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Pregis Invests in New Paper-Cushioned Mailer Facility

June 29, 2022

Pregis, a leading global manufacturer of protective packaging, recently started production at its new 298,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Reno, Nevada. The facility is producing the Pregis EverTec™ cushioned mailer, a durable, lightweight, curbside recyclable, paper cushioned shipping solution. Since acquiring the technology to manufacture the envirotech shipping solution in 2020, Pregis has scaled the production and full-color…

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Neopac Introduces “Eco-Stripped” Tube with 30% Less Plastics, Including Slimmed-Down Shoulder & Cap

June 29, 2022

Hoffmann Neopac, a global provider of high-quality packaging for pharma, beauty and oral care, has “capped off” its commitment to reducing plastics in its tube designs. The company has introduced Eco-Stripped Tube, which combines a significantly reduced sleeve wall thickness with a comparable materials reduction in the shoulder and cap. The result is a 30%…

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Mondi Tests ‘Sortability’ of Mono-material Pouches and Rollstock During Recycling

June 21, 2022

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has carried out a series of tests to prove its mono-material polypropylene (PP) pouches and rollstock material can be sorted into their appropriate recycling streams. Implemented in collaboration with the National Test Centre Circular Plastics (NTCP) in the Netherlands, these tests, simulating realistic packaging waste management conditions,…

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Smurfit Kappa Invests Over $23 Million in a More Sustainable Future in Mexico

June 10, 2022

Smurfit Kappa has invested $23.5 million to upgrade its Nuevo Laredo sheet plant in Mexico to become a fully integrated corrugated plant. The investment includes a  state-of-the-art corrugator and extension of the building. The new machine, which  began operating last week, will have the two-pronged benefits of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by up to 40%…

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Label Codes Are a Powerful Sustainability Tool

June 5, 2022

QR and AR Codes Are Transforming Labeling and Customer Experiences By Gary Paulin and Mark Lusky Label codes such as QR Codes and Augmented Reality (AR) codes have transformed how (and how much) products are tracked, traced, reported about, identified, and talked about. Label codes are doing everything from providing up-to-date intel on the product’s…

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How to Get Ahead of Packaging Challenges

June 5, 2022

Collaboration Curtails Hesitanciy to Adopt Sustainable Materials By Thomas Morsheimer, Market Development Manager at Fresh-Lock® Closures Compelled by consumer demand and anticipated legislation, the agenda for sustainable packaging is amplifying. Many businesses have already expanded their eco-friendly efforts by switching from rigid to flexible packaging to have a smaller carbon footprint, but this is just…

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Evanesce Showcases 100% Plant-Based, Fully Compostable Food Packaging at National Restaurant Association Show

May 22, 2022

Attendees at the National Restaurant Association show will get their first glimpse at revolutionary new foodware that could turn around the restaurant industry’s reputation as one of the biggest industry polluters in the world. Evanesce, a global leader in sustainable serviceware and foodware, will be at Booth #8818 at the National Restaurant Association Show, the largest…

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CJ BIO Launches Bioplastic Product Line

May 10, 2022

Advanced amorphous PHA technology will provide plastics manufacturers and consumer products companies with marine, soil and home biodegradable options. CJ BIO, a division of South Korea-based CJ CheilJedang, has introduced PHACT® Marine Biodegradable Polymers based on its proprietary polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) technology. Being a part of the solution to change the trajectory of the plastic pollution…

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Amcor Introduces Technology to Improve Beverage Bottle Sustainability and Consumer Experience

May 6, 2022

Known for its role in developing technology that delivers more sustainable bottles, Amcor Rigid Packaging (ARP) is announcing ahead of National Packaging Design Day the creation and launch of PowerPostTM. By actively displacing the vacuum in the container after filling, PowerPost technology delivers a bottle nearly one-third lighter with 30% energy reduction and 30% carbon…

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Toshiba Celebrates Earth Day Through Global Reforesting & Recycling

April 22, 2022

Toshiba America Business Solutions commemorates Earth Day 2022 through its year-round sustainability initiatives to function as good stewards for the planet while reducing carbon footprints for the company and its customers.  Toshiba’s ongoing eco efforts include recycling 64.46 tons of used toner cartridges and replanting nearly 19,000 trees worldwide in 2021.  Toshiba’s Managed Print as…

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New Data Reveals Preference for Sustainable Packaging Remains Strong

April 22, 2022

New data released by Trivium Packaging reveals that consumer demand for eco-friendly and sustainable product packaging has proven remarkably stable and robust throughout the societal changes that have occurred in the last several years. 86% of consumers among younger generations (under age 45) showed a willingness to pay more for sustainable packaging 57% of consumers…

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Zume and Solenis Double Down on Existing Partnership to Accelerate the Adoption of Sustainable Packaging in the Global Food Industry

April 12, 2022

Zume, a sustainability solutions company creating economically viable substitutes for single-use plastics, today announced it is furthering its partnership with Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals. Together, the companies are launching a comprehensive line of PFAS-free packaging to replace plastic and styrofoam with a sustainable alternative for food service applications. Popular for their…

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Flexible Packaging Enables Sustainability

April 6, 2022

Recyclable Mono-material is Changing the Tide in the Industry, Making Flexible Packaging a Sustainable Resource By Ken Brunnbauer, Marketing Manager, Glenroy, Inc. If you’re familiar with flexible packaging — spouted pouches, stick packs, sachets, zipper pouches — you’ll know that it’s traditionally challenging to recycle. The main reason relates to flexible packaging’s multilayer plastic structures…

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Sustainability, One Package at a Time

April 6, 2022

Eco-friendly Packaging Materials are an Example of Peer Pressure at Its Best By Patrick Carroll, President of IMA Dairy & Food USA One of the food industry’s dominant legacy packaging materials, polystyrene, is on its way out. And that’s a very good thing for the health of both our planet and ourselves. Polystyrene has been…

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Neopac Partners with Saperatec to Recycle Aluminum Laminate Composites

March 10, 2022

Hoffmann Neopac has become the first tube manufacturer to sign a partnership with Saperatec. The manufacturer of barrier tubes for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and oral care products will supply its production waste to Saperatec, the first industrial recycling plant for aluminum laminate composites, upon its opening in mid-2023. The technology is spearheaded by Saperatec GmbH is…

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TotalEnergies and Honeywell Sign a Strategic Agreement to Promote the Development of Advanced Plastic Recycling

March 10, 2022

Honeywell and TotalEnergies announced a strategic agreement to promote the development of advanced plastic recycling. Under this agreement, Honeywell will supply TotalEnergies with Recycled Polymer Feedstock (RPF) using UpCycle Process Technology at the Honeywell and Sacyr advanced recycling plant, intended to be built in Andalucía, Spain. The recently announced Honeywell and Sacyr advanced recycling plant…

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The Role of the Industry to Boost Composting

March 7, 2022

Centralized composting diverts food packaging waste from landfills, reduces emissions and creates jobs By Douglas Horne, founder and CEO of Evanesce Biodegradable materials may have been a good start, but they are just one step forward in a continuum to create a true circular economy. In the same way that resources and infrastructure needed to…

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Neopac’s Polyfoil MMB® Tube Approved by Association of Plastic Recyclers

February 23, 2022

Hoffmann Neopac, a global provider of high-quality packaging for pharma, beauty and oral care, has been granted approval for its Polyfoil MMB mono-material barrier tube by the US-based Association of Plastic Recyclers. Offering a groundbreaking combination of product protection, user friendliness and appealing aesthetics, the tubes passed muster both with and without its thin film…

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Honeywell UOP Ecofining™ Process for Renewable Naphtha Slashes CO2 Footprint

February 23, 2022

HoneywellUOP Ecofining technology can produce a high yield of naphtha from sustainable feedstocks like used cooking oil and animal fats for petrochemical production. This process can reduce the CO2 footprint for plastics production by half or more. Traditionally derived from crude oil and natural gas condensates, naphtha is a valuable petrochemical feedstock used in the…

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Glenroy Inc. Joins the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR)

February 16, 2022

Glenroy Inc., a leading sustainable flexible packaging company has announced they have joined the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) effective January 2022. The membership demonstrates their commitment to the success of plastic recycling and the future of the industry. “As a company focused on delivering sustainable solutions to serve the next generation, we are excited…

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