionary” in terms of enhanced security for packaging applications. more

Jun 27, 2016 2:00 PM Materials

RPC Group has agreed to buy British Polythene Industries (BPI) for £261m as it looks to gain a foothold in the European polythene films market. more

Jun 9, 2016 3:28 PM Industry News

A proposed ASTM International standard will help measure the thickness of plastic film. more

May 16, 2016 11:42 AM Industry News

A UK-based micro-engineering specialist says the commercial development of flexible OLEDs is now “a large step closer”, thanks to the recent completion of a project in which it was involved. more

May 6, 2016 11:19 AM Industry News

ExxonMobil Chemical has introduced a new grade of metallocene polyethylene (mPE) resin for the creation of shrink films that it says benefit from increased stiffness, strength and holding force. more

May 6, 2016 9:57 AM Materials

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say that they have found a way of utilising transparent polymer film to harvest sunlight and release it on demand, making endless possibilities for window glass or clothing. more

Jan 8, 2016 11:51 AM Materials

Avery Dennison has launched two new bio-based polyethylene label films that it says allow converters to produce more sustainable packaging. more

Nov 3, 2015 9:39 AM Materials

The Dow Chemical Company has launched a new line of packaging resins designed to provide stiffness-toughness balance, processing ease and improved sustainability profiles. more

Oct 29, 2015 11:32 AM Materials

High-tech anticounterfeiting technologies will be used in Innovia Films’ BOPP films as a result of a new partnership. more

Oct 19, 2015 5:01 PM Materials

Polythene packaging manufacturer, Palagan Trading, is celebrating 40 years in business in July 2015 and credits continuing innovation and a pioneering approach for its success. more

Jul 8, 2015 10:23 AM Industry News

Jindal Films, the world’s largest BOPP and BOPET manufacturer, has announced it is investing heavily in its European facility in order to support its continuing strategy of growth through innovation. more

Jul 6, 2015 4:57 PM Industry News

The Packaging and Films Association (PAFA), has issued an industry-wide warning that the prices of raw materials could see a “significant increase” and “extremely tight supply” in as little as two months. more

Apr 13, 2015 12:41 PM Industry News

Labtech has launched a new co-extrusion film blowing line available with up to nine layers and in sizes from 20mm to 120mm die lip diameters. Each die tier is custom made for a specific resin as per the customer’s request. more


Plastribution, a UK distributor of plastics raw materials, has recently acquired Cheshire-based flexible and rigid plastics supplier, Armstrong Bradley, for an undisclosed sum. more

Mar 5, 2014 10:47 AM Materials

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a new polymer film that can generate electricity from water vapour. more

Feb 28, 2013 4:21 PM Materials

MonoSol, specialists in water-soluble polymer-based films, has developed a new film packaging technology that dissolves when water is added. more

Oct 23, 2012 2:41 PM Materials

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