Giflor's Eco Low Profile with big impact

Nowadays, a focus on sustainability is a MUST to ensure the survival of our planet. Always staying ahead of the times, Giflor Closure Technologies has been committed to this ever since 2006, when it launched its Eco Low Profile line for bottles, and the company now works with this philosophy in mind every day. As brands look for simple ways to improve their sustainability credentials, Giflor's Eco Low Profile cap options have gone from strength to strength, offering a lightweight packaging option utilizing less plastic material and benefiting a reduced carbon footprint.

2018 AIP Year in Review

With 2018 nearing an end it is time to reflect on what was one of the most successful and actionpacked year the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has ever had in its 55 year history. We started the year by hosting the 2018 AIP National Conference, 2018 Packaging Innovation & Design Awards, 2018 WorldStar Packaging Awards, the 100th World Packaging Organisation Board Meeting and the inaugural Women in Industry Forum and we just kept going for the rest of the year. We have tried to highlight some of the key events and initiatives that the AIP undertook this year in this our final newsletter for 2018.

RPC Kutenholz offers a choice of sizes all-round

The growing popularity and diversity of sauces, dressings and toppings in the food sector has led RPC Kutenholz to expand its popular Allrounder range. A new 1 litre version is now being added to the existing 500ml and 875ml sizes, giving manufacturers, foodservice suppliers and retailers an even wider choice of an attractive and practical solution for all types of liquid products.

Stora Enso and startup Sulapac have joined forces to develop renewable and biodegradable straws

Stora Enso and Sulapac continue to combat the global problem of plastic waste by launching a demo for sustainable drinking straws at Slush 2018. The demo, which targets production on an industrial scale, is designed to replace traditional plastic straws with renewable ones. The straws are based on Sulapac’s biocomposite material – made of wood and natural binders – designed to be recycled via industrial composting and biodegrade in marine environments.

International Sleeve Label Awards - open for entries

The 2019 AWA International Sleeve Label Awards are now in their fifth year and are open for entries until the 28th of February 2019! Judged by an international panel of industry experts, the Awards are designed to recognize the industry’s outstanding achievements in stretch-and shrink-sleeve labeling and product decoration.

New high quality metallic matt silver and gold closures

Neville and More has launched a new range of high quality metallic matt silver and gold closures in wide neck diameters of 38mm and 45mm. These chunky, matt metallic caps have been specifically designed and developed to fit a large range of glass jars and crystal clear PET plastic bottles and jars.

RPC bpi protec have packaging waste (shrink) wrapped!

RPC bpi protec are promoting a circular economy in flexible packaging with 30% post-consumer recyclate content and 100% recyclability in one shrink film. Governments and consumers are now demanding packaging that minimises its impact on the environment by ensuring the use of recycled content and delivering full recyclability. Manufacturers are therefore looking to maximise the sustainability of their chosen packaging solutions, whilst still providing effective protection and brand enhancement to their goods.

Green and edible cling film and food packaging made from plants

University of Nottingham researchers have developed 100 percent biodegradable and edible food packaging made from plant carbohydrates and proteins to replace polluting plastic materials and improve storage, safety and shelf life. The Sino-UK project is led by Professor Saffa Riffat, from the Faculty of Engineering, whose research group is world-renowned for innovations in sustainable materials, energy and building technologies.

Focus on: Digitial printing solutions for labels or packaging

With a focus on innovative and high quality products, technical support and services, ACTEGA provides a broad variety of solutions for digital printing across a range of markets. Whether a company is dealing with publication & commercial, labels or packaging, a dedicated team is available including experts from R&D, technical services and product consultation. Discover ACTDigi, our first cross-company brand fully dedicated to digital printing.

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