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.
Flexibles Packaging News
The latest new design from COPCO is the 50ml PP tottle, with premium looks in its crystal clear acrylic case and it is as flexible as regular tottles.
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.
bpi. stretchfilms, a leading producer of pallet stretchwrap, has announced a multi-million pound investment in its manufacturing facility at Bridgwater, Somerset. This significant investment in a fully automated conversion centre includes the installation of 7 new conversion machines for conventional and pre-stretched hand film.
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.
Action Technology’s Clinton, Illinois facility is commemorating its 50th anniversary in the same location it started manufacturing in 1969. Products produced here are found in every household across the United States and in many other countries.
Amcor launches unique, recyclable, high-barrier flexible packaging that can reduce a pack’s carbon footprint by up to 64%. Amcor has launched AmLite Ultra Recyclable, its first packaging product made from the company’s revolutionary, more sustainable high-barrier polyolefin film that the company announced last year.
Proseal Australia has won a prestigious Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) Award of Excellence. In the Customer Collaboration category, the company was rewarded for its pioneering work with its customer Fresh Berry and packaging partner CFK of Canada in delivering a solution that reduced the amount of plastic packaging for strawberries by as much as 96%.
Shiseido, Givenchy, Godiva, Henkel and Unilever were among the many brands attending ADF&PCD Shanghai 2019. The highly anticipated 2nd edition, which took place at The Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing on 27 & 28 March 2019, enjoyed a 26% growth in visitors.
As part of its global growth strategy, the technology group SCHOTT is investing BRL 50 million in its pharmaceutical tubing production in Rio de Janeiro in the next two years. The invest covers the latest update of the company’s perfeXion process – a 100 percent on-line inspection system, which examines every single tube – as well as implementing state-of-the-art production technology in glass-melting furnaces.