In a memorandum of understanding with the Intl. Biodegradable Products Mfrs. Assn. (IBPMA) and the IBAW (a German interest group for degradables), the certification organizations AIB-Vincotte (Brussels) and DIN-Certco (Berlin) have agreed to harmonize their certification schemes for compostable products.
The World Packaging Organisation and the Assn. Mexicana de Envase y Embalaje are producing the first global conference on packaging and world food security this March 20 in conjunction with the WPO's annual WorldStar Awards presentation and celebration.
A biodegradable single-serve yogurt cup with heat-sealed foil lid appeared on store shelves in Germany last month as Munich-based Danone GmbH Deutschland relaunched its nine-flavor Jahreszeit line in a cup thermoformed from polylactic acid (PLA) resin.
A spin-off from Lucky(TM) Brand Dungarees, Lucky Brand Fragrances started reaching store shelves in October. The line uses unusual secondary packaging, spiral-wound composite cans, to carry through brand image.
Hoping to boost sales, United Distillers and Vintners, Hartford, CT, has relaunched its Smirnoff premium vodka in a proprietary 1.75-L polyethylene terephthalate package whose rollout was to be completed this month.