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  Food Packaging
New Delhi based SOLO, one of India's foremost and celebrated premium stationery brands has launched - TopCare, a product line dedicated to healthy and sustainable food packaging and cooking, starting with Food Wrapping as well as Baking and Cooking Paper. After years of research, SOLO introduced TopCare to put an end to the rampant use of fatal aluminum foils which leaches into our bodies.
Packaging company Amcor has introduced new range of stock polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, named OmniPack, to help co-packers meet their demand for ecommerce-ready packaging. The new OmniPack stock PET bottles have been designed to increase capacity and reduce downtime due to their same diameter with the same finish.
  Sustainable Packaging
Nestlé is intensifying its actions to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 and to reduce its use of virgin plastics by one-third in the same period. The company announced a series of new initiatives that include a USD 30 million investment to increase food-grade recycled plastics in the US, a refillable system for pet food in Chile and first-of-its-kind recyclable paper packaging for Maggi bouillon cubes in France.
Flexible Packaging  
Aerolam has invested Rs 100 crores to set up a manufacturing at Ahmedabad. The new plant will be dedicated to manufacturing innovative bubble guards and cast polypropylene films (CPP) among other products. Bubble guards find its applications in a range of sectors that include packaging, construction, automobile and printing, while CPP has its applications in food and pharmaceutical packaging.
Movers & Shakers
Schott appoints Pawan Kumar Shukla as new MD for Indian pharma glass business
Pawan Kumar Shukla brings over 25 years in the glass, lighting, pipes and electronics industry and comes with a strong background in techno-commercials. Prior to this role, he was the President Operations at Surya Roshni, a manufacturer of specialty glass tubing and lighting. He will take charge at SCHOTT’s tubing plant in Jambusar, Gujarat

Bobst India names Upendra Deglurkar as the new president
Bobst India has appointed Upendra Deglurkar as the president and LE head. Deglurkar has a 23 years of extensive and diverse experience of having worked with companies like 3M, Kimberley Clark, Asia Pulp and Paper, to name a few.
Exclusive Interview
Mr. Manoj Banerjee
YONTRO Mechatronic Systech
Expert's Opinion
Sustainability begins with individual packaging engineer of the organization . Each packaging engineer should appraise, influence management to adopt sustainable packaging right from design phase. Start with small pack.
Sattiassilan.R (Sathya), Head Packaging Development, Jyothy Labs
Webinar recording - “A Great Debate on Sustainable Packaging”
  Packaging Live an initiative by PackPlus hosted another power packed webinar with panel of experts -“A Great Debate on Sustainable Packaging” - Journey and Enablers. Over the years, sustainability has been at the forefront and it is integral part of the business strategy. The debate carried the discussions on how sustainable packaging, decorative labels / other choices making an impact on this journey. The webinar brought together all stake holders across the entire value chain. The experts shared their views, strategies, case studies and trends.

Ester Filmtech to set up Rs 1350 crore packaging film plant
Ester Filmtech, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ester Industries, has announced that it will set up an advanced polyester film manufacturing facility in Telangana. The total investment of the entire project is approximately Rs 1350 crores in three phases.
Siegwerk receives APR recognition for deinking technology
With its AQUANTUM Alkali Strippable Primer and SICURA UV/LED ink technology Siegwerk sets a new standard for the recycling of PET bottles: It significantly facilitates the deinking of UV/LED-printed PET shrink sleeves further improving the quality of recycled PET bottles according to the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR).
Karl Knauer and Krones revolutionise secondary beverage packaging
An innovation recently presented by Black Forest-based packaging specialist Karl Knauer KG and Krones AG, a system supplier to the beverage industry from Neutraubling, could revolutionise secondary packaging in the beverage segment.
Prateek Kaushik
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