• AEROBAL’s World Aluminium Aerosol Can Award 2020

    AEROBAL, the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers, organised its globally acclaimed competition for the best aluminium aerosol cans once again this year. According to AEROBAL’s secretary general, Gregor Spengler, the World Aluminium Aerosol Can Award has long since established itself as a reliable trend barometer for future developments in the international aerosol can market. At the same time, the competition demonstrates impressively the capability and innovative strength of the industry in general and AEROBAL’s member companies in particular.

  • New barrier solution from AR Packaging helps Bel Group to eliminate plastics

    As part of the process to reduce its environmental impact, Bel Group was looking for a solution to remove the plastic coating on the cartonboard packaging used for its entire Boursin range of flavoured cream cheeses. After two years of research and testing in close collaboration with the customer, AR Packaging in Cholet, France, has developed the solution. The Safeboard® packaging has made it possible for Bel to move away from the use of PE-coated cartonboard for its entire Boursin range (80g, 155g and 250g). The elimination of plastics in the new packaging is equivalent to a reduction of 35 tons plastics per year. “Bel Group has set a clear agenda for how to minimise our environmental impact. The reduction of plastics in the cartonboard packaging for Boursin is one important step towards achieving our target to have 100% recycle-ready packaging by 2025”, said the Boursin packaging development team and corporate purchasing team lead by Mr Romain Dufrêne. “We are very pleased to have accomplished this together with our AR Packaging team.” The AR Packaging Safeboard® solution offers possibilities for tailored barriers to moisture, grease and aroma. It can replace plastic coated cartonboard and thereby enable repulpable and compostable packaging. The cartonboard is based on fibres from sustainably managed forests. "I am proud to see this innovation in full commercial use on the market now. We have developed a unique process for applying the barrier in a cost efficient way. Safeboard® allows our customers to have a cartonboard packaging without a gram of PE, giving an optimised sustainable packaging with minimised additional costs" explains Olivier Moysan, General Manager of AR Packaging France.

  • SACMI Smart Booking, the digital app making work safe during the pandemic.

    Operational since 1st July, the service is being accessed over 500 times a day by all the Italian companies in the SACMI Group, giving the digital skills training programme (Digital GYM) yet another boost

    A digital revolution that incorporates risk assessment to optimise the application of "agile work" concepts in the time of Covid: now, as part of an ambitious programme for the dissemination of new Cloud technologies and tools, SACMI has launched the new Smart Booking service.

  • ACG Helps Prominent Probiotics Supplier Produce Finicky Formula with Novel Capsule-in-Capsule Approach

    ACG Engineering’s Customized Oral Dosage Encapsulation Team outfits capsule filler
     for precision capsule-in-capsule production of incompatible powder-based ingredients.

  • Leybold shows its innovative portfolio at this year’s „ANALYTICA VIRTUAL“

    October 2020 - With its vacuum innovations for laboratory technology, analytics  and biotechnology, the manufacturer Leybold is participating in this year's  ANALYTICA from 19 to 23 October. The special feature: This year the trade fair will be held purely virtually – as analytica virtual. With this premiere it offers a  platform for all exhibitors and visitors who would have refrained from  participating due to the present global situation. In order to reach interested  parties from all over the world, the exhibition will be accessible around the clock  on all five days. 

  • Production of aluminium aerosol cans only decreased slightly despite the corona crisis

    Moderate minus of roughly two percent worldwide in the first half of 2020

    AEROBAL, the International Organization of Aluminum Aerosol Container Manufacturers, recorded a relatively moderate decline in the global production of aluminum cans of almost two percent for the first half of 2020 despite the corona pandemic. Compared to most other industrial sectors, the industry is still doing relatively well in a global comparison.


    Unlike aluminium or tin cans, this plastic bottle from ALPLA is extremely light and shock-resistant. The warm surface and transparent appearance along with the wide range of designs make this packaging solution particularly appealing for cosmetic products. The light weight results in less material being used and lower freight expenses, impacting positively on the carbon footprint. The bottle consists completely of PET and is therefore optimal for recycling. In addition, the internal coating that is quite typical for aluminium or tin cans is not needed for the PET bottle. • Technology: ISBM • Bottle material: PET • Volume: from 10 to 220 millilitres (based on current EU legislation) • Propellant: nitrogen or LPG (organic solutions also possible) • High heat and pressure resistance (65°C/9.5 bar) • No interior coating necessary, ultra-fine atomisation of the contents • Lightweight: low CO2 emissions during production and transport • Ideal recyclability through existing recycling flows; container can be disposed of in the recycling sack/bin. • High design freedom: various shapes, sizes and surfaces can be realised • The transparent finish makes the product stand out on the retail shelf, giving it authenticity. • Decoration: sticker, sleeve • Market-ready packaging solution • Your contact at ALPLA: Daniel Lehner, Sales Director Western Europe ‘This packaging solution stands out from other products at first glance, particularly visually. Its transparency and elegant appearance are prominent features at the point of sale. A second glance, however, reveals the sustainability of this innovative product. Aerosol PET can be recycled well, is ultra-lightweight and reduces CO2 emissions.’ Daniel Lehner, Sales Director Western Europe

  • Henkel’s complete Oral Care tube portfolio will be fully recyclable by early 2021

    To advance the sustainability features of its toothpaste tubes, Henkel uses Albéa’s proprietary Greenleaf tube technology, which enables the packaging to be fully recyclable wherever collection schemes are active. Greenleaf tubes are recognized by the Association of Plastic Recylers (USA) and Suez.Circpack (Europe) as technically recyclable within the existing, effective HDPE bottles recycling stream. What’s more, the unique tube-making technology uses a single-blown film, thus significantly reducing the product’s CO2 footprint. Enabling a circular economy “We want to foster a circular economy and pursue ambitious packaging targets. This joint development is a major step for us to further improve the recyclability of our packaging portfolio and is contributing significantly to our goal to achieve 100 percent recyclability until 2025,” said Philippe Blank, Head of Packaging Sustainability at Henkel Beauty Care. “By introducing Albéa’s Greenleaf technology, we are now shifting more than 700 tons of packaging material per year into a category, that can be utilized and recovered by existing waste recycling streams.” Zoran Joksic, Sales Director at Albéa, adds: “With Henkel, we are demonstrating that leading companies with established brands such as Licor del Polo are at the forefront of the sustainability challenge. What makes a difference is the company’s sense of purpose – and this is a value that Albéa shares with Henkel.” Next steps already in focus In addition to the roll-out of the recyclable packaging solution, both companies are jointly working to improve even further and harmonize all single components of the tube. “We have a clear goal: Together we want to launch the world’s first full HDPE tube in 2021, which will then include the cap as well,” said Philippe Blank. Ambitious packaging targets As part of Henkel’s sustainability efforts, the company has set itself ambitious packaging targets for 2025 to promote a circular economy. By then, 100 percent of Henkel's packaging will be recyclable or reusable* and the company will reduce fossil-based virgin plastics by 50 percent in its consumer goods packaging. Additionally, Henkel wants to contribute to avoiding plastic waste being disposed in the environment. On the way to achieving these goals, Henkel has already made many advances. For example, the company further increased the share of recycled plastic in its packaging and a number of Henkel’s packaging already consists of 100 percent recycled material. Another example is the partnership with Plastic Bank, through which Henkel wants to stop ocean plastic and at the same time provide opportunities for people in need.

  • WWP Beauty Launches Intentional Beauty Collection Featuring Award-Winning Packaging

    Culver City, CA – WWP Beauty has launched its first virtual collection, Intentional Beauty. The collection was purposefully designed and developed to help consumers navigate stress, anxiety, and a rapidly changing beauty landscape. The product packaging features motivational and positive quotes intended to uplift, while the formulations are focused on protecting and bringing balance. The collection features color, skin, body and personal care products each packed with skin-loving ingredients and benefits. 

  • Neopac Introduces Market’s First Recyclable PE Based Mono-material Tube with HDPE Flip-top Cap

    High-density polyethylene caps pair with polyethylene tubes
     for completely recyclable packaging in existing PE streams.

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