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Pharmaworks Introduces Blister Machine Compatibility with New 100% Recyclable Mono-Material Packaging Film

March 28, 2024

Pharmaworks, a ProMach product brand, will debut its new capability to handle recyclable, mono-material packaging films on its blister machines at Interphex booth #2353. In addition to offering their entire fleet of available blister packaging systems ready to run these challenging films, the company will offer upgrades for installed Pharmaworks blister machines in the field and…


Sapir Plastics Announces New Patent for Defender Wrap, a Stretch Film that Eliminates 99% of Bacteria and Viruses

January 22, 2024

Afula, Israel – December 2023 – Sapir Plastics Industries, a leading manufacturer of stretch films and industrial packages, has announced a new patent for Defender Wrap, a stretch film that contains an anti-bacterial component that destroys bacteria and viruses that come into contact with it. Defender Wrap is a strong and particularly durable stretch film…


Pixelle Launches New Portfolio of Barrier Papers as a Sustainable Replacement to Single Use Plastic Packaging

July 10, 2023

New barrier papers engineered for packaging applications Pixelle Specialty Solutions (“Pixelle”) today announced the launch of its new ARMOR™ brand of barrier paper solutions, featuring FlexArmor™ for uncoated applications and SelectArmor™ with a coated surface for enhanced printability. The barrier papers portfolio features a wide range of capabilities from oxygen, aroma, and mineral oil barriers…


Packaging Technology Unlocks the Circular Economy

May 9, 2023

Coatings Innovation Plays a Critical Role in Recyclability By Anurag Raj, PPG Customer Sustainability Business Partner, Packaging Coatings Over the last few years, leading consumer brands have made ambitious pledges to reduce carbon emissions to address climate change. Invariably, the transition to more responsible packaging features is one of the key goals on the sustainability…


Avery Dennison Introduces First MDO Films With Recycled Content

August 25, 2022

Avery Dennison Labels and Packaging Materials took another step today in advancing the circular economy in packaging with the introduction of two machine direction oriented (MDO) film products with post-consumer recycled content. These new films, in addition to other new recycled content facestocks and overlaminates, will be showcased at the Avery Dennison booth at Labelexpo…


New RP System® from Mitsubishi Offers Extraordinary Oxygen and Moisture Protection for Shipping and Storage

August 3, 2022

As shippers and logistics handlers continue to struggle with supply chain delays, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America is introducing the RP System® to protect products from moisture and oxygen damage that can occur during shipping and long-term storage. Manufactured in Japan and introduced for the first time to North America, the RP System is a unique…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Life Cycle Assessment of Mondi’s Paper for Pallet Wrapping Shows Lower Climate Impact

November 8, 2021

Mondi, global leader in packaging and paper, commissioned a life cycle assessment (LCA) comparing its new ground-breaking paper pallet wrapping innovation, Advantage StretchWrap, with conventional plastic stretch film wrapping. The full study was conducted by an external consultancy, is ISO-compliant and includes an external critical review. Based on the assumption that both materials are recycled…


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…


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…


Blister Meets Paper: Syntegon Wins German Packaging Award for Sustainable Tablet Packaging

July 29, 2021

Once again, the German Packaging Institute (Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut e.V.) has honored Syntegon with the German Packaging Award – this time in the category “Sustainability”. The jury was impressed by the sustainability and good functionality of the paper-based packaging solution “Blister meets Paper”, which should also appeal to the health- and environmentally-conscious customer in terms of…


ProAmpac Opens Global Collaboration & Innovation Center

July 19, 2021

In a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and other New York State and local government officials, as well as Rochester business leaders, ProAmpac officially opened its new, state of the art Collaboration & Innovation Center. “This is ProAmpac’s new home for product development, rapid sample prototyping and evaluation of new packaging, as…


Neenah, Inc. Expands DISPERSA Product Line to Include DISPERSA DT for Direct Thermal Printing

July 9, 2021

To meet customer demand for sustainable direct thermal printing labels, Neenah announces the market launch of water-dispersible DISPERSA® DT (Direct Thermal), an innovative extension to its popular DISPERSA® portfolio. DISPERSA DT was developed as a sustainable solution for applications such as food rotation labels and reusable plastic container labels. Using the innovative technology developed for…


Rotary Tower Automatic Stretch Wrapper with Conveyance – RTC

July 9, 2021

Orion’s Rotary Tower Automatic (RTC) Stretch Wrapper with Conveyance is the ideal solution for easy integration with 18-inch pass-height conveyors due to its compact size, affordability, and the option to expand with additional conveyance. The RTC is fully automatic and attaches the stretch film at the cycle start, cutting it at the end. The forklift…


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Orion’s New RTC Rotary Tower Automatic Provides a Compact and Expandable Automatic Wrapping Solution

July 2, 2021

Orion Packaging Systems, a division of ProMach, responded to industry demands by creating a space-saving rotary automatic wrapper that easily integrates with new or existing conveyance. Orion’s Rotary Tower Automatic (RTC) Stretch Wrapper with Conveyance is the ideal solution for easy integration with 18-inch pass-height conveyors due to its compact size, affordability, and the option…


Mondi and Hazeleger Kaas Launch Recyclable Cheese Packaging for Dutch Market

June 10, 2021

Leading global packaging and paper group Mondi, along with cheese packaging company Hazeleger Kaas and brand owner Westland Kaas, worked together to package the well-known Dutch Maaslander brand in EnvelopeForm, a new fully recyclable polypropylene (PP) mono-material packaging solution. Most sliced cheese in the Netherlands is still packaged in mixed material film, which is difficult…


EDL Packaging Customizes Its Twin Stream Bundler To Streamline Shelving of Personal Care Products

June 8, 2021

In April, EDL Packaging based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, designed and manufactured a shrink film bundler for personal care liquid soaps and face cleansers for a large contract packer that manufactures under license for well-known national brands. The bundler is used to collate and securely bundle 3-packs, 4-packs, and 6-packs of shrink-wrapped bottles, which allows…


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