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ePac Flexible Packaging's Boston Plant Receives SQF Certification

ePac Flexible Packaging, the industry leader in digital printing for flexible packaging, is pleased to announce that its Boston based manufacturing facility has received the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program Certification. ePac Boston is...

Innovia Extends Its BOPP Recycling Certification

UK-based BOPP manufacturer Innovia Films has decided to extend the testing program across its range of films following the successful certification of Propafilm Strata earlier this year.

Tekni-Plex Medical Announces New Global Head of Sales

Tekni-Plex Medical, a Tekni-Plex business, has named Dan Lazas global head of sales. Lazas will be leading global sales for the recently-formed business unit which includes nine manufacturing locations and products under the Colorite,...

Verso Asks Stockholders to Back $400 Million Deal That Includes Sale of Maine Mill

Verso Corp., which in November revealed plans to sell its Androscoggin Mill in Jay as part of a $400 million deal, said Monday that it has all the needed regulatory approvals to move forward...

INX International Announces Plans to Acquire Leading German Industrial Ink Manufacturer RUCO Druckfarben

INX International Ink Co. announced today it has entered into an agreement to acquire RUCO Druckfarben, a longtime leading printing ink manufacturer in Eppstein, Germany. The transaction is expected to be completed by the...

Berry Global To Expand North Am Capacity For Sustainable, Breathable Films For Hygiene, Healthcare Apps

Berry Global Group, Inc., says it will expand its hygiene, healthcare, and specialty-films platform in North America by investing in both extrusion and printing capabilities, in support of growing breathable film and sustainable product...

Tekni-Plex Features Thermoformable Films for Medical Device Applications at MD&M West

Tekni-Plex will be showing its line of medical device films at MD&M West, February 11-13, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, Booth 3019. For thermoformable rigid medical device tray applications, Tekni-Plex will be featuring its...

CTI Industries Announces Successful $2.5M Initial Closing of $5M Strategic Investment

CTI Industries Corporation, a leading manufacturer of custom film products, foil and latex novelty balloons, and flexible packaging products, announced the first closing of a previously announced stock purchase agreement on January 13, 2020,...

FPA Publishes Annual Report to the Members

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is pleased to announce that it has published its latest Report to the Members. The report provides an overview of the many initiatives and activities FPA conducts on behalf...

Bosch Packaging Technology is Now Syntegon

Syntegon Technology is the new name among the market leaders in the processing and packaging industry. Known as Bosch Packaging Technology until late 2019, the former Bosch division today presented itself as an independent...

Cromwell Acquires Moorgreen Flexible Packaging

Moorgreen Flexible Packaging, based in Alfreton in Derbyshire, recycles and manufactures polythene, film, bags and sacks from recycled and prime virgin polythene. James Lee, managing director of Cromwell Polythene said the move represents an...

James Johnson Joins Davis-Standard as Regional Sales Manager

Davis-Standard is pleased to announce that James Johnson has joined the company as Regional Sales Manager, Sheet and Foam, for the Southeast region of the U.S. He will support customer sales and service in...

Baldwin’s New PREPAC Advanced Technologies Decrease Waste up to 50 Percent, Cut Cleaning Cycles in Half

Baldwin Technology Company Inc. has announced innovations within its PREPAC Advanced product line of original cleaning consumables. Designed for newspaper, commercial web and sheet-fed presses, the new technologies optimize production time by shortening the...

Hosokawa Alpine AG Takes Over Solids Solutions Group

Hosokawa Alpine Aktiengesellschaft has taken over the Solids Solutions Group with effect from January 2, 2020. "With the acquisition of Solids Solutions Group, we are pleased to be able to supplement our core business...

Toppan Thailand and SCG to Collaborate on ZETA Technology

Toppan (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Toppan Thailand), a subsidiary of Toppan Printing (Toppan) (TSE:7911) offering space communication and marketing solutions, and REPCO, a subsidiary of SCG Chemicals offering high-value, innovative solutions for maintenance and inspection,...

EU Commission Considers Ban on Plastic Packaging: Die Welt

The EU Commission is evaluating a ban on plastic packaging and setting new requirements for manufacturers, EU Commissioner-designate for environment and the oceans Virginijus Sinkevicius said in an interview with German newspaper Die Welt....

Glenroy Inc. Joins Sustainable Packaging Coalition and How2Recycle Program

Glenroy™ Inc., a converter and printer of flexible packaging for over 50 years, has announced they have joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition®(SPC) and How2Recycle®label program effective January 1, 2020. The membership allows Glenroy to...

Plastic Packaging Ban 'Could Harm Environment'

Consumer pressure to end plastic packaging in shops could actually be harming the environment, a report says. Firms are swapping to other packaging materials which are potentially even worse for the environment, the cross-party...

SPMC Webinar Explores Medical Packaging Integrity

In-depth knowledge of pack-testing standards and packaging materials is essential when developing packaging for medical devices, kits and other products that require sterilization. “SPMC Learning Tools: A Guide to Gels and Sterile Barrier Integrity...

NOVA Chemicals Corporation: Borealis to Acquire NOVA Chemicals Ownership Interest in Novealis Joint Venture

Borealis AG and NOVA Chemicals Corporation announced they have reached an agreement for Borealis to buy NOVA Chemicals’ 50% ownership interest in Novealis Holdings LLC..

Brand Owner Trials Film-On-the-Side Curbside Recycling

SC Johnson recently launched a pilot curbside film collection program in a small New Jersey community. Rather than mix film into existing single-stream recycling, the program has residents use a dedicated container.

What’s in Your Sustainability Tool Kit?

The move toward sustainable practices, products and materials is no longer on the horizon but ever-present. This is especially true as more consumers factor brands’ social responsibility initiatives in purchase decisions. In fact, global...

UV Flexo Printing Can Bring Out the Best In Brand Colors

Brand owners, their marketing departments and designers devote much time and effort through the creative use of packaging, labeling and other P.O.S material to ensure that the brand image projected is both positive and...

As Politicians Parse Plastics Bans, It's Time For Industry To Get Proactive

2020 is shaping up to be an even more eventful year for debates around plastic waste and plastic pollution than 2019 was. And that's saying a lot, considering that 2019 opened with plastic bag...

Quantum Leap: As the Problem of Plastic Waste Worsens, Environment-Friendly Packaging Technologies Will Gain Traction

Plastic rubbish is everywhere — streets, rivers, beaches, stomachs of cows and whales. Around 60% of the 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic produced since the early 1950s has ended up in landfills or the...

MORCHEM: New Epoxy Silane Free High Performance Aliphatic Adhesive

Once again, being Morchem at the forefront in Food Safety, our new development Morchem XPS 2472 A + CS-952 was tested at Bobst Italia’s Competence Center using BOBST VISION CL 850 laminating machine with...

Monosol Expands Operations for Biodegradable Films

To meet rapidly increasing demand for its water-soluble and biodegradable films, Kuraray’s MonoSol Division has announced plans to expand its operations with the construction of a new manufacturing facility in Poland. Additionally, the company...

Nova Chemicals Debuts Recyclable PE Resins

NOVA Chemicals Corp., a leading supplier of polyethylene, has introduced a suite of recycle-ready octene and butene LLDPE resins for packaging applications. These resins are engineered to offer two significant benefits that help build...

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