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Tomorrow’s Packaging Designers Compete in BillerudKorsnäs’ International Design Challenge PIDA

At a digital event on Wednesday May 19, we will get to know who wins the British and American PIDA. Packaging Impact Design Award is an international design competition that engages hundreds of students every...

Wrap Calls for Supermarket Step Change on Flexible Plastic Collection

New guidance issued by Wrap will help to transform the number of plastic bags and wrapping able to be recycled at supermarkets, the organisation has claimed. The guidance is aimed at providing more consistent collections...

Scholle IPN Releases SIOC-approved Bag-in-Box Packaging for Liquid Products

IPN, a leading global supplier of flexible packaging solutions, announced that they have made commercially available a range of Amazon ISTA-6, SIOC-certified bag-in-box packaging for liquid products. Scholle IPN partnered with Georgia-Pacific's corrugated packaging solutions...

Davis-Standard is Pleased to Announce an Upcoming Free Webinar Entitled “Increasing Productivity and Profitability with Superior Web Handling"

Davis-Standard is pleased to announce an upcoming free webinar entitled “Increasing Productivity and Profitability with Superior Web Handling,” on June 10, 2021, at 10 a.m. U.S. EDT. During this 45-minute webinar, Duane Smith will discuss...

Poly Vinyl’s Custom Extrusion Legacy Flourishes with Davis-Standard Extruders and Service

As a family-owned business spanning three generations and 60 years, Poly Vinyl Co. of Sheboygan Falls, Wisc., thrives in the custom extrusion segment. Instrumental to their success is Davis-Standard extrusion technology and ongoing aftermarket collaboration...

What the Sustainability Movement Means for the Processing Equipment Industry

The sustainability movement has gained traction in recent years with more renewable materials being introduced to the market more often. State Governments are also implementing regulations around plastic packaging and single-use plastics, which begs the...

£200 Per Ton Rate Set for Plastic Packaging Tax

The British government has confirmed that the new plastic packaging tax (PPT) will be coming into force 1 April 2022, raising nearly a billion pounds in tax by 2025. Laid out by Chancellor Rishi Sunak...

H.B. Fuller Achieves Food Safety System Certification in Lüneburg, Germany

H.B. Fuller has successfully completed the Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000) for its plant in Lüneburg, Germany, the company’s largest in Europe and an important manufacturing facility within its global network to earn this...

Esko Partners with Boots Retail USA, a Member of Walgreens Boots Alliance to Increase Content Productivity by 50%

Integrated prepress software and hardware solutions leader, Esko, has partnered with global leader in retail, Boots Retail USA, a member of Walgreens Boots Alliance, to introduce a streamlined content process that increases productivity by an...

Change in Huhtamaki’s Global Executive Team

Arup Basu, President, Flexible Packaging, and a member of Huhtamaki Global Executive Team has decided to leave Huhtamaki. ​The process to find Arup’s successor has been initiated. “I want to thank Arup for his contribution...

Fathom Optics Wins 2021 FTA Technical Innovation Award

Fathom Optics (formerly Lumii, Inc), a printed packaging effects software company, has been selected as one of three recipients of the prestigious 2021 FTA Technical Innovation Award. This award recognizes Fathom’s patented light field technology/software...

Coveris Closes Next Strategic Deal with Acquisition of Four04 Packaging

Coveris Group continues its strategic expansion and acquires UK based flexible packaging manufacturing and trading business Four 04 Packaging, based in Norwich. Coveris identified Four04 Packaging Ltd through a permanent market screening process as an...

Danimer Scientific Receives Innovation Research Grant to Support Biodegradable Plastic Solutions

Danimer Scientific, a leading developer and manufacturer of biodegradable materials, announced it has received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to research pennycress oil as a potential feedstock material for producing polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), a...

Label Traxx MIS Integrates with for Automated Scheduling

Label Traxx MIS announces its integration with to provide label converters with a cutting-edge automated scheduling tool. Batched is an automated scheduling tool for label printers that sequences job tickets using an advanced algorithm...

Pregis Develops Proven Process to Help Reduce Cost of Damages, Improve e-Commerce Product Fulfillment Efficiencies

Pregis, a leading global manufacturer of protective packaging, has developed a proven process to help companies reduce the cost of damages incurred during product fulfillment and improve packing efficiencies. This is in response to inhouse...

Up to 35 Jobs Face Axe at Food Packaging Company in Worcester

UP to 35 jobs are set to be axed at a food and drink packaging company in Worcester – representing 40% of the current workforce. 35 workers are expected to be made redundant at Berry...

Yunhong CTI Ltd. Announces Closing of Sale-Leaseback Transaction and Forbearance Agreement with Lender

Yunhong CTI Ltd., a leading manufacturer of custom film products, foil and latex novelty balloons, and flexible packaging products, announced that it has completed a sale-leaseback transaction for its headquarters office, production and warehouse space...

Maine Lawmakers to Consider Competing Recycling Reform Bills

Two bills have been submitted to create a program to improve recycling and refund municipalities, but the sides are far apart on how those goals should be achieved. Maine’s intent to create a first-in-the-nation recycling...

Griff Expands and Relocates Decorative Film Division

After several years of growth, Griff moved its decorative film facility from Lakewood, NJ to Fallsington, PA. The Griff Network continues to expand its operations. After just adding new slitting equipment to its converting capabilities,...

Full EskoWorld 2021 Agenda Revealed as Virtual Event Approaches

The largest technology-focused event for packaging professionals is just weeks away - and EskoWorld 2021 is ready to deliver its most exciting agenda yet. Between May 17 and May 21, hundreds of online attendees will...

Mondi Group: Trading Update

Mondi delivered a robust performance in the first quarter of 2021, with strong demand across our packaging businesses supported by our broad range of innovative, sustainable packaging solutions, and higher average containerboard selling prices following...

What the Future Holds for Packaging

When anyone considers what the future might hold for packaging, it's always prudent to see where packaging was yesterday and where it is today, including all positives and areas of improvement needed. There are many...

Washington Shifts to “New Normal” Schedule

At this time a year ago, advocacy efforts in Washington were just starting to adjust to the realities of a pandemic-dictated virtual work environment and a mostly reactive emergency-based legislative agenda. Now, despite the ongoing...

Sustainability, Social Media Efforts Ramp Up

As the packaging industry—particularly the plastic and flexible packaging industry—continues to face unprecedented levels of legislation around end-of-life management and full circularity, promotion of the many benefits of flexible packaging is more important than ever....

International Entries Highlight 2021 FPA Awards Competition

The Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition had a strong international flavor this year, especially when it came to printing excellence, leading to multiple awards for one company in the United Arab Emirates and another in...

The First Step to Increasing Cybersecurity

There are a number of straightforward and understandable steps companies can take to protect their operations from cyberattacks. The first is to analyze operational vulnerabilities. In 2020, Cisco found that 50% of large enterprises (with...

Michigan Recycling Effort the ‘Largest Push in State History’

Public and private partners will spend millions of dollars to improve the recycling system in Michigan as part of a newly announced initiative. Leaders on April 19 announced the launch of NextCycle Michigan, which has...

One Year Later: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Continues to Drive Long-term Shifts in Packaging Strategies

2020 was a year unlike any other in recent memory: The COVID-19 pandemic caused a nationwide shift in all manners of daily life. In the manufacturing realm, due to the influx of people choosing to...

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