• Elopak reports key advances in sustainability report

    Speaking on the launch of the report, Elopak’s Sustainability Director Marianne Groven stated, “To be sustainable in business is not only possible, it is highly necessary. Maintaining healthy growth without exploiting natural or human resources is essential.” Sustainability is at the heart of Elopak’s mission to provide consumers with a natural and convenient alternative to plastic bottles that fit within a low carbon circular economy. The company has previously recorded a number of key environmental milestones including the reduction of its emissions by 70 per cent between 2008 and 2018 and the attainment of carbon neutrality in 2016. In the introduction to the report CEO Thomas Körmendi sets out the context for Elopak’s ever-strengthening focus on sustainability stating, “2019 was a year of many global challenges. We saw teenagers on strike for climate change. We saw the Amazon on fire. We saw hurricanes and flooding, and terrorist attacks. We saw politicians struggling to agree on how to tackle the global challenges ahead. Lately we have also seen how the whole world can rapidly change and adjust to forces greater than ourselves.” “We recognize our part in the global struggle to preserve the planet for future generations,” Körmendi continues. “In 2019, Elopak strengthened the focus on sustainability, thoroughly embedding sustainability as part of our overall business strategy. A set of goals and strategic initiatives were anchored in the Board of Directors and several projects have been initiated in various business units. Elopak was one out of 87 companies, and the first packaging company, to lead the way towards a 1.5°C future at the UN Climate Action Summit,” he explains. As one of the first companies to have signed up to the Science Based Targets initiative commitment to keep the rise in global average temperature below 1.5°C, Elopak continues to push itself towards new sustainability goals. These include a 55 per cent reduction of internal GHG emissions by 2030, and a 16 per cent reduction in emissions across the value chain by 2030 from a 2017 baseline, as approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. Other targets include a 70 per cent recycling rate in the EU and Canada by 2025, a sustainability evaluation of key suppliers by 2022, and 100 per cent certified forestry in Elopak cartons. Innovation is set to play a key role in helping Elopak meet its ambitious targets going forward, with the company increasing R&D spending by 25 per cent between 2017 and 2019. Recent innovation efforts contributed to the launch of Elopak’s most environmentally friendly carton to date – the Pure-Pak® Imagine. Launched in 2020, the carton is a modern version of the company’s original Pure-Pak® carton, containing 46 per cent less plastic and designed with a new easy open feature. It has no plastic screw cap and is 100 per cent forest-based made with Natural Brown Board.

  • Neopac Wins Pair of “Tube of the Year” Awards from European Tube Manufacturers Association

    Company’s PLASTIC RECYCLED TUBE and Stylo™ Polyfoil®
    Tube with Spatula Applicator take top honors.

    Oberdiessbach, Switzerland –Neopac, a global provider of high-quality packaging for a broad array of industries and applications, earned two “Tube of the Year” awards from the European Tube Manufacturers Association (ETMA). The recognition came in two of the competitions most coveted categories: Plastic Tubes and Laminate Tubes.

  • Virtual success for Mosca: Digital exhibition platform attracts user interest

    "When it became clear in March that the trade events scheduled for 2020 – an important trade show year for our company – would not be able to take place as planned, we immediately started looking for ways to move the trade fair experience into a virtual space," explains Alfred Kugler, CEO at Mosca. "Although a digital exhibition stand can't replace face-to-face interaction, we see it as an opportunity to showcase new developments along with the latest concepts for digitalisation at the end of the packaging line". The Mosca presentation includes a virtual tour featuring product innovations, strapping materials and services. Animated videos illustrate digital applications ranging from predictive maintenance to new pay-per-use models. Interest in the digital exhibition stand was especially high during the first week when the majority of visitors explored the virtual presentation. Mosca experts were available from 11 to 15 May to answer questions via live chat. Of course, visitors can still get in touch with the respective expert today: Each stand area includes contact details for the Mosca specialist. One highlight of the exhibition stand is a virtual strapping line consisting of several machines from the Mosca product portfolio along with a Fuji Robotics palletising robot and a Movitec stretch wrapper. This line shows how packages are strapped according to specifications, palletised and prepared for transport in a fully automated process. The high-end machines in the line can be operated via control station. They are also able to read information from RFID tags on the packages or independently process information from upstream machines. Alfred Kugler: "In many cases, companies don't use the full potential of their machines. With this packaging line, we want to show customers how smoothly fully-automated packaging processes can operate and invite them to learn more about what's possible". Interested users can visit the virtual Mosca stand at exhibition.mosca.com and see future scenarios designed for the packaging industry.

  • MORCHEM – START UP OF NEW PLANT IN GUADALAJARA (SPAIN)

    The company has made a powerful economic investment of more than 25 million Euros to respond to its strategy of growth and innovation. The new MORCHEM plant is located on a 30,000 sqm plot and is the most innovative Polyurethane and Polyester production plant in Europe, including state-of-the-art installations and facilities such as: Production tower incorporating fully automated lines according to the industry 4.0 concept R&D Lab / Quality Lab / Application Lab Warehousing: For safety and efficient storage Production back up for all MORCHEM locations IT back-up for all MORCHEM locations According to most strict environmental protection Highest safety for the team and the installations: Most advanced fire protection system The factory is very innovative and has been designed and built applying the latest knowledge of production technology, with fully automated facilities, prioritizing process and personnel safety, environmental protection, product quality and process efficie With the new factory we want to improve further our support to our customers and even to try to get ahead of their needs.

  • MORCHEM: NEW HIGH PERFORMANCES SOLVENT FREE ADHESIVE

    Morchem PL 277 A + CF-747 is a fast PAA decay and epoxy silane free solventless laminating adhesive especially designed to cover a high performances market segment delivering high chemical resistance on aggressive filling goods and thermal treatments including ALU, SiOx and AlOx laminates. We would like to thank COMEXI for their cooperation during our visit at their COMEXI CTEC. Please contact us at info@morchem.com in case additional information is required.

  • From the simple box erector to the individual packaging solution - everything from a single source

    Mohrbach Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH works closely with the customer to develop sophisticated, innovative solutions for cardboard packaging systems. It is our responsibility to find the best price-performance ratio for your optimal packaging solution. For this, we rely on our mature range of standard carton packaging machines back: Case erectors , tray erectors , Toploader , Carton , Kartonverdeckler and packers and final packaging.

    Due to their modular design, the individual machines can easily be combined with one another to form a complete packaging line. We are also happy to act as a system integrator of various packaging machines and additional components that have to be integrated

  • ACG Promotes Susheel Pillai to CEO of Inspection Business

    ACG, a leading supplier of fully integrated solutions to the global pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industry, today announced the promotion of Susheel Pillai as the new CEO of ACG Inspection.

  • Aptar Beauty + Home Broadens their PCR Dispensing Portfolio in North America with Two New Airless Launches

    Micro ECO + Mezzo ECO incorporates up to 45% PCR* in the combined components and are Cotrep certified for eco-design. Aptar’s entire range of locally-produced airless solutions are 100% plastic and ECO-Cert certified, provide optimal formula protection, and are compatible for a multitude of application fields including skin, hair and body care, color cosmetics and hand sanitizer. Customers are able to convert the current Micro and Mezzo top-fill package in a multitude of colors and sizes through Aptar’s extensive PCR supply. “Our commitment to sustainability is broader than manufacturing products that are better for the environment. Through increasing our use of PCR in our core product lines we are able to help our brand partners achieve their sustainability goals, while doing our part towards a circular economy.” – Philippe Erhart, President, Beauty + Home, North America According to a global survey by Nielsen, 81% of respondents feel strongly that companies should help improve the environment. In alignment with the Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation, Aptar is committed to achieving 10% recycled content in all dispensing solutions for the beauty, personal care, and home care market by 2025. “Aptar is committed to the Science Based Targets initiative. In addition to promoting a more circular economy for our products, the use of more post-consumer recycled resin contributes to our SBTs by reducing emissions associated with raw material consumption.” – Beth Holland, Vice President, Operational Excellence, EHS & Sustainability, Aptar A full life cycle analysis completed on Micro ECO + Mezzo ECO proved to reduce CO2 emissions of up to 12.3% compared to our standard airless product range**. The product range is available in 15 – 75 ml, provides 90%+ evacuation of formula and comes in two ready to fill parts.** * Percentage of PCR is dependent on size. Range varies from 36.5% – 45.44%. Please contact us for additional information. **CO2 emission reduction is dependent on product and size. Range varies from 6.81% – 12.3%.

  • ESSENTRA’S RIPPATAPE HELPS POLISH PACKAGING MANUFACTURER INTEGRATE EASY OPENING WITHIN THEIR E-COMMERCE SOLUTIONS

    Adams Packaging, one of Poland's leading manufacturers of corrugated cardboard packaging, has selected Essentra Tapes’ Rippatape brand, to help it meet an increase in consumer demand for functional e-commerce packaging.

    Easy open and easy return boxes have seen significant growth and Adams Packaging was therefore seeking an effective solution to integrate tear tapes within its boxes.

  • Botta Packaging launching its Pallet Calculator free of charge

    Promoting the Sustainable Development Goals, Botta Packaging's Pallet Calculator optimizes pallet loads, thus decreasing transportation trips, cutting logistics costs, and minimizing in- transit stock space.

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