PACKAGING

More than 100 Companies Support EPR for Packaging

A group of businesses and stakeholders that are drawn from across the packaging value chain are calling for the implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes for packaging.
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#MeetMeInChicago

Join us September 21-23 for a first-of-its-kind event that brings under one roof our annual Molding and Extrusion Conferences, together with the Amerimold Expo. 

Ineos Styrolution Celebrates 90 Years of Polystyrene

One of the world’s first commercial-scale polymers, now 90 years old, PS is positioned today as a material that can be recycled via a wide range of technologies.

PET Base Tooling for Oval Bottles Boosts Stability, Trims Weight

Sidel’s new StarLITE HPC base design boosts bottle stability by up to 25%, cuts weight, and enables faster blowing and lower blowing pressure.

SABIC and KraussMaffei Collaborate on Development of Innovative Thin-Wall Packaging

The partners launched their collaboration at the newly expanded Thin-Wall Packaging Applications Center at KraussMaffei’s Swiss subsidiary and manufacturer of Netstal injection molding machines  

FPA Develops Roadmaps to Guide Packaging Supply Chain Players on Aligning Flexible Packaging to Circular Economy Framework

Roadmaps are designed for FPA members, policymakers, NGOs, consumer product companies, consumers, local municipalities, and other associations.

Additive Masterbatches for BOPE Films

Tosaf working with Brückner Maschinenbau has validated the good processing properties of its new BOPE masterbatches.  

Rethinking Blow Molding Machines For Maximum Flexibility & Value

Kautex is redesigning its packaging machines with a modular concept to offer blow molders the widest range of choice in drive systems and cost-effectiveness.
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Expanded Line of Anti-Scratch Additive Masterbatches for PET

Ampacet’s two new additions to the ScratchShield line reportedly minimize the appearance of scuffs and scratches in preforms, bottles and a range of PET packaging.

OTC Medicine Bottles Made with Less Plastic

With new barrier technology, GSK Consumer Healthcare aims to have transitioned to more sustainable bottles for its Advil portfolio by 2022.

Chinaplas 2021 Kicks Off In Person

Postponed, rescheduled and ultimately cancelled in 2020, Chinaplas has returned this week with an in-person event featuring 3600 exhibitors in Shenzhen.

Film Processor Launches First-Ever Mobile App for the Flexible Packaging Industry

Calculating, converting, and planning is now easier and faster than with new app from Polykar.  

Next-Generation Antifog Additive for Packaging and More

Avient’s new Cesa Nofog Plus performs in both hot and cold food packaging as well as agricultural and protective films.

COBOT Case Packer for Lids and Containers

Muller Technology says the self-contained case packer is built around an Omron 6-axis collaborative robot.

Argentinian Food Producer Switches Olive Oil Bottle from Glass to PET

Amcor helped Morixe Hnos convert to a lightweight olive oil bottle that allows the company to export oil across Brazil to meet growing demand.  

New Industry Guidelines for Recycle Content in Food Packaging

PLASTICS has published the highly-anticipated guidance document.

Plastic Bank, SC Johnson Partnership Keeping Bottles from Oceans

Partnership has diverted more than 500 million bottles from oceans.

Flexible Case Packer with Collaborative Automation

New Proco case packer incorporates a cobot arm and flexible packing programs with quick changeover.

Shrink Packers Now Can Use 100% Recycled Shrink Film

KHS shrink packers for bottles now can handle shrink film with up to 100% recycle.

For Honeywell’s Aclar Edge Bottles, “The Pie Is Much Bigger Than We Thought”

High-moisture-barrier Aclar Edge bottles for liquid drugs are nearing commercialization, and much broader market opportunities are emerging.

New Package Concept Offers Relief from PP Shortages & Soaring Prices

A new IML approach that uses a thick paper label as most of the structure of a plastic container can slash resin use drastically—especially handy when resin supplies are tight and prices are soaring.

Fresh Milk in Clear PET with 20% PCR

Use of clear PET bottles for fresh milk is a growing trend, and Amcor offers up to 100% PCR content, as well as a UV barrier additive that doesn’t affect clarity.

Pearlized Masterbatches for BOPP Film Packaging

Tosaf's ZD color and additive concentrates for pearlized BoPP films boast quality, production efficiency and flexibility in meeting OEM requirements.