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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Agatha Achindu to Speak at AmericaPack Summit 2021

September 16, 2021

AmericaPack Summit 2021 invited Agatha Achindu, the founder of Yummy Spoonfuls to discuss on the ways companies can minimize packaging with innovative solutions. The AmericaPack Summit returns on October 7-8, in Las Vegas, and celebrates its 8th year in 2021. This summit gathers America’s leading packaging executives and innovative suppliers and solution providers LIVE at…

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TricorBraun To Acquire Cormack Packaging

September 16, 2021

Global packaging leader TricorBraun announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Cormack Packaging (“Cormack”), a leading packaging supplier in Australia and New Zealand, establishing the company’s footprint in the region. Serving customers with rigid packaging needs for more than 80 years, Cormack primarily serves the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, industrial…

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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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Reusable Packaging Association to Host Reusable Packaging Pavilion at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

September 15, 2021

Featuring 30 Pavilion exhibitors offering the latest reusable packaging innovations. The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) announced its 11th Reusable Packaging Pavilion at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, September 27-29, with RPA member exhibitors of reusable transport packaging products and related services. The Reusable Packaging Pavilion will feature 30 exhibitors: Girton Manufacturing, Booth #7901 Bonar Plastics, Booth…

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Streamlined Canning Line Concept: Carlsberg and KHS Implement Successful Projects in China

September 14, 2021

Carlsberg, one of the leading beer companies in China, aims to improve the quality of local beers in the long term and grow together with its partners, suppliers and employees. This is to be brought about by constant modernization of existing plant equipment and the introduction of new, advanced technologies. KHS has an important role…

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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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EPL Limited Partners With Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited For Creation of First-Ever Recyclable Toothpaste Tubes

September 1, 2021

EPL Limited (formerly Known as Essel Propack Limited), the world’s largest specialty packaging company, announced that it has partnered with Colgate-Palmolive India, one of the largest oral care brands to produce Recyclable Platina Toothpaste Tubes in India. This first set of recyclable tubes is the starting point for converting to 100 percent recyclable tubes for…

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Filling and Packaging Solutions for Cosmetic Products

September 1, 2021

Optima Machinery Corporation is proud to have served the U.S. and Canadian cosmetics market for more than 35 years. We are a subsidiary of Optima Packaging Group in Schwaebisch Hall, Germany giving you the best of both worlds, German engineering with local support. Small batch sizes, frequent product launches, influencers shifting demand rapidly – these…

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Why Use a CT Scanner for an Industrial Job?

August 26, 2021

By Dean Solberg, Co-Founder, Exact Metrology The ability to “see through” a solid object was once thought to be a tool of the future, or a power belonging to Superman–but the technology is here today, and more widespread and accessible than you may have thought. Until recently, the technology of CT imaging was only available…

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Announcing OneCircle’s Latest Partnership with New Reseller “Canada West Winery Supplies”

August 26, 2021

Canada West Winery Supplies is proudly announcing that it will be joining the KeyKeg® family, blending shared passions for quality of service, innovation and sustainability. By adding the KeyKeg® and UniKeg® to its product range, Canada West Winery Supplies can capitalise on the growing demand for one-way kegs within the Canadian winery community. Located in the…

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Mariani Packing Selects Loftware Smartflow to Manage Product Packaging and Drive Continuous Improvement

August 26, 2021

Mariani Packing Company, Inc. (Mariani), the world’s largest family-owned producer of premium quality dried fruit, announced that it has selected Loftware, Inc. to automate its packaging artwork management processes using Loftware’s Smartflow solution. Through this new partnership, Mariani hopes to improve its existing processes, enhance collaboration with involved stakeholders, and reduce time-to-market for releasing its products to…

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