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Pregis Invests in New Paper-Cushioned Mailer Facility

June 29, 2022

Pregis, a leading global manufacturer of protective packaging, recently started production at its new 298,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Reno, Nevada. The facility is producing the Pregis EverTec™ cushioned mailer, a durable, lightweight, curbside recyclable, paper cushioned shipping solution. Since acquiring the technology to manufacture the envirotech shipping solution in 2020, Pregis has scaled the production and full-color…

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Neopac Introduces “Eco-Stripped” Tube with 30% Less Plastics, Including Slimmed-Down Shoulder & Cap

June 29, 2022

Hoffmann Neopac, a global provider of high-quality packaging for pharma, beauty and oral care, has “capped off” its commitment to reducing plastics in its tube designs. The company has introduced Eco-Stripped Tube, which combines a significantly reduced sleeve wall thickness with a comparable materials reduction in the shoulder and cap. The result is a 30%…

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Flimsy Bags Can Now Be Picked and Handled More Easily With a Safe Grip

June 29, 2022

As the bags become more thinner and flimsier, the more carefully they need to be treated. With the new BGX suction cup developed for handling flimsy bags this challenge is outdated. The BGX suction cup is suitable for applications in E-commerce, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Secondary food picking, Fashion, and other industries where bags…

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FPA Publishes 2022– 2023 Flexible Packaging Buyer’s Guide

June 23, 2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce that the 2022–2023 Flexible Packaging Buyer’s Guide is now available. The Buyer’s Guide provides a detailed listing of FPA members’ manufacturing and material supplying capabilities and is a valuable tool and resource to assist users in finding the…

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Mondi Tests ‘Sortability’ of Mono-material Pouches and Rollstock During Recycling

June 21, 2022

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has carried out a series of tests to prove its mono-material polypropylene (PP) pouches and rollstock material can be sorted into their appropriate recycling streams. Implemented in collaboration with the National Test Centre Circular Plastics (NTCP) in the Netherlands, these tests, simulating realistic packaging waste management conditions,…

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Sabic and UPM Raflatac Launch Label Material Made from Certified Circular Ocean Bound Plastic

June 14, 2022

UPM Raflatac’s new Ocean Action label is the first made using SABIC’s certified circular polyolefins for packaging label applications. The value chain collaboration with UPM Raflatac demonstrates how ocean bound plastic can be brought back into a circular material stream for conversion into high quality packaging labels. Recovered ocean bound plastic (OBP) that has the…

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ProMach Adds to Flexible Packaging Portfolio with Acquisition of Reepack

June 13, 2022

ProMach’s is expanding its food packaging machinery offerings and strengthening its international footprint with the acquisition of Reepack. ProMach, a worldwide leader in packaging machinery solutions, announced today it has acquired Reepack. Reepack is a leading manufacturer of high-quality flexible packaging machinery known for their vacuum chambers, thermoformers, tray sealers, and flow wrappers. The addition…

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Smurfit Kappa Invests Over $23 Million in a More Sustainable Future in Mexico

June 10, 2022

Smurfit Kappa has invested $23.5 million to upgrade its Nuevo Laredo sheet plant in Mexico to become a fully integrated corrugated plant. The investment includes a  state-of-the-art corrugator and extension of the building. The new machine, which  began operating last week, will have the two-pronged benefits of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by up to 40%…

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Minnesota-Based Initiative Launches Circular Economy for Flexible Films

June 7, 2022

A groundbreaking partnership led by Minnesota’s MBOLD coalition has united leading global businesses and research institutions to catalyze a regional circular economy for flexible films and packaging materials in the Upper Midwest. MBOLD members General Mills, Schwan’s Company, Target, Ecolab, Cargill, Land O’Lakes, Inc. and the University of Minnesota are collaborating across the value chain…

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Primera Technology Announces New CMY+Ultra Black Ink Cartridges

June 7, 2022

Primera Technology, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialized digital printing equipment, has announced a new, optional CMY+ Ultra Black Ink Cartridges for its LX600, LX610, and LX910 Color Label Printers. Primera’s color label printers use cyan, magenta, and yellow inks to produce process black, which has many advantages over the carbon black inks…

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Label Codes Are a Powerful Sustainability Tool

June 5, 2022

QR and AR Codes Are Transforming Labeling and Customer Experiences By Gary Paulin and Mark Lusky Label codes such as QR Codes and Augmented Reality (AR) codes have transformed how (and how much) products are tracked, traced, reported about, identified, and talked about. Label codes are doing everything from providing up-to-date intel on the product’s…

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How to Get Ahead of Packaging Challenges

June 5, 2022

Collaboration Curtails Hesitanciy to Adopt Sustainable Materials By Thomas Morsheimer, Market Development Manager at Fresh-Lock® Closures Compelled by consumer demand and anticipated legislation, the agenda for sustainable packaging is amplifying. Many businesses have already expanded their eco-friendly efforts by switching from rigid to flexible packaging to have a smaller carbon footprint, but this is just…

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An Insider’s View of Packaging Trends and Dynamics

June 5, 2022

Flexible Pouch Packaging Is Trending Now and for the Forseeable Future By Dennis Calamusa, President and CEO of ALLIEDFLEX® Technologies, Inc The flexible pouch packaging industry continues to see unprecedented growth throughout a multitude of market sectors. Never has a packaging methodology spanned such a broad cross-section of markets and applications. Flexible Pouch Packaging has…

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GDUSA Presents Four Packaging Design Awards to Equator

June 3, 2022

Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) magazine announced the winners of its 59th Anniversary GDUSA Package Design Awards, a celebration of the power of effective package design and related disciplines to advance the brand, tell the story, make the sale. The annual competition includes more than 20 categories. This year, more than 2,750 entries were received overall…

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Labels, Tags & Inserts Inc. Expands Capabilities with Rollem Insignia6H Die Cutter

May 26, 2022

Labels, Tags & Inserts Inc. (LTI) has expanded their capabilities with the installation of the Insignia6H Die Cutter with a folding gluing system for their Burlington, North Carolina facility.  LTI has delivered exceptional flexographic printing solutions to their customers for over two decades with their wide range of capabilities and customer service. LTI  serves industries…

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Evanesce Showcases 100% Plant-Based, Fully Compostable Food Packaging at National Restaurant Association Show

May 22, 2022

Attendees at the National Restaurant Association show will get their first glimpse at revolutionary new foodware that could turn around the restaurant industry’s reputation as one of the biggest industry polluters in the world. Evanesce, a global leader in sustainable serviceware and foodware, will be at Booth #8818 at the National Restaurant Association Show, the largest…

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The Advantages of Machines with Change Capabilities

May 12, 2022

How to Adapt and Adjust to Product Changes Faster By Jeff W Berg, Product Development Manager at HMC Products The need for machines that can handle changes in production levels will also need to handle changes for different products in a timely, cost-effective process. The “Just in Time” concept has moved into the packing formula…

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Producing Better Bottles Using Smart Pneumatics

May 12, 2022

Next Gen Technology Optimizes Digital Transformation Of Consumer Packaging Operations By: Gerson Henning, Manager Business Development Food and Beverage Packaging, Emerson The consumer products market counts on the reliability and efficiency of pneumatic technologies in its packaging systems. While these proven solutions are known for actuation and material movement, the latest generation introduces a new…

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Aluminum Accelerates Circularity in Beverage Industry

May 12, 2022

Infinite Recycling Makes Aluminum the Material of Choice for Beverage Brands and Stadiums By Sara Axelrod, Director of Sustainability, Beverage Packaging North and Central America at Ball Corporation The impact of the climate crisis is growing every day, and governments, businesses, and consumers alike are looking for innovative ways to minimize their environmental footprint. Amidst…

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Frequently Asked Questions: Controlling Dangerous Dusts Generated During Packaging Processing

May 11, 2022

Dust particles become airborne when manufacturing and processing paperboard, plastic and metal packaging. Because these particles pose both occupational exposure risks and combustible dust hazards, dust collection systems make packaging facilities safer and cleaner. However, if installed improperly or not designed for your specific operation, the dust collector can cause a combustible dust explosion. Here…

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