Flexibles Packaging News

Cementing the deal: Mondi acquires two paper bag lines and signs exclusive supplier agreements with leading cement producers in Egypt
Mondi Paper Bags has acquired two paper bag lines from Helwan Cement Company and InterCement Sacs1. With these acquisitions, Mondi’s paper bag production volume in the country will increase by approximately 60-80 million bags annually. As part of the agreement, Mondi will become exclusive supplier of paper bags to Helwan Cement Company and InterCement Sacs.
Fast and fresh: Snack-friendly packaging for prepared fruit
Healthy eating trends and convenience are boosting the fruit snacks industry globally. Amcor Food Scientists work closely with customers and suppliers to understand every factor that needs to be considered when packaging fruit. From variety of fruit, cut size and weight, and country of origin, to supply chain, preparation processes and end pack format.
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Toly plays a vital role in providing your brand with hands-free packaging solutions for both safety and hygienic measures, whilst keeping the pack effective for your formulation.

CTL-TH Packaging (CTL Packaging) collaborates in the fight against COVID-19 with the manufacture of flexible tubes for hydroalcoholic solutions
CTL-TH Packaging
The CTL-TH Packaging group, one of the leading companies in the packaging industry of flexible tubes with plants in Vitoria (Spain), Barcelona (Spain) and Vichy (France), launches a specific production plan for flexible tubes for the packaging of hydroalcoholic solutions at a European level, in order to quickly serve its customers, reducing delivery times from the usual 60/80 days to 15 days.
A convenient split
RPC bpi
The latest addition to the NorDiVent range from Berry bpi provides end-user convenience with a pack that allows the contents (typically concrete or cement) to be used without unnecessary product waste. End users are able to empty the bag on construction sites directly into concrete and cement pumps without the need for any additional opening tool.
5 Unique advantages to flexible packaging

Flexible packaging is a fantastic choice for a variety of products, offering unique characteristics for stability, design, and sustainability. Innovation and package engineering have led to the development of lighter weight flexible packaging that enhances the final product’s shelf appeal, barrier strength, protection, and the ability to be sealed.

Smurfit Kappa combines expertise with Mitsubishi HiTec Paper to create innovative food packaging
Smurfit Kappa
As part of its ongoing Better Planet Packaging initiative, Smurfit Kappa has collaborated with one of its partners, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper, to create a new type of innovative and recyclable food-safe packaging. A combination of Smurfit Kappa’s expertise in paper-based packaging and Mitsubishi HiTec Paper’s strength in coated papers has led to the first product in the new range being shortlisted as a finalist in the Swiss Packaging Awards.
Clariant partners with Merck & SABIC to perfect laser marking of flexible packaging

Clariant has teamed up with pigment supplier Merck KGaA and resin producer SABIC to develop laser-marking technology and materials to ease the recycling process for flexible polyethylene (LDPE, LLDPE) packaging film. The results of the collaboration will be presented at K 2019, the international plastics trade fair being held on October 16 to 23 at Messe Dusseldorf in Germany.

JUSTIN'S and ProAmpac pioneer sustainable high-barrier FDA-compliant flexible pouch using PCR content

Taking a “pioneering step” toward sustainable food packaging, ProAmpac, the flexible packaging leader, has announced that it is producing a high-barrier pouch made with 25 percent post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials for JUSTIN’S newest product innovation, Nut Butter Covered Nuts. To produce the new pouch, ProAmpac collaborated with its customer JUSTIN’S, maker of naturally delicious, high quality nut butters and organic nut butter cups and snacks.

Menshen and Dow bring sustainable design to spouted pouches
Dow and MENSHEN, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of caps, closures and single-serve capsules, announce the new transformative Reverse Spout Sealing Technology that enables the production of spouted pouches made of mono-material films. This exciting technology allows converters to address the recycling criteria for flexible packaging and can help brands meet their sustainability packaging goals.
Ishida inspection systems ensure immaculate packaging for crisps
A specialist German potato chip brand is maintaining excellent quality control on its recently upgraded high-capacity packing lines thanks to the introduction of sealtesters and checkweighers from Ishida Europe. The Ishida sealtesters and checkweighers deliver a seamless, totally reliable quality control solution capable of operating at high speeds, with only the upstream systems preventing them from achieving even higher speeds.
Winners announced for 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards

The winners of the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) for Australia and New Zealand were announced at a gala dinner on the 30th of April at the SOFITEL Wentworth, Sydney. The PIDA Awards are the exclusive feeder program for the prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards run by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) with the 2019 PIDA winners automatically eligible for entry into the 2020 international competition.

Australian companies increase their presence at ProPak Asia 2019

An ever-growing number of Australian companies have identified ProPak Asia as the number one exhibition to showcase their products into the ASEAN Region and 2019 will be no exception. This year will see 17 Australian companies exhibiting at ProPak Asia, which is the largest contingent to date.

CDP Climate Score and Supplier Engagement Rating

In recognition of both the high degree of transparency in climate change reporting and climate protection efforts, Constantia Flexibles was rewarded with a very high CDP Climate Score Rating in 2018. Constantia Flexibles has received a score of A- which is within the Leadership band and is much higher than the sector average (D) and the Europe regional average (C).