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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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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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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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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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High-Speed Curve Control for Food Tray Stability with Insert-Roller Side Flex Belting Assist

September 17, 2021

Multi-Conveyor recently built a massive system for a globally-recognized food manufacturer. The system included two tandem conveyor sections that required tray stability through high-powered 90-degree degree turns. Filled food trays are transported to the infeed end of each conveyor. Each line also discharges into a palletizer infeed which requires positive forward product movement with occasional…

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Sweden’s Best-Selling Sausages Now Wrapped in Renewable Paper-Based Packaging by Mondi

September 16, 2021

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has worked with Nordic food manufacturer HKScan to provide renewable paper-based packaging for its best-selling Falukorv sausage. Sustainable packaging is a high priority for HKScan, who sells over eight million Scan Falukorv sausages every year in Sweden alone. The company has pledged to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide…

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Agatha Achindu to Speak at AmericaPack Summit 2021

September 16, 2021

AmericaPack Summit 2021 invited Agatha Achindu, the founder of Yummy Spoonfuls to discuss on the ways companies can minimize packaging with innovative solutions. The AmericaPack Summit returns on October 7-8, in Las Vegas, and celebrates its 8th year in 2021. This summit gathers America’s leading packaging executives and innovative suppliers and solution providers LIVE at…

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Heinz Partners with WestRock to Remove 550 Tonnes of Plastic Packaging from Multipacks in UK Supermarkets

September 9, 2021

Heinz has announced that it is continuing its mission to remove plastic from supermarket shelves with the UK roll-out of the Heinz Eco-Friendly Sleeve Multipack, a new, convenient, super skinny paperboard sleeve for all its multipack canned products. Made with WestRock’s PEFC-certified CarrierKote® paperboard, the Heinz Eco-Friendly Sleeve is recyclable and comes from sustainably managed…

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Aptar Food + Beverage Announces Launch of its SimpliCycle Valve Technology in Kraft Heinz Packaging

September 2, 2021

Aptar Food + Beverage announces its recyclable SimpliCycle™ valve will be launched within new Kraft Heinz Ketchup packaging. In addition to Heinz Ketchup, other Kraft Heinz brands including Heinz Mustard, Heinz Mashups, and Heinz BBQ Sauce, will convert to the SimpliCycle valve by the end of the year. Testing was coordinated and administered by both companies…

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Mariani Packing Selects Loftware Smartflow to Manage Product Packaging and Drive Continuous Improvement

August 26, 2021

Mariani Packing Company, Inc. (Mariani), the world’s largest family-owned producer of premium quality dried fruit, announced that it has selected Loftware, Inc. to automate its packaging artwork management processes using Loftware’s Smartflow solution. Through this new partnership, Mariani hopes to improve its existing processes, enhance collaboration with involved stakeholders, and reduce time-to-market for releasing its products to…

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ALPLA Acquires Packaging Manufacturer Wolf Plastics

August 24, 2021

The ALPLA Group, the global packaging solutions and recycling specialist, is purchasing the Wolf Plastics Group to expand its product portfolio and sees growth potential in Central and South-Eastern Europe. In acquiring all the shares in the packaging manufacturer Wolf Plastics Group based in Kammern, Austria, ALPLA intends to use the company’s expertise to expand…

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Fast, Thorough “Wet Cleaning” of Food Conveyors Ensures Food Safety

August 16, 2021

By Del Williams, Cablevey Conveyors To meet increasingly strict compliance standards, such as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), food processors now regularly utilize ATP testing to monitor equipment surfaces for microbial growth.  Add to this the need to minimize cross contamination of products or ingredients with allergens after…

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How Vaccine Distribution Is Changing the Way We Think About Food Packaging

August 9, 2021

Gary Barter, project director, food division at VAI The distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine has highlighted the importance of efficient packaging technology, especially where cold chain logistics are involved. The high demand for vaccines has brought unique challenges for packaging experts, from sand and glass shortages to the need for cold chain-appropriate packaging. These hurdles…

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Amcor to Partner with Michigan State University to Power Innovation and Talent in Sustainable Packaging

August 3, 2021

Amcor and Michigan State University’s (MSU) School of Packaging announced a new partnership, reflecting the parties’ shared commitment towards future talent, greater innovation and responsible packaging. Amcor plans to invest over $10 million in MSU’s School of Packaging – the largest investment in the history of the university’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR),…

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Syntegon: Next Generation Filling Machine LFS Sets New Standards in Dairy and Food Production

August 3, 2021

The portfolio of cup filling and sealing machines from Syntegon subsidiaries Ampack GmbH, Germany, and Osgood Industries, LLC, USA has been extended with the new LFS filling machine for the dairy and food industry. Available in clean and ultra-clean hygienic executions, the LFS fills and packages liquid, viscous and pump required products, such as yogurt,…

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Action Packaging and Signature Flexible Packaging Completes Acquisition of Chromatic Productions, Inc. and Appoints John Attayek as CEO

July 29, 2021

Signature and Action Flexible Packaging (“SAP”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Chromatic Labels (“Chromatic”) and appointed John Attayek as CEO. SAP specializes in printing, conversion and supply of rollstock, pouches, and bags used for flexible food and consumer packaging applications. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, Chromatic provides flexible packaging, shrink sleeves and labels…

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Compostable Bags Solution Ends Search for Fresh Produce Growers

July 29, 2021

Strawberry Fields Organic Farm grows an extensive range of “inspirational vegetables and herbs”, but, after 46 years of organic growing, the company had struggled to find a supplier of compostable bags at an affordable price. That was until it discovered the C BAG from flexible packaging and lidding films supplier KM Packaging and its partner…

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CCT Announces Results of New Study Detailing Consumer Preferences for the Aluminum Lug EEASY Lid

July 22, 2021

Consumer Convenience Technologies (CCT), makers of the EEASY Lid, the first major jar lid innovation in over 75 years, announces the results of a new consumer study that put CCT’s new aluminum lug EEASY Lid – the world’s first aluminum lug lid – to the test against traditional lug lids. CCT is releasing the results of…

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Mondi and Unilever Serve Up Aluminium-Free Paper-Based Packaging for Colman’s Meal Makers

July 21, 2021

Unilever, together with Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, have developed a new high barrier paper-based packaging material for Unilever’s Colman’s dry Meal Maker and Sauces range by reducing plastic, increasing paper content, and consequently ensuring recyclability in the existing UK paper waste stream. By replacing the previous unrecyclable multi-material laminate with recyclable…

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