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These 57 attendees will showcase their knowledge and experience in a range of contemporary of packaging and technology options including metal packaging, glass makers, all-in-one plastics companies, high end cases suppliers, new plastic packaging material, smart packaging, design software, new ...
ORBIS Corp., Oconomowoc, WI, has acquired Response Packaging, Piedmont, SC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Response Packaging designs, prototypes and manufactures reusable custom dunnage and fabricated steel rack solutions. The acquisition includes design, testing and manufacturing ...

Unilever chief R&D officer David Blanchard said: “We want all of our packaging to be fit for a world that is circular by design, stepping away from the take-make-dispose model that we currently live in. This innovation is particularly exciting because it could unlock one of the major barriers today – making all ...
I don't know about you, but marketing materials and packaging that artfully harmonize cool design with the perfect paper give me the same giddy thrill as hearing a piece of marvelous music beautifully performed. German design studio Beierarbeit keenly demonstrates this in their campaign for the Bielefeld ...
HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bain Capital Private Equity today announced the acquisition of World Wide Packaging LLC, a leading provider of ... Established in 1980, World Wide Packaging provides the cosmetics and personal care industries with a complete range of packaging components, custom ...
Whether or not cannabis is legal in your state, it's not illegal for packaging design firms to work for cannabis customer. That said, if you are a designer, you may still want to consider if this is an area that you want to focus on going forward, if it fits with your own values and if it could be controversial with other ...

Founded in 2009, privately held Response Packaging conceptualizes, designs, prototypes and manufactures reusable custom dunnage and fabricated steel rack solutions. Included in the acquisition are design, testing and manufacturing facilities in Piedmont, and Greenville, S.C.; Auburn Hills, Mich.; and ...
Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE: PKG) says it is one of the largest producers of containerboard and corrugated packaging in the U.S. and the third largest producer of uncoated freesheet in North America, based on production capacity. It has about 14,000 employees, with operations primarily in ...
MOB-Liner is a flexible packaging paper developed by using virgin fiber material to meet the requirements of paper-based packaging solutions. Feldmuehle's flexible packaging paper enables to protect the products from pollutants by mineral oil residues without using film and composite materials.
To meet this challenge, LRXD designed bright red packaging that is offset by a swatch of complementary color—a different hue for every SKU—and cutaway windows that give shoppers a peek at the products. Sparse expository copy in white relays the most pertinent information on the front of each ...
Bosch Packaging Technology, in co-operation with Spee-Dee, launched a duplex packaging solution for ground coffee. The combination of a Spee-Dee auger filler and a Bosch vertical bagger produces up to 300 high-quality fractional coffee bags/min with a maximum bag width of 7 in. on minimum floor ...
Uflex has already commissioned the first phase of its aseptic liquid packaging plant. Capacity is for seven billion packs a year, which can be scaled up to meet demand. The factory surface area is 72 acres. The Greenfield project will lead to 250 employees. Commercial production and dispatch has already ...
Many excellent technical articles describing food industry equipment construction and design standards are available online, so I won't revisit that aspect of the subject. Rather, I'd prefer to address basic processes intended to address food and packaging safety through the application of comprehensive risk ...
Ireland's Smurfit Kappa on Monday said it had rejected an increased takeover offer from U.S. rival International Paper, saying the offer undervalued Europe's largest paper packaging producer and made no strategic sense. Under International Paper's revised proposal, made on March 22, Smurfit's ...
Down in London, 22 Hotel Chocolat eggs' packaging didn't mention the word at all in Waterloo station. This pattern continued at a WHSmith nearby where only two in eight eggs on sale mentioned Easter on the front of the box. Catholic priest David Palmer, from Nottingham, told The Sun: "If firms want to ...
Soon you'll be able to buy recreational weed in Canada, but the packaging sure won't be very flashy if Health Canada has its way. The federal agency last week proposed cannabis packaging and branding restrictions that would make pot packets awfully plain looking, limiting colour, depiction and brand.
Chicago, IL - March 22, 2018 - Zacks Equity Research highlights Packaging Corp of America PKG as the Bull of the Day and Lending Tree TREE as the Bear of the Day. In addition, Zacks ... Packaging Corp of America is a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and has an A for its growth style score. That puts this ...

According to Robert Lilienfeld, known as one of our country's leading “garbologists” (aka, waste expert), something unexpected has happened when it came to waste in the U.S. Back in 2010, the EPA stated that packaging waste would account for nearly 40 percent of all the waste produced in this country.
In my day job, I see a mind-numbing amount of shrink-wrap and other plastic packaging. It doesn't get much better when I'm off the clock. Doesn't it help you sleep better at night knowing that a serial killer can hacksaw through prison bars quicker than you can unpackage a new cellphone to call 9-1-1?
If you like learning about innovative new packaging technologies on the cusp of commercialization or those making a splash on-shelf, The Packaging Conference has become the event to attend each year. The 2018 edition, held in Orlando in February, featured news on the commercialization of a form/fill ...
Packaging design changes such as slimmer cans that are easier to hold and use are being utilized by CSD, energy drinks and sparkling waters. Multi-serve bottles with longer necks and skinnier body are easier to carry and pour. Resealable closures are used in beverages ranging from beer to sparkling ...
Ireland is now one of the leading recycling countries in the EU for packaging recycling but there is still a range of measures people here can take to protect the environment. Recycling giants Repak said thanks to their members, over 10.1 million tonnes of packaging recycling has been diverted from landfill ...
Until drug products can be directly manufactured at their point of use, they will be packaged in container closure systems for storage between manufacturing and use. Until packaging systems for drug products are chemically inert, interactions between a drug product and its packaging will remain the rule ...
Washington will soon phase out nonstick chemicals in its food packaging. Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law Wednesday that will eventually restrict perfluorinated chemicals. Inslee said Washington is now the first state in the nation to ban these chemicals in food packaging. “This common sense measure ...
On Wednesday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed the first state law to ban toxic fluorinated chemicals in food packaging, such as microwave popcorn bags, pizza boxes and fast-food wrappers. The ban – conditioned on the state identifying a safer alternative – is a major defeat for the chemical and ...
Arma Container Corp., a custom packaging manufacturer, has leased a 59,000-square-foot industrial building in Deer Park. The company is using the 2.9-acre property at 120 East Industry Court to expand its operations. Arma already occupies a 120,000-square-foot industrial building at 65 North Industry ...
The company is offering a choice of materials including BIO-PET. This new plastic is also 100% recyclable, meaning every box can have a new life once it has served its purpose. The company said: “Like all responsible companies, we are looking to reduce packaging. However, this is not always possible ...
HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Highland Packaging Solutions for approximately $150 million in cash. Highland is a privately ...
SAXOPRINT updates its packaging designer tool and gives customers more options to design and visualise their custom products. SAXOPRINT® easy box is a packaging solution launched in 2016 which enables folding cartons, boxes and mailer boxes to be designed and printed with individual ...
Supermarkets need to do more to halt “the rising tide of plastic”, according to the organisers of a day of action targeting excess packaging and plastic. The “Shop and Drop” event, due to take place on Saturday April 21st, will see shoppers urged to politely leave packaging at the checkout. The action is ...
WATSONVILLE — In 1987, Watsonville-based Sambrailo Packaging introduced the first-ever plastic clamshell box for fresh berry storage. And for decades, that plastic packaging was used widely across North America. Now, Sambrailo is once again attempting to transform the industry — this time by going ...
It can be a pain to sell your gear on eBay for many reasons, not the least of which is packaging. How do you know a box will be large enough without having it on hand? eBay can help: it just launched a previously teased, ARCore-based augmented reality feature for Android that helps you choose a ...
The April 4 launch of Industrial Pack 2018 in Atlanta, Ga., will feature several live demonstrations pitting leading packaging against leading performance tests. To help packaging professionals understand increasingly complex legislation and testing procedures for both the US and export markets, live ...
If you try to explain unboxing videos to your grandma, she might shake her head in disbelief. People can really rack up 400,000 views on YouTube by doing nothing but unwrapping fashion and beauty products? Despite Grandma's incredulity, it's true — fancy packaging has become so normal that there's a ...
A day after Canada released detailed packaging requirements for recreational cannabis, executives and analysts warned that the rules are so restrictive that the government is risking a “policy fail.” The new regulations, in many ways, are more restrictive than the packaging rules for tobacco, ...
Fox Packaging, McAllen, Texas, has officially opened a 32,000-square-foot printing facility. The second-generation, family owned company will be able to increase production and serve customers faster with the printing and conversion equipment at the facility, which took eight months to build, according to ...
The worst offender in the top 10 best-selling branded eggs analysed by Which? was Thorntons' Classic Large Egg, where the cardboard box and plastic make up more than a third (36.4%) of the product's weight. Which? compared the eggs by weighing their packaging as well as chocolate contents to find ...
Leaders of the WGA East and West haven't yet reached out to the ATA to renegotiate the pact, but say there's growing concern among their members about the “conflict of interest inherent in production and packaging,” in which agencies put together shows in which their writer-clients are employed.
The WGA East and WGA West claim the packaging profits reaped by the top agencies pose an inherent “conflict of interest” to their fiduciary duty to represent the best interests of writers, and are preparing to reopen negotiations with the Association of Talent Agents to rewrite a packaging agreement that ...
Stacy's Snacks, a Frito-Lay North America brand, is celebrating Women's History Month this year with a packaging design that celebrates women. Stacy's limited-edition packaging comprises three 7.33-oz Stacy's Simply Naked Pita Chips bags decorated with vibrant graphics by female artists. The specially ...
FRANKFURT, March 16 (Reuters) - Packaging maker SIG Combibloc is preparing a Zurich stock market listing in autumn which could value the group at about 4.5 billion euros ($5.5 billion), three people close to the matter said. Its private equity owner Onex has tasked Rothschild as a so-called IPO advisor, ...
ChipMOS Technologies expects to see tight production capacity for COF (chip-on-film) packaging in 2018, and is optimistic about demand for NOR flash and niche-market DRAM memory. ChipMOS' production capacity for COF packaging is estimated at 6,500-7,000 wafers monthly. Demand for 12-inch ...
In the last year, I have had the opportunity to visit several contract packaging plants and have spoken with many co-packers, and for most, one of the biggest frustrations is the increasingly competitive labor market. At the CPA Annual Meeting in February, Tom Landry, Owner of Allegiance Staffing, ...
The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) kicked off a new project this week to identify successful strategies for recycling the multi-material flexible plastic packaging that is currently being discarded as hospital waste. In collaboration with researchers from UMass Lowell's Plastics Engineering ...
PMMI Business Intelligence reports that although plastic bottles are expected to take over the market, the most excitement in packaging innovation involves aluminum cans and bottles. While aluminum packaging has experienced a decline in unit sales over the years, about 70% of respondents to the ...
Over the last few years, the frequency of reporting on new and improved flexible food and non-food packaging that is swiftly replacing rigid container versions has increased significantly. Among the new developments are improved barrier technologies, all-PE packaging, and innovative flexible stand-up ...
Owner of The Melville Group Carl Melville presented an informative webinar to viewers about the State of the Contract Packaging Industry report on March 20. The webinar gave attendees an overview of the full report and snippets of the Executive Summary. Whether you are abusiness owner, executive, ...
The flow-wrapping process itself presents competing goals in that to minimize user costs, the packaging line needs to run as fast as possible, yet deliver hermetic seals that are easy for consumers to open to access the product inside. Autobahn, which Rollprint refers to as “the next generation in flow-wrap ...
According to Christiane Fimpel, sales additive manufacturing, 3D Model, Germany, 3D scanning and digitization has dramatically changed the way Easter treats are created and packaging companies who design wrappings for chocolate Santas and Easter bunnies want to create attractive products that 'fly ...
Following the successful launch of its PagodaWare packaging line in September 2017, Inline Plastics is expanding the PagodaWare family. PagodaWare packaging is designed with a specific "pagoda" shape that features a 360-degree view of the container contents. Joining the line are three smaller sizes, as well two ...


 

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