In years past, if you wanted to protect, ship, and sell your product, you put it in a can, bottle, or box. Today, packaging comes in all different forms, types, shapes, and sizes. While the options are not necessarily endless, packaging design is limited only by imagination and requirements.
ISCC Plus is a supply chain certification for circular materials, both recycled and bio-based.
October 7, 2020
Berry Global Group, Inc. recently announced that its Biesheim, France, facility has achieved an International Sustainability and Carbon Certificate (ISCC), which enables the site to sell ISCC Plus-certified nonwovens.
When Kermit the Frog (voiced by Jim Henson) first sang “Bein’ Green” in 1970, few consumers were concerned about climate change. Most manufacturers didn’t focus on sustainability or tout their products’ “green” qualities (if they happened to have any). Oh, how times have changed.
Historically, about one-third of 3M’s annual sales come from products created in the past five years, so the impact is expected to expand greatly with each successive year.
September 16, 2020
3M recently announced that each 3M product entering the new product commercialization process will include a Sustainability Value Commitment that demonstrates how it drives impact for the greater good.
As the corrugating industry’s workhorse, adhesives are diverse and cover a wide range of chemistries, forms, applications, and necessities. Packaging itself varies from heat-sealed polymers to plastics, foils, and paperboard.
Consumer sentiment continues to drive sustainability throughout the economy and society. Consumers often view packaging as wasteful, and they demand more sustainable options as a result. Many terms, such as reuse, recycle, compost, and reduction, resonate positively with consumers.
Currently, mastic is available to commercial and DIY consumers primarily in squeeze tubes and 10-oz cartridges. Although the sausage packaging format exists as an alternative, in a 20-oz size and a smaller “mini” option (2-3.5 oz), its availability is limited—as a stroll down the sealant aisle of Home Depot or Lowes will confirm.
Over the long term, Covestro plans to align its entire production, its range of products and solutions, and all areas to the circular concept.
August 11, 2020
Covestro recently announced that it considers itself to be on a clear course and well-positioned for the rest of the year, following a challenging first six months as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Read all about packaging, from formulating packaging adhesives to choosing the best packaging option for your product. This issue also includes the 2020 Raw Materials and Chemicals Overview in this issue, so be sure to check it out!