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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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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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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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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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Halloween of Horrors: How the Packaging Industry Can Help Reduce Waste During the Year’s Least Sustainable Holiday

October 31, 2022

By Charles Haverfield, Packaging Executive, US Packaging and Wrapping With Americans projected to spend $10.6bn on Halloween this year alone, Halloween is big business. But the issue of Halloween waste growing to monstrous proportions is something that neither consumers nor businesses can ignore. Beyond discarded costumes and decorations, candy wrappers present an even bigger waste problem. The majority are…

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Sidel Opens New Hub to Develop Design for Recycling Primary Packaging

October 17, 2022

Sidel has opened a new hub dedicated to PET recycling. At its unique small-scale PET recycling pilot line in Octeville, France, Sidel will develop its understanding of PET recycling with the aim of giving comprehensive support to the market as it switches to greater use of recycled PET. Seeking carbon neutrality, the packaging industry is…

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Milliken to Showcase at Pack Expo International 2022 Novel Plastic Additives that Advance Sustainability

October 7, 2022

Global manufacturer will discuss value chain collaborations for circularity Milliken & Company, a diversified global manufacturer with more than 70 locations around the world, will feature a growing array of partnerships and innovative additive technologies aimed at moving the circular economy forward during Pack Expo International 2022. At its booth (#LU-8840), Milliken will show how…

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Hybrid Packaging Boosts Sustainability Benefits

October 3, 2022

New Solutions Reduce Reliance on Single-use Plastics By Jeff Minnette, Senior Director of Technology and Strategic Development, Jabil Packaging Solutions As climate change and consumer demands for environmental action have dominated headlines globally in recent years, most companies have found it necessary to make sustainability commitments to cut their carbon footprints, increase recyclability and reduce…

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Packaging is Evolving to Achieve a Circular Economy

October 3, 2022

Biobased Materials, Recyclable Packaging and Biodegradability Are Essential By Maria Ferrante, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications at PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies As consumers are making sustainability a key factor in their purchasing decisions, both consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies and packaging suppliers of both materials and machinery are investing time…

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Fresh-Lock Closures Showcase Sustainable Flexible Packaging Innovations at PACK EXPO International

September 28, 2022

Fresh-Lock® closures, a leading brand in reclosable packaging technology, will showcase meaningful advances in sustainable flexible packaging at PACK EXPO International, October 23-26 in Chicago. Attendees are invited to visit Fresh-Lock at booth S-3541 to learn more about flexible packaging innovations, sustainability efforts, and how collaboration drives efficiency and enhances the consumer experience. On Monday, October…

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Ship & Shore Environmental Helps Enhance Manufacturing Sustainability in Overburdened Supply Chains

September 20, 2022

Global supply chains remain under pressure even as consumer demand continues to rise. All industries are working through supply challenges to meet this demand while maintaining or even improving on “green” sustainability efforts. Packagers are critical in such pursuits. Whether glass, cardboard, aluminum, or other materials, packaging plays a role throughout every supply chain.  By improving…

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Glenroy Inc. and Nature Nate’s Honey Co. Introduce a New Sustainable Package

September 9, 2022

Glenroy® Inc., a leading sustainable flexible packaging company, and Nature Nate’s Honey Co. (Nate’s), the number-one U.S. branded honey company, have partnered to introduce innovative, sustainable, and squeezable technology of the premade STANDCAP Pouch. The premade STANDCAP Pouch from Glenroy provides a solution to a world full of rigid plastic bottles. This innovative, squeezable, honey packaging…

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Compatible Solutions for Green Pet Food Packaging

September 7, 2022

Collaboration and Compatible Machinery Pave the Way for Sustainable Packaging By Troy Snader, Sr. Vice President of Business Development, ProMach’s Secondary Packaging Group Walk through any pet store and you will see just how popular organic dog and cat food has become. According to petkeen.com, a staggering $22.8 billion was spent on organic pet food…

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The Evolution of Form and Seal Packaging Technology

September 7, 2022

Customers, Business Partners and the Planet Benefit From Sustainable, Safe and Secure Cannabis Packaging By Thom Brodeur, CEO, N2 Packaging Systems Potato chips and pioneering technology are not frequently used in the same sentence. However, in 1926, when Laura Scudder of California first ironed together pieces of wax paper to keep her potato chips fresh…

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Storopack Introduces Air Cushions Made from 100 Percent Recycled Material

August 26, 2022

The protective packaging specialist, Storopack, is launching a new air pillow film that is produced from 100 percent recycled material. AIRplus® 100% Recycled offers the same outstanding and resistant protective properties as conventional air pillows. Storopack is a pioneer in the production of a 100 percent recycled film with a mixture of post-consumer and post-industrial…

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