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1 Jul 2020

According to a Market Study Report, the Asia Pacific market was valued at US$639.9 million in 2018 and is projected to reach US$1,022.3 million by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.3% from 2019 to 2027.

Water soluble packaging refers to the type of packaging made from biodegradable materials that dissolve in water leaving behin...

30 Jun 2020

White UV LED inks for the EFI Nozomi C18000 single-pass inkjet printers has achieved the certification from the Western Michigan University (WMU) Recycling, Paper and Coating Pilot Plant, a leading certification organization for corrugated recycling. The certification verifies the recycling and repulpability of boards printed with white...

19 Jun 2020


Company: Prompt Design

Location: Thailand



Title of Entry: Srisangdao Rice

Client: Srisangdaw Ricemill Co., Ltd.

Category: FMCG

Printing Method: Burning Stamp, Screen Printing

Packaging Substrate : Recycled from Rice Chaff


Thung Kula Ronghai has been a well-known rice producing area of Th...

17 Jun 2020

Ecoinno (H.K.) Limited. Ecoinno, a Hong Kong-based green material company focused on providing alternatives to single-use plastics, announced the closing of a US$6 million Series A1 funding from the Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund and Alibaba Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund II.

Ecoinno will utilise these funds to begin industria...

12 Jun 2020

Soft drinks and beer could soon be sold in all-plant plastic bottles. Avantium, a biochemicals company based in the Netherlands, is now developing “all-plant” bottles uses plant sugars instead of fossil fuels to manufacture its degradable and recyclable bottles.

The plant plastic is resilient enough to bottle carbonated drinks .According...

5 Jun 2020

New white paper unveils Sustainability Task Force at Flint Group Packaging Inks

Flint Group Packaging Inks has detailed its vision for supporting circular economies in a new white paper that reveals the formation of a dedicated Sustainability Task Force.

The paper outlines the environmental challenges faced by the industry past, present a...

5 Jun 2020

According to a survey by data and analytics company GlobalData, the COVID-19 pandemic has compelled Asia-Pacific consumers to believe their behaviours, product choices and collective influence can make impactful changes on a global scale.

APAC consumers are now more inclined to respond to environmental challenges and sustainability...

4 Jun 2020

Made from discarded pineapple leaves, Pinyapel is food-safe, naturally water-resistant and 100% biodegradable, making it a viable packaging option.

Developed by the Design Center of the Philippines, Pinyapel is a specialty paper that is processed and manufactured from the locally sourced pineapple leaves. The Philippines is the second la...

27 May 2020

Paper-based material for body of easy to squeeze tube-shaped pouch further reduces plastic volume.

Toppan Printing (Toppan), has developed the paper tube-pouch, a new paper-based version of the existing tube-pouch, which is shaped like a tube and easy to squeeze like a pouch.

The paper tube-pouch is ideal for use in the food, to...

2 Apr 2020

BOBST affirms its commitment to sustainability and the circular economy.

BOBST has become a member of CEFLEX (A Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging), the collaborative initiative of a European consortium of companies and associations representing the entire value chain of flexible packaging.

The CEFLEX mission is shared by BOBST: to f...

6 Mar 2020

HP Indigo 30000 digital presses can be modified to print on substrates with a thickness of 660 microns.

The HP Indigo 30000 can originally take substrates that are up to 600 microns thick. In a development project run by Green Gift Cards, HP Indigo, Transcend Packaging and Iggesund Paperboard, that thickness has now been raised to 660 mi...

14 Feb 2020

Kodak has recognised Asia Pacific printers for excellence in Sustainable Printing.

Kodak has awarded 52 printers from around the world, a record number, the 2019 SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award. Amongst the winners were printers from the Asia Pacific region.

Primex Printers from the Philippines scored top from Southeast Asia, receiving spec...

30 Jan 2020

Konica Minolta, Inc. announced that one of its MFP production sites in China, Konica Minolta Business Technologies (WUXI) Co., Ltd. (BMWX) in Jiangsu province, has achieved its goal of procuring 100% of the electricity it uses from renewable sources.

A manufacturer of Konica Minolta’s main products, multi-functional peripherals (MFPs) an...

28 Jan 2020

Nestlé announced that it will invest up to CHF 2 billion (USD$2.07 billion) to fund the development of sustainable packaging solutions and lead the shift to food-grade recycled plastics.

In 2018, Nestle announced its commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. Nestlé will reduce its use of virgin plastics by...

22 Jan 2020

China announces bans on non-degradable plastic shopping bags and plastic straws as part of a three-stage five-year plan to ban or restrict production, sales and use of disposable plastic products.

“It is a very reasonable scenario that China will lead the world in banning single-use plastics that have no real societal value, whilst also...

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