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Tekni-Plex Consumer Products Introduces New Foam Polypropylene Processor Tray for Fresh Food

January 24, 2022

Tekni-Plex Consumer Products is expanding its product line to include foam polypropylene processor trays for fresh food products such as meat, poultry, pork, fruits and vegetables – diversifying material offerings for this category. The announcement was made in advance of the International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, January 25-27. Foam polypropylene (recycling code 5)…

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What to Expect from Packaging in 2022

January 17, 2022

By: Sean Riley, Senior Director, Media and Industry Communications at PMMI: The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies The value of U.S. domestic shipments of packaging machinery is estimated to have been worth $9.4 billion in 2020, according to the 2021 State of the Industry – U.S. Packaging Machinery Report produced by PMMI Business Intelligence,…

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Automating Production with In-Line Inspection

January 11, 2022

By Victor Gomez, director of Industrial Label Products at Epson America, Inc. Automation is a hot topic in the label converting industry. It addresses labor constraints, reduces costs and simplifies label printing, inspection and finishing. Printing and finishing solutions can help make a print shop more efficient and ease the burden of some of the…

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FPA’s Emerging Leadership Council Launches “Come Grow With Us” Campaign

January 5, 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 FPA’s Emerging Leadership Council (ELC) launched a new campaign, “Come Grow With Us,” to help promote and attract new talent to the flexible packaging industry. The ELC’s Recruitment Committee developed the campaign…

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Aptar Food + Beverage Announces New 2-Inch Ultra XLV Closure

January 5, 2022

Aptar Food + Beverage, a global leader in dispensing solutions for more than 50 years, proudly announces the 2-inch Ultra Extra Large Valve (XLV), the newest expansion to its inverted closure product line with SimpliSqueeze® technology. The 2-inch Ultra XLV is Aptar’s first stock closure offering with a valve large enough to successfully dispense very thick…

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Campfire Treats’ Shipping Materials Now 100% Biodegradable and Recyclable

December 15, 2021

All-natural dog treat manufacturer Campfire Treats has completed its transition to plastic-free, 100% biodegradable and fully recyclable shipping materials. Less than 10% of all plastic is recycled, making it one of the most widespread pollutants on the planet. Especially problematic to recycle are material combinations. This includes conventional shipping components like bubble wrap, plastic sealing tape and…

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Milliken Joins GO!PHA to Drive Adoption of Bio-Based, Biodegradable PHA Polymers in Single-Use Packaging Applications

December 14, 2021

Milliken & Company’s Chemical Division has joined the Global Organization for PHA (GO!PHA) to help address the technical and market development challenges related to polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) biodegradable biopolymers. Milliken will bring to GO!PHA its expertise in polymer chemistry to help improve the processing, performance, aesthetics and other important attributes of PHA. The goal is to…

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Benefits of International Paper’s eBos Include Cost Savings, Reduced Product Damage, Optimized Unboxing Experience

December 9, 2021

International Paper Company’s eCommerce Box Optimization Service — more commonly known as eBos™ — provides numerous benefits to customers who ship a variable mix of products via small parcel carriers. This intelligent packaging solution allows International Paper’s team of experts to analyze a customer’s shipment history and box utilization, then recommend the ideal box suite…

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PAC to Bring Top Selling Bagger Machines With Sustainable Packaging Options to Modex 2022 Show

December 8, 2021

PAC Machinery, a leader in packaging equipment and packaging supplies with one of the most comprehensive ranges of equipment, will exhibit its Rollbag R785, R3200XL Fulfillment and R3200 Fulfillment Automatic Baggers in booth #C7291 at MODEX 2022, March 28-31, at the Georgia World Congress Center. PAC will be running samples on the baggers with some…

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Sun Chemical Releases Latest Edition of Its Annual Sustainability Report

December 2, 2021

Sun Chemical released the latest edition of its Corporate Sustainability Report, which focuses on the organization’s commitment to a robust sustainability strategy comprised of three key pillars: operations, products and services, and collaborations. As part of its sustainability strategy, Sun Chemical organized a Corporate Sustainability Committee in August 2020 comprised of eight executive leaders, designed…

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Tesa Introduces Innovative Adhesive Solution for Packaging Printers

December 1, 2021

tesa® Twinlock saves packaging printers time and money – while dramatically reducing landfill waste The traditional approach to printing flexible packaging – employing single-use tape – can be time-consuming and expensive. It can result in tons of waste headed to the landfill every year – an increasing concern as consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies strive…

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The Role of Product Samples in Contract Packaging

November 24, 2021

By George J. Newton, Contributing Writer Investing in the manufacturing infrastructure required to handle the largescale packaging of your products is expensive and unnecessary. For many companies, the cost-effective solution is contract packaging. Experienced co-packers offer companies their infrastructure, knowledge, expertise, and scalability to ensure the finished products are successfully distributed. The outsourcing of supply…

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Popping the Bubble on Protective Plastic Shipping Packaging

November 24, 2021

As eCommerce explodes, protective plastic packing materials must decline, and fast. By Lorne Herszkowicz, Partner at HexcelPack As eCommerce continues to escalate, we must wrap our hands around product shipping wrap to ensure optimal sustainability and eco-friendliness into the future. While environmentalists were already bracing for the glut of padded mailers, corrugated fiberboard, shrink wrap,…

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The Benefits of Lightweighting

November 24, 2021

By John Brown, Vice President of Global Marketing at Selig Group Reducing plastic impact With less than 10 percent of plastic packaging at present recycled[i], many companies are looking for ways to reduce the amount of plastic used in their product packaging. Lightweighting – the reduction of the overall amount of any material in a…

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Cosmo Films Ltd. launches Enhanced Barrier Metalized BOPP Film

November 23, 2021

Cosmo Films Ltd., a global leader in specialty films for flexible packaging, labeling and lamination applications as well as synthetic paper, has launched Enhanced Barrier Metalized BOPP Film specially designed for packaging applications with very high moisture and good oxygen barrier properties and high metal bond. A film specially innovated for applications like flexible packaging…

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A Guide To Pet Food Labelling

November 22, 2021

By Brindha, Contributing Writer Many people adore pets, and give more importance to them by treating them more or like an extended family member. With the rising craze for pets in every home, the pet food industry is experiencing vast growth by producing unique pet foods and supplying it to the pet owners or retailers…

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Take Advantage of Countless Opportunities for ‘Greener’ Palletization with Eco Wrap

November 18, 2021

Cortec® announced its Eco Wrap® technology for use in countless industrial applications. Eco Wrap is a specialty compostable wrapping film made with certified compostable resin plus a tackifier additive. It has been formulated to run on existing stretch film equipment by simply adjusting the tension setting. Eco Wrap is a great stretch film alternative to conventional polyethylene films…

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Overcoming Adversity with Sidel: High-Speed PET Water Line Installed for Iraqi National for Food

November 17, 2021

Sidel has successfully installed its first high-speed PET packaging line for water in Baghdad as part of the greenfield project of Iraqi National Company for industrial food (Iraqi National for Food). With a speed of 48,000 bottles per hour (bph), the outstanding line efficiency of 96 percent corresponds closely with the high sustainability standards and…

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All4Labels Opens New Center of Excellence (Coe) To Design the Labels and Packaging of the Future

November 12, 2021

All4Labels, a leading label manufacturer, is opening its Center of Excellence (CoE) in Salerno. As a pioneer in digital printing solutions, and a global partner for packaging solutions, All4Labels is focused on fostering new ideas and knowledge among talents, customers, universities and start-ups. Its goal is to develop sustainable products and technologies for Industry 4.0.…

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TIPA Continues World-Leading R&D with Launch of New HOME Compostable Transparent Laminate

November 12, 2021

INNOVATIVE COMPOSTABLE packaging manufacturer, TIPA, has announced the launch of its first home compostable, highly transparent laminate for food packaging. The new laminate has the same functionality as TIPA’s world leading T.LAM 607 but is TUV OK Home Compost certified, meaning it can be disposed of in-home composting bins where it will break down leaving…

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