PACKAGING

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.

#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. 

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.
#Elastomers

Plastic Bank, SC Johnson Partnership Keeping Bottles from Oceans

Partnership has diverted more than 500 million bottles from oceans.
#sustainability

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.

Specialty 50% Recycled Content Copolyester Gets Further Commercial Adoption

Eastman’s Tritan Renew copolyester now used by Italian manufacaturer of water bottles and food storage containers.

Film Structure Designs Formulated with PCR Debuted by Nova Chemicals

Nova’s new series of customizable film structure designs formulated with post-consumer resin.  

Intertech Adds Five New Injection Molding Machines

The Denver-based custom injection molder added the Toyo all-electric presses in support of new business in the packaging, consumer and industrial goods segments.

Milliken Joins Global Organization for PHA to Drive Adoption of Biodegradable Polymers in Single-Use Packaging

Existing and new additives technology from Milliken will be aimed at improving the processing performance, aesthetics and other key attributes of PHA biopolymers.  

HDPE Represents a Step-Change in Performance for Blow Molded Bottles and Containers

ExxonMobil’s new Paxon SP5504 HDPE boasts excellent ESCR without compromising stiffness, impact, top load performance, or processability
#Elastomers #polyolefins

Sustainable Global Packaging for Toilet Cleansers

Henkel’s new packaging for two brands of cleaners boast more recycle content.
#Elastomers

Danimer Scientific Strengthens Bioplastics Market Position Through Merger

PHA bioplastic producer Danimer Scientific completes business merger with Live Oak Acquisition Corp.

Conair Parent Buys Conveying Systems Firm

IPEG purchases long-time partner company Phoenix Systems, which makes powder and pellet conveying and unloading equipment used by processors in high-volume applications.

20 Good Things to Come Out of 2020—Part 3

Processors and resin makers step up; biobased/renewable PP makes commercial strides; BOPE makes inroads as monolayer contender; and, performance PP for engineering applications & sustainability 'shines'.