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Dossier Plastic transformed: Cutting-edge alternatives & new solutions

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Plastic transformed: Cutting-edge alternatives & new solutions

From paper bottles and bio-plastics to compostable materials, the packaging industry has seen the number of alternatives to virgin plastic skyrocket in recent months. In our Dossier, we highlight a selection of innovations and interviews meant to inspire and inform our readers. A newly launched format for Luxe Packaging Insight, the monthly Dossier will address some of the crucial issues facing the luxury packaging community.

 

Carbiolice enzyme additive makes PLA packaging compostable

Carbiolice enzyme additive makes PLA packaging compostable

Evanesto, an additive developed by French start-up Carbiolice, promises to make PLA packaging fully compostable and biodegradable. Carbiolice claims that by adding its enzyme additive Evanesto to PLA—plant-based plastic made from corn or[…]

HANABi’s cellulose & ceramic hybrid, an alternative to plastic?

HANABi’s cellulose & ceramic hybrid, an alternative to plastic?

HANABi, a start-up spearheaded by French academic research consortium SATT Linksium, is working on an “ultra-light” cellulose and ceramic hybrid material promising flexibility and liquid resistance. The innovation, positioned as an[…]

Paboco's gameplan to pioneer the paper bottle

Interview

Paboco's gameplan to pioneer the paper bottle

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Sulapac CEO sets out road map following new investment

Interview

Sulapac CEO sets out road map following new investment

In 2019 biocomposite materials specialist Sulapac finalized an A-round of financing and welcomed new investors, including Chanel. Sulapac CEO Suvi Haimi talks to Luxe Packaging Insight about the Finnish company’s new business model, its[…]

Diageo to roll out first spirits bottle made of paper

Diageo to roll out first spirits bottle made of paper

Drinks group Diageo is launching what it says is the world’s first paper-based, plastic-free spirits bottle in collaboration with Pulpex. The company will roll out a first paper bottle for Johnnie Walker early next year. Diageo is bringing[…]

Bioplastics: NaturePlast's CEO sorts fact from fiction

Interview

Bioplastics: NaturePlast's CEO sorts fact from fiction

A distributor and producer of bioplastic raw materials, NaturePlast currently has Europe’s largest catalog of bio-sourced and biodegradable plastics. We spoke with the company’s CEO, Thomas Lefevre. Bioplastics invite both skepticism[…]

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Frugalpac opts to bottle wine & spirits in paper

Described as no less than “the biggest innovation for wine and spirits since the launch of the glass bottle,” the Frugal Bottle is made of recycled paperboard. Created in the UK by packaging supplier Frugalpac, the Frugal Bottle is[…]

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