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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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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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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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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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Pregis, Henkel Join Forces to Develop Advanced Protective Packaging for Improved Circularity, Enhanced Recycling

September 22, 2021

Pregis and Henkel recently joined forces to advance the development of sustainable protective packaging solutions that meet environmental goals and address future packaging requirements. The recently rebranded Pregis EverTec™ lightweight, recyclable paper cushioned mailer, which is manufactured with EPIX® technology from Henkel Adhesive Technologies, was the first example of a shipping solution jointly developed to address the…

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A New Sustainable Packaging Solution

September 20, 2021

The prototype Conic is a new wood-based packaging solution that will enable brands to reach their sustainability targets while maintaining their premium position. Developed by Holmen Iggesund through collaboration with partner organizations, the new solution uses an emerging technology to replace plastics with natural materials for formable products. The prototype is a completely wood-based formable…

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Sustainability and OEE Take Center Stage for Proseal

September 17, 2021

Tray sealing solutions that combine high speeds, maximum efficiencies and effective product protection and presentation with important sustainability benefits will be the key theme of the JBT stand at this year’s Pack Expo in Las Vegas. As part of the JBT Corporation family, Proseal will be showcasing the wider capabilities of the group and, through…

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Cullen Boosts Converting Power with New Folder-Gluer Duo from BOBST

September 16, 2021

Scotland’s largest independent corrugated packaging manufacturer, Cullen Eco-Friendly Packaging, has extended its product portfolio and increased capacity and production reliability after investing in two BOBST EXPERTFOLD 165 folder-gluers. The double EXPERTFOLD investment builds on a long-established partnership with BOBST as Cullen already operates two BOBST die-cutters. “As a company, we are committed to a programme of investment that allows to us to be at the forefront of corrugated manufacturing, while significantly increasing volume over the next five years to meet demand,” said…

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Heinz Partners with WestRock to Remove 550 Tonnes of Plastic Packaging from Multipacks in UK Supermarkets

September 9, 2021

Heinz has announced that it is continuing its mission to remove plastic from supermarket shelves with the UK roll-out of the Heinz Eco-Friendly Sleeve Multipack, a new, convenient, super skinny paperboard sleeve for all its multipack canned products. Made with WestRock’s PEFC-certified CarrierKote® paperboard, the Heinz Eco-Friendly Sleeve is recyclable and comes from sustainably managed…

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Boost Folding-Gluing Efficiency with the New SPEEDPACK Automatic Packer from BOBST

September 3, 2021

Bringing new levels of automation and productivity to folding-gluing lines, BOBST has unveiled its latest breakthrough innovation for the packaging industry – the SPEEDPACK. The automatic packer, suitable for the EXPERTFOLD 145/165, EXPERTFOLD 170-350 and MASTERFOLD 170-350, can handle all types of boxes, whether corrugated or litho-laminated, from straight-line, 4&6 corners, to crash-lock bottom. Folded…

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Environmentally-Friendly Alternative to Plastic: New KHS Machine Processes Can Toppers Made of Cardboard

May 20, 2021

The packaging is user friendly, the material kind to the environment, the machine powerful: the KHS Group’s Innopack Kisters CNP (Carton Nature Packer) processes can toppers made of cardboard at a rate of up to 108,000 cans per hour. With the help of its recently developed CNP machine, the turnkey supplier is now establishing a…

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Achieving Water Authority Compliance with Automated Wastewater Treatment

May 15, 2021

Packaging manufacturers must meet EPA and local wastewater requirements for effluent, including those under the Clean Water Act. Failing to do so can result in severe fines that quickly escalate. Fortunately, complying with EPA and local wastewater regulation has become much easier with more fully automated, wastewater treatment systems. Such systems not only reliably meet…

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Kemira Patents Novel Strength and Lightweighting Technology For Fiber-Based Packaging Grades

May 10, 2021

Lightweighting of packaging grades is a key focus area for paper and board companies, impacting the overall sustainability, cost-efficiency and quality performance. As a long-term partner to the industry, Kemira is investing heavily into R&D and manufacturing capabilities to help customers achieve their lightweighting initiatives with best-performing chemistries. As part of these lightweighting product development…

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About sk*p (Simply Be Kind to Our Planet)

May 6, 2021

sk*p is a new clean hair and body care brand on a mission to break the beauty industry’s addiction to plastic with its new line of affordable, earth-friendly, clean, easy-to-use products. Packaged in its proprietary BeautyCarton™, sk*p is the first to offer 100 percent recyclable paper-based carton containers that can live in the shower. sk*p…

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Orbis Corporation Offers New Storage and Distribution Sleeve Pack For Primary Packaging Products

April 27, 2021

ORBIS® Corporation, an international leader in reusable packaging, adds a new pallet, top-cap and sleeve system to its suite of reusable plastic bulk solutions. The OpteBulk™ sleeve pack is designed to help efficiently store and distribute primary packaging products, including bottle preforms, caps and closures. Ideal for both manual and automated environments, the OpteBulk system offers…

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Graphic Packaging International Adds Innovative Paperboard Punnet to Sustainable Producepack Portfolio

April 20, 2021

Fiber-based packaging leader Graphic Packaging International (‘Graphic Packaging’) announced the launch of its ProducePack™ Punnet, an innovative paperboard alternative to plastic punnet trays for fresh fruit and vegetables. This new product, available for all commonly used punnet sizes, is fully recyclable and reduces plastic by up to 100 percent, depending on application. Designed with optimum operational…

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Accelerating Sustainability With Flexible Packaging Automation

April 13, 2021

By: Frank Jeurissen at Mpac Lambert Plastic packaging is ubiquitous in our daily lives. It plays an important role in protecting food as it moves through the economy. It has a role in reducing food waste and its climate impact. Over the past decade, the global packaging industry has enjoyed strong growth, driven by shifts in…

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Oliver Inc. Completes Third Acquisition for Packaging Platform

April 13, 2021

Oliver Inc. announced it has acquired Boutwell Packaging. Boutwell is a manufacturer of high-quality folding carton and blister card packaging serving personal care, healthcare, automotive aftermarket, food and beverage, and consumer products markets. Based in Fitchburg, MA, Boutwell will continue delivering innovative packaging solutions from its current facility. “Oliver is pleased to announce the acquisition…

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PSSMA Announces 2020 Safety Award Winners

March 3, 2021

The Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers’ Association (PSSMA) announced the winners of its annual Safety Awards Program for 2020 during their Fourth Quarter 2020 and Annual Safety Review Webinar.  The paper shipping sack manufacturing plant locations that achieved the Best Annual Safety Experience in 2020 in each of the man-hour categories shown are: Less than 150,000…

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OnRobot Releases World’s Most Powerful Electric Vacuum Gripper for Heavy-Duty Palletizing Applications

February 25, 2021

Large, unwieldy bags of dog food, non-airtight clothing or consumer goods packages, and bulky, porous cardboard boxes. These are just some examples of demanding packaging and palletizing applications that OnRobot’s new VGP20 gripper can address. VGP20 is the world’s most-powerful electric vacuum gripper. Compatible with all leading robot brands, the gripper can reportedly handle payloads…

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