PACKAGING NEWS

Commodity Resins

Film Structure Designs Formulated with PCR Debuted by Nova Chemicals

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

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.

Packaging

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.  

Commodity Resins

Sustainable Global Packaging for Toilet Cleansers

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

Danimer Scientific Strengthens Bioplastics Market Position Through Merger

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

Resin Conveying

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.

Injection Molding

New CEO for Stork IMM

The Dutch injection molding machine supplier announced that Martin Essink will now lead the company, taking over for Oscar de Gruijter, who will depart Jan. 1.

Packaging

Husky Announces Digital Event

Experience Husky will be a two-day interactive virtual event that will include webinars and presentations from subject matter experts; virtual tours of Husky campuses; and more.

Tooling

Italian Machine Tool Builder Sets up U.S. Operation

Firm furnishes CNC machines for sheet for tooling applications.

Packaging

European Machinery Suppliers See Steadying Markets

After a sharp drop in activity at the start of the year, the German plastics and rubber machinery sector has corrected with 2020 orders tracking only 3% below 2019 levels, while Austria’s Engel and Wittmann Battenfeld saw North American bright spots.