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Schur Flexibles: Financing Secures Growth

The Schur Flexibles Group, an international supplier of sustainable packaging solutions, has secured a long-term financing ("Term Loan B") of €340 mill. In addition, a €50 mill. binding M&A (Mergers & Acquisitions) line for transactions...

Change & Challenge – Flexible Packaging Against Food Waste

The Change & Challenge Initiative was set up with the goal to highlight the benefits of food packaging when it comes to sustainability and the preservation of natural resources across the entire food chain –...

Packaging Supplier Cascades to Close its Laval, Quebec Plant

Citing in part the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the marketplace, Quebec-based packaging supplier Cascades Inc. has announced that its Laval plant, which specializes in the manufacture of napkins for the away-from-home market, will...

Esko Opens Flexo Technology Center in North America

Esko has opened a new state-of-the-art Flexo Technology Center at its North American headquarters in Miamisburg, Ohio. The technology-focused center features end-to-end Esko technologies for packaging pre-press and printing, from its CDI Crystal XPS 4835...

Plastic Makers Applaud Governor Wolf for Making Less Plastic and More Jobs

Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill into law Wednesday, which enables greater adoption of advanced plastics recycling and creates American jobs. The American Chemistry Council (ACC) welcomed the legislation and issued a statement saying “It...

Siegwerk Joins the Circular Packaging Alliance to Boost the EU Market for Recycled Plastics

Siegwerk will lend its expertise in circular solutions for packaging to this important initiative. Siegwerk, a leading global provider of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, is one of the newest members of the...

Tekni-Plex Medical Discusses Latest Medical Tubing Products at Virtual Engineering Week Exhibit

Tekni-Plex Medical, a Tekni-Plex business unit and a global supplier of mission-critical, high-value components, materials, and solutions to medical device manufacturers, will be participating at this year’s Engineering Week event, November 30 to December 4,...

Durst Announces 'Firework of Innovation' Online Event

Digital press manufacturer Durst has announced an online event called "Firework of Innovation." It will take place December 3, 2020, with the online event starting at 11am EST. After the very successful introduction of the...

Corona Pandemic: interplastica and upakovka 2021 in Moscow cancelled

The trade fairs interplastica, International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber, and upakovka, No. 1 Trade Fair in Russia for Processing and Packaging, scheduled for 26-29 January 2021 at the AO Expocentre exhibition centre in...

MacDermid Graphics Solutions Announces the Promotion of Matt Bates

MacDermid Graphics Solutions announces the promotion of Matt Bates to Sales Director EMEA. Matt joined MacDermid in 2017 as Territory Manager UK & Ireland. He brings a depth of packaging and sales experience to the...

Harpak-ULMA Supports COVID-19 Manufacturing Initiatives

Harpak-ULMA, an industry-leading packaging solutions provider, announced it is working with multiple medical device manufacturers commissioned to supply high volume syringe supplies as part of BARDA’s rapidly expanding COVID-19 Medical Countermeasure Portfolio. The US Government’s...

Oishi Partners with Liquibox to Provide First Green Tea Bag-in-box to KFC Restaurants

In October, Oishi, a producer of green tea and other ready-to-drink products in Thailand, launched its first green tea bag-in-box solution. Up to this point Oishi had only offered its teas in PET bottles, but...

Packaging Giant Inks 34,000 s/f NJ Headquarters Lease

Packaging a labelling giant Bobst has signed a 34,000 s/f headquarters lease in New Jersey. The New Jersey office of Avison Young brokered the long-term, 11-year, 33,910 s/ft lease for the first floor of 10...

Manufacturers Must Brace for Online Holiday Shopping Boom, Sustainable Packaging Demand

With the pandemic upending holiday trends, DS Smith released a new survey that shows retailers and supply chains need to be prepared for a rush of online shopping and high consumer demand for effective packaging....

The World’s Largest PET Producer Wants to Triple Its Plastic Recycling Operations

Polyethylene terephthalate, also known as PET, is one of the most common plastics in the world, used to make soda bottles and food containers, among others. Now, the world’s largest producer of PET has announced...

STRAP Tech Could Make Multilayer Plastics Recyclable

Because different polymers have different qualities, multiple types will often be layered together in products such as food packaging. And while such multilayer plastics are currently non-recyclable, a new technique may change that. Known as...

SuperGraphics Purchases Industry-leading Durst P5 350

Today, SuperGraphics, a Seattle based large format print company, announces the addition of a the Durst P5 350 to their industry-leading press line-up. The Durst P5 350 press is a hybrid large format UV LED...

New Study Finds More Than 40 Species of Marine Animals Suffering From Plastic Waste in Oceans

Endangered marine mammals and sea turtles are becoming increasingly threatened by the amount of plastic pollution flowing into U.S. waters, a new report finds. The report released by Oceana, the world’s largest ocean conservation organization,...

UK to Support Plans for New Global Treaty to 'Turn Tide' on Plastic Pollution

Britain has thrown its weight behind a new global agreement to tackle the plastic pollution crisis, which Lord Goldsmith said would go “far beyond” existing international agreements. This week, the Guardian revealed there is growing...

The First Neuromarketing Service that Optimizes the Impact of Packaging on Consumers

ANALYTICA, a behavioral sciences-based company in Edinburgh, as launched the first service that optimizes packaging using consumer psychology and neuroscience-led customer tests. CogniPackaging provides a concrete solution to a classical issue faced by marketers: Consumers...

Smurfit Kappa and KHS Join Forces to Roll Out Sustainable TopClip Solution

Packaging leader Smurfit Kappa has joined forces with KHS, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of filling and packaging systems for the beverage and liquid food industries, to roll out its sustainable TopClip multipack product...

SIFEM to Represent Davis-Standard in France

Davis-Standard GmbH is pleased to announce that SIFEM Cable will serve as Davis-Standard’s sales agent in France. SIFEM has more than 40 years of experience in industrial projects and extrusion applications encompassing film, sheet, pipe...

BillerudKorsnäs Leader in Dow Jones Sustainability Index – for the Third Year in a Row

An integrated sustainability work and an ambition to constantly meet customers' sustainability requirements are reasons why BillerudKorsnäs maintains its leading position for the third year in a row, according to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index...

MacDermid Graphics Solutions Partners with Apex Iinternational for the Launch of FlexoKITE

Delivering a “New, Better Normal” to flexo users seeking insight into workflow mastery and print perfection is the mission of five industry leaders who’ve created FlexoKITE, an Experience Center where end-to-end product and procedural harmony...

Finding a Partner for Ecommerce Growth

You need more than a product, great photos and some text to sell products online. Brand owners need to make sure they are on a platform that is right for their products. And when you...

Dion Label Sees Step-change in Production with KODAK FLEXCEL NX Ultra Solution Investment

Dion Label has seen a step-change in their printing process since they became a Miraclon customer and installed a KODAK FLEXCEL NX Ultra Solution in June. The Westfield, Massachusetts, based labels and flexible packaging printer...

BillerudKorsnäs Interim Report January–September 2020

The third quarter was impacted by annual maintenance shutdowns at our mills in Karlsborg, Gävle and Gruvön. These shutdowns were planned for the first half of the year but were rescheduled due to the Covid-19...

The Role Labeling Plays in Sustainability

Sustainability in packaging, specifically in the labels market, is a goal on the minds of virtually all brands and CPGs. As consumers are looking for more sustainable packaging solutions, the industry is transitioning its focus...

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