India Sees Tremendous Growth in Demand for High-quality Packaging in the Food and Beverage Sector

India Sees Tremendous Growth in Demand for High-quality Packaging in the Food and Beverage Sector

The Indian food and beverage industry was worth $32 billion in FY 2015. As per the FICCI and TSMG report on ‘Plastic Packaging: The Sustainable Choice’, the industry is expected to reach $73 billion by the year 2020! The packaging industry is the 10th largest industry in India with rigid plastics holding 26% market share. […]

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Uflex Limited Develops Melamine-Free Packaging Film

Uflex Limited Develops Melamine-Free Packaging Film

Melamine is a synthetic triazine compound and organic base that imparts scratch, wear and puncture resistant properties to packaging films. However, due to several unexpected mishaps, there is a rising concern regarding the usage of this compound in packaging. For example, in 2007, contamination of pet food with melamine’s analog cyanuric acid caused kidney failure […]

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Edible Food Packaging, the Latest Breakthrough in Packaging

Edible Food Packaging, the Latest Breakthrough in Packaging

Scientists are developing a new form of plastic packaging that not only preserves food but are also edible. This research study was conducted by scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They developed the plastic film from a milk protein known as casein. It looks similar to plastic wrapping, but is up to 500 times […]

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Asia’s E-Commerce Boom Will Drive Demand for Plastics in The Coming Years

Asia’s E-Commerce Boom Will Drive Demand for Plastics in The Coming Years

A majority of Asian shoppers prefer online shopping these days, due to which there is a growing demand for plastics. According to business consultants Frost & Sullivan, Asia’s e-commerce market may expand by more than 30 percent to an average per year of $960 billion in 2017 and 2018, from an average per year of […]

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Japanese Researchers Discovered Bacteria That Eats Plastic Bottles and Bags

Japanese Researchers Discovered Bacteria That Eats Plastic Bottles and Bags

Japanese researchers have recently discovered bacteria that can break down plastics. This revolutionary innovation will clean up our oceans and landfills making planet earth a better place to live. The research findings were published in the March 11, 2016, issue of ‘Science’ journal. This study was conducted by a group led by Dr. Kanji Miyamoto […]

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