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SIG Combibloc Invests in Coating Line from ER-WE-PA GmbH

SIG is a leading system and solutions provider for aseptic packaging. The company has several locations worldwide and works in partnership with its customers to bring food and beverage products to customers in a...

Ship & Shore Environmental Pervades Asia Market With Latest Pollution Abatement Solutions and Assistance

While today's media attention is rightfully focused on the Wuhan coronavirus, a larger crisis will remain long after this outbreak is brought under control: record-breaking levels of environmental pollution throughout many Asian regions that...

Accredo Packaging Completes $50M Expansion of Sugar Land Campus

Accredo Packaging, a supplier of flexible packaging for the food and consumer products markets, has completed a 200,000-square-foot expansion of its Sugar Land campus. Houston-based Design/Build firm KDW completed the $50 million project,...

Technical Program and Keynoters Announced for TAPPI’s Flexible Packaging Conference

TAPPI’s International Flexible Packaging & Extrusion Division (IFPED) has released program details for its bi-annual Conference, April 19 – 22, at the InterContinental Hotel, San Diego, Ca. Focusing on the Vision of Packaging and...

BOBST Opens the Doors to its New Flexo Center of Excellence

BOBST hosted an open house at its new Flexo Center of Excellence at Bobst Bielefeld on February 13, giving attendees the opportunity to experience the entire flexo process from start to finish. The Competence...

Eaglewood Tech Rebrands Anilox Cleaning Division

Eaglewood Technologies, which has been providing anilox cleaning services for over 25 years under the Sani-Blast trademark, has rebranded its Anilox Cleaning Division. Continued product development has diversified Eaglewood's anilox cleaning product line, providing...

Diapers to Bricks: A $100 Billion Plastic Challenge

As Asia-Pacific president of Dow Chemical Co., one of the world’s biggest producers of plastics and chemicals, Jon Penrice has 100 billion reasons to recycle. “About 8 million tons of plastics are going into...

The Recycling Rules That Could Actually Make a Huge Difference, but Are Probably Doomed

Picture it now: It’s you, in the faded light of your kitchen, dutifully rinsing out that plastic container that you didn’t even want to get but the store gave to you anyway, carefully dabbing...

This Robot Trash Bin Automatically Sorts Your Recyclables for You

At an office in San Francisco, if you drop a coffee cup in a robotic waste bin, the machine will automatically sort the cup for recycling. The office is one of the first to...

Huhtamäki Oyj’s Results January 1–December 31, 2019: Strong Net Sales Growth and Profitability Improvement in 2019

We maintained our growth trend during the last quarter of the year in an economic environment challenged by the trade war between the USA and China, the announced Brexit and the amplified concerns around...

Everlane's New Raincoat is Made from Recycled Plastic Water Bottles

A comfortable pair of sneakers, a tote bag roomy enough for a laptop and a waterproof jacket that tackles the rain are just a few key wardrobe essentials. Lucky for us, Everlane has mastered...

Updated FPE Study 'Confirms Role of Flexible Packaging in Preventing Waste'

A recently updated and extended study by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (ifeu), commissioned by Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE), appears to underline the original study’s findings. FPE says it ‘shows clearly that...

Anti-Plastic Regulation Risks Less Sustainable Alternatives

Faced with shortages of suitable recycled material, a growing consumer backlash and a hostile regulatory environment, it is no wonder that some companies are shifting away from plastics. But encouraging this shift towards material...

US Recycling Bill Seeks Moratorium on New Crackers, Plastic Plants

A US recycling bill introduced to the nation's legislature includes a temporary moratorium on building new plants that would produce olefins and plastics. The bill, called "The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act" was...

PolyExpert Promotes Pierre Sarazin to Vice President of Research & Development and Sustainability

PolyExpert announces the promotion of Pierre Sarazin Ph.D., to Vice President of Research & Development and Sustainability, effective as of now. Pierre started working for PolyExpert in 2018 as Manager of Technical Services and...

Harpak-ULMA Introduces Chevron Seals for Flow-Wrapping

Harpak-ULMA announced availability of a flow-pack solution capable of applying a chevron seal for medical packaging. Aseptic presentation is the single most important limitation of employing flow-wrapping for medical devices. Flow-wrapping is widely viewed...

Verso Completes Sale of Maine Mill as Part of $400M Deal

A paper company announced it has completed the sale of two mills, including one in Maine, as part of a $400 million deal. Miamisburg, Ohio-based Verso Corp. sold its Androscoggin Mill in Jay to...

The Quickly Disappearing Corrugated Box: How Packaging is Changing

As in many things e-commerce, Amazon has been one of the driving forces in changes to packaging, namely less of it and with sustainable materials. The company announced in September 2018 its “Frustration-Free Packaging...

Executive Forecast: The Path Forward in 2020

Push back on use of plastics is a major challenge for flexible packaging. Going forward, suppliers look to find eco-friendly alternatives, while educating consumers on the many benefits of this growing packaging segment. To...

Pregis Invests in European Operations to Support Growing Protective Packaging Requirements

Pregis has made several recent investments in its European operations to support the growing protective packaging needs of its broad global customer base. The company recently opened a new energy-efficient facility in Stevenage, UK...

ProAmpac & nkd LIFE Recognized by World Beverage Innovation Awards

Flexible packaging leader ProAmpac joined nkd® LIFE in celebrating their recognition as a finalist in the Best Environmentally-Friendly Packaging category of the 2019 World Beverage Innovation Awards. This award honored the “revolutionary” nkd TREK...

Durst Tau Label Business Continues to Grow

With the continued growth in the digital inkjet label market, Durst is pleased to announce the addition of industry veterans David Schwerdtmann and Dennis Eaves to the North American team to expand their footprint...

interpack 2020: Technical Article No. 2 - Confectionery and Baked Goods Packaging

The confectionery and baked goods segment is an excellent example of the important impact packaging can have on consumer decisions at the point of sale (POS). Almost no other industry benefits as strongly from...

MPs Call on Government to Create Circular Economy Through Compostables

Cross-party MPs and Peers in the U.K. have called on the Government to include ambitious targets for compostables in the forthcoming Environment Bill. In the letter published in the Guardian, they backed a move...

New International Guidance Set to Improve Social Responsibility in the Global Food Chain

Social responsibility is not only good for business, it is everyone’s business. New international guidance for the agri-food sector has just been published. From ending hunger and obesity to protecting our natural resources, the...

RFP Process Challenges and Solutions

Having upfront clarity into needs and establishing standards for what to use (and why), are the two biggest shortcomings cited by Vision 2025 participants in the Request for Proposal process. Companies who participated in...

Progressive Disclosure: The Full-Course Meal of Packaging

Progressive disclosure of information about a product through on-pack labels and instructions contained within the packaging enhances the consumer’s experience one action at a time. At a potluck, everyone brings their favorite dish to...

Color Trends for 2020 and Beyond: Cold or Hot?

Each year, companies in the color business announce their predictions on those colors that most exemplify, or capture, current societal trends and therefore will capture the consumer’s eye as well. These predictions are based...

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