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What to Expect from Packaging in 2022

January 17, 2022

By: Sean Riley, Senior Director, Media and Industry Communications at PMMI: The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies The value of U.S. domestic shipments of packaging machinery is estimated to have been worth $9.4 billion in 2020, according to the 2021 State of the Industry – U.S. Packaging Machinery Report produced by PMMI Business Intelligence,…

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FPA’s Emerging Leadership Council Launches “Come Grow With Us” Campaign

January 5, 2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce that the FPA’s Emerging Leadership Council (ELC) launched a new campaign, “Come Grow With Us,” to help promote and attract new talent to the flexible packaging industry. The ELC’s Recruitment Committee developed the campaign…

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Campfire Treats’ Shipping Materials Now 100% Biodegradable and Recyclable

December 15, 2021

All-natural dog treat manufacturer Campfire Treats has completed its transition to plastic-free, 100% biodegradable and fully recyclable shipping materials. Less than 10% of all plastic is recycled, making it one of the most widespread pollutants on the planet. Especially problematic to recycle are material combinations. This includes conventional shipping components like bubble wrap, plastic sealing tape and…

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Milliken Joins GO!PHA to Drive Adoption of Bio-Based, Biodegradable PHA Polymers in Single-Use Packaging Applications

December 14, 2021

Milliken & Company’s Chemical Division has joined the Global Organization for PHA (GO!PHA) to help address the technical and market development challenges related to polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) biodegradable biopolymers. Milliken will bring to GO!PHA its expertise in polymer chemistry to help improve the processing, performance, aesthetics and other important attributes of PHA. The goal is to…

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Sun Chemical Releases Latest Edition of Its Annual Sustainability Report

December 2, 2021

Sun Chemical released the latest edition of its Corporate Sustainability Report, which focuses on the organization’s commitment to a robust sustainability strategy comprised of three key pillars: operations, products and services, and collaborations. As part of its sustainability strategy, Sun Chemical organized a Corporate Sustainability Committee in August 2020 comprised of eight executive leaders, designed…

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Popping the Bubble on Protective Plastic Shipping Packaging

November 24, 2021

As eCommerce explodes, protective plastic packing materials must decline, and fast. By Lorne Herszkowicz, Partner at HexcelPack As eCommerce continues to escalate, we must wrap our hands around product shipping wrap to ensure optimal sustainability and eco-friendliness into the future. While environmentalists were already bracing for the glut of padded mailers, corrugated fiberboard, shrink wrap,…

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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…

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Overcoming Adversity with Sidel: High-Speed PET Water Line Installed for Iraqi National for Food

November 17, 2021

Sidel has successfully installed its first high-speed PET packaging line for water in Baghdad as part of the greenfield project of Iraqi National Company for industrial food (Iraqi National for Food). With a speed of 48,000 bottles per hour (bph), the outstanding line efficiency of 96 percent corresponds closely with the high sustainability standards and…

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All4Labels Opens New Center of Excellence (Coe) To Design the Labels and Packaging of the Future

November 12, 2021

All4Labels, a leading label manufacturer, is opening its Center of Excellence (CoE) in Salerno. As a pioneer in digital printing solutions, and a global partner for packaging solutions, All4Labels is focused on fostering new ideas and knowledge among talents, customers, universities and start-ups. Its goal is to develop sustainable products and technologies for Industry 4.0.…

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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…

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Sun Chemical Introduces Innovative Range of Varnish Solutions for Enhancing Resistance of HP Indigo Printed Labels

November 8, 2021

Sun Chemical introduced an innovative new range of durable UV varnishes for enhancing the label resistance of HP Indigo digitally printed pressure-sensitive labels for products such as personal care, household, chemical, beverage, and pharma applications. The new range of varnishes was specifically formulated to provide adhesion to HP Indigo ElectroInk and has been designed to provide…

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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…

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PPC Announces Winners of the 2021 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition

November 2, 2021

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) has announced the top winners of its 78th annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. These folding cartons and rigid boxes represent some of the best paperboard packaging manufactured by North American converters over the past year. Paperboard Package of the Year Kiehl’s – Advent Calendar Submitted by JohnsByrne Company Kiehl’s annual advent calendar…

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Graham Packaging Earns ISCC PLUS Certification

November 2, 2021

Graham Packaging, an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of innovative and sustainable packaging solutions, announced that its Evansville, Indiana location has received its International Sustainability and Carbon Certificate (ISCC) PLUS. This certification enables the site to sell customers ISCC PLUS certified post-consumer resin (PCR) created through advanced recycling. ISCC PLUS is an internationally…

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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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