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Klöckner Pentaplast Breaks Ground in North America to Support Growing Pharmaceutical Market

Klöckner Pentaplast (kp), the market leader in pharmaceutical barrier packaging films, is breaking ground on a large expansion at its Klöckner Barrier Film (KBF) facility in central Virginia in the United States. The multi-million dollar...

Spartech’s Paulding, Ohio Plant Powers Up Plexiglass Production, Job Opportunities As Demand for Clear Protective Barriers Skyrocket During Coronavirus

With demand for clear barriers increasing during the Coronavirus, Spartech’s Paulding, Ohio plant has swiftly pivoted to plexiglass, and now has plans to immediately hire over 20 new fulltime employees. Spartech, a leading manufacturer of...

Recycling Processes Based on Enzymes That Break Down Plastics by 70%

With the support of the Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE), AIMPLAS is developing the ENZPLAST2 project, whose aim is to develop new, more sustainable processes for producing, recycling and composting plastics. Funded by IVACE...

LyondellBasell Announces Quarterly Dividend

LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, announced that it has declared a dividend of $1.05 per share, to be paid June 15, 2020 to shareholders of record June...

CTI’s New Solvent Technology Drives Cup Innovations

Specialty inks that are popular among consumers for driving interest on packaging for beer, soda and candy are now feasible for fountain cups as a result of Chromatic Technologies’ invention of solvent-specialty inks. CTI invented...

BASF and Red Avenue New Materials Group Collaborate to Produce Certified Compostable Co-polyester (PBAT) in China

BASF and Red Avenue New Materials Group have signed a joint agreement that grants Red Avenue New Materials Group the license to produce and sell certified compostable aliphatic-aromatic co-polyester (PBAT) according to high BASF quality...

New General Manager Joins Esko France

Esko has appointed Isabelle Manche to the position of general manager for France to support the growth and development of the brand locally and in French-speaking countries. Manche brings over twenty years of experience in...

Packaging Trends in Pet Food Production

Packaging has a key role in the pet food industry’s robust growth, especially for premium products. The bag or container enables manufacturers to stand out with cat and dog owners who want sustainable options, personalized...

Yellowstone Plastics Invests in Fusion C Press and Meridian Anilox Cleaner From PCMC

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has announced the sale of a new Fusion C printing press and 2500 T Meridian laser anilox cleaner to Yellowstone Plastics (affiliated with Volm Companies), a supplier...

Wasdell Group Granted IMP Licence for European Headquarters

Leading pharmaceutical outsourcing partner, the Wasdell Group (Wasdell), has been granted an Investigational Medicinal Product (IMP) licence by the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) at its Dundalk, Ireland facility. This licence enables Wasdell to expand...

In-plant Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Gains 25% Increase In Production And Higher Quality With New Koenig & Bauer Rapida 105 Press

When consumers are faced with nasal and sinus illnesses like stuffy nose, allergies, chronic sinus conditions, excessive nasal mucus, common cold and flu related nasal symptoms, most likely they’ve purchased popular over-the-counter products from NeilMed...

MGS Appoints Justin Kimmel as Senior Account Manager, Canada

MacDermid Graphics Solutions (MGS) has announced the appointment of Justin Kimmel to Senior Account Manager, Canada. Justin Kimmel joins MGS with ten years of new business development and account management experience within the tag and...

Budget Shortfalls Threaten Local Recycling Programs

It’s too early to say how big of a hole COVID-19 will punch in municipal budgets. But communities are already facing tough decisions about how to allocate limited resources, and in some cases, recycling isn’t...

Davis-Standard Introduces dsX™ Aseptic Coating and Laminating Line

In response to increased demand for aseptic packaging technology for emerging markets, Davis-Standard has introduced the dsX™ Aseptic 400 triplex extrusion coating and laminating line. This best-in-class solution offers quick changes, waste reduction and precision...

Cosmo Films: About OPP Laminating Films & Their Applications

Lamination films are widely used in the print industry to protect the printed surface and provide longevity. These days, lamination films have also made their way into the packaging industry to enhance the product’s aesthetic...

Michelman Strengthens Applications Expertise with New Global Business Development & Applications Director for Printing & Packaging

Michelman is pleased to announce the hiring of Ralph Giammarco as Global Business Development & Applications Director for Printing & Packaging. Ralph has a rich background and extensive relationships in the industry and will be...

The Recycling Dilemma: Good Plastic, Bad Plastic?

When it comes to recycling and recyclability, very little, it seems is straightforward — even something as seemingly simple as orange juice can present a conundrum. In Germany, many smaller shops sell drinks in cartons...

MORCHEM – Start Up of New Plant in Guadalajara (Spain)

The new factory is focused on high volume polyurethane and polyester batches incorporating highest process and control automation in line with industry 4.0. Founded in 1985 in Las Franquesas (Barcelona-Spain), MORCHEM is a family company...

Belgrade Waste-to-Energy Project Progresses Despite Pandemic

The Belgrade waste-to-energy project in Vinča, which will provide the 1.7 million inhabitants of the Serbian capital with a modern waste management system, has reached financial close. As all the conditions of the financing agreement...

How Flexo Printers Can Help Brands With Green Initiatives

With increased concerns about the environment, consumers are now pushing brands to use sustainable practices more than ever. In fact, 66 percent of consumers and 73 percent of millennials are willing to pay more for...

Polymer Packaging Announces ADIET Proven Process With The Polymer Way – To Help Achieve Its Vision, Gain Traction For Success and Growth

Polymer Packaging has created a new quality initiative, the ADIETSM Proven Process. The ADIETSM Proven Process is a five-step process to improve the customer’s experience. The ADIETSM Proven Process works by applying the following steps:...

Berry Announces Capacity Enhancements for Hygiene and Healthcare Nonwoven Production in North America

Berry Global Group, Inc. announced an investment towards the expansion of its spunmelt nonwoven capacity in Statesville, North Carolina. The Statesville facility will install $8 million of new equipment and enhance existing production lines, allowing...

Business Is Booming for California-Based Flexible Packaging Company

Manufacturing may appear to be stalled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that has not been the experience at Emerald Packaging. The 57-year-old company based in Union City, CA, is one of the largest flexible-film...

Huhtamaki Celebrates Its 100 Year Anniversary by Donating EUR 3 Million to Circular Economy Initiatives to Address Global Sustainability Challenges

To mark its 100-year anniversary Huhtamaki is donating EUR 3 million to global sustainability initiatives with a local impact. We are acting today, educating for tomorrow and funding innovation for the future, making a difference...

Glenroy, Inc. Publishes Streamlined Life Cycle Assessment of STANDCAP vs. Rigid Plastics Report

Glenroy, Inc. recently published its Life Cycle Assessment of STANDCAP vs. Rigid Plastics Report. Glenroy contracted Shelbyville, Michigan-based firm PTIS, LLC to provide life cycle assessments (LCAs) and a report with descriptions on key environmental...

Chevron Phillips Chemical Announces Management Changes

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC announced that Mitch Eichelberger will become senior vice president, polymers and specialties, effective May 16, 2020. Eichelberger replaces Dave Morgan, who will retire after more than 40 years with Chevron...

Kao Collins: How to Prevent Ink Migration

Walk through any grocery, and you will see many types of packaging–flexible bags, boxes, films, and bottles. The challenge of preventing ink migration from the printed information on food and grocery packaging keeps many chemists,...

Designing Flexible Packaging in the Digital Age

Today’s packaging films are rapidly evolving from simple mono or three-layer films to complex multilayer structures that use many different materials. While the move toward more layers is accelerating, there are three trends making the...

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