Technology Pioneers Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Boeing Partner on Innovative Climate Change Solutions

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI) and Boeing [NYSE: B.A.] announced they will build on their decades-long partnership and collaborate on achieving the world’s ambitious climate targets. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) is focused on jointly studying enabling sustainable technologies – including hydrogen, electrification, sustainable materials, zero climate impact propulsion technologies, and new aircraft design concepts as well as commercializing sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). MHI and Boeing will together study new feedstocks and technologies for SAF production, including in the area of green hydrogen and carbon capture.

MHI and Boeing sign MOU for sustainability at Farnborough International Airshow 2022

“Realizing a Carbon Neutral society is essential for the future of our planet. We believe that as a technology leader, with a proven track record in the field of decarbonization, it is MHI’s responsibility to be a leader in the fight against climate change. Through our group products, technologies, and services that help reduce CO2 emissions, and in collaboration with partners around the world, MHI Group will contribute to achieving “Net Zero” emissions for society,” says Dr. Hitoshi Kaguchi, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Energy Systems at MHI. “We are very proud to partner with Boeing, a leading global aerospace company, and we firmly believe that the partnership will make a significant contribution to advancing sustainable aviation”.

MHI, one of the world’s most diverse industrial groups has been a leader in developing technologies to realize a carbon neutral society and advance a sustainable aviation industry. Furthermore, recently, MHI has joined “ACT FOR SKY,” a voluntary organization in Japan working on the commercialization, promotion and expansion of domestically produced SAF. The organization expects to raise awareness among citizens and companies of the importance of SAF and the goals for carbon neutrality and achieving a circular economy.

“To ensure the benefits of aerospace remain available for generations to come, we must bring innovative minds together for maximum progress toward the industry’s bold climate change goals,” said Chris Raymond, Chief Sustainability Officer at Boeing. “MHI is a leader in developing innovative, sustainable technologies with a strong commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We are honored to partner with them and are united in our ambition to develop a sustainable future of flight.”

Last year, MHI declared “MISSION NET ZERO”, setting bold targets to achieve carbon neutrality in both its operations and through its entire value chain by 2040. As an interim step, MHI aspires to cut its carbon emissions in half by 2030.

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In 2021, Boeing established multiple partnerships to help advance the renewable energy transition with partners including SkyNRG, Alaska Airlines, Etihad Airways, NASA, Rolls-Royce, and United Airlines. The company also joined the First Movers Coalition, partnering with leading companies across sectors to accelerate the development of new technologies to reduce emissions. Additionally, Boeing continues to make progress through its joint venture, Wisk, which is working to bring to market the first all-electric, self-flying air taxi in the U.S., helping decarbonize transportation while enabling new business opportunities centered on Urban Air Mobility.

Learn more about Boeing’s sustainability commitments, partnerships and efforts at

As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defense products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. As a top U.S. exporter, the company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability and community impact. Boeing’s diverse team is committed to innovating for the future, leading with sustainability, and cultivating a culture based on the company’s core values of safety, quality and integrity. Learn more at

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Pritt pioneers with plastic-free blister packs made from recycled paper

Unique sustainable packaging concept will start with special editions for this year´s Back-to-School campaign

Düsseldorf / Germany – WEBWIRE

As first adhesive manufacturer worldwide Henkel will introduce plastic-free blister packaging for its broad portfolio of consumer adhesives globally, starting with the Pritt glue sticks in early summer 2022. The new plastic-free blister packs are made from minimum 85 percent recycled paper and are fully recyclable*. This solution will contribute to a reduction of 1,000 tons of plastics annually. The new packaging concept is in-line with the company´s sustainability ambition and packaging targets 2025 and aims to further enhance the recyclability of products towards a circular economy.

The Pritt brand is well-known for its long-lasting tradition of providing sustainable solutions, enabling natural gluing power and promoting social responsibility around the globe. Over the past decades, Henkel has continuously improved the quality and formulation of its products in response to society’s increased demands for user safety and sustainability and with the benefit of children as key target group in mind. With the new packaging concept, Pritt is bringing its core brand identity to an even higher level by setting sustainability standards in the outer packaging for consumer adhesives.

“For more than 50 years Pritt is recognized as a pioneer for sustainable innovation, and from today on we are removing plastics from our packaging and offering at least 85 percent recycled and 100 percent recyclable blisters” says Berna Aksu, International Brand Manager for Pritt at Henkel. “The new packaging concept with plastic-free blister packs will be a real game-changer on the market to further drive sustainable solutions. After years of development and various adjustments across our supply chains we are proud to even go one step further and to present the next world´s first sustainable innovation to consumers. And Pritt is just the beginning – we are aiming to implement the new packaging concept across our entire consumer adhesives portfolio step by step over the next years. With this concept we aim to reduce our plastic footprint by 1,000 Tons annually.”

Since their invention in 1969, Pritt glue sticks have enabled countless children around the world to express their creativity and improve their motoric skills by crafting. Today’s generation of Pritt sticks feature 97 percent natural ingredients (including water) and up to 65 percent recycled plastic in the stick, without any restrictions in performance. It offers a strong initial tack, easy repositioning, and the best crafting results across the category.

Pritt will launch the new packaging concept with the start of its annual Back-to-School edition in early summer and will implement the plastic-free blisters across the entire brand portfolio globally until year end. To further increase the focus on sustainability and to offer consumers a fun crafting experience all glue sticks will get various limited ocean motifs such as sea animals or submarines. In addition, Pritt will also launch new Back-to-School special edition glue sticks in the metallic colors blue and orange.  

“With our Back-to-School campaign and the annual Pritt special edition, we want to encourage children and their parents to bring creativity and imagination to life through the magic of crafting,” explains Ilaria Paulon, International Brand Managers for Pritt at Henkel. “This year we are particularly focusing on the brand cores of sustainability and social responsibility – the Pritt 2022 Back-to-School portfolio with 100 percent cardboard blister packaging and 97 percent natural ingredients will be the most sustainable glue stick ever and will become a highlight at the shelves. At the same time, we are launching new limited-edition collectable Pritt character motifs to playfully educate children about the importance of sustainability and sustainable action under the core theme of sea.”

With the start of the Back-to-School campaign Pritt also will further enhance the digital consumer experience. The new website accessible via QR codes on the packaging will provide a variety of in-depth information as well as different fun elements. Visitors for example can encounter the Pritt characters in an interactive online world in their own living room or meet Pritt in an augmented reality with a 360°experience. In addition, the website provides information on the sustainable packaging and the natural ingredients of Pritt glue sticks, including creative craft tips.

An important focus of Pritt’s brand identity has always been on activities and initiatives that specifically improve education and individual support for child education around the world. Under the corporate social responsibility campaign ‘We craft for children’, Pritt has donated more than 200,000 Euros to social projects worldwide in collaboration with various NGOs all over the world in the past three years alone. In 2022, Pritt will continue this initiative and will invite employees and consumers to a sustainable crafting experience with focus on used materials such as egg cartons, milk cartons or toilet paper in-line with its ‘Under the Sea’ concept. More information and templates will be available on the Pritt website soon. With this year´s activity Pritt aims to donate 50,000 Euros to NGOs in Brazil, Turkey, Italy, Mexico and Germany.

* The cardboard needs to be separated from plastic and disposed separately. Please refer to your local waste disposal system to ensure the correct recycling process.