Household & Home Care Packaging News

Mondi, Werner & Mertz partner on fully recyclable, award-winning StripPouch that supports a circular economy
Leading global packaging and paper group Mondi’s four-year effort with a customer – German cleaning products maker Werner & Mertz GmbH – to develop a fully recyclable, flexible, stand-up pouch for W&M’s Frosch-brand laundry detergent is paying dividends. The project applied Cradle to Cradle principles to assess every aspect of the product, from design to optimal end-of-life options, to close the packaging loop.
Advanced Dynamics' 'perfect' solutions win over automotive brand
Advanced Dynamics

Advanced Dynamics Ltd stepped into the breach to restore a business’s faith in packaging solution partners after the boss of one of the UK’s leading automotive distribution companies felt let down by his previous supplier, urgently looking for a new supplier that would go the extra mile to deliver the filling and labelling system he required, quickly and efficiently..

Catalonia, Madrid and Valencia communities' significant presence at Empack 2019

Empack, the reference fair in southern Europe for the sectors of packaging and labeling, raw materials, industrial packaging and packaging accessories continues to grow. 150 exhibitors have already confirmed their participation at the next edition, which will be held on November 13 and 14 at IFEMA. Catalonia and Madrid will be the autonomous communities with the most representation, alongside companies from Germany, Italy, Turkey, Portugal and the UK.

Pregis joins Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier network
Pregis LLC, a leading protective packaging materials and automated systems manufacturer, has joined the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier (APASS) network. As part of the APASS network, Pregis can certify that packages meet the requirements of Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging programs and its 3 tiers of certification.
Advancing Together: Berry + RPC
RPC Group

On July 1st Berry Global Group, Inc. completed the acquisition of RPC Group Plc. The combination of Berry and RPC creates a leading supplier of engineered products and one of the world’s largest plastic packaging companies.

ScottsMiracle-Gro and ProAmpac win 2019 AmeriStar Award

The 2019 AmeriStar Award has been presented to ScottsMiracle-Gro in partnership with packaging leader ProAmpac for their bio-plastic based design of the Miracle-Gro Performance Organics growing media packaging, which made its commercial debut this spring. The annual AmeriStar award competition is conducted by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP).

Adept Packaging is APASS certified
Adept Packaging
Adept Packaging has joined the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS), a program to assist vendors, suppliers and manufacturers to reduce defective product deliveries, receive products ready to ship and eliminate unnecessary packaging waste. Adept Packaging offers the full suite of services to help sellers certify their products as Prep-Free Packaging (PFP), Ships-in-Own-Container (SIOC), and Frustration Free Packaging (FFP).
No wasted opportunity for user-friendliness
RPC Promens

ESE World has launched a new design for its 240 litre PL bin with several innovative features and options that provide the utmost flexibility for waste and recycling collection schemes. The container’s additional footstep, the availability of three different wheel sizes and a special lid-in-lid option provide important ergonomic benefits.

AFA presents the PCR OpUs Verte trigger sprayer
Afa Dispensing

AFA Dispensing has achieved another milestone in the global effort to use environmentally friendly and sustainable packaging solutions. As of this autumn, AFA’s best-selling product – The OpUs Trigger Sprayer, will be offered in a new colourful version that is made from Post-Consumer Recycled resin (resin of recycled plastic products).

Henkel integrates Social Plastic in packaging for Beauty Care and Laundry & Home Care products
Henkel is taking the next step in its collaboration with social enterprise Plastic Bank: The consumer business units Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care will launch product packaging made of 100 percent recycled plastic. Up to 50 percent thereof will be Social Plastic – plastic collected before it enters oceans or waterways. This underlines Henkel’s commitment to a circular value chain for plastic while at the same time providing opportunities for people in poverty.
Amcor completes acquisition of Bemis, creating the global leader in packaging
Amcor has announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Bemis Company Inc., effective 11 June 2019. The combined company will now operate as Amcor Plc (Amcor), trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “AMCR” and the Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker symbol “AMC.” Amcor is included in both the S&P 500 and S&P/ASX 200 indices.
ALPLA Caribe and Fortiflex form strategic alliance

ALPLA Caribe and Fortiflex Inc. signed a strategic alliance back in 2018, thereby creating a contractual basis for an interim solution. The aim is for them to establish themselves as the preferred packaging producer in the Caribbean and in Central America.

Australia & NZ packaging innovations recognised in 2019 WorldStar Packaging Awards

Three Australian companies and one New Zealand company have achieved international recognition for their innovative and unique packaging designs in the prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards for 2019. The winning companies include Caps and Closures for Precise Pour, ILNAM Estate for 8 Kangaroos, Lactote for POLATOTE and Radix Nutrition for their Foil Packaging Breakfast Pouch and were across three categories, Beverage, Food and Domestic & Household.

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.
Kite Packaging is out in front in the race to reduce plastic in the environment
Kite Packaging
We’ve seen a hugely positive response to our 2019 initiative aimed at reducing the impact of plastics in the environment. We are well on our way to reaching our goal, with the initiative already delivering a 95 tonne plastic reduction. Our team launched the 120 tonne challenge at the start of 2019, setting ourselves and our customers the task of reducing plastic usage by a total of 120 tonnes by the end of the year.
Linx builds North American distribution for its range of coding and marking printers

Coding and marking specialist Linx Printing Technologies has appointed a number of new channel partners in North America to expand support for its product portfolio. As well as providing greater geographical coverage in this important territory, the new distributors offer expertise across a wide variety of market sectors and will help deliver the support and service end-user customers demand from their coding and marking printer suppliers.