• ACG Helps Prominent US Pharma Customer Improve Yield through Customized Dust Collection Modifications

    ACG Capsules Technical Services Team implements dust diversion system that allows for formulation reuse, significantly reducing product waste and machine downtime.

  • ANTARES VISION ACQUIRES 100% OF CONVEL, FURTHER DIVERSIFYING ITS INSPECTION MACHINE PORTFOLIO

    Convel specializes in inspection equipment providing leak detection
    for pharmaceutical products packaged in glass and plastic containers.

  • McLean Packaging Commits to Completely Renewable Energy

    Moorestown, NJ – McLean Packaging, a turnkey provider of rigid set boxes, folding cartons, corrugated displays and thermoformed packaging solutions with emphasis on the beauty and personal care sectors, has contracted with national energy advisory firm 5 and ENGIE Resources, LLC on a five-year energy agreement that supports the development of renewables. The deal supports McLean’s zero carbon transition and sustainability goals which include sourcing 100% of its electricity from renewable resources.

  • Mondi partners with meat producer Hütthaler to create new fully recyclable plastic packaging

    Mondi developed new recyclable mono-material film for thermoforming applications with Hütthaler.
    Hütthaler has launched the packaging for meat and sausage products in Austria, where the new thermoforming film is fully recyclable in existing plastic recycling streams.

    15 July 2020 – Leading global packaging and paper group Mondi, has partnered with Austrian meat producer Hütthaler to produce a fully recyclable thermoforming film made from a mono-material for their meat and sausage products.

  • Successful FSC® and PEFCTM monitoring audit

    Mitsubishi HiTec Paper has successfully passed without exception the monitoring audit and the re-certification of FSC® Chain-of-Custody and PEFCTM Chain-of-Custody.

  • Manjushree Technopack Launches New Initiative To Deliver Recycled Packaging

    Born Again, (a venture under MTL New Initiatives Ltd), is MTL’s first step towards building an ecosystem of circular consumption. It is vertically integrated with the plastic waste collection ecosystem, with an objective to reduce the amount of plastic waste going to landfills and to deliver virgin-like quality PCR (Post Consumer Recycled) resin (PP and HDPE) to FMCG customers. As more and more companies pledge towards reduction of plastic waste and move towards 100 percent recyclable packaging, it is an opportune time for MTL to enable brands with packaging solutions made from recycled plastics. MTL already has in-principle arrangement with several Global and domestic FMCG brands for their PCR requirements. In the first phase, MTL will use PCR resins to produce non-food packaging (personal care, home care, lubricants, paints etc.) and secondary packaging for food products. The first of the company’s state-of-the-art recycling plants was inaugurated today in Bidadi Industrial Area, Bangalore. Radha Mohan Gupta, Regional Procurement Director (South Asia), Reckitt Benckiser, lit the ceremonial lamp virtually and Ullas Kamath, Joint Managing Director, Jyothy Labs, cut the ribbon at the venue. The plant has the capacity to process more than 6,000 Metric Tonnes (MT) of rigid plastic virgin-like quality PCR resin per annum. The company intends to set up multiple recycling plants across India over the next 2 years with a total capacity of close to 20,000 MT. Sanjay Kapote, CEO, MTL commented “Sustainability is an integral part of our business goals. Today, brands are eagerly looking for reliable solution providers who can help them with post-consumer recyclable waste material of their products. We are very keen to support the circular economy and strongly see the potential to become one of the few players in the industry to offer brands end-to-end solutions for recycling and EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility). MTL’s recycling plant in Bangalore and our collaboration with SZW is our first step towards bringing more structure to the highly unorganized collection of plastic waste.” The demand for Post-Consumer Recyclables is projected to grow from USD 7.7 billion in 2019 to USD 10.2 billion by 2024. However, the biggest factor hindering the production of PCR at scale in India is the unorganised waste collection and segregation mechanism leading to scrap contamination. For the recycling plant in Bangalore, MTL has partnered with a leading social enterprise, Saahas Zero Waste (SZW) to collect the plastic waste generated across the city. SZW manages 38 tonnes of waste per day across Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Goa.

  • L'Oreal doubles down on sustainable beauty with Paper Bottle Company tie-up

    PaBoCo is a step-by-step innovation concept focused on scaling and product functionality, focusing on liquid goods such as carbonated and still drinks, and beauty products among others. Each pioneer brand will develop and design their own paper bottle to meet the needs of their category. The first development for L'Oreal is underway with PaBoCo to target the group's first launches in 2021. Marketing has reached out to L'Oreal for additional information.

    This comes shortly after it partnered with cosmetic packaging company Albea to develop the first paper-based cosmetic tube, which is scheduled to debut in 2020. Most of the plastic used for the tube is replaced with a bio-based and certified paper-like material. The innovation, L'Oreal said, is designed as an alternative solution to certain types of cosmetic packaging.

    Philippe Thuvien, VP packaging and development of L'Oreal, said previously that by working upstream and closely with Albea to co-develop this breakthrough innovation, it aims to create a new paper-based tube packaging for our cosmetic packaging. "This innovative, alternative solution is an integral part of the group's packaging strategy," he added.

    Since 2007, L'Oreal has been working to improve the environmental footprint of its packaging. This initiative is part of its strategic sustainable?development programme "Sharing Beauty With All". The programme is based on three levels - respect the environment and biodiversity; reduce its packaging by volume and weight and limit itself to the most useful components and optimal dimensions; and replace high-impact materials and promote the circular economy.

  • Aptar Food + Beverage Announces Market Launch of SEAWELL™, an Active Packaging System Designed to Maintain Seafood Quality and Freshness

    The proprietary SEAWELL™ active packaging system features integrated technology that absorbs excess liquids that would otherwise accumulate around the seafood, causing potential product breakdown and negatively impacting shelf life. It utilizes a proprietary blend of direct food-contact-safe absorbent materials that trap excess fluids inside patented pockets or wells, which are integrated into the packaging and hidden by the seafood product. This innovative technology and packaging design separates the seafood from excess liquids, reducing the rate of microbial growth and chemical degradation. The SEAWELL™ system improves freshness and visual appeal, absorbs odors, and enhances safety by reducing overall bacteria count and mitigating cross-contamination in the kitchen. In fact, in a challenge study on scallops, the SEAWELL™ active packaging system provided a 3 log (99.9%) reduction in aerobic bacteria through day 13. The company’s current launch partner indicated that: “The innovative packaging system has reduced shrink and improved sales in the category compared to the previous packaging solution.” Available in a variety of sizes, the SEAWELL™ system offers sea-to-table protection for both fresh and frozen seafood. The technology also enables seafood processors to pack frozen for distribution and thaw in the same package for fresh sale to market. This provides both consumers and industrial kitchens with an optimal seafood experience and a pristine case-to-cook product. It enables seafood processors to expand their geographic reach as well as help solve the challenges home delivery and grocery markets face as they rapidly expand their customer base and strive to meet increasing demands for delivering the freshest seafood possible. “For years, the industry has sought measures to improve the freshness and shelf life of shipped seafood, as well as ways to improve consumers’ experiences,” said Neal Watson, Vice President & General Manager for Aptar Food + Beverage – Food Protection. “SEAWELL™ helps solve the challenges seafood distributors face. We are excited to be partnering with major industry players to expand the use of SEAWELL™ packaging to provide a safer, more reliable option for increasing seafood consumption across the globe.” For more information visit www.aptarfoodprotection.com/seawell.

  • FIRST SUCCESSFUL REMOTE COMMISSIONING OF PRODUCTION LINE

    Because of increasing demand, Mátrametál decided last year to purchase a new aerosol can production line from Hinterkopf. The majority of machines and components were already delivered in February of this year. The remaining components, including a new impact extrusion press from Hinterkopf, arrived in Hungary during the middle of March. Despite the Corona lock-down, demand and production pressure at Mátrametál remained high. It was therefore critical to commission and start-up the new aerosol line promptly. Borders between countries had been closed since the end of March, which made it necessary to get creative and seek new ways to commission the new production line. Utilizing remote-access, online tools, many phone calls, video conferencing, email and WhatsApp chats allowed the project to continue. Remarkable initiative and determination by everyone involved made it possible to start-up the production line at the beginning of April. Hinterkopf GmbH would like to express their sincere appreciation to everyone involved, and to say Thank you! for all the tireless efforts made in order to complete the first “online commissioning”.

  • Aptar Appoints Kimberly Y. Chainey as EVP General Counsel

    “We are delighted to welcome Kim Chainey to Aptar. Her breadth of experience across multiple industries as the lead attorney for global mergers and acquisitions, strategy, innovation, intellectual property and compliance will strengthen our leadership team and better position us to achieve our strategic priorities,” said Stephan B. Tanda, Aptar President and CEO. Chainey brings over 15 years of international and domestic experience advising c-suite executives and boards of directors of Global 100 and Fortune 500 companies, venture companies, and government entities. She has held progressively senior roles with law firms and companies such as Morgan Lewis, The Hershey Company, Avis and most recently with Panasonic Avionics Corporation as their Vice President and General Counsel. Chainey holds an A.B. in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard University, a Law Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

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