Household & Home Care Packaging News

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
Sabic
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.
Invisible codes on packaging to boost recycling
Amcor

Innovative packaging design, improved recycling infrastructure and consumers playing their part at the point of disposal are all necessary to achieve the circular system we all agree is needed. That’s why global companies, retailers, and others – including Amcor – have been coming together to find answers that address the challenge across the value chain.

Adhesion peel strength of COVID-19 tapes and stickers
Mecmesin

In the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown, there have been clear guidelines issued to businesses on keeping staff and customers safe. These include wall signs encouraging people to follow hygiene guidelines through to purpose-made floor tape to help enforce social distancing rules. For successful long-lasting application to surfaces, they all rely on the stickiness provided by the humble self-adhesive.

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
Alpla
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.
Trivium products for paints and coatings
Trivium

Trivium products for paints and coatings allow you to take full advantage of metal’s protection and sustainability while developing a distinctive look for your brand through our shaping and decoration capabilities.

Tri-Seal invests $1 million in new closure liner manufacturing facility
Tekni-Plex
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.
Introducing Webpackaging LIVE| The Virtual Packaging Exhibition
Webpac
The world's first virtual packaging exhibition in full 3D, Webpackaging LIVE launches September 1st 2020, with an amazing lineup of suppliers for the Beauty & Personal Care, Cosmetics, Home Care, Food & Beverage and Pharmaceutical markets. Visit the show to experience connecting with suppliers and sourcing new products - like never before.
DSM halves the carbon footprint of Akulon PA6
DSM
Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, today announces that its Engineering Materials will offer its existing Akulon PA6 portfolio produced in Europe with a significantly reduced carbon footprint by the beginning of 2021, thus offering the lowest carbon footprint of PA6 available in the market. This enables DSM’s customers to reduce the carbon footprint of their own products and contribute to the global reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Clariant’s bio-based additives for biopolymers awarded OK compost INDUSTRIAL & OK biodegradable SOIL certification
Clariant
Good news for the development of sustainable compostable products. Clariant’s bio-based processing & dispersing additives for biopolymers used in plastics have been awarded the “OK compost INDUSTRIAL” certificate. Awarding test and certification body, TÜV Austria Cert GmbH, also granted to Licocare RBW 102 Vita the “OK biodegradable SOIL” label, which is a key attribute for agricultural applications.
Pregis launches custom branded tissue paper void-fill portfolio
Pregis

Pregis, a leading manufacturer of protective packaging, is expanding its customer experience portfolio with Inspyre paper. This custom branded tissue paper is dispensed from the Easypack Quantum on-demand, void-fill system. By using an automated packaging system that dispenses paper directly into the box, Inspyre paper offers the high throughput required by operations while delivering the branded unboxing experiences sought after by marketing.

Essentra launches 'industry first' recyclyed PET tear tape
Essentra Packaging
Essentra Tapes has launched the first tear tape for flexible packaging to combine the sustainability of recycled polyester (rPET) alongside the benefits of easy-opening and brand enhancement, responding to both consumer demand for packaging sustainability and the latest legislative requirements for recycled content
Kasha Dispenser
Toly
Addressing the drive towards hygiene and reduction of contamination, Toly is presenting their face dispenser which incorporates a sponge for ease of application.
Home Care: Fighting off germs and bacteria
TricorBraun

Consumers are heavily focused on cleaning and disinfecting their living spaces to fight off germs and bacteria. As a result, products like wipes and sprays have been flying off the shelves. As consumers adapt to this new normal, cleaning will continue to remain top of mind, but they will also seek ways to return their home to the sanctuary it once was.