KM Packaging develops resource efficient, reduced-plastic packaging

KM Packaging, a global supplier of flexible packaging and lidding films, has optimised resource efficiency with advanced lidding. The company has harnessed its leading-edge KPeel range of advanced lidding film solutions to develop new, resource efficient, reduced-plastic packaging. The mono-PET film range offers a high-performance, ‘seal and peel’ solution for renewable pulp and pressed board […]

Only blanket plastic ban can prevent choking of rivers: Maharashtra to Bombay HC

Chocking of rivers and other water bodies can be stopped only by imposing a blanket plastic ban, the Maharashtra government told the Bombay high court on Wednesday. “Nowadays, there is plastic everywhere: beaches, rivers, other water bodies… All are flooded with plastic, and it is also chocking our drainage system,” said senior advocate EP Bharucha, […]

Lord’s IMB process opens new areas for liquid silicone rubbers, thermoplastics

CARY, N.C.—Lord Corp. has been bonding rubber to metal and other substrates for more than six decades. But bonding liquid silicone rubber and thermoplastics to other substrates wasn’t quite so simple. To mate thermoplastics to other substrates, traditionally it had to be accomplished using a fastener or structural adhesive. Or you put a hole through […]

Single-use plastic bags to be banned in WA from mid-2018 in bid to protect environment

West Australian retailers will be barred from giving shoppers single-use plastic bags from next July, with the state becoming the latest Australian jurisdiction to announce a ban. Shoppers will instead be required to bring their own bags or forced to purchase reusable ones from stores under the changes announced by the McGowan Government. Environment Minister […]

This 31-year-old from Bengaluru is redefining cutlery in a plastic-filled world

Samanvi Bhograj started a manufacturing unit that makes 100 percent biodegradable and compostable tableware products using plant fiber. Plastic has become integral parts of our lives. It has seeped into every little shelf on the corner and has made our lives completely dependent on it. Right from the cradle to the grave most of the products in […]