The annual Packaging Conference — just held Feb. 5-7 in Orlando, Florida — highlighted a strong focus on new business and emerging technology in the plastics packaging industry. Let’s take a look at some key regulatory trends and highlight a recent emerging barrier packaging technology discussed at the event.
Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) have probably already infiltrated your home — and unlike most common chemicals, recent research from Harvard suggests that these substances could have a real and visible effect on your body.
Open your fridge, freezer and cupboards and see just how much food you’ve got in there – and how much has been there for yonks. If you’re anything like me, you’ll have tonnes thanks to the fact that you change what you want to eat on a near-daily basis.
Reversing previous opposition, Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young says he supports banning stores and restaurants from using the plastic foam containers commonly known as Styrofoam.
Mike Kresbach, Bemis North America says food and beverage companies need to create packaging that works for C-stores, dollar stores and club.
Forthcoming changes to California’s Proposition 65 regulation will more strongly impact food packaging.
There are high-stakes changes on the horizon for the well-known California regulation that will likely and more deeply impact food packaging and food packagers.