SIP claims breakthrough in renewable aseptic carton

SIP claims breakthrough in renewable aseptic carton

Signature Pack is ‘first aseptic carton pack with clear link to 100% plant-based renewable materials Switzerland SIG claims to have developed the world’s first aseptic carton pack with a clear link to 100% plant-based renewable materials. Polymers used for laminating paperboard in the Signature Pack and for making its spout […]

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Shrimp-based ‘plastic’

Shrimp-based ‘plastic’

Egyptian researchers develop biodegradable alternative to plastic from shrimp shells Egypt Researchers at Egypt’s Nile University are developing a way to turn dried shrimp shells into thin films of biodegradable plastic for eco-friendly grocery bags and packaging, according to Reuters. The researchers say chitosan, a material found in the shells […]

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Unilever and choithrams re affirm eco partnership

Unilever and choithrams re affirm eco partnership

FMCG giant and retailer to continue collaboration on cutting plastic waste and optimising water and energy use Dubai Unilever has renewed its environmental sustainability partnership with retail chain Choithrams, which operates 37 stores in the UAE. On World Environment Day, 5 June, Unilever and Choithrams said they would continue to […]

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Dubai plans aed5.5bn food services park

Dubai plans aed5.5bn food services park

Facility at Dubai Wholesale City would bolster Dubai’s role as a regional hub in food trade and re-export Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended a briefing to announce Dubai Holding’s plan to develop a Food Park serving business operators and investors in the food sector. The Park is […]

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Dabur hair gel packaging wins award

Dabur hair gel packaging wins award

Tubes win ‘visual impact’ trophy from US-based packaging professionals club USA Dabur International has won the 2016 Visual Impact Award in the Personal Care category for Vatika Advans Transparent Hair Gel’s Viva IML Tubes at the 38th Package of the Year Awards. The event was organised by the New Jersey […]

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Carrefour network expands in gulf

Carrefour network expands in gulf

Majid Al Futtaim’s takeover of Retail Arabia will involve rebranding 30 stores Dubai Majid Al Futtaim has announced its acquisition of Retail Arabia, the franchise owner of 26 Géant stores across the UAE, Bahrain, and Kuwait plus 4 Gulfmart supermarkets in Bahrain. The deal has been agreed between Majid Al […]

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AL rawdah adopts cryovac vacuum sealing

AL rawdah adopts cryovac vacuum sealing

Poultry brand pioneers packaging in UAE to shut out atmospheric contaminants Dubai Emirates Modern Poultry Co., also known as Al Rawdah, has adopted packaging designed to keep its chicken products fresh from farm to home. The brand claims to be the UAE’s first to use Cryovac vacuum packaging, in collaboration […]

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Dabur unveils new look for vatika shampoos

Dabur unveils new look for vatika shampoos

Redesign aims to catch consumers’ attention and convey product information Dubai Dabur International has introduced a new look for its Vatika range of shampoos aimed at catching consumers’ attention in supermarkets. The company said the “attractive, sleek modern design” not only helps the products stand out but also ensures “customers […]

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Shower tower packages ‘soapenir’ as the ultimate ramadan gift

Shower tower packages ‘soapenir’ as the ultimate ramadan gift

Model of Burj Khalifa is presented in a Ramadan sleeve with seasonal blessings and messages on the box Dubai The Shower Tower Company created for Ramadan what it dubbed the world’s first Soapanir: a souvenir of luxury soap that contains organic shea butter and 100% natural ingredients. For the holy […]

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Dow launches new barrier adhesive for flexible packaging

Dow launches new barrier adhesive for flexible packaging

The Packaging & Specialty Plastics business of The Dow Chemical Company launched its latest innovation at Interpack 2017: ADCOTE L86-500 barrier adhesive, a new adhesive solution taht will help maximise resource efficiency, cut packaging cost, enhance recyclability, and optimise the shelf-life of food packaging. ADCOTE L86-500 barrier adhesive enables the replacement of […]

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