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Fotolito Veneta: Success Through Vision and Innovative Flexo Technology
09.24.2020

Since it was founded in 1969 in Verona by Giulio Storace, through a combination of vision and innovation, Fotolito Veneta has grown to become one of the leading packaging businesses in Italy – though it...

New Recyclability Certification Scheme
09.24.2020

As confusion over recyclable packaging design grow, OPRL is launching a new UK Certification scheme – Certified As Recyclable – to provide thoroughly evaluated and tested recyclability assessments. It is initially available for rigid and...

Long Beach Drops Collection of Certain Plastics and Cartons for Recycling
09.24.2020

Citing worldwide changes in the recycling industry and a reduction in demand for some types of materials, the city of Long Beach announced Thursday it will no longer accept some plastics and cartons in its...

NJ: Plastic and Paper Bag Ban Passed by Lawmakers,Heads to Murphy
09.24.2020

The days appear to be numbered for plastic bags in the Garden State. State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would limit the use of single-use plastic bags, paper bags, plastic straws and polystyrene...

The Body Shop Will Buy 600 Tons of Waste Plastic Next Year, and Wants Competitors to Follow
09.24.2020

Plastic pollution is a massive problem: more than a billion tons of plastic waste will end up in oceans or in landfill by 2040. The beauty industry is one of many contributors to plastic waste,...

Coveris Closes Fourth Deal in 12 Months with the Acquisition of a Well-known Paper Pags Business in Germany
09.24.2020

Coveris announces the acquisition of HLB|SFV, a previously family owned company focused on the manufacturing and sale of various shapes of paper bags but also paper-based flexibles on reels. HLB|SFV is offering the largest high-quality...

Michelman Increases Focus on Growth Markets with Updated Website
09.23.2020

Michelman invites new and returning visitors to explore its recently updated website, which highlights the company's portfolio of industry-leading sustainable solutions, strong community involvement, and 70-year legacy of collaborative innovation.

ProAmpac and Metropolitan Tea Collaborate to Introduce Package Made with 100% Home and Industrial Compostable Materials
09.23.2020

ProAmpac, the flexible packaging leader, announced the release of their pioneering ProActive Compostable package designed in collaboration with Metropolitan Tea. “Collaborating with Metropolitan Tea to develop a compostable package designed to meet the unique requirements...

Ohio Bill Banning Local Bans on Plastic Bags Headed to Gov. Mike DeWine’s Desk
09.23.2020

The Ohio House on Wednesday passed a bill blocking Cuyahoga County and other local governments from banning plastic bags and other single-user containers, sending the the measure to Gov. Mike DeWine’s desk for his signature....

Fedrigoni Appoints New Managing Director
09.22.2020

Fedrigoni Group, an Italian manufacturer of papers for packaging and graphics, as well as self-adhesive labelling products, has appointed Luca Zerbini as new managing director of its paper and security division. The choice of Luca...

New Lioplax® Infra Red Sorting Black Masterbatch
09.22.2020

Toyo Ink Europe Specialty Chemicals S.A.S. (TIESC), a member of the Toyo Ink Group, has developed a whole new range of Lioplax® black plastic masterbatch for near-infrared (NIR) sorting and subsequent material recovery. The new...

Kenmore Envelope’s New Koenig & Bauer Rapida 106 LED-UV Six-Color Press Delivers High-End Direct Mail
09.22.2020

Direct mail is an incredible marketing tool especially in this extremely competitive environment, says Kenmore Envelope Company, and they have the statistics, personnel, and equipment to back it up. As the premier leader in high-end...

Polymer Packaging Invests Millions in Equipment, Building and Infrastructure
09.21.2020

Massillon, Ohio-based flexible and protective packaging maker Polymer Packaging Inc. is expanding with a three-phase investment in machine purchases and a physical plant expansion due to heightened blown demand from new and existing customers. The...

How Far Can Paper Replace Plastics?
09.21.2020

Barrier properties in paper packaging have come on significantly in recent years – so much so that some would argue they can now equal plastics when it comes to product protection. But can they really...

Scientex's Plans Expansion for Manufacturing Division to Boost Earnings
09.20.2020

Scientex Bhd's ambitious plans to enhance its capacity and capabilities for the manufacturing segment is expected to boost earnings for the company in the near future. Affin Hwang Investment Bank Bhd analyst Brian Yeoh said...

Cosmo Films: Goals of Sustainable Packaging
09.18.2020

Sustainability is a concern for governments, businesses and people worldwide. According to studies conducted by global business houses, 39% of consumers check for beverage packaging’s environmental information before buying, and 66% of consumers avoid a...

Essentra Swoops for US Packaging Maker
09.18.2020

Milton Keynes-headquartered Essentra has agreed to buy a US packaging manufacturer for $65m (£50m). 3C! is based in North Carolina and designs and makes custom folding cartons, printed literature, foil and flexible packaging and labels...

New Carbon Neutral Label Film - Encore C45cn
09.18.2020

Innovia Films are launching Encore C45cn, the first carbon neutral* BOPP label film. Encore C45cn is ISCC certified and will contribute to reducing carbon footprint and reducing the use of fossil resources.

Comexi Strengthens its Presence in Italy and the Balkans by Offering Local Technical Service
09.17.2020

The company reaches an agreement with Convert Service and makes the Italian company an official partner that can offer its services to customers in the area. In the past two years, Comexi, a specialist in...

BOBST Launches a New Gravure Printing Press for Flexible Materials: the EXPERT RS 6003
09.17.2020

The packaging market is in a profound transformation. Brand Owners expect faster time-to-market and more sustainable solutions. To address these needs, BOBST announces the launch of the EXPERT RS 6003 a new generation gravure printing...

Mondi Partners with SalzburgMilch and SPAR to Reduce Plastic Waste From Food Packaging
09.16.2020

Leading packaging and paper manufacturer, Mondi, is launching a fully recyclable 80% paper-based packaging solution for cold meats and cheese. The new packaging will reduce plastic usage for Austrian dairy producer SalzburgMilch by approximately 40...

Davis-Standard to Host Virtual “Basics of Plastics Extrusion” Seminar
09.16.2020

Davis-Standard is pleased to offer its popular “Basics of Plastics Extrusion” seminar, in virtual fashion, October 6 – 8, 2020. This three-day interactive seminar will cover the fundamentals of plastics extrusion, composition and properties of...

Nordmeccanica Events Comes Back for its Third Date
09.14.2020

The event, which will present the Vacuum Metallizers assembly plant of Nordmeccanica, will be on air live streaming on Thursday, October 14 with two shows: at 9:30am and 5:00pm (CET) so to reach all our...

HolyGrail 2.0 Launched: Mondi Trials Digital Watermarking to Separate Waste for a Circular Economy
09.08.2020

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has joined forces with AIM, the European Brands Association, and other partners across the value chain to prove the viability of digital watermarking for sorting waste at...

A Circular Problem: Labor Shortages and Expanded Manufacturing Automation
08.28.2020

Labor shortage in manufacturing is not a new problem, and both large and small operations have been challenged over the years to find and retain both skilled and unskilled labor. For manufacturers who want to...

Road to a Successful Package
08.27.2020

However, more often than we may realize, a well-designed package can be a deciding factor in product selection. This article focuses on the package development process, starting with the decision to produce the new package...

The Pandemic is Shaping the Future Supply Chain
08.24.2020

We’ve learned a lot during the COVID-19 pandemic, but one ubiquitous underlying understanding that has resulted from this firsthand experience is that the world can be impacted in a very short period of time. And...

Five Takeaways on Automation Growth Today
08.17.2020

A new report by PMMI Business Intelligence shows that OEMs and suppliers who meet the needs of the changing times will thrive along with the CPGs of the future. CPGs want partners that are transparent...

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