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Governor Lamont Announces Ranpak to Create New Innovation Center in Shelton

October 22, 2021

Governor Ned Lamont announced that Ranpak Holdings Corp., a global leader of environmentally sustainable, paper-based packaging solutions for e-commerce and industrial supply chains, is creating an 80,000 square foot innovation and automation center in Shelton, Connecticut. The company expects to initially employ 35 workers at the facility and increase that amount to around 80 to…

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Calyx Containers’ New Glass Family Offers the Industry’s Highest Levels of Sustainability, Freshness, and ‘Brandability’

October 21, 2021

Calyx Containers announced at MJBizCon a new family of square glass cannabis containers that establish new standards for sustainability, product freshness, and packaging aesthetics. Made of premium German glass, the containers were specifically designed to be ecologically responsible, compliant to strict regulations, and efficient for processing and storing cannabis products from seed to sale. This new container…

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Amcor Launched Enhanced-Stock Product Program for North America Healthcare Market

October 20, 2021

Amcor, a leader in developing and producing responsible pharmaceutical and medical packaging, is pleased to announce the launch of an enhanced-stock product program for the healthcare market. The program allows customers to order from a set of market-recognized DuPontTM Tyvek® pouches and Breather Bag® header bags, available with low minimum-order quantities. These materials are ideal…

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The World’s Most Sustainable Plant Milk Company Debuts New Look & Updated Packaging

October 20, 2021

JOI, the rapidly growing clean label food company, is further shaping the alternative milk category with the announcement of its brand refresh and shift to 100 percent sustainable packaging. With the mission of empowering consumers to take control of their plant-based ingredients by providing sustainable, whole food solutions that they can feel good about, JOI…

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DS Smith survey: Pandemic Triggers Embrace of Recycling, Sustainable Packaging but There’s More Work to be Done

October 18, 2021

A pandemic-induced surge in e-commerce has left shoppers with more boxes than ever before, triggering a rush by consumers to embrace recycling and raising the demand for sustainable packaging. But while there’s more interest in sustainability – especially among millennials – many buyers say they’re frustrated by the amount of unrecyclable material showing up and…

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Surviving the Perfect Storm Impacting Packaging and Shipping Operations

October 18, 2021

By Peter Schwoerer, Vice President at CMES Robotics Inc. Packaging and shipping operations across all market segments were already being squeezed prior to 2020 by tight labor markets and cost pressures. The pandemic created the perfect storm in 2020 by not only intensifying an already tight labor market, but also by the exponential growth in…

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Rapid Launch of a New 1-Liter Bottle on a Guinean Line Thanks to Sidel Remote Services

October 12, 2021

Nouvelle Brasserie de Guinée (Braguinée) reached out to Sidel for help with the remote tuning of its packaging line to produce 1-liter bottles for its carbonated soft drink (CSD) brands “Planet”, “Bubble Up” and “American Cola”. In just three days, Sidel’s multi-expertise team from around the world were mobilized to guide and empower the customer,…

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Waddington Europe Offers New Punnet That’s Easier to Recycle, Uses Less Plastic

October 12, 2021

Leading European thermoforming packaging specialist Waddington® Europe, a division of Novolex®, has launched a new 100 percent mono-material protective soft-fruit punnet thanks to the company’s revolutionary MONOAIR™ cushion technology. Traditionally, punnet bases have required an additional layer of bubble padding attached with a glue adhesive to protect soft fruit from bruising and spoiling in transit. However,…

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Jabil Packaging Solutions Announces Lightweighting Innovation

October 11, 2021

Jabil Packaging Solutions recently announced its new beverages innovation: A lightweight, innovative carafe-style closure for PET bottles to eliminate the tamper-evidence seal liner and incorporate a molded in, visible tamper-evidence band.   Jabil is the first to market with a visible tamper evidence band, and one of the first with a linerless plug seal. The benefits these features provide:   …

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Vacuum Packaging in a New Dimension

October 8, 2021

With the VSM® Bulky, Augsburg-based MBM innovations GmbH is setting new standards in the field of vacuum packaging. The compact model in hygienic design is a perfect all-rounder for vertical packaging of large products such as ham, pieces of meat or other large and loose containers. Numerous strong performance features not only offer added value…

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Ranpak Makes Strategic Investment in Creapaper, Innovative German Leader in Environmentally-Sustainable Grasspaper

October 5, 2021

Ranpak Holdings Corp. (“Ranpak”), a global leader of environmentally sustainable, paper-based packaging solutions for e-commerce and industrial supply chains, announced its recent investment in Creapaper GmbH (“Creapaper”), the inventor of grasspaper and provider of grasspaper products. Creapaper announced concurrently that the company successfully completed financing round B with new investors including Ranpak, JS Capital, Schusterman…

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At INTERPHEX NYC, MG America to Premier Precision Wraparound Labeler for Vials, and Robust 10-Lane Capsule Checkweigher

October 5, 2021

MG America, the U.S. subsidiary of MG2 of Bologna, Italy and a leading supplier of processing and packaging equipment, will debut two new machines at INTERPHEX NYC Booth #2221, October 19-21. One is an enhanced wraparound vial labeling machine ideal for the ongoing production of COVID-19 vaccines; the other is a robust, 10-lane capsule checkweigher…

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Dorner’s Redesigned AquaPruf Conveyor Brings Users the Latest in Food Safety Features

September 27, 2021

Dorner is never one to rest on its laurels, and that philosophy of constant improvement is shown in its newly redesigned AquaPruf Conveyor, the latest iteration of its popular selling AquaPruf sanitary conveyor platform. Dorner is an industry leader in the design, application, manufacturing and integration of precision industrial and sanitary conveyor systems. The redesigned AquaPruf…

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HexcelPack Introduces E-Commerce Packaging Kit to Assist Retailers During Peak Ordering Seasons

September 27, 2021

HexcelPack, a developer of eco-friendly, paper-based protective cushioning solutions to replace bubble packaging and other plastic or foam-based materials, has introduced Store in the Box™, an innovative e-commerce packaging kit featuring three of HexcelPack’s sustainable paper-based packaging solutions, MiniPack™, Hexcel’ope™, and Fil in a Box™. The kit provides retailers on-demand packaging supplies to quickly ship…

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New SIMOTICS S-1FS2 Servomotors for Food, Beverage, Sterile Packaging, Pharmaceutical, and More

September 27, 2021

Siemens is introducing the new SIMOTICS S-1FS2 line of servomotors, designed for the clean condition requirements of the food, beverage, sterile packaging, pharmaceutical and other process industries. These new servomotors are offered in a variety of power ratings, from 0.45–2kW (0.60–2.68 hp) with torque from 3.1–14 Nm (2.28–10.32 ft-lbs.). Crafted with housings of 1.4404 (AISI…

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ProAmpac Launches QUADFLEX Recyclable Flat Bottom Pouch Technology

September 27, 2021

ProAmpac, the leader in flexible packaging and material science, announces its latest addition to the ProActive Sustainability® platform, QUADFLEX® Recyclable. The format utilizes ProAmpac’s R-2000 recyclable laminated mono polyethylene product providing the marketplace a sustainable alternative to multi-material laminates. QUADFELX Recyclable is available in either a side gusseted with flat or pinched bottom stand up…

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StePac Launches Lean and Fully Recyclable Top Seal Solution

September 27, 2021

Fresh produce packaging innovators StePac Ltd. has expanded its range of top seals with new solutions to boost the retail fresh produce packaging sector. Its newly upgraded portfolio includes lean and fully recyclable easy peel film structures designed to be sealed onto trays or containers housing produce items such as summer fruits, freshly cut fruits…

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Addressing Imminent Environmental Concerns for Cannabis Packaging

September 23, 2021

By Cherlene Erauda, Marketing Coordinator at Calyx Containers 2021 will be a groundbreaking year in U.S. cannabis legalization, with key states such as New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, and Virginia ratifying adult-use and decriminalized possession. As the industry scales, it is now more important than ever to address the imminent environmental concerns associated with…

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Pregis, Henkel Join Forces to Develop Advanced Protective Packaging for Improved Circularity, Enhanced Recycling

September 22, 2021

Pregis and Henkel recently joined forces to advance the development of sustainable protective packaging solutions that meet environmental goals and address future packaging requirements. The recently rebranded Pregis EverTec™ lightweight, recyclable paper cushioned mailer, which is manufactured with EPIX® technology from Henkel Adhesive Technologies, was the first example of a shipping solution jointly developed to address the…

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Coffee Pod Convenience Without the Landfill Guilt: Introducing the Home-Compostable Coffee Capsule, Co-Developed by Jabil and Prosol

September 20, 2021

Jabil Packaging Solutions (JPS), a division of manufacturing solutions provider Jabil Inc., announced a significant advancement in coffee pod sustainability with the launch of its home-compostable coffee capsule for single serve espresso brewers. This high-barrier coffee capsule improves on existing solutions by eliminating the need for a plastic or foil pouch that is sometimes required to preserve…

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