The Boost Mixer

Following today's high demand, the trendy boost mix is a 2-in-1 that carries a small reservoir that houses an activated powder.

No wasted opportunity for user-friendliness

ESE World has launched a new design for its 240 litre PL bin with several innovative features and options that provide the utmost flexibility for waste and recycling collection schemes. The container’s additional footstep, the availability of three different wheel sizes and a special lid-in-lid option provide important ergonomic benefits.

Straight and neat: Consumers' thirst for spirits is growing

According to the Distilled Spirits Council, spirits gained market share for the eighth consecutive year, with sales rising to nearly 37 percent of the total alcohol market. We’ve been keeping a pulse on the spirits market for a long time, so the level of industry growth is not surprising. With more than 116 years of packaging expertise, TricorBraun has been advising beverage alcohol brands on how to align packaging with consumer preferences for decades.

SABIC highlights its leading edge certified circular solutions

As global brand leaders or frontrunners in their respective areas, Unilever, Tupperware Brands, Vinventions and Walki Group recognise the importance of sustainability and their role in the circular economy, they also recognise the critical roles purity, quality and safety play in consumer products or packaging. SABIC’s chemical recycling process is a drop-in alternative offering similar properties and processing characteristics to traditionally produced materials.

Project helps prevent food waste at home

A survey conducted by the Danish Technological Institute has shown that 14% of Danish household food waste stems from meal leftovers. Although these can be reheated, very often this is in a microwave oven, and the survey identified that many find the uneven heating of this process makes the food less savoury. In an attempt to alter this behaviour, RPC Superfos has contributed to the development of a new multifunctional plastic storage box which ensures a more even distribution of the microwave heat.

Pollards celebrates its half century

The UK’s leading rigid box specialist is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Since 1969, Pollard Boxes has enjoyed consistent success and growth, both organic and through acquisition, supported by ongoing investment and the ability to anticipate and respond to changing market requirements.

Australia & NZ packaging innovations recognised in 2019 WorldStar Packaging Awards

Three Australian companies and one New Zealand company have achieved international recognition for their innovative and unique packaging designs in the prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards for 2019. The winning companies include Caps and Closures for Precise Pour, ILNAM Estate for 8 Kangaroos, Lactote for POLATOTE and Radix Nutrition for their Foil Packaging Breakfast Pouch and were across three categories, Beverage, Food and Domestic & Household.

Leaders in luxury packaging join London's most exclusive packaging event

Luxury Packaging London 2019 will celebrate its 10th anniversary when it returns to Olympia on 11 & 12 September, hosted alongside Packaging Innovations. As the UK’s leading luxury packaging event, it will bring together over 180 exhibitors and a dedicated audience of senior buyers, all looking to source the latest in luxury packaging solutions. With consumer concerns over the impact of packaging on the environment continuing to rise, many exhibitors will address the challenge of creating a premium-feeling product with an eco-conscious design.

Multihead weigher helps AMIDORI to grow

A German manufacturer of a new type of vegetable protein has achieved a fivefold increase in output following the installation of a multihead weighing solution from Ishida Europe. With several major new orders for its vegetarian convenience food, AMIDORI needed to make its packaging process more efficient. This led to the replacement of its volumetric filling system with an Ishida CCW-RV 14 head multihead weigher.

A golden age for brands

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With the global population ageing, a new era of opportunities is opening up for products that help combat the ageing process and make people feel young and healthy. When seeking out new trends, the spotlight often falls on young or emerging consumers. But with the proportion of the world’s population aged 60 and over growing larger – at a rate of 3% a year according to UN research – senior or so-called ‘silver’ consumers are becoming a key target for many industries, particularly when it comes to products addressing age concerns.

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.

Aptar Food + Beverage creates a new bi-textured closure for dry herbs and spices

Aptar Food + Beverage, a global leader in innovative dispensing solutions in the food market, has launched a new bi-textured and bi-colored closure solution for the European food market for the new ‘Eurojar’ from McCormick & Company, a global leader in spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavourful products. First introduced in May 2018 in the United Kingdom with the brand Schwartz, and in December 2018 in France with the brand Ducros, the new Eurojar custom-designed closure by Aptar will awaken cooking creativity in kitchens worldwide.

Amcor completes acquisition of Bemis, creating the global leader in packaging

Amcor has announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Bemis Company Inc., effective 11 June 2019. The combined company will now operate as Amcor Plc (Amcor), trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “AMCR” and the Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker symbol “AMC.” Amcor is included in both the S&P 500 and S&P/ASX 200 indices.

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.

HelloFresh selects Tetra Recart food packaging for European markets

Tetra Pak has announced that HelloFresh, a leading meal kit company, has chosen Tetra Recart carton package for use in European markets for its environmental advantages. Successfully used by HelloFresh in the US since 2017, Tetra Recart offers a better packaging alternative with 80% lower carbon footprint and significant weight and space savings compared to tin cans and glass jars.

Fast and compact tray sealer for soft fruit trays

The Proseal GT4s tray sealer combines a compact design with high throughputs and rapid tool changes that enable fruit packers to react quickly to customer orders, particularly during the busy peak season. Specifically designed to handle atmospheric, gas flushing and hermetic shrink sealed trays, the Proseal GT4s offers speeds of up to 210 atmospheric packs per minute with an eight impression tool.

Guala Closures powers Malibu with new cap technology

Pernod Ricard is partnering with Guala Closures to support The Malibu Games 2019 by rolling out 300,000 bottles with connected closures for the first time in the US. The new Malibu limited-edition connected bottles will be circulated in the states of Ohio and Texas, featuring Guala Closures’ pioneering smart bottle cap. The connected closures will give consumers access to value-added extras.

Retort packaging 90 degree peel and lid strength testing

The food packaging industry has long had concerns about pinholes, flex cracks and leaks in the flexible materials and seals of retort flexible lidded packaging. A famous global food and drink maker needed to test the laminated retort (and other thin film) packaging solutions that protect products such as their popular microwaveable stir-in pots.

ACMI's glass lines for F.lli Martini

ACMI installed two glass lines at the F.lli Martini Secondo Luigi di Cossano Belbo winery, in the province of Cuneo, to bottle the precious wine of the Langhe. The rather complex project involved the construction of a new production area of approximately 5,000 square metres to accommodate the two lines of 36,000 and 15,000 bottles per hour.

ACTEGA's new in-line aqueous primer

ACTEGA, a global market leader in coatings, inks and primers serving the digital print and packaging industries, has a new aqueous primer, ACTDigi LEP Primer AQ1409610 for use in- line with the HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press for digital folding carton production. ACTEGA's ACTDigi LEP Primer AQ1409610 is now commercially available worldwide.

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