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Michelman Focusing on Solutions for the Circular Economy at PACKCON 2020

Michelman will introduce PACKCON 2020 attendees to a variety of proven, innovative, and forward-thinking packaging coating solutions. The company’s collaborative approach to developing sustainable solutions has produced a diverse and effective portfolio of coatings that...

MacDermid Graphics Solutions Appoints Matt Bennett as Vice President, EMEA

MacDermid Graphics Solutions has announced the appointment of Matt Bennett as Vice President, EMEA. Matt will lead MacDermid's efforts to expand and grow this significant market. Matt joins MacDermid with over 20 years of leadership...

Select Products Holdings Invests in Full Tissue Solution from PCMC

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has announced the recent milestone sale of a full tissue solution to Select Products Holdings LLC. The order includes a PCMC Amica consumer rewinder line, a STAX...

TC Transcontinental Packaging Launches New Sustainable Packaging Website Section

TC Transcontinental Packaging, the packaging sector of TC Transcontinental, is proud to announce the launch of a new website section on sustainability and flexible packaging. The section is available at and is accessible through...

Coalition to Fund Equipment Enabling PP Sortation

An initiative from The Recycling Partnership will provide millions of dollars in capital to help sorting facilities install equipment for PP recovery. The Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, which is a project of The Recycling Partnership, will...

Luis Sierra Appointed CEO of NOVA Chemicals

NOVA Chemicals Corporation announced that the company’s Board of Directors has appointed Luis Sierra as President and Chief Executive Officer effective August 1, 2020.  He will succeed Todd Karran, who previously announced his retirement.

MacDermid Graphics Solutions Partners with Digimarc

MacDermid Graphics Solutions announces a strategic partnership with the Digimarc Corporation to expand the application of Digimarc for packaging in the global flexographic printing market. MacDermid is delighted to be the first flexographic plate manufacturer...

Study Finds Benefits to Using Recycled Film in Asphalt

Research shows post-consumer PE film could improve the stiffness and resistance of polymer-modified asphalt at less cost than the co-polymers that are typically used. The Plastics Industry Association conducted its New End Market Opportunities (NEMO)...

Davis-Standard Introduces Next Generation 510A Automatic Die

Davis-Standard is pleased to introduce the next generation 510A die for extrusion coating applications. Engineered with an innovative short lip design and edge bead functionality, it builds on earlier generation Davis-Standard die offerings. Improvements include...

Forward Thinking at Coveris: New Packaging Innovation Centre Opens Its Doors

As part of its forward-thinking innovation strategy, Coveris has proudly opened the doors of its new Pack Innovation Centre in Halle, Germany. Supporting our customers to 'innovate', 'educate' and 'validate' the flexible packaging of the...

Guenther Winnerl Appointed Chief Marketing Officer, Sidaplax Sohelia Salehi-Schneider joins as Director, Sales & Marketing EMEA & ROW

Guenther joined the Company on January 1, 2018, as Key Account Executive and was promoted the same year to Sales and Marketing Director for Sidaplax. He brings a wealth of experience including 15 years in...

ALLIEDFLEX® Technologies, Inc. and BOSSAR Introduce High Speed Spouted Pouch Filling & Capping System

BOSSAR, Barcelona, Spain, introduces new BCF-2 Fill through the Spout & Capping System for packaging pre-made Standup Pouches pouches on rails. The BOSSAR BCF-2 system can be configured for Hot Fill, Cold Fill, Ambient Fill...

Pim Vervaat Appointed CEO of Constantia Flexibles

Constantia Flexibles is pleased to announce today the appointment of Pim Vervaat as CEO of the Company, starting July 1st 2020. He will succeed Alexander Baumgartner who has over the last 5 years refocused Constantia...

Allstein Announces the Retirement of Kurt Flathmann After 47 Years in the Packaging Industry

Allstein would like to announce the retirement of Kurt Flathmann after 47 years in the packaging industry; the last 8 years working for Allstein as head of sales in N. America. Kurt started initially at...

Esko Adds Color Management, White Ink Optimization and Crystal Screens for Flexo Functionality to Award-winning Print Control Wizard

The global supplier of integrated hardware and software solutions for the print and packaging sectors has unveiled its latest generation of the state-of-the-art software, Print Control Wizard 20.0. “Print Control Wizard was developed in response...

Plastics, Packaging and the Environment

It is no doubt that packaging plays a vital role in our lives and modern society. It protects and keeps food safe throughout every stage of the distribution line and extends the shelf life...

NOVA Chemicals Enters High-density Biaxially Oriented Polyethylene Market to Expand Recyclable Packaging Options

NOVA Chemicals Corporation has developed high-density resin technology for the biaxially oriented polyethylene (BOPE) market. HD-BOPE is a transformative technology that enables the manufacture of all-polyethylene, recyclable multilayer film structures with significantly improved physical performance...

Mondi Upgrades its Paper Bags Facility in Hungary

Mondi, leading global packaging and paper group, has successfully completed the implementation of a new state-of-the-art paper sack converting machine at its Nyíregyháza site in Hungary. The machine – a Windmöller & Hölscher AD 8320...

St. Johns Packaging Completes Acquisition of Amcor Flexibles Unit Serving UK Bakery Market

St. Johns Packaging Ltd. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Amcor Flexibles UK Ltd.’s bakery packaging business in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Centrally located, the facility specializes in printing and wicket bag manufacturing for the...

Nordmeccanica Completes Successful Remote Startup at Constantia Aluprint

In compliance with the role of leading supplier to the industry of coating and laminating machinery we have never interrupted production and service through the most critical times of the virus crisis. Being an essential...

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Invests in Area Companies

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania recently announced emergency investments of $1.8 million in 35 regional companies, including seven in Berks County and one in Montgomery County. In a press release, BFTP said...

Germany Bans Single-use Plastic Straws, Food Containers

Germany is rolling out bans on the sale of single-use plastic items such as straws, cotton swabs and food containers to reduce plastic waste and environmental pollution. Germany's Cabinet came to a decision Wednesday to...

California Reinstates Bag Ban and PCR Requirements

A single-use plastic bag ban and reusable bag recycled-content mandate is back in force in California. The regulations had been temporarily lifted because of COVID-19. Gov. Gavin Newsom on April 22 signed Executive Order N-54-20,...

ProAmpac Names Rita Cox President of Flexibles Products Division

ProAmpac, a leading global flexible packaging company, announced that Rita Cox has been named President of the company’s Flexibles Products division. Ms. Cox was previously President of the company’s Extrusion and Lamination division and rejoins...

Dow Sets Targets to Reduce GHG Emissions, Stop Plastic Waste, and Drive Toward a Circular Economy

Dow announced aggressive new commitments to address both climate change and plastic waste on its path toward becoming the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. The Company also issued...

City Poised to Decide on Plastic Bag Ban, Exit From Recycling Business

City Council is expected to make two major decisions Monday night affecting the Sault's environmental future. One involves a proposed municipal ban on single-use plastic bags. The other is to agree to a staff target...

Sun Chemical and DIC Corporation Acquire Digital Inks Business from Sensient Technologies Corporation

Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC Corporation, have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Sensient Imaging Technologies and certain other assets related to the production of inks....

Why Color Management is Important in Packaging

Each of these roles has distinctly different goals in the journey to getting packaging on the shelf. These goals can sometimes seemingly conflict with one another. The best color management strategies are both effective and...

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