Pregis, a leading global manufacturer of protective packaging, has obtained “industrial compostable” certification for its Flo-Pak Bio product line of loose fill products—The Bio One (green, using natural food coloring) and The Clean Bio One (white) chips.
Industrial compostable certification by independent certification agency, DIN CERTCO, Berlin, Germany, in accordance with EN 13432, means that the starch-based loose fill can be disposed in an organic waste bin along with other compostable items such as food and garden waste. The product can also be reused multiple times.
The certification agency has awarded Pregis’ Bio line with two internationally recognized certification marks—the Seedling compostability mark and the DIN-Geprüft test mark for industrial compostability, which are based on the EN 13432 standard.
Manon Canisius, product manager, Pregis said:
“Because our Flo-Pak Bio loose fill products are made entirely from natural, non-genetically modified raw materials—air, water and vegetable starch—they completely break down making it an extremely sustainable packaging solution. Now with independent certification, packers can be confident that our Bio chips are 100% biodegradable, 100% compostable and/or reusable attributes. Using this void-fill product to protect their products will also help them meet sustainability objectives”.
The Bio closed foam figure-eight loose fill chips are ideal void fill solution for heavy, sharp and/or odd-shaped products. The product is also chemically inert, non-toxic and is lightweight to transport. Additionally, the Bio loose fill solutions are 100% soluble in water and work with current dispensing systems for higher volume applications.
Pregis and inVia Robotics partner to offer automated pick, pack, replenish solution, increasing warehouse productivity up to 10X
Pregis, a leading global manufacturer of protective and flexible packaging solutions, is partnering with inVia Robotics to improve pick, pack and replenishment labor efficiencies by automating fulfillment operations.
Pregis announces EU launch of its latest MINI PAK’R compact air cushioning
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Pregis announces new MAX-PRO 24 poly bagging system engineered to simplify operation, increase productivity
Pregis announces the North American launch of its Sharp Packaging Systems MAX-PRO 24 continuous bagging system. This latest model in the MAX-PRO line can handle a wider range of products and bag sizes making it ideal for fulfillment operations with a broad e-commerce offering.
Pregis introduces AirSpeed Ascent, next generation, high-pressure air cushioning system
Pregis, a leading manufacturer of protective packaging, is introducing the AirSpeed Ascent high-pressure air cushioning system. Smart logic recognizes and calibrates the optimal system settings as each roll of film is loaded onto the Ascent. This “load and go” efficiency makes machine operation simple because no adjustments are required, eliminating human error.
Pregis launches custom branded tissue paper void-fill portfolio
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Pregis’ Insulated Packaging Donation Protects Lakeview Pantry’s Critical Food Deliveries Across Chicagoland
Earlier this month, Pregis, a leading manufacturer of innovative protective packaging products, donated more than 5,000 Penguin Pack insulated box liners to Lakeview Pantry, Chicago’s largest food pantry. The donation enabled thousands of senior citizens, and other homebound individuals, to safely receive packages of healthy, fresh groceries through the Pantry’s Home Delivery program.
Pregis acquires Italian temporary protective films manufacturer Soprad
Pregis has acquired So.Pr.Ad. SRL (Soprad), Milan, Italy, a global provider of temporary protective films. Going forward, Soprad’s products will be marketed under the Pregis’ PolyMask brand and will further reinforce its offerings to a growing global market.
Pregis joins CEFLEX to further European flexible packaging sustainability efforts
Pregis, a leading protective packaging materials and automated systems manufacturer, has joined Circular Economy Flexible Packaging (CEFLEX), a European consortium of companies and associations representing the entire flexible packaging value chain.
Pregis invests in European operations to support growing protective packaging requirements
Pregis has made several recent investments in its European operations to support the growing protective packaging needs of its broad global customer base. The company recently opened a new energy-efficient facility in Stevenage, UK which includes a Customer Experience and Paper Specialist Centre (PSC) under one roof.
Pregis invests $5 million in fourth W&H blown film line to boost capacity by another 4 million pounds
Pregis is announcing another $5 million investment in its Pregis Films facility located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The investment is in addition to the $32 million outlay for the first three, five-layer W&H lines and expanded production space, made between 2016 and 2019.
Pregis receives FSC Chain of Custody Mix certification for Easypack paper
Pregis LLC, a leading protective packaging materials and automated systems manufacturer, has received a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain of Custody, FSC Recycled certification for its Easypack paper portfolio. The certification is for 100% recycled-content, single and multiply-paper produced at its Plymouth, Indiana facility.
Pregis joins Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier network
Pregis LLC, a leading protective packaging materials and automated systems manufacturer, has joined the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier (APASS) network. As part of the APASS network, Pregis can certify that packages meet the requirements of Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging programs and its 3 tiers of certification.
Pregis invests in new protective packaging innovation center
Pregis LLC has invested in a new 50,000 square foot innovation headquarters designed to help solve protective packaging challenges. The Aurora, Illinois facility is called the Pregis IQ. The customer-focused training, design and testing services hub deploys a variety of package engineering tools to achieve performance-oriented, cost-effective protective packaging solutions.
Pregis invests $6 million in third W&H blown film line in Grand Rapids
Pregis has announced yet another $6 million investment in its Pregis Films facility located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This latest investment is for a third multilayer Windmoeller & Hoelscher (W&H) blown film line to address growing demands for output. It is in addition to the $23 million outlay for the first two, five-layer W&H lines, converting equipment and expanded production space, made between 2016 and 2018.
Pregis announces restructuring of its European operations
“By combining the air and paper systems portfolios, we will be creating a new European entity that will enable us to recommend the best on-demand, inside the box packaging solutions to meet a wide set of customer needs,” said Kevin Baudhuin, president and chief executive officer, Pregis.
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Parts and Parcels: Automotive trends highlight the need for perfect protective packaging
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