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FPA Publishes E-commerce Streamlined LCA Case Studies

The Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) Sustainability Life Cycle and Economic Impacts of Flexible Packaging in E-commerce Report provides a holistic view of the sustainability benefits that flexible packaging offers in e-commerce and quantifies the environmental...

Acucote Expands FSCⓇ-Certified Portfolio

Acucote has continued to expand its Forest Stewardship CouncilⓇ (FSCⓇ )-certified product portfolio and now offers over 30 FSCⓇ -certified materials. Acucote stocks dye, pigment, UV, HP and Laser digital stocks along with over 30...

Ship & Shore Environmental Operates as an Essential Business in 2020 – A Source for Clean Air Solutions

After a year of exceptional global stress and turmoil dominated by COVID-19, Ship & Shore Environmental, Inc. (S&SE), a pioneer in pollution abatement solutions, announced prior-year results that reflect the company’s ability to pivot quickly...

New Koenig & Bauer Rapida 105 PRO Seven-Color Press Contributes to E-Commerce Growth at SupremeX

During the previous year, Montreal-based SupremeX, a manufacturer of business envelopes labels and packages with sales throughout North America, relied heavily on the speed and extra capacity from its new fully-automated UV-equipped 41”, seven-color Koenig...

CNG's Lindenmeyr Munroe Division to Acquire Maine Shipping and Packaging Supply

Central National Gottesman Inc. (CNG) announced that its Lindenmeyr Munroe division has agreed to acquire Maine Shipping and Packaging Supply, expanding its presence in the Maine market. Lindenmeyr Munroe is the largest privately held independent...

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Raises Prices for Thermal Papers

Due to the renewed increase in costs, especially for raw materials and logistics, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper is raising the prices for thermal paper deliveries from March 1, 2021. The prices for the entire thermoscript® thermal...

Durst P5 350 Advances Walton Press Print Offering Expansion

The desire to expand into the large-format sector and increase capacity without sacrificing quality or speed, led Walton Press to add the Durst P5 350. The addition of this innovative digital printer will be the...

Inland Empire Paper Adds to Recycled-content Product Line

Spokane, Washington-based Inland Empire Paper Co. (IEP) has announced the debut of two new paper grades, both made with scrap paper as feedstock. The company describes Empire bag stock as “a lightweight bag stock specifically...

Fathom Optics Introduces Light Field Technology Software Platform

Fathom Optics (formerly Lumii, Inc), a software development company spun-off from MIT, has introduced a software platform that brings printed 3D and motion graphics to packaging without requiring specialty inks or substrates and without the...

True Sustainability in Cannabis Packaging is Still Out of Reach

Increased legalization and a growing demand for medical and recreational cannabis across the world has the legal marijuana market size expecting to reach $73.6 billion by 2027, says a new report published by Grand View...

NEW TRESU XL5i G3: Efficient Circulation for Sensitive and Special Coatings

The new TRESU XL5i G3 peristaltic coating circulator ensures precisely regulated and stable flow for uncontaminated coating with sensitive or special aqueous or UV coatings for all printing applications - featuring TRESU's proven Pressure Control...

Toppan Announces 2050 Environmental Vision

Toppan Printing, a global leader in communication, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics solutions, has formulated the “Toppan Group Environmental Vision 2050,” setting out its long-term approach to global environmental issues as it aims to...

Investment Needed to Secure North America Recyclates Supply as Demand Grows

Targets set by brand-owners and regulations have been contributing to a growing demand for recyclates in North America. Several brands are committed to use 25% of minimum recycled content in their packaging by 2025. Additionally,...

Fortis Solutions Group Achieves Sustainable Green Printer Certification in Merced, CA

Fortis Solutions Group LLC, a portfolio company of Main Post Partners and a leading provider of labels, flexible packaging, shrink sleeves, cartons, and applicators, is pleased to announce that their flexible packaging and label facility...

Policies to Modernize Plastics Recycling End 2020 on a High Note

2020 ended on a couple high notes for plastics recycling. One at the state level and another at the federal level. In the run-up to Thanksgiving, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed into law bipartisan legislation...

Spartech Promotes Suzanne Fenton to Senior Marketing Communications Manager

Spartech, a leading plastics manufacturer of engineered thermoplastic materials and specialty packaging products, has promoted Suzanne Fenton to Senior Marketing Communications Manager. “Suzanne has proven herself as a highly valuable and experienced member of the...

ProAmpac Announces Industry Breakthrough Recycle Ready Retort Pouches

Answering the unmet need for recycle ready retort packaging, flexible packaging leader, ProAmpac, announced its patent-pending breakthrough innovation ProActive Recycle Ready Retort RT-3000. Suited for pet and human food, RT-3000 pouches are available in both...

LPS Industries Announces New ISO 8 Cleanroom

LPS Industries is excited to announce their brand-new Class 100,000 facility that will provide custom printed and unprinted web stock for flexible packaging in the food and medical markets. The new ISO 8 Cleanroom will...

Liquibox Expands Flexible Packaging Offering Available Through Online Store

Following the success of urn-liner and wine bag sales through the e-commerce capabilities launched in 2020, Liquibox adds additional products to online store. The new expanded online portfolio means that customers can now shop for...

Accraply Introduces Sirius MK6, a Compact, Efficient Pressure-sensitive Labeler

Accraply, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of label application systems, has introduced the Sirius MK6, a heavy-duty, modular labeler designed for high-speed label applications. With repeatable, toolless changeovers, the Sirius MK6 reduces...

ProAmpac Acquires Rapid Action Packaging

ProAmpac, a leader in flexible packaging, announced that it has acquired Rapid Action Packaging (RAP), a private, U.K.- based manufacturer of cellulose-based packaging products for fresh prepared and ready-to-eat foods. Terms of the transaction were...

Nomination Committee Proposes New Chairman in BillerudKorsnäs

The Nomination Committee of BillerudKorsnäs has decided to propose that Jan Svensson shall be elected as Chairman of the Board of BillerudKorsnäs, at the Annual General Meeting that will be held on 5 May 2021....

FPA Releases a Flexible Packaging Path to a Circular Economy Report

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce the release of its newest sustainability report, a Flexible Packaging Path to a Circular...

Medialliance Graphic is First Plate Maker to Receive Best in Class Certification Under New Esko XPS Crystal program

The recently launched XPS Crystal Certification Program recognizes those plate making businesses that consistently produce superior flexo plates which lead to superior flexographic print quality. “The new scheme is a great way for companies to...

ProAmpac and Ocean Spray Announce Premium Recyclable Snack Packaging

Continuing its mission to deliver sustainable solutions, ProAmpac, the flexible packaging leader, announced a premium high barrier recyclable package for Ocean Spray’s Craveology Tuscan Herb snack mix. The package uses ProActive Recyclable R-1000 film, part...

Top Packaging Innovations of 2020

When it comes to packaging, design options are endless with various material choices, substrates and graphics. Sustainability is a top concern of consumers and packagers alike, as is new designs, when warranted, for ecommerce shipping....

ePac Flexible Packaging Extends Global Footprint into Seoul, South Korea

ePac Flexible Packaging, the global leader in digitally produced flexible packaging, is pleased to announce its intent to open ePac Seoul, Ltd. as the flexible packaging provider expands its network of production plants in...

5 Tips on Redesigning Packaging for Inclusivity

In a world calling for social justice and inclusivity, many well-known companies are closely reviewing and changing their brand identities. These highly recognizable brands—among them Mrs. Butterworth’s, Cream of Wheat, Uncle Ben’s, Aunt Jemima, and...

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