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BillerudKorsnäs Appoints Executive Vice President Commercial

BillerudKorsnäs announces the appointment of Matthew Hirst as new Executive Vice President Commercial. He will take office on 16 August and will be a member of the Executive Management Team. Matthew Hirst currently serves as...

FUJIFILM to Announce Groundbreaking New Solutions at virtual.drupa 2021

FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division, announces its participation in virtual.drupa, the largest print industry exhibition in the world. During virtual.drupa (April 20-23) and behind the “NEVER STOP Believing in Print” approach, Fujifilm plans...

Miraclon to Participate at FTA FORUM and INFOFLEX 2021

Miraclon, home of KODAK FLEXCEL Solutions, is returning to the virtual FTA FORUM (May 11-14 & May 18-21) and INFOFLEX exhibition (May 12-13 & May 18-20) and will be taking part in a range of...

Navigating Flexible Packaging’s Many Paths to a Circular Economy

The diverse range of flexible packaging products has made it hard to find the best circular path for some of society’s trickiest waste streams, but a clearer way forward is starting to emerge for the...

Wikoff Graphics’ David Bell Joins Panel at FTA’s FORUM 2021

Wikoff Graphics has announced that its very own David Bell will be a panelist at FTA’s FORUM 2021, taking place May 11-14 and May 18-21. David’s panel discussion, scheduled for May 11, will explore the...

Hair and Beauty Publisher, Pivot Point International, Inc. Secures Efficiency Gains with MediaBeacon from Esko

Hair and beauty publisher Pivot Point International, Inc. has improved their creative workflow with MediaBeacon, the digital asset management (DAM) from Esko. The DAM unites creatives through an Adobe Connector that allows designers to work...

Romania's TeraPlast Gets Antitrust Nod to Buy 70% of Local Packaging Producer Somplast

Romanian plastic construction products manufacturer TeraPlast Group said on Wednesday that its flagship company TeraPlast has received the approval of the country's anti-trust body for the acquisition of a majority stake in local flexible packaging...

PCMC Adds Virus-killing Wet Wipes Machines Rx200 and Mako Clipper to Nonwovens Lineup

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC)—a division of Barry-Wehmiller and a global supplier of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens, package-printing and bag-converting industries—has announced its industry-leading wet wipes folding machines the Rx200 and Mako...

New Sustainable Packaging Will Extend Guacamole’s Shelf Life by 15% Thanks to Labels and Additives Extracted From the Avocado Itself

When avocados are processed for use in food items, the amount of waste produced can account for more than 45% of the total weight of the avocado. In order to make use of this waste...

Polykar Launches the First-Ever Mobile App for the Flexible Packaging Industry

Polykar, an innovative, world-class manufacturer of sustainable packaging solutions in North America, announced the official launch of PolyApp™, a brand-new free app for iPhone and iPad (iOS) devices. For the first time, all industry calculators...

Leipa Group Appoints Mike Petersen as Head of Sales Packaging Paper

Leipa Group appoints Mike Petersen as Head of Sales Packaging Paper, effective May 1, 2021. In this capacity, Mr. Petersen will report to Leipa Group’s Chief Sales Officer, Dr. Fabian Gaus. Mr. Petersen joins Leipa...

Label Traxx Launches Siteline Online Artwork Approvals System

Label Traxx MIS has added a new online artwork approvals option to its Siteline product. Artwork Approvals provides an easy interface for buyers and label suppliers to work online together towards agreement on proofs. Ultimately...

Former Jostens Plant in Visalia to be Leased to Italian Firm

One of the mainstays of the Visalia economy has been Jostens American Yearbook, which closed its doors about a year ago after 25 years. The big printing plant churned out yearbooks for high school students...

NOVA Chemicals Surpasses 65% Completion of its Growth Projects in Ontario, Targets 2022 Start-Up

NOVA Chemicals Corporation announced its second Advanced SCLAIRTECH™ technology (AST) unit and the third phase of the Corunna Cracker Expansion Project have each safely surpassed 65% completion. The first of eight electrical substations were safely...

The Who’s Who of the Industry on Board for virtual.drupa, with HP and Landa Digital Printing Recently Joining

The countdown is on, and it is clear already that the Who’s Who of the international print & packaging community will be meeting at virtual.drupa from 20 to 23 April 2021. “We are very pleased...

Hotpack Opens UAE’s Largest Outlet for Disposable Packaging Products

Hotpack Global has announced the opening of its largest retail store for food packaging products in the UAE. The outlet is the biggest of Hotpack’s 32 sales centers, and will offer a versatile range of...

Biden’s EPA Set to Take Up Issue of Dangerous "Forever" Poisons

Hope Grosse grew up across the street from a military airbase just north of Philadelphia where she and her friends would watch firefighters practice putting out fires on old military planes. At night they would...

Sphere Group Acquires UK Flexible Packaging Firm Sarpak

European household packaging company The Sphere Group is strengthening its position in the UK, with the acquisition, by its subsidiary Alfaplas, of South Wale sustainable flexible packaging manufacturer Sarpak. Sarpak employs 53 people at its...

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to Senate Bills 582-1 to Oregon’s Senate Committee on Energy and Environmental

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is once again submitting testimony in opposition to SB582-1, as amended, having to do with extended producer responsibility programs for packaging and paper.

Continued Innovations in Sustainable Packaging

Defining what constitutes an advancement in sustainability is harder than it seems at first glance because the scope needs to be defined. What one person might categorize as a sustainable advancement might be rudimentary from...

Mica Expands Global Distribution Network to Support Growth Efforts in Pakistan

Mica Corporation finalized an agreement with Unique Trading in March to become Mica’s exclusive distributor in Pakistan. “The flexible packaging market in Pakistan is quickly developing. Establishing a strategic partnership with Unique Trading will be...

Brands Look to Bio-Plastics to Replace Some Fossil-Based Plastic

Cucina Fresca and Lamb Weston are both replacing portions of their existing plastic packaging to bio-based materials. Watch our "Take Five with Packaging World" video to learn more about this industry shift to more sustainable...

Flopak’s Patent Pending Paklite™ Shipping System Revolutionizes Floral Industry; Design Creates Savings, Operational Efficiencies

Flopak USA, the leading full-service floral packaging provider, has a patent pending new shipping system that is revolutionizing the way flowers and plants get from growers to market. The Paklite™ Shipping System cuts freight costs...

Contract Packaging/Manufacturing Industry Booming, but Watch Out for Headwinds

Despite the colossal challenges faced by businesses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the contract packaging/contract manufacturing (CP/CM) industry in North America is one market that met those challenges and is alive and kicking. In fact,...

Derprosa Antimicrobial: Effective Against Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

We anticipated it in our post on March 10 in which we presented Derprosa Antimicrobial and now, we can confirm it: Derprosa Antimicrobial is effective against coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease which...

Assessing the Strategic Role of Enterprise Labeling

Today’s forward-thinking companies understand that labeling is a strategic enabler for business and supply chain operations. With the advent of COVID-19, the need to review and understand the impact of labeling is becoming even more...

Manufacturing Cybersecurity: Critical Components for Risk Assessment

By the second quarter of 2020, cyberattacks targeting manufacturers accounted for 33% of all incidents across all industries with losses totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. Small businesses are also at risk. According to a...

First Report Published by CEID Working Group on Circular Economy for Packaging

The CEID working group on packaging, of which leading ink manufacturer Siegwerk is part, has released its report to assess both opportunities and challenges for Circular Economy approaches in the packaging industry. The report will...

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