Household & Home Care Packaging News

Eco-friendly concentrates
Eco-conscious consumers are seeking products to effectively clean and disinfect their spaces without creating unnecessary waste in the process. Concentrated solutions allow cleaning formulas to be mixed or diluted by consumers at home. In turn, this reduces the amount of plastic, water, and energy required to produce them.
Securing Your Supply Chain
Raptor Packaging

Although it can be difficult and challenging to accept new meeting requests and sales inquiries, the investment made can and does pay dividends long term to your business. To rely solely on your known existing supplier base for your procurement needs is a huge and unnecessary risk in today’s marketplace. Here’s three reasons why you should consider having additional sources of supply for your most critical purchase components.

Amcor to help brands communicate packaging carbon footprint reductions through independent labelling from the Carbon Trust

Amcor has announced the ‘Reducing CO2 Packaging’ Label from the Carbon Trust can now be printed on Amcor packaging to demonstrate significant carbon footprint reductions. It’s part of the company’s lifecycle assessment service, which enables brands to measure their packaging’s carbon footprint from raw materials through end-of-use. The announcement comes at a time when sustainability is an increasingly important factor in consumers’ purchasing decisions.

WP launches first 100% recyclable dispensing valve
Weener Plastics
Following extensive research, trials, laboratory tests, and consumer reviews, WP’s Innovation & Development team has created a 100% recyclable valve that offers fully controlled, clean dispensing. WP’s fully recyclable valve is made of a specially developed material. This enables full recycling with polyolefin waste streams – regardless of the bottle material.
See the impact of your branding with Trivium's 3D visualizer
Trivium has incorporated a 3D visualizer into its website, enabling its customers the opportunity to see their branding on a range of the company's metal packaging. The service is offered by Trivium without any additional cost, allowing its customers to explore design ideas and create a finished pack in just minutes!
Mecmesin webinar: Tensile Testing: Basics, Tips and Trends

Join us on Wednesday 14th October for our free webinar “Tensile Testing: Basics, Tips and Trends”. Aimed at a foundation knowledge level, we will be looking at the importance of pull or tensile testing in everyday life and the methods and solutions used by manufacturers to ensure safety and quality.

Smurfit Kappa’s innovative packaging recognised with 18 EFIA Awards
Smurfit Kappa
Smurfit Kappa has walked away with a substantial 18 awards at the European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) Awards, including three Gold awards and a Special Award, further consolidating its leadership in the packaging industry. Creative and innovative packaging solutions for brands including Stella Artois, Head & Shoulders, Hendricks Gin, Huggies, Haribo and Kimberly Clark resulted in Smurfit Kappa receiving this wide spectrum of awards.
HK's Combi-Cap is twice as useful and twice as nice!
Certina Packaging
HK Cosmetic Packaging has launched the brand new “Combi-Cap”, an innovative closure solution with multiple uses. The 2-in-1 Combi-Cap can be used to combine two different products, or as a possible applicator for tubes. Comprised of two lightweight components, consumers can choose to keep the inner soft applicator screwed on to the tube for gentle application or keep it inside the overcap to be able to directly access the tube’s contents.
Irplast joins Sabic’s Trucircle Initiative by launching circular LOOPP and renewable NOPP film to create sustainable flexible packaging

IRPLAST S.p.A., a prominent global producer of simultaneously bi-oriented BOPP film, for manufacturing of printed adhesive tapes, wrap­around labels for the food, beverage dairy, personal & home care markets and also for multi-pack solutions, has selected certified circular and certified renewable SABIC PP polymers from SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE portfolio for its new S-BOPP film solutions.

Dispensing tips for hard-to-reach areas
Nordson EFD

Nordson EFD manufactures the highest-quality dispensing tips and adhesive nozzles free of flash and burrs for cleaner, smoother flow paths. Available in multiple styles, sizes, and materials, the tips are specifically designed to help pest control professionals easily dispense in hard-to-reach places.

ALPLA presents innovative refill packaging
With NOW, ALPLA is presenting an ideal packaging solution for concentrated cleaning chemicals. Alongside the numerous environmental benefits, it also offers special added value: it is safe, easy and fun for consumers to use.
Tri-Seal invests $1 million in new closure liner manufacturing facility
Tri-Seal, a Tekni-Plex business, has invested $1 million in a new closure liner manufacturing facility in Greater Noida. The company’s latest investment in foil laminating, four-color rotogravure printing and inspection equipment will significantly reduce lead time for closure liners used in pharmaceutical, food, household/industrial chemical and cosmetic applications in India.