Household & Home Care Packaging News

DSM halves the carbon footprint of Akulon PA6

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
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, 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

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
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.
Inspirations from nature help Milliken’s ColorDirection 2021 sing in Harmonic Synergy
Milliken Chemical
As togetherness and context become increasingly important trends for both society and industry, through its ColorDirection 2021, Milliken & Company has embraced colors and textures that complement each other to reflect these vital values. These seven trend colors, that make up the Harmonic Synergy palette for 2021, provide design inspiration and a marketing roadmap to help build the ultimate customer color experience, and can be sourced through Milliken’s globally leading colorants.
Sustainably-sourced Optimum ECO fluid dispensing components
Nordson EFD

Nordson EFD has celebrated Earth Day by introducing a new line of sustainably-sourced Optimum ECO dispensing components, including syringe barrels, pistons, end caps, and tip caps, into its product portfolio. These components are molded using up to 96% bio-based Polyethylene resin derived from sugarcane.

ALPLA to buy plant in Spain
ALPLA, the global packaging solutions and recycling specialist, is acquiring Bopla S.A. as part of an asset deal. ALPLA intends to use the Spanish company’s expertise in the area of single-stage manufacturing technologies to expand its own product portfolio.
A bespoke tin for Kiwi
The Box b.v.
Kiwi, a well-known producer of shoe polish materials, was searching for a storage tin for a maintenance kit. The Box was contracted to produce the custom tin.
500ml HDPE Bottle – Available Now
Robinson Packaging

Robinson UK is delighted to announce that from the start of May we will be adding a 'Boston Round' 500ml HDPE bottle to our standards portfolio. The bottle is suitable for hand sanitiser with a wide range of caps, pumps and dispensers, including our own flip-top closures and simple refill cap.

The All-Plastic Trigger
Premium Pack Ltd.

Premium Pack's "All Plastic Trigger" is the best choice for any chemical, industrial, and cleaning products and is surprisingly easy to use. The trigger sprayer is entirely made of PP and PE plastic components that can be recycled effortlessly.

Designing packaging for recyclability
Manufacturers must create products that both attain the company’s brand vision while at the same time satisfy all recycling and sustainability legislation. Today, these regulations call for both an increase in the amount of recycled content in packaging, and mandate that all future packaging be reusable or recyclable.