other packaging

20 Nov 2018 --- Pelican Biothermal, supplier of temperature-controlled packaging, is to partner with Wilpak Group International to offer its customers the option to utilize Wilpak’s thermal protection covers for the worldwide transportation of pharmaceutical payloads.
19 Nov 2018 --- Although much attention has been paid to the presence of plastic pollution in marine environments, a new UK study has shown that microplastics are also present in river environments after 50 percent of river insects taken from South Wales were found to contain microplastics.
16 Nov 2018 --- This week in packaging news, a lignin-based, renewable replacement for fossil-based materials from Stora Enso has received an innovation award from the Institution of Chemical Engineers. Braskem has reported strong third quarter financial results, with an increase of 30 percent EBITDA on the same period last year. DS Smith has been awarded the “UK Packaging Company of the year” title at the UK Packaging Awards and Corepla partnered with the Waste Free Oceans foundation to build a humanitarian shelter prototype with plastic waste collected along the river Po in Italy.
09 Nov 2018 --- This week in packaging, Braskem defined a series of global initiatives to boost the notion of a circular economy in its production chain of manufactured plastic goods. Marks and Spencer has launched a reusable shopping bag made from 75 percent recycled social plastic, and SC Johnson awarded Crown Holdings with the “Quality Excellence” title at its Top Supplier Awards. In further awards news, Coveris received the Flexible Plastics Pack of the Year title at this year's UK Packaging Awards, for its Freshlife MAP avocado packs for UK supermarkets Tesco and Waitrose.
05 Nov 2018 --- Amazon’s new Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) incentive program has been extended beyond the US and Canada to now include France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. The e-commerce giant is incentivizing vendors from these countries to send specific products to Amazon fulfillment centers in packaging that require no additional packaging or further preparation by offering one-time early adopter credit for every item that adheres to the new requirements before 1 October, 2019.
02 Nov 2018 --- Eco-friendly bottled water brand JUST Water has received the “Best Packaging Solution” award at the 2018 Global Bottled Water Congress for its unique Tetra Top carton bottle. DS Smith has announced that it is committed to having a portfolio of 100 percent reusable or recyclable packaging by 2025, while Mondi became one of the 290-plus signatories of The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment and Ball Corporation released strong financial results for the third quarter. RPC Group, Europe's biggest plastics packaging maker, has further extended the deadline for private equity firms Apollo Global Management and Bain Capital to make firm takeover bids for the company, Reuters reported.
26 Oct 2018 --- This week in packaging, Super barrier coated (SBC) films from Tekni-Films now hold potential for pharma and healthcare applications and RPC PET's jars are being sold as reusable packages by a Polish ice cream producer. As part of a €134 million investment plan, Smurfit Kappa has begun the rebuild of a recovery boiler at its Nettingsdorf Paper Mill. Bemis has reported strong third quarter (Q3) earnings and MonoSol has won the 2018 Indiana Innovation Award for its food grade water-soluble film suitable for sports nutrition applications.
22 Oct 2018 --- LARQ, a US health and wellness brand, has introduced a water bottle that harnesses “self-cleaning” technology to provide people with access to clean drinking water: sans plastic bottles. The technology also hopes to elevate the LARQ bottle over reusable bottles that consumers may find collect bad odors over time.
19 Oct 2018 --- United Caps has partnered with Trio-Technik to streamlines its manufacturing process at its Schwerin plant in Germany while SIG has expanded its long-term global partnership with Nestlé. Sealed Air has signed a sales and marketing agreement with Cubisan to optimize its packaging operations. DS Smith has launched a new feature to its AkyPak Advanced sub-brand of returnable containers. Clariant, a leader in specialty chemicals, announced that its Business Unit Functional Minerals will increase the prices of all Bentonite-based and Sorbacid product grades.
18 Oct 2018 --- Population growth, enhanced connectivity and demand for sustainability are all key market dynamics motivating Tetra Pak’s trend predictions. At the company’s recent event, Inside Tetra Pak, held in Lund, Sweden, the company offered insights into how such dynamics are shaping interest in plant-based beverages, water, cheese and food supplement nutrition. These trends will continue to grow, the company noted, and Tetra Pak can offer ideal packaging and processing solutions to support NPD.
18 Oct 2018 --- Thailand is set to ban the importation of plastic waste from wealthy nations by 2021, citing concern over rising pollution and limited recycling capacity. The ban follows previous limitations set by the Thai government to limit the amount of plastic waste imports arriving at its shores. This mirrors the moves of a number of other South Asian countries, as wealthy nations inundate them with plastic waste following China’s ban earlier this year. At its peak, China was receiving almost nine million metric tons of plastic scrap a year, according to Greenpeace.
17 Oct 2018 --- Fresh product packaging specialists StePac has launched Xflow, a patented, functional, flowpack solution for blueberries as a cost-saving alternative to traditional preformed bulk packaging. Xflow meets market trends to reduce waste through the supply chain, save labor costs, and use leaner plastic packaging. The product will be showcased at the upcoming PMA Fresh Summit Expo in Orlando, October 19-20, stand #4054.
16 Oct 2018 --- Global flexible packaging supplier Constantia Flexibles is seeking to enrich the connectivity of its packaging by partnering with a world leading Augmented Reality (AR) company in Wikitude. Through its new platform, “Constantia Interactive,” the supplier is enabling consumers to connect with their favorite brands while gathering data on consumer behavior. The aim of the partnership is to “jointly expand the interactive packaging market.”
16 Oct 2018 --- Herbal Essences is producing the first-ever mass hair care bottle design in North America that will make it easier for vision impaired consumers to distinguish its shampoo and conditioner products through the sense of touch. The Proctor & Gamble-owned (P&G) brand’s newly enhanced package features tactile indentations that will help differentiate the brand’s shampoos from its conditioners in-shower given they share the same bottle shape, alleviating in-shower confusion and helping consumers confidently perform daily tasks.
15 Oct 2018 --- Tekni-Films, a Tekni-Plex business, has introduced the super barrier coated (SBC) films SBC 240 as a performance and improved-cost alternative for 4- and 6-mil PCTFE laminations and cold formed foil for blister applications. This thermoformable film has exceptional moisture and oxygen barrier properties and the triplex structure is ideal for applications such as pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, probiotics and other related products.
12 Oct 2018 --- This week in packaging news, BillerudKorsnäs appointed Helene Biström as its Senior Vice President for Paper. Four packaging companies have joined together to form the sustainability-focused Mauser Packaging Solutions and Peli BioThermal opened its latest service centers in Basel and Berlin. The British Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Magazine has awarded GEA with this year's RAC Cooling Industry Awards in the category “Building Energy Project.” Constantia Flexibles pledged that 100 percent of its consumer and pharma packaging will be recyclable by 2025.
08 Oct 2018 --- Predictive maintenance, technology advancements and faster speeds are all touted as the cornerstones of the new Sharp MAX-PRO 18 automatic bagger launched by Pregis this week. The company are also launching the Sharp SX GO tabletop machine.
05 Oct 2018 --- This week, Spectra has designed a range of sugar-cane based toiletries for Firmdale hotels and Pregis is adding new pink and black color options to its Inspyre protective packaging brand. GEA has successfully concluded the sale of its Westfalia Separator Production in France. Smurfit Kappa has begun operating a Combined Heat and Power Plant to reduce emissions of its Kent, UK, plant.
05 Oct 2018 --- Ardagh has announced the launch of Kahlúa Espresso Martini in Nitro Cans. The Nitro Can is the ready-to-drink (RTD) packaging solution for nitro beverages which was launched in late 2016 to capitalize on the nitro coffee trend gaining momentum in key European markets. Kahlúa uses a 250ml slim Nitro Can to provide consumers a velvety smooth Espresso Martini infused with nitrogen.
03 Oct 2018 --- Talkin’ Things and CSI (Closure Systems International) have introduced the Talkin’ Cap – the world’s first NFC (Near Field Communication) technology implemented inside a cap closure designed for mass production. The Talkin’ Caps are an app-less way to drive marketing content, brand and product information, gamification, loyalty programs, awards and coupons to connected consumers. The Talkin’ Cap also provides pre-retail benefits, allowing brands to protect against counterfeit and unauthorized refilling. The collaboration claims that the functionality of the cap is as easy as Apple Pay experience.