Queen's jubilee packaging gets royal treatment Packaging Digest Share Many of the UK's most well-known brands will be changing their packaging to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee during the extended weekend break, but rather than engaging in a one-off commemoration of the monarch's 60-year reign, many are taking the opportunity to tap-in to a wider celebration of all things British this summer. More
Sustainability helps advance molded fiber packaging Packaging World Share As trendsetters such as Walmart have shown, working with suppliers to create sustainable packaging is vital for retailers and manufacturers looking to reduce input, transport, storage, and disposal costs, as well as promote their concern for the environment to consumers. The issue of disposal difficulties with many non-renewable materials has only served to heighten interest in this field and accelerate adoption of sustainable packaging. More
Polystyrene fish boxes aid food waste reduction, study finds Packaging News Share Polystyrene fish boxes are a significant contributor to food waste reduction, according to research. Life cycle analysis experts Ecobilan conducted independent LCA studies. The organization tracked the journey of fish and shellfish for thousands of miles across three European markets. More
SteadyWeb™5 Tension Controller Machine operators learn to control the web tension on production lines in less time with the new SteadyWeb™5 Tension Controller. A streamlined menu system, scroll knob and intuitive graphic user interface make setup a breeze on the large 4.3-inch color graphic display. MORE
Foodservice smoothie mixes launched in aseptic cartons Greener Package Share Syrups and flavorings company introduces natural fruit smoothie mixes in 46-oz aseptic cartons for the foodservice industry. Monin Gourmet Flavorings, a leading global manufacturer of premium syrups and flavoring products, with U.S. operations in Clearwater, Fla., has launched a new range of smoothie mixes for foodservice. More
RafCycle contributes to a sustainable future for the self-adhesive labeling industry Packaging Europe Share UPM's in-house solution for recycling paper release liner is now available industry-wide through UPM Raflatac's RafCycle® waste management concept in Europe. Label printers, packers and brand owners can have spent release paper collected for recycling at UPM's paper mill in Plattling, Germany, saving on waste disposal costs from landfill or incineration. More
Black ink for pharmaceutical thermal ink-jet applications Healthcare Packaging Share Domino Printing Sciences' latest water-based BK651 black ink for thermal ink-jet applications was developed specifically to withstand the rigors of the pharmaceutical market. The ink was awarded a grade A through to Blue Wool 4 during independent testing and evaluations on printed samples of the ink to establish its performance and light-fastness, undertaken by international packaging, paper, and print industry specialists PIRA International.
Popularity of private-label packaged products persists Packaging Digest Share The just completed wave of shopper research on Private Label usage conducted by Perception Research Services (PRS), shows the vast majority of shoppers still purchase some Private Label products on a regular basis (86 percent - on par with the 84 percent seen in November 2010). This is true across income groups and other types of classification. More
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Regulated categories: Designing with one hand tied behind your back Packaging World Share When designing packaging for products in highly regulated categories, such as food, tobacco, beverages, medical devices, cosmetics, and drugs -and constantly being warned "you can't do that" or "that doesn’t meet regulations" - designers may feel like they are working with one hand tied behind their back. More
Elasto helps realize cool idea for on the go snacks European Plastics News Share Carolina Sundberg, the Swedish inventor of the Frozzypack packed lunch cool box, develop her product with the help of a specially developed TPE from Elasto. "My daughter was going to skate with the school. At 7 a.m. I packed pancakes in her lunchbox that would be eaten five hours later," said Sundberg. More
Fuji Seal merges with Pago Group Packaging News Share Fuji Seal and Pago Group have merged to create a global supplier of sleeves, labels and flexible packaging as well as sleeve application and labeling technology, according to media reports. According to Labels and Labelling, the merger will be implemented via the acquisition of Pago shares by Fuji Seal. More
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Trelleborg: Printing blankets receive food packaging certification Packaging Europe Share Trelleborg has received accreditation from independent testing institute, ISEGA, for both its Rollin® and Vulcan® ranges of printing blankets. The official certification confirms that Trelleborg Rollin and Vulcan printing blankets can safely and confidently be employed in the printing process of food packaging. More
TerraCycle launches cigarette package recycling Packaging Digest Share A world leader in recycling hard-to-recycle waste, ranging from food and beverage packaging to hospital waste, TerraCycle takes its goal of outsmarting waste one step further with another environmental breakthrough: the launch of a free program to collect and recycle cigarette waste in Canada. The Cigarette Waste Brigade® program - in partnership with Canada's largest tobacco manufacturer - will divert used cigarette butts, along with cigarette foil and plastic packaging waste, from landfills.More
Purity is prime driver for skincare packaging Packaging World Share New packaging for skincare specialist Marble Hill's 100 percent natural skincare oils range has been designed by We Are Pure to define the luxury, simplicity, purity, and nature of the brand. David Rogers, owner and creative partner for We Are Pure, explains, "Our challenge was to ensure that Marble Hill gets the recognition in the health and beauty market that it deserves. We developed the existing logo and created striking and color-coded containers with a frosted look, while still emphasizing the clean, soft, and gentle element of the range, with a 'less is more' approach."More
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Ingeo biopolymer products achieve green certifications Packaging News Share Bioplastics firm NatureWorks has announced that packaging made from Ingeo biopolymer, sold in Germany by Danone, is the first to achieve certification from both the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) Association and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP).More
Nordson to buy Xaloy Superior Holdings for $200 million Reuters Share Nordson Corp will buy Xaloy Superior Holdings Inc for $200 million, to expand its offering to flexible packaging and plastic processing markets. Xaloy Superior makes melt delivery components for injection and extrusion machinery in the global plastic processing industry. More
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Printpack is celebrating Best of British with Ginsters Packaging Europe Share Printpack, the flexible packaging company, is using its high quality gravure printing process to create vibrant and high resolution packaging for Ginsters' pasties, slices and rolls for the company's Summer 2012 promotion. More
Inviting packaging to the product development table Healthcare Packaging Share Packaging isn't always at the table during the early stages of the product development process at pharmaceutical and medical device companies. "Only recently has the value of packaging begun to be fully appreciated in bringing a new product to market," says Richard Adams, head of Pack Graphic Design at GlaxoSmithKline's Raleigh-Durham, N.C., facility. More
Scrap Recovery for Packaging Industry Environmental Pneumatics designs, fabricates and installs waste recovery systems for the packaging industry using air systems and in-floor belt conveyors. Energy and efficiency combined with performance. MORE
The 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference (Polymers, lamination, Adhesives, Coating & Extrusions) was held May 30- June 1, 2011 in Bregenz, Austria. his event focused on the extrusion coating and laminating industry featuring the latest technology and developments in: • Raw materials • Processing • Inspection and applications These proceedings contain papers presented throughout the conference. Fully searchable CD-ROM.
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