As a front-runner in the development and manufacturing of plastic packaging solutions, RPC Superfos approached Webpac to take pack development to the next level and provide an optimized configuration experience for their customers. Webpac is replacing RPC Superfos’ current labelling tool with a powerful, fully-interactive 3D configurator, enhancing not only the visualization of pack designs but also allowing customers to configure and decorate packs in seconds.
Industrial Pack wrapped up another successful event at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta GA. With visitor growth up, the expo served as a unique opportunity to network and learn from the top leaders in industrial packaging.
Proseal Australia has won a prestigious Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) Award of Excellence. In the Customer Collaboration category, the company was rewarded for its pioneering work with its customer Fresh Berry and packaging partner CFK of Canada in delivering a solution that reduced the amount of plastic packaging for strawberries by as much as 96%.
Renowned caps and closures manufacturer Kornelis has updated one of its popular caps, the 3360 model, to a form part of its collection that is moulded from the inside, rather than the outside. This means that this cap can now benefit from in-mould labelling, in order to make it easier to create a pre-decorated item.
Guinness is investing £16million to reduce the amount of plastics used in its beer packaging, which will see the introduction of 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard to replace plastic and a reduction of plastic waste that is the equivalent of removing 40 million 50cl plastic bottles from the world.
The way packaging is designed has a major impact on its recyclability. Global food and drink packaging leader Huhtamaki launches blueloop, a new range of recyclable flexible packaging made of mono-material PP, PE and paper. Huhtamaki blueloop solutions involve innovative polyolefin structures to pack coffee, snacks, dry food, personal care and other fast-moving consumer products. The range also includes paper-based solutions to replace plastic packaging.
The latest checkweigher solution from Ishida Europe will enable food manufacturers to demonstrate that they are fully compliant with individual UK retailer quality standards and codes of practice. The new Ishida DACS-GN-SE incorporates the company’s enhanced RRC (Retail Reject Confirmation) software and hardware that checks and confirms that any out-of-specification product or pack has been successfully removed from the production and packing line.
Reusable transport elements made of plastic offer a longer product life cycle, better visual impact and reduced waste in the logistics circuit. Nortpalet's BASIC 1210-O9 AIR, in addition to its lightness, is stackable. This model has been designed with an optimization in the factor of fitting which also offers great advantages in its logistics and storage costs, allowing the transportation of more units per empty trailer and reducing the storage space.
When you head to ProPak Asia 2019 from the 12 to 15 June at BITEC, Bangkok you will be able to visit the PackagingTechAsia zone which will showcase over 560 exhibitors and 1600 pieces of innovative solutions, specifically focused on packaging.
With an increased array of choices and a pervasive desire for natural alternatives, the beauty industry must adapt to properly package such offerings. Another facet to consider is the various types of packaging offered. For instance, deodorant is available in creams, sticks, roll-on, butters, sprays and more. These varieties of deodorant highlight a need for effective packaging solutions specific to each product. Based on the current craze, natural deodorant alternatives are here to stay, and the cosmetics industry must adapt their packaging accordingly.
BillerudKorsnäs partner CHOCAL received innovation prize at ProSweets Cologne for challenging traditional chocolate packaging made out of aluminum. FibreForm is the challenger and there is great potential for replacing further products.
Aptar’s new tethered closures have been designed to meet the requirements of the new European regulation called “Single-Use Plastic” (SUP), recently adopted by the European Parliament on March 27th, as well as the AB 319 California legislation in the USA. Both regulations have the goal of increasing the amount of bottles being collected and recycled, consequently reducing marine litter.
Tetra Pak has announced the launch of its connected packaging platform, which will transform milk and juice cartons into interactive information channels, full-scale data carriers and digital tools. Driven by the trends behind Industry 4.0, and with code generation, digital printing and data management at its core, the connected packaging platform will bring new benefits to food producers, retailers and shoppers.
The new WaveGrip Sleek is value-engineered to be lighter but stronger, while securely collating cans to the rigorous standards required in the retail sector. Its launch also continues WaveGrip’s focus on delivering the most environmentally sustainable multi-packing solutions available for beverage cans. At less than 2.25g per six-pack carrier, it offers significant packaging material savings and environmental advantages compared to standard six-pack rings, rigid plastic handles and traditional cardboard carriers.
Levissima, part of Sanpellegrino Group (Nestlé Waters), needed to address the growing demand for bottled water in Italy with a new complete line, producing its re-designed 1.5 litre bottle of pure, Alpine water. With the help of its long-standing partner, Sidel, Levissima was able to improve the quality of its label application while simultaneously increasing the output capacity. This is an achievement that took advantage of the new EvoDECO Roll-Fed, the latest addition to Sidel’s labelling portfolio.
Nestlé has laid out its broader vision to achieve a waste-free future and announced a series of specific actions towards meeting its April 2018 commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, with a particular focus on avoiding plastic-waste.
Ten brands handpicked by the prestigious selection committee will introduce themselves and their products or services on the main stage in a quick fire round of presentations during the Sustainable Packaging Disruptors Showcase, taking place during the Sustainable Packaging Investment Summit in July. Each brand will have the chance to deliver a five-minute presentation on the main stage, as well as display a short video or photo reel to showcase their brand visually. This will be followed by a live unboxing session, where each brand will have a dedicated area in which to display their brand and take questions from attendees.
Proof of the continuing superiority of double walled large containers over their single skin alternatives for food storage applications has been underlined by recent research carried out by the University of Iceland in conjunction with RPC Sæplast. Dr Björn Margeirsson, Research Manager at RPC Sæplast and Assistant Professor at the University of Iceland together with three of his students performed an ice melt study, comparing the Sæplast 70-L PUR container, with and without a lid, with 70-L single walled PE boxes.