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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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Position Imaging Introduces iPickup RooM, an Entry-Level Package Management System For Multi-Family Properties

October 20, 2021

Position Imaging, Inc, a pioneer in package logistics and asset tracking, announced the availability of its new iPickup RooM. As a member of the iPickup solutions family, this latest package management solution is an entry-level system that provides the same secure resident access and pickup convenience features as its computer vision predecessor, the Smart Package Room. This new…

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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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Mondi and Vafo Group Unleash Recyclable Dog Food Packaging for Leading Finnish Brand Hau-Hau Champion

October 15, 2021

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, is supplying a range of recyclable mono-material pet food packaging for Hau-Hau Champion, one of Finland’s most recognised brands in the premium dog food segment. The new packaging fulfils the pet food producer’s objective to launch a reclosable and recyclable packaging solution that does not compromise on…

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ProAmpac Launches Water Resistant Curbside Recyclable Paper Mailer

October 15, 2021

ProAmpac, a leader in flexible packaging and material science, announced the launch of its ProActive Recyclable® Paper Mailers. These curbside recyclable mailers have up to 70 percent lower water absorption versus a standard kraft paper mailer. Utilizing a robust paper, ProActive Recyclable Paper Mailers ensure protection of the package during transit. “This new paper mailer offers the…

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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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Muller Technology Develops Industry’s First Hybrid Pail with 75 Percent Less Plastic

October 12, 2021

Muller Technology, a leading global supplier of molds and automation solutions for thin-wall packaging, has collaborated with a leading European packaging manufacturer to develop the industry’s first hybrid pail which significantly reduces plastics use and delivers strong barrier properties and a more sustainable and environmentally-sound packaging option. The 1.2-L Skel-Pac system – targeted for food and…

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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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Looking Ahead to a Post-Pandemic Future

October 5, 2021

By Zaid Bunni, Founding Partner and Director at Swedbrand This past year has been difficult around the world. The pandemic descended upon us with no warning and disrupted so many things! For many companies future plans were put on hold since no one was really sure how this thing would turn out. We decided to…

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R.A Jones Debuts Market-First Packaging Machinery at Pack Expo 2021, Enabling High-Speed Production of Recycle-Ready Packaging

September 29, 2021

While at PACK EXPO, R.A Jones showcased its future-ready packaging machinery, the Meridian XR MPS-300, customized to support The Bumble Bee Seafood Company’s major shift to a recycle-ready packaging format for multi-pack can products. The packaging equipment is the next evolution of R.A Jones’ multipacker for canned food and beverages, custom-built to replace Bumble Bee’s…

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Evanesce to Debut Innovative Plant-Based Packaging Technologies at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

September 27, 2021

Evanesce®, a sustainable technology innovator, driven to accelerate the adoption of sustainable and economically viable packaging solutions, will unveil its groundbreaking sustainable packaging technology at PACK EXPO Las Vegas. Addressing the growing plastic pandemic, scientists and experts at Evanesce have engineered a patented technology that produces cost-competitive, 100 percent plant-based, and 100 percent compostable sustainable packaging. During PACK EXPO, the company will showcase its two packaging technologies and its vast range of packaging products. Its booth will feature…

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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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