packaging
New solution for sustainable packaging

The Packaging Solutions Group of Veritiv has introduced the Earth Pact Sugar Cane Paperboard, a material made from 100% pure sugar cane bagasse, an agricultural byproduct of sugar manufacturing. “Earth Pact is just one example of Veritiv’s commitment to providing sustainable packaging solutions for the future,” said Darin Tang,senior vice president of packaging solutions for Veritiv. “From new coating technologies to renewable resources,Veritiv is at the cutting-edge of today’s technology for sustainable packaging.”

The Earth Pact Sugar Cane Paperboard, developed in partnership with Carvajal Pulp and Paper, is suitable for a variety of packaging applications in the food, cosmetics and similar industries. The paperboard offers a range of features including moisture and grease resistant grades and a rapidly renewable resource, grown round the year and harvested every 12 to 14 months.

Packaging South Asia is the cooperating media partner for drupa 2016 which is scheduled to be held from 31 May to 10 June at Dusseldorf, Germany.

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As we present our 2024 publishing plan, India’s real GDP growth for the financial year ending 31 March 2024 will exceed 6%. The packaging industry growth will match the GDP growth in volume terms and surpass it by at least 3% in terms of nominal growth allowing for price inflation in energy, raw materials, consumables, and capital equipment.

The capacity for flexible film manufacturing in India increased by 45% over the past four years. With orders in place, we expect another 20% capacity addition in 2024 and 2025. Capacities in monocartons, corrugation, aseptic liquid packaging, and labels are growing similarly. As the consumption story returns over the next six months, we expect demand to return and exceed the growth trajectory of previous years. The numbers are positive for most of the economies in the region – and as shown by our analytics, our platform increasingly reaches and influences these.

For responsible and sustainable packaging, with its attendant regulations and compliances, there is significant headroom to grow in India and the region. Our coverage includes the entire packaging supply chain – from concept to shelf and to waste collection, sorting, and recycling.

We target brand owners, product managers, raw material suppliers, packaging designers and converters, and recyclers. This is a large and complex canvas – the only thing that can work is your agile thinking and innovation together with our continuous learning and persistence.

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