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TekniPlex Consumer Products Introduces Range of Heat Seal Liners for Glass Containers

February 1, 2023

TekniPlex Consumer Products, a globally integrated provider of innovative solutions through materials science and manufacturing technologies, has launched a new line of one-piece heat induction seals for glass containers. The company’s Glass Seal solutions offer brand owners heightened aesthetics and leak protection for products housed in glass jars and bottles, which are increasingly recognized as among the most…

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What’s Next in Pet Food Packaging?

February 1, 2023

‘Sustainability without compromise’ is essential according to consumer research Bill Kuecker, Vice President of Marketing at Mondi Consumer Packaging Pet food and pet food packaging have been a dynamic consumer sector in the last several years, and industry experts expect this to continue. Pet food packaging has enjoyed one of the highest compound annual growth rates of any consumer flexible…

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Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Introduces Duck Pro® by Shurtape® BR Code™ Scannable Solutions

February 1, 2023

Powered by the BitRip® App, the Innovative New Portfolio of Scannable Tapes and Labels Connects Physical and Digital to Help Organize Construction Projects and More Shurtape Technologies, LLC, an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of adhesive tape and consumer home and office products, announces the release of Duck Pro® by Shurtape® BR Code™ Scannable Solutions, powered by the BitRip® app. Developed…

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This Year, Containers & Materials Matter More

January 16, 2023

Packaging Creates a More Relevant Role For Products in the Lives of Consumers By Pedro Goncalves, VP of Marketing, Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada The future looks bright in 2023 as food and beverage packaging will do more to help brands stay strong and relevant. Consumers are turning to products that are not only convenient,…

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The Future of Packaging Technology

January 16, 2023

New and Emerging Technologies Improve Sustainability, Efficiency and Production By Christine Hoffman and Samuel Orozco are product marketing managers for fluid and motion control at Emerson Pressure to increase throughput while lowering operating costs and environmental impact is driving packaging lines to accommodate an unprecedented level of product variety and complexity. New and emerging automation…

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Packaging Waste Management Is In the Spotlight

January 16, 2023

Best Practices for Circular and Sustainable Packaging By Allison Berg, Sustainability Manager at DS Smith With the unprecedented expansion of e-commerce, packaging is now ubiquitous in our daily lives. E-commerce sales were $870 billion in the US in 2021, a 14.2% increase over 2020 and a 50.5% increase over 2019 – and growth in online shopping is…

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Is Sustainability A Silver Bullet For CX?

January 16, 2023

New Findings Underscore the Power of Sustainability in Building a Brand By Maria Haggerty, CEO & Co-founder of Dotcom Distribution Sustainability has permeated virtually every aspect of the supply chain, from material sourcing to manufacturing to transportation and all stops in between. But none of these areas has seemed to evoke consumers’ attention and impact…

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What’s Next for Flexible Packaging?

January 16, 2023

Sustainability is on Everyone’s Mind By Alison Keane, President and CEO of the Flexible Packaging Association The flexible packaging industry is constantly innovating. As the fastest-growing segment of the packaging industry in the U.S. and number one globally; the industry is striving to meet our customers’ demands for sustainability and circularity. This is also being…

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Discover How Beverage Packaging is Becoming More Sustainable at interpack 2023

January 9, 2023

By Doris Bünnagel, a freelance editor specializing in packaging  There is a huge range of choices for single use or multiple use beverage packaging, and options for materials including PET or glass bottles, aluminum cans, beverage cartons or maybe even a paper bottle. But which is the most sustainable? Ecological aspects of packaging have become increasingly important…

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No Added PFAS Puts Pregis Flexibles Ahead of Environmental Legislation

January 5, 2023

Anticipating legislative limits regarding perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), Pregis proactively implemented processes in its high-performance blown film operations to ensure they eliminated PFAS from incoming materials and they do not include fluoropolymer process aids within their manufacturing processes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is likely to publish a final ruling in January 2023,…

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ICPF Announces Caitlin Salaverria as new President

December 12, 2022

The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF), co-sponsored by AICC – The Independent Packaging Association and Fibre Box Association (FBA), today announced Caitlin Salaverria, Director of Marketing and Communications at FBA, will join ICPF as its new President. Salaverria will transition responsibilities and join ICPF full time on July 1, 2023. She succeeds Richard Flaherty, who…

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Amcor Drives Progress on Advanced Recycling Materials for Food and Healthcare Markets

December 5, 2022

Five-year deal to secure thousands of tons of high-performance, certified-circular material from ExxonMobil’s advanced recycling plant Amcor announced a five-year deal with ExxonMobil to purchase certified-circular polyethylene material in support of its target to achieve 30% recycled material across its portfolio by 2030. The volume of material will increase incrementally each year, and is expected…

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Senotec Introduces S-series Sensors for Hot Melt Glue

December 1, 2022

The S-series sensors feature a metal probe, unique non-stick coating, and tapered design. They can be used in narrower containers due to their thinner design. Mounting can be done either vertically or horizontally. The sensor will detect liquids, granulates, or material in mixed states at temperatures up to 482°F / 250°C. These sensors are ideal…

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TekniPlex Consumer Products Launches New PCR Dip Tube in Europe for Industrial Aerosols & Household Cleaning Products Applications

November 14, 2022

TekniPlex Consumer Products has introduced a new PCR dip tube in European markets that can be made of up to 100% post-consumer recycled content depending on customer requirements. Ideal for use in industrial aerosol and household cleaning product applications, the ProTecFlow® dip tube offers a reduced environmental impact compared to dispensing tubing products made from…

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Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials Joins the U.s. Plastics Pact to Advance Circular Economy for Plastics

November 10, 2022

The group seeks to achieve a sustainable future for plastic packaging through innovative change and solutions Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials announced today that the company has joined the U.S. Plastics Pact, an organization that provides solutions that aim to drive change and create a path toward a circular economy for plastics in the United…

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The Right Adhesives Make Packaging a Piece of Cake

November 10, 2022

How an Artisan Bakery Increased Production With a Freezer-grade Adhesive By Steven Staedler, a Wisconsin-based writer specializing in materials handling and packaging We Take the Cake is an artisan cake bakery based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida that primarily sells individual hand-decorated cakes online. The gourmet bakery prides itself on making everything from scratch and with…

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A New Crate for a New Era

November 10, 2022

The Age of Corrugated Crates is Here– and for Good Reason By Rodger Mort, President of PACT Despite the much-maligned, COVID-caused supply chain slowdown, the modern history of the shipping industry is a story of inspiring innovation. Ever since standardized containers brought seamless uniformity to global goods delivery, shipping has witnessed a steady stream of…

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Aura Launches with Real-time Packaging Sustainability Tool

November 9, 2022

Aura, a consultancy dedicated to helping brands and retailers manage their packaging sustainability in real time, opened its doors at the Sustainability in Packaging Europe 2022 conference in November. The new business brings together multi- disciplinary teams focused on delivering data-informed consulting to enable global businesses to make insight led decisions on materials, design, legislation,…

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Cascades Consumer Products Packaging has been Pre-qualified by How2Recycle®

November 3, 2022

Cascades announced that all of its consumer products packaging manufactured under the Cascades FreshTM, Cascades E-Com Packaging SolutionsTM, Cascades IMGN Retail SolutionsTM and northboxTM brands have been submitted to How2Recycle® for an evaluation of their recyclability potential. How2Recycle is a standardized labelling system started by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition to clearly communicate packaging recycling instructions to the public based on rigorous protocols and market data.…

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Announcing Shurtape® Brand HP 535 Hot Melt Packaging Tape

November 2, 2022

Heavy duty packaging tape for sealing high-value packages, and 100% recycled corrugated cardboard With HP 535 hot melt packaging tape, Shurtape Technologies, LLC, an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of pressure-sensitive tapes, has fulfilled the industry’s need for a more robust packaging tape that helps secure high-value packages, reduces the likelihood of open returns and supports…

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