Press Releases

18.05.2017

“Recycling capability is an important aspect of the eco-design of packaging. But eco-design is more than just design for recycling.” This was an important conclusion of the Eco-Design Forum which took place during the interpack trade fair in Düsseldorf on 5 May. The event was very well attended with almost 100 participants and was organised by the Round Table on the Eco-Design of Plastics Packaging and the IK - German Plastics Packaging Industry Association.

10.05.2017

The ceremony for the 3rd “PackTheFuture – The Sustainable Plastic Packaging Awards”, organised by ELIPSO and IK, the trade organisations representing plastic & flexible packaging in France and Germany, has taken place in Düsseldorf at Interpack, the unmissable event for the packaging sector.

09.05.2017

This year, ICPP International Confederation of Plastics Packaging Manufacturers is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Founded in 1997, the association was established with the aim to improve the framework of the international transport of dangerous goods in plastics containers. The activities of ICPP are focussed on regulatory aspects of the transport of dangerous goods, international standardization and environmental aspects.

04.05.2017

Over 50 IK member companies have already been certified as part of the IK “Null Granulatverlust (Zero Pellet Loss)" initiative. Its aim is to combat marine litter – to prevent the loss of plastic pellets and their release into the environment. Following qualitative evaluation by the IK of participants' applications, it is now possible for the first time to pinpoint the main causes of pellet loss as well as to derive effective countermeasures.

12.04.2017

After the juries’ deliberations, the list of winning entries for the 3rd PackTheFuture Awards 2017 has been finalised. This competition is the fruit of cooperation between ELIPSO, the federation for plastic & flexible packaging firms in France, and IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V. for Germany. PackTheFuture is designed to promote the creativity and innovation potential of the plastic and flexible packaging sector, with the aim of becoming a European benchmark.

06.04.2017

The Round Table Eco Design and the IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen are driving Eco Design in plastic packaging forward and invite interested parties to the open Forum Eco Design on 5 May 2017 at the interpack trade fair in Düsseldorf.

07.03.2017
The German Association for Plastic Packaging and Films (IK) has taken a critical stance towards “oxo-degradable plastics” by publishing "Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about oxo-degradable plastics".
02.03.2017

Manufacturers of plastic packaging have been faced with a price surge in styrene across the board since the fourth quarter of 2016. There has been a particularly dramatic increase in the price of polystyrene, which achieved an all-time high in February. Prices of EPS have also increased dramatically. At the same time, it has become very apparent that the currently moderate price levels of crude oil are hardly having an effect on the current situation.

20.01.2017

The German manufacturers of plastic packaging generally welcome the support of the Ellen MacArthur initiative by 40 well-known companies, including the consumer goods and plastics industry, at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The initiative is campaigning for a global circular economy for plastics to significantly reduce waste on land and in the sea.

09.01.2017

After a successful year in 2016, the manufacturers of plastic packaging are expecting positive economic growth to continue this year.

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