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Governor Lamont Announces Ranpak to Create New Innovation Center in Shelton

October 22, 2021

Governor Ned Lamont announced that Ranpak Holdings Corp., a global leader of environmentally sustainable, paper-based packaging solutions for e-commerce and industrial supply chains, is creating an 80,000 square foot innovation and automation center in Shelton, Connecticut. The company expects to initially employ 35 workers at the facility and increase that amount to around 80 to…

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Calyx Containers’ New Glass Family Offers the Industry’s Highest Levels of Sustainability, Freshness, and ‘Brandability’

October 21, 2021

Calyx Containers announced at MJBizCon a new family of square glass cannabis containers that establish new standards for sustainability, product freshness, and packaging aesthetics. Made of premium German glass, the containers were specifically designed to be ecologically responsible, compliant to strict regulations, and efficient for processing and storing cannabis products from seed to sale. This new container…

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The World’s Most Sustainable Plant Milk Company Debuts New Look & Updated Packaging

October 20, 2021

JOI, the rapidly growing clean label food company, is further shaping the alternative milk category with the announcement of its brand refresh and shift to 100 percent sustainable packaging. With the mission of empowering consumers to take control of their plant-based ingredients by providing sustainable, whole food solutions that they can feel good about, JOI…

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DS Smith survey: Pandemic Triggers Embrace of Recycling, Sustainable Packaging but There’s More Work to be Done

October 18, 2021

A pandemic-induced surge in e-commerce has left shoppers with more boxes than ever before, triggering a rush by consumers to embrace recycling and raising the demand for sustainable packaging. But while there’s more interest in sustainability – especially among millennials – many buyers say they’re frustrated by the amount of unrecyclable material showing up and…

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Mondi and Vafo Group Unleash Recyclable Dog Food Packaging for Leading Finnish Brand Hau-Hau Champion

October 15, 2021

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, is supplying a range of recyclable mono-material pet food packaging for Hau-Hau Champion, one of Finland’s most recognised brands in the premium dog food segment. The new packaging fulfils the pet food producer’s objective to launch a reclosable and recyclable packaging solution that does not compromise on…

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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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Waddington Europe Offers New Punnet That’s Easier to Recycle, Uses Less Plastic

October 12, 2021

Leading European thermoforming packaging specialist Waddington® Europe, a division of Novolex®, has launched a new 100 percent mono-material protective soft-fruit punnet thanks to the company’s revolutionary MONOAIR™ cushion technology. Traditionally, punnet bases have required an additional layer of bubble padding attached with a glue adhesive to protect soft fruit from bruising and spoiling in transit. However,…

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Ranpak Makes Strategic Investment in Creapaper, Innovative German Leader in Environmentally-Sustainable Grasspaper

October 5, 2021

Ranpak Holdings Corp. (“Ranpak”), a global leader of environmentally sustainable, paper-based packaging solutions for e-commerce and industrial supply chains, announced its recent investment in Creapaper GmbH (“Creapaper”), the inventor of grasspaper and provider of grasspaper products. Creapaper announced concurrently that the company successfully completed financing round B with new investors including Ranpak, JS Capital, Schusterman…

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Evanesce to Debut Innovative Plant-Based Packaging Technologies at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

September 27, 2021

Evanesce®, a sustainable technology innovator, driven to accelerate the adoption of sustainable and economically viable packaging solutions, will unveil its groundbreaking sustainable packaging technology at PACK EXPO Las Vegas. Addressing the growing plastic pandemic, scientists and experts at Evanesce have engineered a patented technology that produces cost-competitive, 100 percent plant-based, and 100 percent compostable sustainable packaging. During PACK EXPO, the company will showcase its two packaging technologies and its vast range of packaging products. Its booth will feature…

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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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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…

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Addressing Imminent Environmental Concerns for Cannabis Packaging

September 23, 2021

By Cherlene Erauda, Marketing Coordinator at Calyx Containers 2021 will be a groundbreaking year in U.S. cannabis legalization, with key states such as New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, and Virginia ratifying adult-use and decriminalized possession. As the industry scales, it is now more important than ever to address the imminent environmental concerns associated with…

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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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Coffee Pod Convenience Without the Landfill Guilt: Introducing the Home-Compostable Coffee Capsule, Co-Developed by Jabil and Prosol

September 20, 2021

Jabil Packaging Solutions (JPS), a division of manufacturing solutions provider Jabil Inc., announced a significant advancement in coffee pod sustainability with the launch of its home-compostable coffee capsule for single serve espresso brewers. This high-barrier coffee capsule improves on existing solutions by eliminating the need for a plastic or foil pouch that is sometimes required to preserve…

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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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Sweden’s Best-Selling Sausages Now Wrapped in Renewable Paper-Based Packaging by Mondi

September 16, 2021

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has worked with Nordic food manufacturer HKScan to provide renewable paper-based packaging for its best-selling Falukorv sausage. Sustainable packaging is a high priority for HKScan, who sells over eight million Scan Falukorv sausages every year in Sweden alone. The company has pledged to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide…

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Clearlake Capital-Backed Pretium Packaging to Acquire Alpha Packaging

September 16, 2021

Acquisition Enhances Pretium’s Scale, Product Depth, Geographic Reach, and Commitment to Sustainability as a Packaging Solutions Provider to Customers in Diversified End Markets Pretium Packaging, L.L.C. (“Pretium”), a designer and manufacturer of packaging solutions for a diverse set of applications backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Clearlake”) in partnership with management,…

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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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Aptar Food + Beverage Announces Launch of its SimpliCycle Valve Technology in Kraft Heinz Packaging

September 2, 2021

Aptar Food + Beverage announces its recyclable SimpliCycle™ valve will be launched within new Kraft Heinz Ketchup packaging. In addition to Heinz Ketchup, other Kraft Heinz brands including Heinz Mustard, Heinz Mashups, and Heinz BBQ Sauce, will convert to the SimpliCycle valve by the end of the year. Testing was coordinated and administered by both companies…

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