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 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.
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.
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.
PKP’s portfolio of sprayers undergoes a process of continuous expansion, and the TS-023 Trigger Sprayer is one of the latest packaging pieces to be launched. The sprayer joins a long list of products suited to the chemical and industrial market, and the model is particularly notable for its robust form.
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.
Action Technology’s tubing product line has passed stringent National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) certification requirements for demanding food, drinking water and sanitation equipment applications. This means that users can work directly with Action to find the correct solution for their application and improve speed-to-market.
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.
Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that it has signed a joint research agreement with ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group (REG) to evaluate the potential use of cellulosic sugars from sources such as agricultural waste and residues to produce biofuel, which has the potential to play a role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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.
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 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.
Pretium Packaging, a leading North American manufacturer of plastic containers and closures, has won two international Worldstar awards for its SureHandle™ polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container which features an integrated handle. The Worldstar awards are presented by the World Packaging Organisation.
Industrial Pack, the UK’s only dedicated show for industrial, transit and protective packaging, is set to make its debut alongside Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print at Birmingham’s NEC on 27 & 28 February 2019.
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.
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.
EEP, a manufacturer of embalming fluids, was in search of a reliable sealing solution to prevent its products from leaking and to provide them with more resistance to temperature variations. In order to do so, the company contacted Enercon Industries and introduced an induction cap sealer to its production line.
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.
The amount of waste we produce increases every year. According to Eurostat, in 2016 a statistical European produced approx. 480 kg of waste, out of which 47% was recycled. That number is naturally just an average and the value varies by country.