• Alpla announces to purchase Spanish Packaging producer


    Founded in 1978, Bopla S.A. uses the technologies EBM (extrusion blow moulding) and ISBM (injection stretch blow moulding) to produce plastic packaging. The majority of its customers are from the cosmetics, personal and household care market segments. The site in Les Franqueses near Barcelona currently has a workforce of 50, with all the employees set to be kept on by ALPLA. ‘Bopla is well positioned in areas that belong to ALPLA’s core lines of business. We also want to make the most of the company’s many years of experience with single-step manufacturing processes to expand our portfolio,’ says Marc de Voogd, General Manager ALPLA France and Iberia. ALPLA has already had a production plant in Les Franqueses since 1990, which will surely benefit the integration of the new site. ALPLA is acquiring Bopla S.A. as part of an asset deal. It currently has approximately 50 employees at the site, who produce plastic packaging for customers in the cosmetics, personal and household care sectors.

  • Flipkart cuts plastic packaging by 50% by shifting to paper


    E-commerce major Flipkart announced that it has cut down the usage of plastic packaging in its own supply chain to about a half. The Walmart-owned company has also started phasing out plastic packaging through usage of paper-based packaging from this month. In a statement, Flipkart said it has been working across the ecosystem to evaluate and introduce sustainable packaging materials in its supply chain. As part of its efforts to move towards zero waste, the company has been able to reduce plastic packaging in its supply chain. The sustainable packaging for Flipkart’s supply chain assets in Maharashtra includes replacing plastic security bags with security envelopes made of paper. In addition, all fillers and wrapping films have been replaced with cushioning materials made from recycled paper. The company has been driving several initiatives as it pursues sustainable growth, which includes the introduction of eco-friendly paper shreds, replacing poly pouches with recycled paper bags, replacing bubble wraps and airbags with carton waste shredded material and 2 Ply roll to name a few. Rajneesh Kumar, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Flipkart Group, said, “Flipkart is strongly committed to environmental sustainability and is working actively with various partners on long-term sustainability initiatives, helping drive ecosystem awareness. We are pleased with the progress made in our own supply chain to introduce and explore different packaging concepts to have an impact now and in the future." Flipkart works with over 200,000 local sellers, mostly MSMEs across the country, many of whom also ship customer orders directly and make their own packaging decisions.

  • Ranpak Launches B2B Digital Marketing Campaign to Engage Direct-to-Consumer E-Commerce Brands

    Ranpak’s mission is to deliver sustainable packaging solutions that help improve supply chain performance and costs, reduce environmental impact, and support a variety of growing business needs globally. Aligned with Ranpak’s mission, the campaign will engage DTC brands to increase awareness of the plastic packaging crisis and communicate the supply chain, cost and environmental benefits delivered by Ranpak’s sustainable e-commerce packaging solutions. Developed with Ready Set Rocket, a leading NYC digital and creative agency, the campaign will place the spotlight on the DTC customer by leveraging their unique stories to showcase Ranpak’s ability to support and differentiate their business offering. The campaign will rollout via social and digital channels, including LinkedIn, display advertising and paid search, to target key DTC decision makers with the highest propensity to consider Ranpak for their sustainable packaging solutions. For additional information about the campaign and to view Ranpak’s brand video, please visit: www.boxbetter.com. Prior to COVID-19, retail e-commerce sales as a percent of total retail sales in the U.S. were growing steadily and expected to reach 12.4 percent in 2020, according to Statista. In the current and post-COVID environment, e-commerce sales are expected to garner an even greater share of total retail sales globally as consumers increasingly purchase products online to practice social distancing with more convenient online shopping options. “With the continued growth trajectory and acceleration of e-commerce due to long-term secular tailwinds and COVID-19, increased packaging waste, especially plastic, is inevitable without cost-effective sustainable packaging solutions,” said Omar Asali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ranpak. “Our campaign seeks to engage DTC brands and position Ranpak as a significant upgrade over the current non-sustainable plastic or foam packaging used by many brands for their e-commerce business. Our targeted digital advertising will raise awareness of Ranpak among DTC decision makers to communicate the benefits our paper-based solutions can deliver to their e-commerce business – specifically, improving supply chain performance and costs, and reducing environmental impact by replacing traditional packaging with a sustainable alternative.” In the United States, plastic packaging alone accounts for 47% of the estimated 6.3 billion metric tons of plastic waste generated from 1950 to 2015, of which only about 9% was recycled and 12% incinerated, with fully 79% left to occupy landfills or pollute the natural environment for hundreds of years. The world is generating more and more plastic each year, with an estimated 430 million tons created in 2018 – and plastic recycling rates are dropping. Asali continued, “Sustainability is embedded into Ranpak’s DNA and is at the core of what we do internally and for our customers. Our paper packaging is renewable, biodegradable and curbside recyclable – attributes that are driving DTC purchasing decisions as consumers are increasingly demanding sustainable packaging to align with their priorities and values. With the launch of this campaign, we are investing in our growth to capitalize on the significant global opportunity we have to help DTC brands improve their supply chain performance and costs, and build real credibility into their sustainability story and brand positioning – enabling DTC brands to truly resonate with consumers and build long-term brand loyalty.” In 2019, Ranpak produced over 120,000 metric tons of paper packaging material. Most of this paper will be recycled and the small amount that is not recycled will naturally biodegrade, resulting in 120,000 metric tons of packaging that was not plastic and 120,000 metric tons of packaging that will not pollute waterways and the natural environment.
  • E-PACK US 2020: Packaging for E-Commerce

    E-retail revenues are projected to grow to a whopping 4.48 trillion US dollars by 2021; and with online shopping more popular than ever, the e-commerce market is in full boom. For Brands: This means having both a clear short and long-term e-commerce packaging strategy that allows you to keep up with competitors and consumer trends. In order to be effective in this task, brand strategies should be drawn from a clear understanding of emerging packaging innovations and shared industry challenges along with expert insight from industry front-runners that are exploring new ideas, learning valuable lessons, and calling for continuous improvement within the packaging for e-commerce sector. For Producers of E-commerce Packaging: This means manufacturing your products faster and more cost-effectively with buyer trends (such as sustainability) at top-of-mind, as well as finding that extra competitive edge in a highly competitive market.
  • The Future of Color Drives Innovation at Crown

    This fact makes it vital for brands to understand what influences and motivates their target audiences, both now and in the future. We partnered with color and material designer and trend forecaster Laura Perryman to explore how future trends can influence innovation in our portfolio and help us deliver differentiated products to customers. Crown’s design experts have used the insight as inspiration for new packaging concepts that can help brand owners deliver exciting new products that will resonate with consumers.
  • The Future of E-Commerce Packaging to 2022

    The world market for e-commerce packaging in 2017 is valued at $28.172 billion. This market is forecast for a very lucrative expansion at a rate of 14.3% year-on-year across 2017–2022, yielding a total market value of $54.98 billion in its final year.

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  • Packaging Connections announced the collaboration with “Davik”

    Gurugram, India, August 05, 2019 – Packaging Connections announces its collaboration with DAVIK, global manufacturer of innovative adhesive tapes. Davik was the first company to introduce the ‘carry handle tape’ to the world. The company has developed specific formulae to fit various base to be adhered to (shrink, PET bottles, cartons) and deliver the most versatile and extensive selection of handles in the market.


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