Advancing Together: Berry + RPC

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.

Tekni-Plex purchases South American closure liner manufacturer Geraldiscos

A Tekni-Plex subsidiary has purchased Brazilian closure liner manufacturer Geraldiscos, which will become part of Tekni-Plex’s Tri-Seal business. Headquartered in Santana de Parnaiba, a suburb of São Paulo, Geraldiscos is known for manufacturing innovative closure liners and induction seals for a wide variety of container types including PP, PE, HDPE, PVC, PET and glass.

5 factors to consider when selecting an actuator for your aerosol product

For aerosol consumers, the actuator is often the most overlooked part of the product packaging. While they recognize the actuator is the component that dispenses the product, not many are aware that the actuator also controls the fineness of the spray, the amount of product that is dispersed and even how the product is applied. Because the actuator controls the nuances of how a product is dispersed, the actuator can make all the difference in an end user’s experience with a product.

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.

Market-specific website and digital promotion: a winning combination for Graham Packaging International

Graham Packaging Company, a global leader in plastic and blow molded packaging solutions, approached Webpac with the task of re-vitalizing the online presence of its International Business Unit. Applying its expertise in digital solutions for the consumer packaged goods and packaging industries, Webpac crafted the winning combination of a modern website with a market-specific product focus.

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.

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.

Rigid Containers appoints new Managing Director

Rigid Containers, part of the VPK Group, has appointed David Richardson as its new Group Managing Director. David joins Rigid from DS Smith where he worked for over 25 years, latterly as Sector Director Retail South, responsible for five sites and over 1000 employees. David will replace Richard Coward, who, having led the business for over a decade, is retiring.

Safest solution is the most sustainable and cost-effective

The market-leading Varibox from RPC Promens is providing chemical companies with the ideal solution to improve their environmental profile and minimise the financial implications of the UK’s Producer Responsibility (Packaging Waste) regulations. The heavy-duty IBC features an inner container enclosed by an outer cover. The container is suitable for intensive usage for up to five years, making the Varibox fully reusable.

Sustainable solution for chemical packaging

Working in partnership with RPC bpi nordipac, leading global chemical company Songwon Industrial Co Ltd has become one of the first chemical companies in the world to package its products in 20kg polyethylene (PE) bags made with 50% recycled PE. The new bags have been successfully trialled over the last 12 months to ensure they meet Songwon’s quality standards and its customer requirements for strength, colour stability and handling.

ISHIDA launches specialist hardware multihead weighers

Ishida Europe has extended its range of application-specific Sector Solutions multihead weighers with the introduction of models designed to handle a variety of hardware products such as nuts, bolts, screws and plastic parts. The new 10 and 14 head weighers, based on Ishida’s proven RVE series, incorporate a number of specialist features for the accurate and efficient weighing of varying shapes, sizes and piece weights at different target weights.

Orora Limited acquires Pollock Packaging

Orora Limited has announced that it has acquired Pollock Packaging for USD$80.5 million. Pollock is a market leading provider of packaging and facility supplies, headquartered in Texas, America’s second largest and fastest growing state economy.

Focus on: FDA approved coatings for rigid metal packaging

ACTEGA offers coatings, adhesives, sealants and inks for metal packaging, with a focus on options for food and beverages as the company is specialized in pigmented product solutions, as well as in products for direct food contact (FDA approved). Specialising in products that are a combination of these two cases, ACTEGA is the perfect option for sourcing packaging.

Smurfit Kappa's Vitop develops innovative new Delta tap

Smurfit Kappa’s Vitop company, leading producer of Bag-in-Box taps and connectors, has launched an innovative new tap for high density products such as detergent, chemicals and oils. The Delta tap, which holds a worldwide patent, has been designed to permit air to enter without requiring an extra air fitting and can be screwed on to rigid plastic packaging.

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