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.
AFA Dispensing has achieved another milestone in the global effort to use environmentally friendly and sustainable packaging solutions. As of this autumn, AFA’s best-selling product – The OpUs Trigger Sprayer, will be offered in a new colourful version that is made from Post-Consumer Recycled resin (resin of recycled plastic products).
Global packaging manufacturer Weener Plastics has become an official participant in the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS). The company is experienced in designing, developing and manufacturing rigid plastic packaging that meet demanding e-commerce delivery circumstances. Accordingly, Weener Plastics is pleased to be qualified as a member for Amazon's Frustration-Free Packaging Programs.
Henkel is taking the next step in its collaboration with social enterprise Plastic Bank: The consumer business units Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care will launch product packaging made of 100 percent recycled plastic. Up to 50 percent thereof will be Social Plastic – plastic collected before it enters oceans or waterways. This underlines Henkel’s commitment to a circular value chain for plastic while at the same time providing opportunities for people in poverty.
COPCO has introduced aerosol cans into its portfolio of packaging products, with an aluminum bottle, valve and actuator all available together. The valve is offered in a 1 inch size and the bottles have a capacity of 150ml, although more sizes are available. COPCO's aerosol can packs are ideal for a number of beauty treatments and can also be used for household products.
Smurfit Kappa has won three awards for innovative and sustainable packaging solutions at the 2019 WorldStar Awards. The first product was for a life-saving dialysis kit, the second winning product was the stand-out ‘Cardboard Castle’ toy box and the third award for its ‘Packed like Sardines’ automotive pack.
A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has designed a recyclable plastic that, like a Lego playset, can be disassembled into its constituent parts at the molecular level, and then reassembled into a different shape, texture, and color again and again without loss of performance or quality.
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.
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.
We’ve seen a hugely positive response to our 2019 initiative aimed at reducing the impact of plastics in the environment. We are well on our way to reaching our goal, with the initiative already delivering a 95 tonne plastic reduction. Our team launched the 120 tonne challenge at the start of 2019, setting ourselves and our customers the task of reducing plastic usage by a total of 120 tonnes by the end of the year.
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.
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.
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The Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (ADF) and Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design’s (PCD) New York event will be entering it’s 4th year as North America’s only dedicated event for the aerosol, dispensing, perfume and cosmetic packaging and design community. For the first time in the history of ADF New York, HCPA will be tasked with bringing together leading experts from household brands to discuss the trends impacting the aerosol industry.
Coster, a multinational provider of spray packaging solutions and filling equipment headquartered in Italy, and Catidom, a French leading supplier of anodized metal components, announce a strategic partnership to drive joint growth in beauty packaging.
With a very special display, the long-established company Carl Pabst Samen und Saaten calls attention to its broad range of quality seeding goods in food retail stores. The smart construction by DS Smith saves Carl Pabst material, time and costs for assembly and transport.
Customers have become so accustomed to the dairy square, a versatile bottle used for both dairy and water packaging, because it hasn’t changed much in the past 20 years. CCC’s innovative designers at Studio PKG took it upon themselves to challenge the status quo and have developed the Dura-Lite family of bottles.
TriMas has announced that it has acquired Taplast S.p.A., a privately-owned designer and manufacturer of dispensers, closures and containers for the beauty and personal care, household and food packaging end markets, serving customers predominantly in Europe and the Americas. Taplast seeks to provide solutions to its customers by leveraging its deep commitment to engineering and innovation, and through its manufacturing facilities in Italy and Slovakia.
ProAmpac, the pioneer in Child-Resistant, Reclosable, Easy-Open (CRREO) pouches has unveiled an updated product line with an expanded range of sizes. The CRREO product line supports customers in cannabis; pharmaceuticals, health and medical; agriculture; chemical, and personal- and home-care markets with multiple advantages.
The figures are nothing short of alarming. By 2050 plastic will outweigh fish in the world's oceans if every year another nine million tons of plastic trash find their way to the sea via unsecured landfills and rivers.